Frances Dempster

Obituary of Frances Dempster

It is with broken hearts that the family of J. Frances Dempster announce her passing, which occurred on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at Turnbull Nursing Home in  Saint John, New Brunswick. Frances was born in Saint John, NB on March 16, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Greta Burns.

Frances is survived by her children: Allen Dempster (Aurora) of Kingston, NB, Brenda Reynolds (Doug) of Rothesay, NB, Carl Dempster of High River, AB, and Dale Dempster (Pauline) of Nerepis, NB; grandchildren: Kate McCann (Scott), Diana Reuvekamp (James), Shaun Dempster (Lori), Pheonix Dempster, Sine Davis (Justin), Tanya Reynolds (Adam), Vanessa Reynolds (Steve),  Brittany Dempster, Ben Symonds, Jack Symonds, Jacob Arthurs & Jenny Arthurs ; great grandchildren: Cooper, Ella, Brooke, Avery, Allie, and Aliyah. In addition to her parents, Frances was predeceased by her husband Hedley Dempster; son George Dempster; brother Dennis Burns; and sister Gloria Knee.

Mom was the kindest person you could ever meet. She was an awesome baker and cook.  She loved to go camping, reading, walking, and playing cards. She adored Elvis, the King of Rock N roll and enjoyed attending tribute performances with her daughter, Brenda and grand daughter, Kate. She loved family gatherings with lots of good food and Mom’s favourite dessert, “some of each”.  A gentle soul, Mom had a special place in her heart for all animals, large and small. She was so witty and made us laugh every day. She was loved by everyone who met her, and she genuinely cared about everyone.  She will be sadly missed, and life won’t be the same without her. 

Special thanks to Suzanne MacFarlane at Turnbull for being there with us at the end.  Your kindness will not be forgotten.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB. A public graveside service will take place in the spring at Hampton Rural Cemetery. Donations in memory of Frances may be made to the Hampton Food Basket, SPCA - Saint John, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family, and donations to charity, may be made through 

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