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Former constable Jack Carl Dempsey
Born March 14,1945 - March 18, 2018
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing in his home in Glen Robertson, Ontario Jack Carl Dempsey originally from North Bay. Jack was a former constable of the North Bay Police Department serving from 1969-1998. Jack is survived by his devoted loving spouse Brenda Rogers, sons Jack, Darren (Nicole) and daughter Haley Dempsey and seven stepchildren. Jack is also survived by his many siblings, Joy Carne, James (Bonny), Jerry (Linda), Joey (Jeanine), Johnny, Michael, Wayne, Terry and Gary (Sandra). Jack will also be fondly remembered by his grand-daughters, Carys and Paisley Dempsey, 20 step grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, as well as countless friends. Jack was predeceased by his loving mother Margaret ‘Peggy’ and father Jack, his sister Jill Murray (Tomas) and his son Steven Brian Dempsey. Jack will best be remembered for his humour and light hearted banter. Jack loved to joke around and have fun with kids and always trying to steer them in a positive direction. As he was a bit of a big kid himself, Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing and just about anything in the outdoors; he always seemed to find a way to solve an injustice while on the way to his favourite fishing hole. Jack had a keen eye and could recall a license plate and make and model of a vehicle without hesitation. Jack was a proud devoted member of the North Bay Police force where he serviced the people of North Bay for 29 years. On September 4, 2007 Premier Dalton McGuinty recognized Jack for his Bravery at which time he was also awarded by The Board of Police Commissioners City of North Bay a Certificate of Commendation For Bravery, on August 23, 1989, The Governor General of Canada awarded Jack, The Police Exemplary Service Medal, in recognition of twenty years of loyal and meritorious service to law enforcement in Canada. Jack was known as the gentle giant until he meant business. He could not walk five minutes in North Bay without someone wanting to say ‘hi Jack’. He was also known to help anyone in need. Jack had many stories to tell and loved socializing and spending time at Tim Hortons in North Bay. It didn’t matter where you went, someone knew Jack Dempsey. If you were out with Jack you knew his sidebar conversations would last hours on end. The family will receive visitors at the McGuinty Funeral Home (North Bay) on Friday March 23rd, 2018 from 7-9 pm and Saturday March 24th 2018 from 11am to 5pm. A funeral service will be conducted in the McGuinty Funeral Home on Saturday at 5:00 pm. A social gathering will be held at the Voyageur Inn on Delaware Avenue following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated by his family. Online condolences can be made at www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com