DEMPSEY, (DJ) Donna Joyce – Formerly of Kingston, passed away peacefully in Amherstburg, Ontario, May 7, 2021 in her 84th year.
Loving mother to Robbie Lees (Rachel Houghton), Jamie Lees (Frank D’Angelo), Mika Lees, Inge Lees, Zoe Lees (Ezekial Harrington). Grandmother to 9, great-grandmother to 14, and great-great-grandmother to one on the way.
Beloved daughter of William B. Dempsey and Mildred M. (Noel). Dear sister to the late Robert Dempsey (Marion Dunbar), Austin Dempsey, and Marsha. Survived by sisters (June) Margaret Dempsey of Nova Scotia, Karen (Donald Lecours) of Kingston, and cousins across the globe. Remembered as Auntie Donna to numerous nieces and nephews.
DJ was a proud New Brunswicker, born in St. Stephen November 7, 1937. She was a storyteller, writer, artist, astrologer, family historian. She was well-read, forever curious, enjoyed a good analytical debate on ancient history, politics, astronomy, geography, or religion. She was empathetic, selfless; her door always open for coffee, a chat, advice, or a confession. She will be deeply missed.
Arrangements entrusted to Windsor Chapel (South Chapel) 519-253-7234.
Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Kingston at a later date, where she will rest alongside her parents. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com.
The family extends their sincere appreciation to the staff of Richmond Terrace for their attentive care during these challenging times. In kindness memorial donations in memory of DJ may be made at the Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex County.