Sheila Dempsey

1931 - 2018

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at John Joseph Place in Owen Sound on Friday, January 26, 2018. Sheila Teresa Mary Dempsey (nee Da Silva) at the age of 86 years. Loving wife and best friend of the late Bernard Dempsey for over 55 years. Proud mother of Tony and his wife Susan, of Niagara Falls; Michael and his wife Heather, of Lac La Biche, Alberta; and Andrew and his wife Tracey, of Owen Sound. Cherished grandmother of Tyler, Timothy, Emily, Jennifer, Christopher and Phillip. Sister-in-law of Dory and her husband Frank of Newmarket, and Eugene of Brampton. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and many friends. Predeceased by her parents Manoel and Christina Da Silva (nee de Nobrega); sisters Barbara and Juliet; brothers Johnny and Sidonio Da Silva; and sisters-in-law Maureen McKendrick and Dee Dempsey. Family invite friends to gather at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 for visitation on Thursday February 1, 2018 from 11-1 pm. Thence to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Gould St., Wiarton where a funeral mass will be conducted at 1:30 pm. Spring interment in Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated and can be made through the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at

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