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John Dempster

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Dempster, John Campbell passed away November 26, 2021 at the age of 101 surrounded by the love of his family, the kind, competent care of the staff at The Meadows - House #2 and the silent concern of his fellow residents. He was born Sept. 30, 1920 to Jack and Christina (Paton) Dempster of the Aneroid area. John was a long time farmer. The 1930's brought much hardship to the Dempster family, the death of their mother in 1931 and brother Russell in 1936. Somehow through it all the memories he shared were always happy ones.
He joined the army in 1942, contracted Rheumatic Fever and spent many months in hospital in Fort Qu'Apelle. After medical discharge from the army he used the Veterans Land Act to purchase the North Half of 6-10-10 West of the 3rd which he still owns to this day. He married Marion Clarke in 1953. They enjoyed working on the farm, playing cards and visiting with friends and family. They spent some winters in Weyburn. They especially enjoyed spending time with the Dempster and Clarke nieces and nephews. Marion died of cancer in 1970.
In 1971 he married Myrtle (Graham)(Dodds) and they enjoyed 43 years of marriage before her death in 2014. He joined her family and became a fun and dedicated grandfather. They enjoyed family, grandchildren, gardening, bowling, card playing and farming.
He and Myrtle spent summers at the farm and also had residences in Swift Current on 4th Ave SE, Lister-Kaye Crescent, Cowan Drive and Riverview Estates. After Myrtle's death he resided at Cypress House and The Meadows - House #2. Many thanks to all the neighbours and staff at these various locations.
He and Myrtle enjoyed travelling and took numerous trips to British Columbia to visit family and ventured to California, Arizona, Hawaii, Alaska, the Maritimes and England. They loved driving to down to the farm well into their 90's. He always had time for a visit or a ride in the tractor, combine or grain truck.
He had a love for the land, fondness for trees and enjoyed wildlife. He was a founding member of the Aneroid 50 Plus, a great gardener, an avid bird watcher, a long time bowler, an ace at cards, dice, crokinole, pool or whatever game he played. He was witty and sharp, loving and kind. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.
He is predeceased his parents, Jack (1974) and Christina (1931) Dempster, by his first wife Marion (Clarke) Dempster in 1970, his second wife Myrtle (Graham)(Dodds) Dempster in 2014, his siblings, Joe (Alice) Dempster, Sadie (Neil) Kehler, Russell Dempster, his grandson Graham Dodds and grandson-in-law Jason Puckett.
He is survived by his step sons, Cliff and Ilene Dodds of Aneroid and Gary and Jean Dodds of Red Deer, his granddaughters, Sheryn and Terence Flynn of Beechy, Sandra and Darrell Senicar of Glen Bain, Shelly Puckett of Yorkton and Heather and Trevor Roth of Calgary, his great grandchildren, Kimberly (Lance) Locken, Ryan Hornung, Skylar Flynn, Aaron (Jen) Senicar, Mitchel (Michelle) Senicar, Sawyer (Lindsey) Senicar, Ainsly and Jack Puckett, his great-great grandchildren, Kylan and Cameron Locken, Jayce + Weston Senicar and Everly + Nixon Senicar and numerous nieces and nephews from the Dempster, Clarke, Graham and Dodds families. 
He will be interred at Memory Gardens, Swift Current and a private family memorial will be held at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.

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