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Ioline Isabel Dempsey (Redding)

Ioline Isabel Dempsey (Redding)
February 17th 1930-February 21st 2014

Ioline passed away peacefully, shortly after her husband Wendell (Lew) had passed. She went in her sleep with friends at her side.
She was predeceased by her parents, Fredrick and Rosa Redding; her husband Wendell and her three sons, infant Patrick, Brian, and Robert; Her brothers Hubert, Clarence, Fred, and Ralph and her sisters Helen and Marie.

She is survived by her sisters Rose Green of Trail BC and Doreen Malinowski of West Vancouver BC;
grandson Michael Dempsey (Debbie) and great grand daughter Emily Dempsey of Victoria BC and grand daughter Sheri Miller(Stuart) and great grand daughter Samantha Miller and great grand son James Miller of Whitecourt Alberta, and 25 nieces and nephews.

Ioline was born in Turtleford Saskatchewan on February 17th 1930.She was one of five girls and four boys in the Redding Family.
The family moved to Grand Forks in 1932 where Ioline received her early schooling. In 1942 her family moved to Trail BC where she completed her school years. Her first job was in sales in a furniture store before she enrolled in a hairdressing school in Vancouver.
She met the love of her life, Lew Dempsey while in high school in Trail and went on to marry him in Prince Rupert on the 16th of July 1950 where he was stationed as a member of the BC Provincial Police. He became a member of the RCMP on 15th August 1950 as the RCMP took over the duties of the Provincial Force and soon after he was transferred to Cloverdale and it was there where their three sons were born.
Ioline was fun-loving, enjoyed dancing and travel which included cruising. Many of their summers were spent at Christina Lake where they took part in many Redding family functions. She loved to water ski and we had many laughs watching her perform.
As a Policeman’s wife in detachments with living quarters, she assisted Lew by preparing meals for prisoners, answering phones, and running the office when he was out, which she loved to do.
The RCMP was truly a great part of her life.
Ioline and Lew were true soul mates and it was fitting that she went to meet Lew and their boy’s when she did. She will always be remembered, loved and missed by her family and friends.

Memorial Service and Mass will be held at “Cathedral of Mary Immaculate” 813 Ward St. Nelson BC on April 11th 2014 at 11:00am.

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Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

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