Elizabeth Anne Dempsey

December 1, 1954 to September 15, 2022


Passed peacefully away Friday, September 15, 2022 Elizabeth Anne Dempsey (nee Bassett).  Predeceased by parents James and Claudine Bassett (nee Best), son David, brother David Bassett, in-laws Pat and Sarah Dempsey, brothers-in-law John Dempsey and Rodney Hall.

Left with fond and loving memories, her husband of 44 years Patrick (Pat) Dempsey and son Patrick (Jenny).  Cherished grandchildren Áine Elizabeth Anne Dempsey, Finley James Blackmore (Mother Rebecca), sisters; Mary Lou Hall, Dorothea MacLaughlan (Craig), Catherine Steer (Ian), In laws; Erin Dempsey (Gail), Carmel Strong (Robert), Gerri Barbour (Roger), Mary Hayes (Max), Noel Dempsey (Glenys) and Sarah Dempsey.  As well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. Paul Jackman, Dr. Sean Connors, and Dr. Kathy Hodgkinson for their excellent care over the years.

The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Monday, September 19 from 7-9 p.m., and Tuesday, September 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be held from St. Pius X Parish, Smithville Crescent, on Wednesday, September 21 at 10:30 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Elizabeth’s memory may be made to the SADS Foundation https://www.arvcfamilysupport.org.




7-9 p.m. on September 19, 2022

2-4 p.m. on September 20, 2022

7-9 p.m. on September 20, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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10:30am, Wednesday September 21st

St. Pius X Parish, Smithville Crescent


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Pat and Patrick & family: It’s heartbreaking news to learn of Bibby’s passing – although she has had medical ailments for so many years. We hold lots of lovely and precious memories from our early days down in Torbay visiting you & Bibby and the Kennys, when we all were just starting our families. We continued to always see Bibby at our BMO branch also. She was always so pleasant and caring. Treasure your own dear memories. Take care. Rest in Peace now Bibby!

Pat and Family, I just learned of Bibby’s passing. My heartfelt sympathy to you and yours at this sad time. I have many fond memories of Bibby through banking days and a few classmate socials, it was my pleasure to have had the opportunity to know her. May all your wonderful memories comfort you during this heartbreaking time.
Rest in Peace Bibby.

To Pat and family. So sorry for you on learning of Bibby’s death. I hope you’re doing okay and find great solace in the memories you have of your many years together. My condolences to you all.. 💕

Dot & Family,
We are truly sorry to hear of your sisters passing!
Our thoughts are with you & with your family at this sad time!
Randy & Jean Cross

Pat and Family, we are so very sorry for your loss.

Apologies for the autocorrect on the loss of Bibby condolences 💐

Condolences 💐 to you Mary Lou and Bobby’s love one’s family and friends..So sorry to hear the sad news of the loss of your sister hopefully she is. In a better place ..
Hugs Cindy (Moore ); Ash

Patrick, Pat and Family
I am sorry for your loss. Bibby was a wonderful person and I’ve always thought so much of her throughout the years. May she Rest In Peace.

Bibby will always remain in my heart for being an incredibly strong but compassionate person. My heart goes out the Pat, Patrick, Jenny and the entire family.

Pat and Family – Sincere condolences on your loss.. Thinking of you all. May she Rest In Peace.

To all the Dempsey/Bassett families. So sorry for your loss. May the memories of Bibby keep you going through the hard days ahead! Hugs to all her family 💕

Pat, Patrick and family,, I cannot tell you how sad it makes me to know of your loss. It has been a pleasure knowing Bibby these last few years and I know you will miss her dearly.

Just know that Nick and I are here for you as always .

Love Janet and Nick

Our deepest condolences. Bib will be greatly missed by the boys and I.

Pat, family and friends. I am so sorry to hear of Bibbi’s passing….may your past memories of her bring you all peace and contentment. Bless you all.

Pat and Family, Wayne and I send our deepest condolences on the passing of Bibby. She was a lovely person!
Marion Counsel and Wayne Dawe

So Sorry for your loss pat. Condolences to your family. She was a nice lady.

Pat, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Our bridge group has fond memories of fun and laughs with Bibby both in town and out of town.
She was a real lady.! .

Hard to believe Bibbi is gone from our Golden Girls group. She wasn’t able to join us for a couple years now, but she was always there in spirit and not far on Facebook on those weekends!
When I joined BMO in 1973 Bibbi was one of my first friends and she helped me as a “bayman” get used to the “big city” and we had tons of fun, we worked hard and played hard back then. I have so many wonderful memories which I will always cherish in my heart. Pat you have a lot of adjusting to do I know as you were Bibbi’s “everything” I’m sure you knew that.
Keep her memory alive in your heart and she will always be with you. I plan on doing that and of course, we will always reminisce about Bibbi at our yearly Golden Girls weekend. Never to be forgotten!
May you rest in peace my friend!


Pat and family.
My heartfelt condolences on Elizabeth’s passing. You are in our hearts and thoughts. Keep the memories close my friend. God bless

Sarah, Deepest condolences to you and your family, Libby and Stead

Pat, Patrick and all the family. We were saddened to hear of Bibby’s passing and send our love and sincere condolence to you all at this difficult time. RIP Bibby!

Deepest condolences to Pat and family

Pat and family. We are so sad to hear of Bobby’s passing. A lovely lady. Take care of yourselves.

Pat and Patrick our deepest condolences go to you on the passing of Elizabeth.

Our deep sympathy. To All of Biddy,s family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time

Pat and family my condolences on the passing of Bibby. I remember her well.

Pat & Family, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Elizabeth. We know that you will miss her dearly.

Pat, Patrick, Sara & family,
Deepest sympathy to you all on Bibby’s passing. She was a great co-worker at BMO for many many years. We had a lot of fun and good memories of those working days together. She will be greatly missed. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Audrey & Dennis Wood

Pat & family,

My deepest condolences on Bibby’s passing.
I worked with Bibby at BMO many years ago. Many good memories of her kindness,, strength & humor were always evident..
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

Condolences from Hughie Kennedy and family.

Pat and family, we are so saddened to hear of Bibby’s passing. She was a beautiful soul and we know that you will miss her dearly. We send our deepest condolences, thinking of you all. Gerry and Jane Manning.

Mary Lou and family,
Sorry to hear of Bibby’s passing. I remember going to your house on Cochrane St. when we were kids. Those were happy memories. I hope you and your family have lots of memories to share.as well. Take care,
Josie (Grace) Hayes

Pat and Patrick and family our thoughts and condolence to you .

I was saddened to hear about Bibby’s passing. She was a lovely lady, inside and out. We shared a love of bridge and she was a very keen player.. We. had many great girls’ bridge getaways, filled with laughter, good food and lots of bridge.
She will be missed. My thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time.

Pat and families. My condolences on the passing of your wife. May she rip

Pat & Family.

Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.. She was a beautiful person. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family at this time.. May she RIP.

Love Jackie & Nigel.

MaryLou and family, please accept our condolences on the passing of Bibby. I can’t imagine the sadness you are dealing with right now, with losing two loved ones so close together. Thinking of you as you make your way through this difficult time. Take care.
Janet and Gerry Crocker

Pat and family, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful wife Bibby. She was a wonderful lady and always such a joy to be around. May her memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved her. RIP Bibby.

To Pat, and All the Family,
It was a very sad moment at The Hair Factory, when we received the message that Elizabeth had passed.
She was a truly a remarkable women. Her strength and humour ,were qualities that We will always remember about her.
She loved to be glamorous….. her sister can testify to that … that allowed us ,to do so. , please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of such a beauty , inside and out!

Ida Engram, Dale Abbott and The Hair Factory Team.

Pat and Family:
Sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Our heartfelt condolences.
Our bridge group spent many wonderful afternoons playing bridge. with Bibby- a wonderful kind lady.
Thérèse Royle

Pat & family:
Our deepest condolences to you & your family on Bibby’s passing. May the wonderful memories you shared help during this time of sorrow. Lois has shared many stories of her & Bibby’s highschool friendship. Please know that you & you family are in our thoughts & prayers.. RIP
Lois & Doug Atkinson
Kelowna BC

Mary Lou this must be a very difficult time for you and your family. May you find strength from all close to you. I remember “Bibby” very well. May she rest in peace.

Pat & family. We were saddened to hear of Bibby’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

So sorry to hear of Elizabeth’s passing. Our prayers and condolences go out to all the family. I am sure Elizabeth will be greatly missed. Catherine and Richard Steele 🙏

Bibby, we shared many good times with our BMO family. Always in my memory. Rest in peace now.

Dear Pat & Family,
Sandy and I wish to express our deepest sympathy on Bibby’s passing. May you find comfort in all your treasured memories.. We met in high school and Bib always had kind words for everyone, always smiling. We reconnected during Sandys’ and your hockey days. We remember all those good times. We are out of town till late next week and unfortunately will not be attending her celebration of life however our thoughts and prayers will be with you and the family. Sandy & Angie Gibbons

Pat and family shocked and saddened to hear of Bibbys passing. Deepest sympathy to you all at this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace

Dear Pat and Family…

My deepest condolences on Bibby’s passing…
I will forever remember her (and your) loving and generous hospitality when i visited St. John’s with Margo a few years back.
Sending sincere sympathy at this difficult time..

Deepest condolences to Pat and Bibby’s family and friends. Bibby was such a wonderful woman. Your long struggle is over. May she rest in peace. 🙏

Sadness at the loss of such a wonderful women. Glad I had the chance to meet Bib during her visits with you Cathy.
May she find peace and warmth in the ever after.

The Dempsey family:
Saddened to hear of Bibby’s passing. I worked with Bibby and her mom at BMO many years ago.. Thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time.

Pat & family,
My sisters and I want to express our sincere condolences to you at this sad time.
Pete Cornick

I shall include Jane in my prayers tonight. Dot and Mac my sincere condolences . Hug to both of you….. Tom

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

Pat and Jenny, so sorry for your loss our thought are with you.

Thoughs and prayers to the Dempsey & Bassett famlies.

Joanne Blyde

Our deepest condolences to Pat and all the family on Bib’s passing. Sending our sympathy and prayers.

Pat & family. Sincere condolences on Bobby’s passing.

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. Heartfelt thoughts go out to you all in this time of sorrow. We will be thinking of you in this moment of grief and sending love.❤️

Pat, we are very sorry to learn of Elizabeth’s passing. Thinking of you and sending our most sincere condolences to you and your family.

Gerri and family so sorry to hear of Bibbys passing, sincere condolences to you and all of the family. Hugs to all.

Pat, Patrick and the entire Bassett and Dempsey families;
Our sincerest condolences on Bibby’s passing..
May your memories be a source of comfort and bring you eventual peace in your loss.
Bibby, I’ll always remember the beautiful memories of our working days together.
Rest In Peace my friend🌹

Betty and Erik Seaward

Pat, Mary and families
Sending my deepest condolences on the passing of Elizabeth, thinking of you all.

Oh Bibby, my heart is heavy today. I am remembering our meeting in Mar 86 the month of blizzards and my move to St Johns. You dragged me home for suppers from the hotel, while I looked for a place for my daughter and I to live. The Yarns over many a night ! Bibby, you had such an open, kind soul; rest now.

So very sad that Elizabeth is gone! She was a really good neighbour here on Newtown Road. I have especially good memories of her and Carmel sharing activities and stories about gardening. My condolences to Pat and Patrick.

To Erin and Gail Dempsey: We are so sorry for your loss. Be assured that our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Dempsey family. May God bless you at this difficult time. Alice and William Brown

Pat and family, my sincere sympathy to you all at this very sad time. My thoughts nd prayers are with you.

Dear Bibby , my long time friend and Golden Girl . Oh the times we shared over the years at BMO and on our annual away weekends in NL. Thank you for the wonderful memories , I’ll cherish them forever … I’m wearing red shoes today , reminding me of the one of the many pairs I borrowed from you years ago you were always in fashion ., we’ll miss you , and remember you always . Rest now my friend .