Obituary of Thelma “Diane” DEMPSTER

July 28, 1929 - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
June 9, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

Thelma “Diane” Dempster of Calgary, AB, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at the age of 90 years.

Diane was born in Moose Jaw, SK, on July 28, 1929. She grew up in Lucky Lake, SK, until 1936 when her family moved to Prince Albert and her father owned and operated the Ford Dealership, Modern Motors. Diane grew up, got married, and raised her children in Prince Albert, except for a few years of living in North Battleford. She and Hugh were married in 1951. Diane moved to Calgary, AB, in July 2008 to be close to her children and grandchildren. 

She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Prince Albert Horticulture Society, and volunteered for the Horticulture Society. She was a member of the Calgary Red Hatters. 

Diane had a passion for gardening, and her pride and joy were the Gladiolas that she grew and won many ribbons for. Diane was also an avid curler and golfer. 

Diane is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Esther Dempster of Calgary, AB; daughter and son-in-law, Barb and Lyle Berg of Calgary, AB; grandchildren Dana and Mike Johnson of Calgary, AB, Scott and Letitia Dempster of Sherwood Park, AB, Jennifer and Craig Munro of Calgary, AB, Greg Bader of Fox Creek, AB; great-grandchildren, Mike, Connor, Brenden, and Journie Johnson of Calgary, AB, George and Annika Dempster of Sherwood Park, AB, and Karson, Austin, Cayden, and Rylan Munro of Calgary, AB. 

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955.8818., or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Diane’s obituary at

In living memory of Diane Dempster, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3,   Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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