Apr 18, 1955 – May 13, 2013
Birk Dempsey passed away suddenly at home in Clearwater, BC on May 13, 2013. He was 58 years of age. Born in Carberry, Manitoba on April 18, 1955, Birk is survived by his son Kurtis of New Westminster, BC; former wife Trish; his mother Muriel of Surrey, BC, his sister Myrna (Terry) of Surrey, BC; his brother Brad (Susan) of Surrey, BC; nieces Laura, Allison and Paige; nephew Chris; and great niece Jacklyn. Birk was predeceased by his father Murray Dempsey of Surrey, BC, in 1986 and by his brother Jack Dempsey of Surrey, BC, in 2004.
Birk graduated from QE High School in Surrey and began work at a cedar mill. He spent his entire career at the mill, retiring as a planerman. Birk was gifted at woodworking. He also designed several gardens and decks and maintained his yard with care. His real love was cars and he owned many of the Classics. He was especially proud of his 1926 “T” Bucket Roadster, which he built from the frame up.
Birk was friendly and outgoing. He sought out the company of his friends and neighbours, loved to visit, and was always willing to lend a hand.
Birk’s friends in Clearwater will hold a gathering to celebrate his life. His family will hold a private celebration in Surrey, BC. The family is grateful for the support and kindness of the community and his friends, particularly Greg and Matt Phillips and Jim Newman.Print This Obituary & Condolences