Dempster Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows NW into Clowhom Lake, W of Squamish, New Westminster Land District
Tags: World War II
Latitude-Longitude: 49°44'52"N, 123°27'13"W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 92G/11

Origin Notes and History:

Dempster Creek adopted 3 May 1951 on 92G; not "Copper Creek" as labelled on BC map 5B, 1929, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Changed to avoid confusion with numerous other "Copper" creeks. Renamed to remember RCAF Flying Officer John McBride Dempster DFM, J17206, from Vancouver; serving as Air Gunner with 617 (RAF) Squadron when he died 13 February 1944, age 20 (circumstances not cited). Buried at Coningsby Cemetery, Lincolnshire, UK; row 64, grave 1254.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office