William John Fraser

Male 1931 - 2013  (81 years)


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  • Name William John Fraser 
    Nickname Bill 
    Born 4 May 1931  Truro, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Apr 2013  Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Apr 2013 
    Person ID I2331  Default
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2019 

    Family Dorothy Eileen Dingle,   b. 26 Feb 1930, West Pugwash, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 2008, Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1951  Truro, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Bill & Dottie lived at 95 Elviss Cres., Brandon, MB for many years and raised their family, after leaving the Permanent Married Quarters (PMQs) of Canadian Forces Base Shilo just outside Brandon, MB.
    • William John Fraser

      FRASER: Mr. William (Bill) John Fraser, Bombardier (Ret'd), CD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the age of 81 in Brandon, MB. Bill was born in Truro, NS on May 4, 1931. In 1951, he began his military career of 33 years, and married Dorothy Eileen Dingle of Pugwash, NS, (Pre-deceased) for 57 years. He served five years in CFB Petawawa, ON and was posted to CFB Shilo, MB for the remainder of his career.
      Bill served extensively on UN tours in Germany, Cyprus and in the Middle East as PMC. In his responsibilities of being the Senior Steward at the Junior Ranks and Officer's Mess, Bill took great pride in his work and his experience excelled in organizing special functions for dignitaries, the most notable of these as having the honour of serving Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Lord Mount Baton.
      After retirement from the military in 1983, he spent the next 10 years working as Commissionaire in Shilo.
      Bill's hobbies included playing his fiddle, harmonica, electric organ and working on his treasure code. He also loved to play cards, tell stories and give people a chuckle over a good cup of tea.
      He is survived by two daughters: Joanne (Joseph) Pederson, Kingston, ON, Carolyn (Randal) Sedgwick, Wainwright, AB, and son William David of Brandon, MB; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Lillian MacDonald, Whitby, ON, and Shirley McKelvie, Scarborough, ON, and many nephews and nieces.
      In keeping with Bill's wishes, a private graveside service was held on Tuesday, 16 April, 2013. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to War Amps of Canada, at www.waramps.ca. Arrangements were in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, MB, (204) 727-0694. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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    Last Modified 12 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    William John 'Bill' Fraser 1931-2013
    William John "Bill" Fraser 1931-2013
    Canadian Army Regular (CA(R)), Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Regiment
    Rank: Bombadier Trade: Chief Steward
    Dot & Bill Oct 1999 at home.
    Dot & Bill Oct 1999 at home.
    Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
    Bill & Dot Fraser's Home 1999
    Bill & Dot Fraser's Home 1999
    95 Elviss Cresc., Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Notes 
    • FRASER: Mr. William (Bill) John Fraser, Bombardier (Ret'd), CD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the age of 81 in Brandon, MB. Bill was born in Truro, NS on May 4, 1931. In 1951, he began his military career of 33 years, and married Dorothy Eileen Dingle of Pugwash, NS, (Pre-deceased) for 57 years. He served five years in CFB Petawawa, ON and was posted to CFB Shilo, MB for the remainder of his career. Bill served extensively on UN tours in Germany, Cyprus and in the Middle East as PMC. In his responsibilities of being the Senior Steward at the Junior Ranks and Officer's Mess, Bill took great pride in his work and his experience excelled in organizing special functions for dignitaries, the most notable of these as having the honour of serving Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Lord Mount Baton. After retirement from the military in 1983, he spent the next 10 years working as Commissionaire in Shilo. Bill's hobbies included playing his fiddle, harmonica, electric organ and working on his treasure code. He also loved to play cards, tell stories and give people a chuckle over a good cup of tea. He is survived by two daughters: Joanne (Joseph) Pederson, Kingston, ON, Carolyn (Randal) Sedgwick, Wainwright, AB, and son William David of Brandon, MB; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Lillian MacDonald, Whitby, ON, and Shirley McKelvie, Scarborough, ON, and many nephews and nieces. In keeping with Bill's wishes, a private graveside service was held on Tuesday, 16 April, 2013. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to War Amps of Canada, at www.waramps.ca.
    • William John Fraser

      FRASER: Mr. William (Bill) John Fraser, Bombardier (Ret'd), CD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the age of 81 in Brandon, MB. Bill was born in Truro, NS on May 4, 1931. In 1951, he began his military career of 33 years, and married Dorothy Eileen Dingle of Pugwash, NS, (Pre-deceased) for 57 years. He served five years in CFB Petawawa, ON and was posted to CFB Shilo, MB for the remainder of his career. Bill served extensively on UN tours in Germany,
      Cyprus and in the Middle East as PMC. In his responsibilities of being the Senior Steward at the Junior Ranks and Officer's Mess, Bill took great pride in his work and his experience excelled in organizing special functions for dignitaries, the most notable of these as having the honour of serving Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Lord Mount Baton. After retirement from the military in 1983, he spent the next 10 years working as Commissionaire in Shilo.
      Bill's hobbies included playing his fiddle, harmonica, electric organ and working on his treasure code. He also loved to play cards, tell stories and give people a chuckle over a good cup of tea.
      He is survived by two daughters: Joanne (Joseph) Pederson, Kingston, ON, Carolyn (Randal) Sedgwick, Wainwright, AB, and son William David of Brandon, MB; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Lillian MacDonald, Whitby, ON, and Shirley McKelvie, Scarborough, ON, and many nephews and nieces.
      In keeping with Bill's wishes, a private graveside service was held on Tuesday, 16 April, 2013. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to War Amps of Canada, at www.waramps.ca. Arrangements were in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, MB, (204) 727-0694. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com