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BRIAN CAMERON FRASER 1960 - 2005 It is with sincere regret that we announce the passing of Brian Cameron Fraser after a fatal traffic accident in Winnipeg on Saturday 29 October 2005. His beloved wife Sandra survived the fatality. Brian leaves to mourn his loving wife of over 24 years, Sandi and three children; son Colin and daughters, Patricia (Patti) and Kairsti. Brian is also survived by his father Don Fraser; his brothers, Kevin (Mary), Stephen (Colleen) Skavinsky, Edward Fraser and sisters, Donna (Frank) Russo, Marilyn Fraser, Shelli (Jay) Cumbers, Debra (Denes) Link, Janet Skavinsky, and Pamela (Joe) Vanwallegham. Brian was born in Wolfville, NS 4 March 1960 and upon the family moving to Winnipeg he completed his formal education at St. John's High School. Upon graduation he started his professional career with Pitney Bowes and was with the company for over 27 years as a Service Technician serving in and around the communities of Brandon, Regina, Yorkton, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg. Brian was highly dedicated and supportive of all his children's activities especially in minor youth hockey where he coached at all levels. As an active hockey player he enjoyed a night out with the boys playing in the Winnipeg Old Timer's league. Especially with his Pylons. Brian was always very active in Scottish culture starting as a base drummer with the Cadet Corp Pipes Drums of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada. Throughout his career he has been associated with the Henderson Highlanders Pipes and Drums, Winnipeg; Transcona Pipes Drums; Khartum Shrine Pipes Drums, Brandon, MB; Wa Wa Shrine Pipes Drums, Regina, SK; City of Regina Pipes Drums, Regina, SK; and on returning to Winnipeg the Glenaura Pipes Drums. Brian was an active Freemason joining Brandon Lodge No. 19, Brandon, MB in 1983 and served as Worshipful Master in 1988. On being relocated to various communities throughout Saskatchewan he maintained his Masonic interests in Regina and Yorkton. On returning to Winnipeg he affiliated with Corinthian Lodge No. 178 serving as Worshipful Master at the time of his passing. Cremation has taken place and a Masonic Memorial service will be held on Thursday 3 November 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in the Masonic Memorial Temple, 420 Corydon Ave., Winnipeg. Brethren are requested to wear regalia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Masonic Foundation of Manitoba, 420 Corydon Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0N8 or a charity of your choice. NEIL BARDAL INC. 949-2200
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on November 02, 2005
Guest Book(9 entries)
- I am not really sure what to say as I have not spoken to Patti in quite a while. I heard through friends of the passing of her dad. I hope that you are all staying strong in this very hard time. My thoughts are with you and your family.
- Posted by: Kara (Acquaintance) on: Nov 6, 2005
- Thoughts and prayers go out to your family from ours .
- Posted by: Ron Letourneau (Acquaintance) on: Nov 4, 2005
- My cousins, the Fraser kids, are the cousins I love the most. I spent many a happy time with them. My son is named Brian and that is for Brian Fraser.
Since I was several years older I didn't hang out with Brian as much but I cared deeply for all of my aunt Pansy's kids.
They are in my thoughts so much of the time and always will be. Brian will be missed by all who knew him.
- Posted by: Sandi Miller (Bert's daughter) (Family) on: Nov 3, 2005
- Colin and Sandi, Our family is thinking of you and your family at this time. We wish you much courage and peace. The membership of the Lord Selkirk Boy Scout Pipe Band also send you their sympathy. Love and take care of each other.
- Posted by: Janet, Robyn, Christopher & Graeme McCombe (Acquaintance) on: Nov 3, 2005
- Dear Sandy & Family,
We are very saddened at the loss of Brian. He will be missed. The love he had for you willl live forever in your hearts. He was a wonderful guy and we will always remember and treasure his friendship.
- Posted by: Ric, Michelle & Cameron Clemence (Friend) on: Nov 3, 2005
- Sandi, Colin, Patti and Kairsti: Surrounded by your family and friends, I pray their love and support comforts you all through this most difficult time. The togetherness I've seen in your family speaks volumes about you all, and makes this all so hard to understand. I'm praying for each of you every day. - Bill Keith
- Posted by: Bill Keith (Friend) on: Nov 2, 2005
- Sandi and Family,
We were shocked to see the news on the Pipers and Pipe Band Society of Ontario website yesterday. Brian has been a dedicated pipeband musician for many years and will be sorely missed in the Manitoba pipeband community. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
- Posted by: Heather, Gerry & Caitlin Wiens (Friend) on: Nov 2, 2005
- Dear Sandy, Colin, Patty, and Kirstie,
We will miss Brian very much. He was a really wonderful man. We will never forget him.You are in our thoughts and prayers.
With love and friendship,
Michelle, Ric and Cameron
- Posted by: Ric, Michelle & Cameron Clemence (Friend) on: Nov 1, 2005
- Sandi and Family,
Carol and I were so saddened to hear of the tragic accident and loss of Brian this past weekend. Brian was such a good friend and we are blessed for the many good times we shared.
He was so proud and dedicated to, first his family and then of his association and accomplishments with all the Pipebands he was involved with. He will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sandi, and your family.
- Posted by: Lorne & Carol Anderson (Friend) on: Nov 1, 2005
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