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SADIE FRAZER

Born: Feb 20, 1922

Date of Passing: Apr 27, 2016

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SADIE FRAZER (nee HAWLEY) Peacefully on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the age of 94, Sadie moved to her next adventure. Predeceased by her husband Henry, she is survived by her son John, daughter-in-law Diane, granddaughter Lynn (Alain) and great-grandson FĂ©lix. Sadie was born in Yorkshire, England on February 20, 1922. She always yearned to explore, first with the Auxiliary Territory Service (ATS) during wartime, attached to the British Eighth Army in Cesena, Italy and Klagenfurt, Austria. In 1954, Sadie, Henry and John immigrated to Canada settling in Winnipeg. She made many close friends during her years with Birks, and at Hillside Beach where Henry and Sadie built their cottage in 1958. Sadie's love for dancing (she and Henry met at a dance in England in 1944) meant boisterous parties at the cottage and at their house on Beaverbrook Street. A recent comment from a friend at Harmony Court said it all: "That woman can dance!" Sadie loved the Caribbean, exploring many islands with Henry. In 1980, on her first Caribbean cruise, she enquired of an old friend living in St. Maarten "Do you have any jobs here?" When his response was "You can have mine, I'm going back to Canada", she took a leave of absence from Birks to manage a jewelry store in St. Maarten, Henry retired and away they went. She very much enjoyed cruising the Caribbean and Mediterranean with her friends. Sadie relied on Winnipeg Transit to get her to and from Birks downtown when she was still working, and after she retired, to Creative Retirement and to Age and Opportunity activities. Exercise, tap dance, yoga, tai chi and bowling kept her busy for many years. Sadie was very outgoing and always found someone to talk with on the bus. She and Henry were married for 58 years before his passing in 2004. Sadie was fiercely independent, residing at her house on Beaverbrook Street for 45 years before moving to Harmony Court in 2014 and then to Charleswood Care Centre last December. Many thanks to the staff at Grace Hospital, Charleswood Care Centre and Harmony Court, and Sadie's neighbours at Beaverbrook Street and Hillside Beach. Finally, thanks to Dr. Bartlett, her family doctor since 1957. Sadie was very fond of cats, Tutu being her first cat when she came to Canada, and Cubby being her last cat who was given to an old friend when she moved from Beaverbrook Street. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to the Winnipeg Humane Society. At Sadie's request, cremation has taken place and no service will be held. A favourite quote of Sadie was "I have led a very fortunate life; everything I wanted just came to me. For that, I am truly grateful for my life. For my friends." For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit our website. Chapel Lawn www.chapellawn.ca 204-885-9715

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 07, 2016

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Hillside Beach is essentially where I grew up and the Frazer family played an important role during the magical 60's and beyond . I will always remember Sadie for her elegance , charm , wit , and for being the best of friends with my folks . Over the years those qualities never diminished , were only enhanced , and proved to me that the reward for living a good life is just that ... a good life ! - Posted by: David Sutherland (Family friend) on: May 08, 2016

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