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Born: Jul 15, 1929

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ROBERT (ROB) FRATER After a lengthy illness Robert Frater came to a peaceful end at the Concordia Hospital. He is survived by his loving and caring wife Dorothy; one son James (Monica) Frater; one daughter Christine (Glen) Denhard; three grandchildren, David Saunders, Michelle (Devon) Ukrainic, Kim Frater (fiance Keith Jacobsen) two great-grandchildren, Drake Fox and Jenelle Jacobsen; his sister Christie (Don) Ritchie; brother John (Jack) (Irene) Frater; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Bob was born to Robert and Isabel Frater in the family home on July 15, 1929. He attended school in Elmwood and participated in sports and cubs. Bob served in Peace Time with the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve as a Stoker; and he was also employed at Eatons where he met his life long partner, Dorothy. For over 40 years Bob was employed at Westeel Roscoe and was an active union member. He also worked many part-time jobs; he drove cab; worked at the Manitoba Liquor Commission and did many handy-man jobs, all to provide for his family. Bob was always ready to party or just walk over for a coffee. He enjoyed the company of others and always lent a helping hand to anyone at anytime. Robert had many life long friends and these people where very important to him. Bob was extremely proud that he could maintain to his own homes without the help of tradesmen. He was the quintessential do-it-your-selfer; from rebuilding cars to manufacturing cabinets and he made some of the most fancy fire wood. Grand Beach was an important part of Bobs life. Here, he worked at the Boat Rentals and always enjoyed telling the story of watching the Dance Hall burn. Wood Carving was also important to him and he kept busy for many hours. Bob loved to give them away to anyone who admired his carvings. Later, Bob and Dot had a cottage built at Traverse Bay and much of his time and energy were spent doing the interior finishing. This also added to his happiness and pleasure. Bob was a man who loved his country and he made it a point to let everyone know. He was extremely proud of his Scottish heritage, yet relished others heritage and culture, too. Bob also loved a good argument. This man will always be remembered as extremely honest and sensitive to others and as a man of high moral standards. His work ethic was his legacy that he shared with all whom he loved. Words were not his strong point; his actions proved his nature. Thank you to Dr. Kevin Grace, the Staff of Concordia Hospital and Home Care, for caring for Bob, and showing him dignity in his time of suffering. The Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. from Green Acres Funeral Chapel, Hwy. #1 East at Green Acres Lane. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of ones choice. "Dad we love you and hope you are in peace. You are in our prayers." GREEN ACRES FUNERAL CHAPEL 222-3241

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 13, 2000

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