Saturday, April 20, 2024
April 20, 2024

JOHN NEWBY FRASER

Born September 28, 1915, Jack passed away on February 2, 2009

after a full and rewarding life. He will be greatly missed by his wife Alice

and children John (Jandi), Richard (Sarah), Pamela (Drew) and Bruce

(Catherine). Grandfather to: Graham, Lisa, John Campbell, Alicia, Richard,

Laura, Adam, Elizabeth, Jean, Claire and Anya. Great Grandfather to:

Amelia, Wyatt and Felix.

Jack was born and raised in Victoria and attended South Park Elementary

and Victoria High schools. His career with the Royal Trust in Victoria

spanned four decades. During World War II Jack served in the Royal

Canadian Navy as a navigator on the corvette HMCS Calgary escorting

convoys across the North Atlantic.

Jack and Alice were both born in Victoria and enjoyed the company of

their life-long friends, many of whom gathered to celebrate their sixtieth

wedding anniversary in 2002. Jack was an avid sportsman playing soccer,

basketball and tennis in his early years. He later devoted many hours to

refi ning his golf game, square dancing and bridge skills. He continued to

play tennis into his eighties. His friendship, positive outlook and sense of

humour will be long treasured and remembered.

No fl owers please. Funeral service to be held at All Saints by the Sea,

Ganges, Salt Spring Island on Saturday, February 14 at 2PM. Reception

to follow in the church hall. Yes, it is Valentine’s Day, but then Dad was a

real sweetheart.

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