Ernest Patrick Fraser
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ernest Patrick Fraser (born January 24, 1935 in Sugarloaf, Cape Breton, NS) on February 11, 2020. Ernest was raised in Meat Cove, Cape Breton, NS and joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a young man. He proudly served in the Canadian military for 32 years, taking part in peacekeeping missions in the Middle East, being stationed at posts across Canada and in Germany, and raising a family. Despite not having come from a privileged background, a source of pride for him was completing his Public School Education (GED) and finishing his military career with the rank of Master Warrant Officer. He was a good guitar player and singer and he instilled a love of music (traditional Cape Breton, in particular) in his children. He was raised on an ample supply of Cape Breton fiddling, courtesy of his adopted father. He was a strong, conscientious, attentive, and determined man who enjoyed his family and gained great satisfaction from all their accomplishments. He was a mentor, protector, teacher, and friend to us all and will be missed dearly. His love and influence live on.
He was predeceased in 2000 by wife, Sarah Katherine Fraser, nee Matheson, (born 1935 in Gabarus Lake, Cape Breton, NS).
He remarried in 2001 and lived in Greenwood, NS at the time of his passing. He is survived by daughter, Georgena Hardy (Bruce); grandchildren, Diego Argaez (Charlene); great-grandchildren, Matias, Quinten, and Isadora, Brent Hardy (Avery); great-grandchildren, Monroe and Mirren, Lindsey Cummings (Landon); great-grandchildren, Rowan and Shealon; son, Ernest Floyd Fraser (Diane); grandchildren, Rheanna Neidinger (Jordan), great-grandchildren, Xyla and Xephyr, Cameron Fraser (Corinne); daughter, Deborah Francine Fraser; grandchild, Ginger Farrah; son, Victor Conrad Fraser (Anne Marie); grandchild, Connor Patrick Fraser; wife, Carolyn Alberta Fraser, Carolyn’s family, with whom he maintained a close bond; daughter, Sherry Logan (David), her children, Natasha and Ryan; grandchildren, Aliyah, Destiny, and Layla; daughter, Patricia Bailey (Nick), and her children, Jonathon (Tina) and Greg (Sarah).
A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Special thanks go out to the 3rd floor medical staff at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, NS, for their dedication and professional attention to Ernest’s care and peaceful passing. Thank you particularly Dr. Klippenstine and Dr. Kelly.
Donations in Ernest’s memory may be made to Ostomy Halifax at https://www.ostomyhalifax.ca/. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.