James Ian Fraser passed away peacefully at Regina General Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998 at the age of 69.
Born in Forest, Man., he was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Innes; sister, Kathleen Smitsnik; and brother, Frank.
He is survived by his wife, Orphie, of Devlin, Ont.; his sons, Gary (Helen) of Regina, Sask., Leslie (friend Sandy) of Nestor Falls, Ont., Dallas (Irene) of Calgary, Alta., James (Debra) of Lajord, Sask., and John (Deborah) of Regina, Sask.; one sister, Frances Barthait of Winnipeg, Man.; brothers, Alex (Marie) of Brandon, Man., Philip (Gladys) of Devlin, Ont., Fred (Katherine) of Devlin, Ont., and Leslie of Abbotsford, B.C.; sister-in-law, Darlene of Mainville, Alta; brother-in-law, Alex Smitsnik of Calgary, Alta.; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins in Scotland.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 17 at Regina Apostolic Church, with Rev. M.A. Switzer officiating. Interment was followed at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.
Those wishing may make donations in James’ memory to the Canadian Liver Foundation, Box 1754, Regina, Sask., S4P 3C6, or Guthrie United Church in Devlin, Ont. c/o Ethel Bujold, Devlin, Ont., P0W 1C0.