In memory of

David Boyd Fraser

May 10, 1931 -  January 6, 2019

David Boyd Fraser, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Erin Mills Nursing Home. The loving father to Karen and Alison and grandpa to Andrew, Greg, Ryan and Scott.

David was born on May 10, 1931 in Rutherglen, Scotland to parents John and Janet. David immigrated to Toronto, Canada in the early 1950’s after securing an engineering position with Avro Canada building the CF-105 Arrow a supersonic interceptor jet aircraft. David married the love of his life, Elizabeth Dawson, on June 1st, 1957. They raised two daughters, Karen and Alison, in Bramalea, Ontario. David enjoyed a very successful engineering career. He also taught Drafting through the continuing education program in Georgetown in the 1970’s. On January 12, 2000 his loving wife, Elizabeth (Bette), passed away. After retiring, David moved to Fergus, Ontario in 2003.

David was an avid music lover and played the accordion in his younger years. He also loved to dance, meeting his wife at the British dance gatherings in Toronto and then later in life meeting his lovely companion, Doreen Golightly, in Fergus at a dance. David also loved to sing and was a member of the Hill Top Choir in Fergus. He also loved to travel south to sunny destinations and visited the UK and Australia. David was a Mason and a member of the Bramalea Lions Club in the 70’s. David was also a volunteer at the Fergus Highland Games for many summers. He was also a member of the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Fergus. David was happiest enjoying the simple things in life. He loved washing and waxing his car on the weekend, sitting outside on the porch with neighbors having a cold beer, and listening to the Scottish radio station on Sunday evenings with a “wee dram”. He loved to build and tinker and was a great handyman.

David is predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth, and his parents, John and Janet. He is survived by his daughters (Karen and Alison), grandsons (Andrew, Greg, Ryan, Scott), brother (Ian) and nieces and nephews: James, Kelly (Larry), Lesley (Bill), Alan (Trish), Rod (Lauren) and their families.

David will be remembered for his strong, independent spirit and determination, his friendliness and genuine interest in others and their wellbeing.

A private family memorial will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Visitation will be at 11:00 am with the service starting at 11:30 am., Meadowvale Funeral Centre, 7732 Mavis Road, Brampton, Ontario.

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dave and june jones (Friend and attended same church for several years...)

Entered January 8, 2019 from Fergus

Always a friendly smile and handshake; David was eager to chat---had an uplifting approach to life, A good friend to many. He was adjusting to life at Heritage River Retirement Home just as my father in law was near the end of his time there....will miss him.

Karen Fraser (Daughter)

Entered January 8, 2019 from Burlington

Miss you and love you always Dad xoxo

Elaine Symington (Karen’s sisters-in-law)

Entered January 9, 2019 from Huntsville, ON

I’m so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. My thoughts will be with you and your family next Wednesday and thoughtful this difficult time. Hugs, Elaine

Dan Pellizzari 

Entered January 9, 2019

Karen and Ali,
My deepest condolences on the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.

Janet McMillan (Family friend)

Entered January 10, 2019 from Launceston Tasmania Australia

There are too many memories to mention here about "Uncle Davie". Most of my fondest childhood memories are of the times my parents Jim and Anne McMillan and my sisters and brother spent with Aunt Bette, Uncle Davie, Karen and Alison. Many Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas days we spent together as well as many other occasions.

I have lived in Australia now for over 30 year and have caught up with Uncle Davie most visits home. Uncle Davie and Doreen came to Tasmania and stayed with my boys and myself. It was lovely to have someone from home visit us.

My thoughts are with Karen and Alison. Sending love and hugs to both of you. Love Janet xoxo


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