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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