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George Fraser

Born In: Alder Point, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: June 15th, 1934

Passed in: Brighton, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: July 18th, 2011

Leaving home at the age of 14 with only enough money to get to Toronto he joined the merchant ships sailing the great lakes.
Saving his money he bought his own truck to haul wood and rock at 16, and began a trucking business. He explained that was one of his prouder moments to own his own business.
Moving on quickly he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and began a career as a seamen rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in a 28 year career with his wife Carmen by his side. Twenty eight moves in twenty eight years.
Retiring from the military still a young man, George quickly was employed again. This time in his second love, the sports industry. Landing a job with the Canadian Games, as the managing director. Traveling from Vancouver to New Brunswick to carry out his role. Living in New Brunswick landed George a job in the trucking industry with Brookville transport, as their director of safety. Something that George seemed to have a great passion for! Safety and trucks.
This new job made George a shoe in for the insurance industry and soon he was working for Boreal insurance as their loss prevention manager for the trucking end of things. Forced to retire at 65 he decided to go on alone and started FCA (Fraser Consulting Agency). He became a leader in the trucking industry for loss prevention and trucking safety.
Working closely with quite a few trucking companies George began to work solely for Sharp Transportation and their owner and close friend, Shawn Baird.
Able to work from home George was able to research and write many books on family history, his love for family and his roots. Also writing a book on Alder Point, N.S. Cape Breton Island his first love, and where he longed to be.
As if he were not busy enough, he started and maintained a blog called Cape Breton news which gave everyone a chance to stay in touch with what was going on back home.
He was a very busy man right up till the very end.
I'm sure wherever he may be now, he is having a cup of boiled tea and lobster tail.
Predeceased by mother, Viola; father, Simon.
Survived by his wife of 56 years, Carmen (Mcneil) Fraser; sisters, Shirley Cahill, Mina MacLennan, Judy Macready, Ginny Laffin, Marilyn Broderick, Eleanor Shaw; brothers, Simon and Derrick; many nieces and nephews.
We love you always George.
Home at last to Cape Breton. Two thumbs up!
Donations appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Foundation.


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