George T Fraser….Home Atlast…

GEORGE THOMAS FRASER

MCIT,OMM,CD,LCDR,RCN(RETIRED)

Brighton Ont.

Born Alder point N.S

June 15 1934   Passed   July 18 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 with 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 there 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 there 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 Nova Scotia.  Cape Breton Island his first love, and where he longed to be. As if he was  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 where ever he may be now he is having a cup of boiled tea and lobster tail.

Pre-deceased 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.

 

Passing of George Fraser

GEORGE THOMAS FRASER
MCIT,OMM,CD,LCDR,RCN(RETIRED)
Brighton Ont.
Born Alder point N.S
June 15 1934 Passed July 18 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 with 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 there 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 there 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 Nova Scotia. Cape Breton Island his first love, and where he longed to be. As if he was 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 where ever he may be now he is having a cup of boiled tea and lobster tail.
Pre-deceased 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.

TODAY – MAR 18, 2011 – IN CANADIAN HISTORY

On This Day

March 18

maple leaf Today's Canadian Headline...
1892 LORD STANLEY DONATES A CUPMontreal Quebec – Former Governor General Lord Stanley says he will donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada; originally presented to amateur champions; awarded to the top pro team since 1910, and since 1926, only by NHL teams.
1997

Also On This Day...

Los Angeles California – Singer Joni Mitchell is reunited with a daughter, Killauren, she gave up for adoption many years earlier. For more information and pictures, check out the Joni Mitchell Website . [Photo: Barrington]

1945

Also On This Day...

Montreal Quebec – Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard scores in 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins; becomes the first NHLer to score 50 goals in a season. Richard does it in 50 games.

1879

And in Today's Canadian Birthdays...

Norval Baptie 1879-1966
speed skater, impresario, was born on this day in 1879; died Nov 26 1966. Baptie won the world title in 1895 at only 16 years of age. In the following quarter century, he shattered every amateur and pro speed skating record, winning nearly 5000 races, from the 200 metres to the 8 kilometres. At the end of World War I he launched one of the world’s first touring ice shows, including Olympic skating star Sonja Henie.
Also Jack Delaney 1900-1948
boxer, was born Ovila Chapdelaine on this day in 1900; died Nov 27 1948. Delaney officially changed his name when he turned pro age 19, since the ring announcers had trouble pronouncing his French surname. In 1926 he took the world light-heavyweight title from Paul Berlenbach but he came back the next year to claim the title from him. He retired with a career total of 86 pro bouts, with 42 KOs, 27 decisions, 1 foul and 3 draws.

 

 

In Other Events…
1990 Toronto Ontario – Juno Awards given by Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences; Rita McNeil Best Female Vocalist, Kim Mitchell Best Male Vocalist, The Family Brown Best Country Group, George Fox Best Male Country Vocalist, k.d. laing Best Female Country Vocalist, Alannah Myles Best Album and Best Single, Blue Rodeo Best Canadian Group.
1986 Washington DC – Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and President Ronald Reagan agree on action to combat acid rain; after two-day summit.
1982 Hull Quebec – CRTC awards pay TV licences to six companies.
1981 Toronto Ontario – Buffalo Sabres set NHL record of 9 goals in 1 period in a game against Toronto.
1957 London England – Canada takes part in disarmament conference with Britain, the US, the USSR and France.
1942 Canada – Canadian forces establish unified military commands in Atlantic, Newfoundland, Pacific areas.
1942 Dawson Creek, BC – US Army Engineers start building Alcan (Alaska) Highway to supply the North West in case of Japanese invasion..
1918 Ottawa Ontario – First session of 13th Parliament meets until May 24; will put 10% wartime luxury tax on cars, gramophones, records, player pianos, jewels
1929 Windsor Ontario – Engineers break ground for the Windsor-Detroit tunnel under the Detroit River.
1907 Ottawa Ontario – Railroad Commission orders CPR and Grand Trunk to cut passenger fare to 3 cents a mile.
1886 Lachine Quebec – CPR starts building Lachine Bridge over the St. Lawrence River.
1870 Winnipeg Manitoba – Donald Alexander Smith, later Lord Strathcona 1820-1914 leaves Fort Garry to return to Ottawa to report on the situation in Red River.
1849 Toronto Ontario – William Lyon Mackenzie 1795-1861 visits Toronto, where an attempt is made to lynch the former Mayor and rebel.
1836 Vancouver Washington – Hudson’s Bay Company paddle wheel steamer Beaver arrives at Fort Vancouver; first steamboat on the Pacific Coast.
1766 London England – British pass Declaratory Act; gives Crown authority to make laws binding in the colonies; by and with consent of Parliament.
1687 Louisiana – Rene-Robert Cavelier de La Salle 1643-1687 assassinated at age 44 by mutineers on Gulf of Mexico.
1649 Midland Ontario – Jerome Lalement 1593-1673 killed by Iroquois after torture; Iroquois leave Huronia the following day.

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OBITS – MAR 18, 2011

Obituaries for March 18, 2011

  • Anna Harvey Anna MacLeod Harvey has gone home in the arms of Jesus on March 15, 2011. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 4 p.m. at Rock Creek Community Church located at 6099 Gumbranch Rd., Jacksonville, N.C. She was a native of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada and resident of…

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  • BARBARA (COX)-KERNICK Barbara (Cox) Kernick Formerly from Cape Breton Island. At Bluewater Health (Ontario) on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the age of 71. Predeceased by husband, William A. Kernick; parents Joseph and Rose, Catherine in infancy, Rosemary (Cox), Clarke and brother Kenneth Cox. Loving mother of Bill Kernick (Annie Dang) and…

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  • MICHAEL JAMES 'BROTHER'-MACLEAN Michael James ‘Brother’ MacLean With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Michael James ‘Brother’ MacLean on March 14, 2011, after a two-year battle with cancer at the An Cala Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Reserve Mines, Feb. 8 1954, he resided at Barra Glen Road, Iona, since 1988. He was the son of…

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  • William Daniel ‘Dan’ Dixon It is with broken hearts and deep sadness we announce the passing of a wonderful, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. William Daniel Dixon, 85, passed away with his loving family by his side on March 17, 2011, in Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neils Harbour. Born in White Point,…

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  • Linda MacLean Linda MacLean, 62, of Glace Bay passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Brooks Power and Anne (Nedruban) Power. Until her retirement…

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  • BERNARD A. ‘BERNIE’-FLEET Bernard A. ‘Bernie’ Fleet It is with sorrow that we, the family, announce the passing of Bernard A. ‘Bernie’ Fleet, on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in South Bar, he was the son of the late Malcolm and Mary Ann (MacDonald) Fleet. Bernie was ‘free spirited’ who loved to read, sing and…

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  • Harold ‘Harley’ Boutilier It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our father, brother, uncle and friend, Harold ‘Harley’ Vincent Boutilier, age 65, a resident of Mapleview Drive, North Sydney, on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by his three sons and loving family….

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  • Neila (Fowler) Simmons It is with profound sadness that we, the family of Neila Simmons, announce her peaceful passing on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the Hinton General Hospital in Alberta, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Glace Bay, Sept. 10, 1920, Neila was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah (nee…

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  • MARGUERITE (SMITH)-MORGAN Marguerite (Smith) Morgan Marguerite Evelyn (Smith) Morgan a resident of William’s Country Home, Hilden, N.S., formerly of Brookfield, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2011. Marguerite was a retired teacher of 35 years. Born in 1915 in her beloved hometown of Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Mr. E.E and…

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NEIL’S HARBOUR – CAPE BRETON

Centaph Memorial – Neil’s Harbour

Neil’s Harbour is located in Victoria County, as a part of Cape Breton Island. Neil’s Harbour is situated in the northeast corner of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, alongside the Cabot Trail. The village is named after Neil McLennan. The first school in Neil’s Harbour was constructed in 1878. Artifacts in the area indicate that Neil’s Harbour may at one time have been inhabited by the French. The main industry in Neil’s Harbour is fishing, mostly for lobster and crab. Neil’s Harbour is 165 km (102.5 mi.) north of Sydney.

Considering the fact that Neil’s Harbour is located in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park – and is an ocean-side town – Neil’s Harbour is a scenic haven. The Cabot Archives is a repository of various local historical documents, photographs and manuscripts that is a must see for anyone interested in the history of the area. Neil’s Harbour is also home to the Neil’s Harbour Beach, fishing boats, the Sea Breeze Restaurant and the Chowder House.


Aspy Off Loading Freight -Neil’s Harbour

Neil’s Harbour accommodations include cottages and bed and breakfasts. Neils Harbour Cape Breton Nova Scotia The small fishing town of Neils Harbour along the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Neils Harbour in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia is a small fishing town nestled away on the point, highlighted by the Neils Harbour Lighthouse and the beautiful coastline. Boats are always tied up in the harbour as they are used daily by the fishermen of Neils Harbour. Boats docked in Neils Harbour with the Neils Harbour Lighthouse on Neils Harbour Point, Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

Neil’s Harbour is a small fishing village in northern Cape Breton Island, in Victoria County, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is located between Ingonish and New Haven.

 

Cabot Trail to Neil’s Harbour

 

St Peter’s Presbyterian Church in Neil’s Harbour. Although the population is unknown, an estimate is between 200 and 404. The town has one operating church which is Anglican, and one non-operational church which was Presbyterian. There are a few cottages/summer homes in Neil’s Harbour, but mostly there are local residents who work in the Lobster/Crab and Fishing Industry

Stop at Chowder House for Lunch

Some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world is found here where the Cabot Trail winds along spectacular gorges, awesome seascapes at every turn! From the quaint working village of Pleasant Bay with its Whale Interpretive Centre, whale watching boat tours, restaurants and accommodations, to the ascent of North Mountain and ‘the Lone Sheiling’ a replica of a Scottish crofter’s hut in the midst of a beautiful virgin forrest of 300 year old sugar maples.

Neil’s Harbour – Boats at Rest

On to Cape North, a beautiful, massive headland which juts into the Cabot Strait, the most northerly point on the Cabot Trail. The Cape is carpeted with a variety of trees and plunges 1,465 feet to the warm summer ocean. The Cape has miles of breathtaking rugged cliffs that are home to a variety of shore and sea birds. Along scenic Aspy Bay and St. Lawrence Bay, dotted with fishing villages and harbours, you’ll be wanting to have your camera ready to capture Cape Breton at its most spectacular! You’ll definitely not want to miss the magnificent drive to Meat Cove where you can often see whales in the bay and eagles, moose and the occasional bear as you drive along. There are also hiking trails and beaches which local people are happy to share with visitors. The coastline of Aspy Bay is dotted with villages of Sugar Loaf, Aspy Bay, Cape North, Dingwall, South Harbour, Smelt Brook and White Point (the oldest community on the Bay) and at the region’s southern boundary, New Haven and Neil’s Harbour. As you descend the North Mountain on the Cabot Trail, before you lies the vast expanse of the majestic Aspy Valley, with miles of unspoiled sandy beach between the valley and the ocean. The ocean side Cabot Landing Provincial Park, a picnic and beach park 10 km (6 miles) north of Cape North overlooking Aspy Bay, gives travellers a chance to discover local history and relax. A commemorative plaque marks the spot where it is said that explorer John Cabot landed in 1497 to claim the land for England.

St. Peter’s Church 

 

 

FATHER KYTE AND THE LADIES

 

4th Row – Bernice Ferguson, Helen Buchanan, Mary Lavery, (Willie V ??)

3rd Row – Rita MacNeil, Ann Devoe, Christina Jessome, M MacNeil, Fr. Kyte, Anne Howley, Gert Laffin,  ?,  ?, Mary Day

2nd Row – Theresa MacDonald, Anne Beaton (wife of Peter Beaton), M Boyd, K Howley, Flo Coady,  Sis Vickers

1st Row – Mary Stapleton, Gwen Tobin, Kate Howley, Marie Howley, Meryl Boutilier, (Meryl is Gwen Tobin’s daughter)

(Names courtesy of Joe and Anne Lavery)

(I find it strange Fr. Kyte is not wearing the Roman Collar although he doesnt have to – CAPER)

TODAY – MAR 15, 2011 – IN CANADIAN HISTORY

On This Day

March 15

maple leaf Today's Canadian Headline...
1603 CHAMPLAIN'S FIRST TRIP TO CANADAHonfleur France – Samuel de Champlain c1570-1635 leaves Honfleur with Gravé du Pont and Pierre de Monts on de Chaste’s ship ‘Bonne Renommé’; his first major voyage to Canada.
1943

And in Today's Canadian Birthdays...

David Cronenberg 1943-
film director, was born on this day at Toronto in 1943. First producing films with revolting special effects, such as They Came From Within (1975), Cronenberg has graduated to more palatable productions such as Videodrome (1983), Dead Ringers (1988 – that’s him in the picture, directing Jeremy Irons), Naked Lunch (1992) and Crash (1996), which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. For more on Canada’s controversial director, check out this British fan page or the Internet Movie Database.

1857

And in Other Canadian Birthdays...

Ishbel Maria Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen 1857-1939
chatelaine, reformer, was born on this day at London England in 1857; died in Aberdeen April 18, 1939. The wife of Governor General the Earl of Aberdeen, Lady Aberdeen was a radical democrat with a social conscience; during her stay in Canada, she helped form Canada’s National Council of Women, and with them, the Victorian Order of Nurses (1897).
Also Sybil Adelman 1942-
screen/scriptwriter, was born on this day in 1942; known for her work on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Alice.

Also Colin McPhee 1901-
composer, was born on this day at Montreal in 1899; composer of H2O, Mechanical Principles.

In Other Events…
1990 Ottawa Ontario – Solicitor General Pierre Cadieux announces that Sikhs in the RCMP can wear turbans and other religious garb while in uniform.
1990 Ottawa Ontario – Ottawa scraps gas export test; companies no longer need to prove exports beneficial.
1980 Dortmund West Germany – Tracey Wainman, age 12, the youngest Canadian skater to compete in a world championship.
1973 Alberta – Alberta Indians awarded $190,000 settlement in back payment of ammunition money promised to them under their 1877 treaty; sum of $2,000 should have been paid annually.
1972 Edmonton Alberta – First radio and TV coverage of regular sittings of the Alberta legislature.
1970 Boston Massachusetts – Boston Bruin Bobby Orr picks up four points against Detroit, to become the first NHL defenceman to score 100 points in a season; from Parry Sound, Ontario.
1968 Ottawa Ontario – Ottawa suspends gold trading by Canadian banks and dealers; to dampen speculation.
1964 Montreal Quebec – Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton marry for the first time, in a civil ceremony in the Queen Elizabeth Hotel; her fifth marriage, his second.
1962 Prague Czech Republic – Donald Jackson first in the world to land a triple lutz jump in figure skating competition; gives him a gold medal at the world championships.
1943 Freetown, Sierra Leone – Canadian Pacific steamer, Empress of Canada, torpedoed by German U-Boat and sunk off the coast of West Africa, with the loss of 400 lives.
1906 Edmonton Alberta – Alberta legislature opens first session in temporary quarters at the Thistle skating rink.
1894 Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia votes for prohibition of alcoholic beverages.
1894 Ottawa Ontario – Fourth session of 7th Parliament meets until July 23; protects young offenders in prisons by ordering separation from older prisoners, cuts duty on tea imported from UK.
1871 Winnipeg Manitoba – Manitoba legislature opens its first session as a province.
1870 Winnipeg Manitoba – Alexandre-Antonin Taché 1823-1894, Bishop of St. Boniface, meets Metis council at Fort Garry; new list of rights includes claim for separate schools.
1843 Victoria BC – Jean-Baptiste-Zacharie Bolduc 1818-1889 appointed first priest on Vancouver Island.
1827 Cambridge Ontario – Absolom Shade’s village of Shade’s Mills becomes town of Galt; named after John Galt of the Canada Company; now part of Cambridge.
1827 Toronto Ontario – Royal Charter granted to King’s College; now University of Toronto
1744 Paris France – France declares war on Britain, in War of the Austrian Succession; called King William’s War in North America; to Oct. 14, 1748.
1657 Quebec – Mother Giffard de Saint-lgnace dies; first Canadian woman to take religious vows.
1615 Bristol England – William Baffin c1584-1622 sails as pilot and mapmaker in the Discovery, Captain Robert Bylot, on first voyage to Hudson Bay; charts Hudson Strait, west end of Southampton Island, and Foxe Channel.


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