David Fraser

Obituary of David Fraser

FRASER, David Orlando – Age 81, Petite Riviere, Lunenburg Co., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Born in Dayspring, he was a son of the late Locke and Leone (Smith) Fraser.

In David’s younger years, he was a member and later an officer with the Bridgewater Sea Cadet Corp and a cub and boy-scout leader in Petite Riviere. He was a member of the IOOF Empire Lodge as well as an active member of the Wesley United Church both of Petite Riviere. David’s involvement in his church included being a trustee, choir member and treasurer for almost 40 years. David loved his community and was very involved in many aspects of the activities that took place. David could often be seen on his tractor either mowing the lawn or taking food to his numerous feathery friends. Deer and raccoons found a safe evening meal under David's watchful eye. The Fraser pond has brought cross generations together in friendly games of pickup hockey both day and night. The Fraser hedge has been his pride and joy for the past 40 years. It has become a well known landmark for referencing Petite travelers.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth (Sperry); daughters, Andrea (Brian) Lohnes, West LaHave; Tamara Fraser (Joe Veres), Petite Riviere; son, Drew (Exaudia Breau), Camperdown; grandchildren, Quinton and Noah Fraser-Oickle, step grandchildren, Hannah and Kasey Lohnes; sister, Bernadette (Calvin) Cook, Dayspring; brothers, Lee (Gladys), Blockhouse; Vincent (Marjorie), Farmville; Lorne, Clearland; former daughter-in-law, Lisa Bell; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Diann Tanner, Barbara Richard; brothers, Orlando in infancy, Maynard and Joseph.

Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m., Thursday, September 7 in Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater (corner of York and Phoenix). Funeral service will be held 3 p.m., Friday, September 8 in Wesley United Church, Petite Riviere. Rev. Vivian Moores officiating. Private family interment will follow in the Wesley United Cemetery, Petite Riviere. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Wesley United Church building fund, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.