Laura Jean Fraser
Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia
The family of Laura Jean Fraser is saddened to announce her passing on August 31, 2017. She passed away peacefully in Inverness Hospital, with her loving husband next to her and her family by her side. Born in Margaree on January 5, 1941, the daughter of George W and Linden (Latter) Crowdis. Laura will be sadly missed by her soul-mate and loving husband of 56 years, Malcolm (Bud) Fraser; her children, Shelagh (Joey), Baddeck; Angela (Mark), Margaree Valley; Scott, Halifax; her beloved grandchildren, whom she adored and loved and they thought she was the best grandma around; Jacob, Crowdis, Michaela, Chloe, Luke, Noah and Matthew; her brothers Raymond (Qui), Saint John, NB; Franklin (Wilfridine), Margaree Valley; Sheldon, Okotoks, Alberta; her Fraser In-laws and many nieces and nephews who thought the world of her. She also leaves behind her “Extended Musical Jam Family” who became wonderful and caring friends. Laura was the hardest worker we knew and there was nothing she couldn’t do. She was a jackofall –trades and throughout her lifetime held too many different jobs to mention. She embraced life to the fullest, was very active in her community, always lending a helping hand to those in need. Through the years, Laura served on The Home and School Committee, was President of the Margaree Salmon Association, served on Wilson United Church Board, an Eastern Star Member, started the Music Jam Sessions at Wilson Church Hall and served on many other committees and organizations. In the later years, Laura and Bud traveled around Cape Breton to all the Music Jams, with Bud playing and yodeling. We always referred to Mom as Dad’s “Stage Manager”. The teapot was always on and she always had fresh baked goods to serve with the tea; everyone was made to feel welcome in their home. Even, right up until Laura went to the hospital, our home was filled with family, friends, love and laughter and of course the teapot was on. She always made you feel loved. Laura had many hobbies; stain glass, ceramics, decorating wedding cakes, gardening, tying salmon flies, oil painting and preserving. Christmas at home was a Magical Time which we will miss. Laura had too many wonderful
qualities to mention; but, our favorites were her generosity, love, sense of humor, work ethics and her dedication to our Dad; as his caregiver, to the very end. Laura, we will miss you immensely, there will be a void in our hearts and home; but, we celebrate your life knowing you are home with the Lord and a new chapter begins. Celebration of Life Service was held September 4 at Wilson United Church, Margaree Centre with Rev. Alicia Cox officiating.
Love, family –Always endures