August 2, 1928 – November 18, 2018
We all have heavy hearts at the passing of our loving father, Thomas Alexander (TA) Fraser on November 18, 2018 but as sad as it is to say goodbye, our hearts are happier knowing that he is no longer in pain and that he has gone to be with his beloved wife Adeline (Addy) Fraser who left us on April 10, 2018.
Thomas is survived by daughter Diane Sanford, sons Robert Fraser, Ronald Fraser, and David Fraser; by son-in-law Donald Sanford; by daughters-in-law Francis Fraser, Sherry Fraser, and Trisha Fraser; by granddaughter Shawna Gip; grandsons Scott Fraser, Jeff Fraser, Brian Fraser, Terry Fraser and Quinn Fraser; by great grandsons Alexander Fraser and Rylan Fraser and by his brother, Patrick Fraser.
Tom drove Greyhound for 10 years out of Penticton, BC then went to work as a Fish and Wildlife Officer and Superintendent for 26 years in Golden, BC and Smithers, BC. Tom spent lots of time in the outdoors often fishing and hunting with his sons and his friends. Family time was spent at mountain cabins rowing peacefully around the lake, hiking and roasting wieners and marshmallows on outdoor fires. After Tom retired, he and Adeline spent 4 years on their boat on the west coast where Tom worked for the Federal Fisheries; a job that he simply loved. After the coast job was finished, Tom and Adeline spent 16 winters in Yuma, Arizona where they got involved in the RV park/sports events, golfing, swimming, and walking/biking in the park. They made many friends and thoroughly enjoyed their time in the sunshine.
Due to health issues, Tom and Adeline moved into the Hamlets at Westsyde Care Facility in 2013 for 2 years, then moved to the Active Care Senior Services for 4 months and resided the last three years in the Blueberry unit at the Overlander Care Home in Kamloops, BC. The care the staff gave Tom was exemplary and greatly showed after he returned from RIH on November 9th after spending 3 weeks with a blood infection. Upon returning to Overlander, Tom was moved into Orchard Grove where he received a lot of love, attention and excellent medical care until the very end.
Tom’s family greatly appreciates the care and love he received from the staff in both the Blueberry and Orchard Grove wings of Overlander. Tom and Adeline loved all of you and appreciated the great care you provided for them. Thank you all so very, very much. You are amazing.