WILLIAM FRASER MACRAE
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It is with heavy hearts that we provide notice of the passing on February 24th, 2014 of William Fraser MacRae. Bill was born in Manor, SK on June 24, 1926 to John and Edna MacRae (Rennie). Bill spent the majority of his youth in Arden, MB. In 1944 Bill joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served overseas during WWII on the HMCS Destroyer Huron. In 1948 Bill was engaged in the RCMP. Bill spent 31 years in the RCMP and is best remembered for his time stationed at Depot Division in Regina, arriving in 1960 as the Sergeant Major/Corps Sgt. Major and later as Training Officer for the Division. Bill retired in December, 1979 with the rank of Superintendent. After his retirement from the Force, Bill continued to work. He served as President and Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Golf Association (1979 -92) and was the CEO of the Saskatchewan Gaming Commission (1987-1992). Bill served as a part time member of the National Parole Board and lectured at the University of Regina. Bill leaves a legacy of accomplishment and contribution over the years: President of the Saskatchewan Association of Retarded Children, 9 years as a member the Regina Chamber of Commerce, Chairman 1978 Canadian Special Olympics (Regina), Aide de Camp to two Lieutenant Governors, Life Member of the RCMP Veterans Association and Honorary Life Member of the Saskatchewan Golf Association, Brother of the Order of St. John and Honorary Doctorate of Law, University of Regina. Bill and Muriel moved to Regina Beach in 1981. Above all, Bill loved his family and friends. He was a kind, generous man who was loved by many and who touched many lives. Bill is predeceased by his parents, John and Edna; brother, Robert and much loved daughter, Rebecca. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Muriel; sons, Fraser (Debbie) and Graham (Heather) and daughter, Cynthia; grandchildren William (Myriam), Taylor (Angie), Allison, Mira (Mike), Daniel (Christi) and Katelynn; great-grandchildren Ava, Madison and Sophie (Mira). The MacRae Family would like to thank the staff of the Wascana Centre for their loving and professional care of Bill during the last two months. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the RCMP Chapel at Depot Division Barracks, Regina, SK. In lieu of flowers it would be appreciated that donations be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada (Alzheimer.ca).
Published in The Regina Leader-Post on Feb. 28, 2014