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FRASER, John Ross Born June 27, 1942, in Vancouver, BC, and died July 13, 2010, at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, after a courageous struggle with tongue cancer, surrounded by his two beloved sons, Christopher and Patrick, and his wife of thirty-five very happy years, Monica. John was an esteemed exploration geologist who worked and won friends around the world. For those who worked with him, John set the highest standard of professionalism. He had a brilliant mind and a kind heart and treated everybody with warm consideration and dignity. He was a great mentor, in his industry as well as in his community. For the North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association, for more than ten years he managed teams, organized tournaments, and looked after visitors who came from other nations to complete with the locals. The family would like to thank Dr. Scott Durham of VGH and Dr. Peter Edmunds and the Peacock Group of North Vancouver for their help in this hard time. Services and a reception will be held at Boal Chapel, Saturday, July 17, 1:30 - 4:30 PM, at 1505 Lillooet Rd. in North Vancouver.In addition to his wife and sons, John is survived by his brothers Donald and Peter Fraser, their families, and his aunts and uncles and their families who live all over Canada. Another celebration of John's life will be held by the Coast Mountain Group of Companies on September 9th in Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for contributions made to your local palliative care organizations or the Cancer Society.

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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jul. 16, 2010.
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May 12, 2012
Dear Monica and Family.

John stood very tall on those mountains he traversed. I had the honour to stand with him for only a short time in 1977 and 1978. John shared his knowledge so freely and was always so kind to all who worked for him, and to those that droped in for a visit during the Noranda years up in Smithers, BC.

I will always remember him rushing off to talk to the students from one of the Cordilleran Roundups...their job applications in hand...John always took the time to talk and listen to the new students and the oldtimers from the University and bush....John had attained a level of openess and kindness that very few professionals will ever reach in their entire careers and that "Goodness" of his most kind and loving soul will carry him to a most wonderfull place.

So, John... to you my trusted the building of the fire and the coming back from the clag...we did make it down that mountain so long ago...Doug was there grinning away...He had picked the only place to land that late evening in 78... he had flown the 40 mile detour to beat the snow, ice, dark and the cold...and we made it home.

Kevin Coswan
September 5, 2010
Dear Monica and family,
I first met John at U.B.C. when both he and my then husband Wayne, were grad students analyzing their samples using the atomic absorption spectrometer. Over the years I bumped into him at various mining conferences the last being PDAC in Toronto a few years ago. He was a lovely man, and spoke so proudly of you, Monica and his sons. I am so sorry for your loss at losing such a wonderful partner and father. and friend. Heaven is just a little brighter at receiving such a precious soul, May the peace of the Lord be with you all, sincerely Kersti Livingstone
Kersti Livingstone
July 25, 2010
Dear Monica and family,

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences,

Raija and Bob Orava
July 21, 2010
in this moment i'd like to share with you this text which may help you in these dark hours.

sincere condolences

What is Death?
Henry Scott Holland
Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
that we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without affect,
without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolutely unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?

I am waiting for you,
for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just around the corner.

All is well.
July 21, 2010
Thank you for the incredible influence you had on my young life,John.
Love Kerry
July 21, 2010
a great listener, a strong man with a big heart. there was never a time that the answer wasn't there. there was never a time he wasn't there for me. his concentration was always on his family and community at large. never selfish and looked at the greater good in us all. i miss you buddy. your a great father and without your dedication to us as a family we would have never been so close in the end. love you!
patrick fraser
July 20, 2010
Our Beloved John

God looked around his garden and
He found an empty space

He then looked down upon this earth
and saw your tired face
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest

God's garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best

He knew you were suffering
He knew you were in pain
He also knew in heaven,
You would never hurt again

He saw the roads were getting rough
And the hills harder to climb
So he closed your weary eyes
And whispered "Peace be thine"

It broke our hearts to loose you.
But you didn't go alone
A part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

With love to our dear friend John, his beautiful wife Monica and precious sons Patrick and Christopher.
Your friends
Carol and Dave
July 19, 2010
Monica and Family,

My deepest symphaties.

With love,
Riitta Enridge
July 18, 2010
John, you will always be missed, but forever remembered.

Don Fraser
July 17, 2010
John was a gentle caring man and we feel blessed to have known him. Allen, Janet Miller and Families.
July 17, 2010
Although it has been 50 years since I last saw John at Magee High School, I remember him as
well-mannered,respectful,focused & mature beyond his years. One knew even back then, he would excel in whatever career he chose & contribute greatly to his community. Well done John.

Paul M. Deeth
Paul Deeth
July 17, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
David Reid
July 16, 2010
It was a blessing to be your friend.
Bob Basil
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