Fraser Alexander MUIR
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MUIR, Fraser Alexander
Fraser was born in Westville, Nova Scotia on June 27,1924 and died at home in Wasaga Beach, ON, surrounded by his family and all of our love, on July 7, 2016. Survived by his dear wife of 62 years Joan Marie (nee MacDonald) of Sydney, NS, and his five children, Donald (Heather) of Toronto, ON, Sheona Ayles (John) of Quesnel, BC, Ellen (Dan Novosad) of Rosemere, QC, Sandy (Heather) of Calgary, AB, and Brenda (Dalton Wenstob) of Edmonton, AB. Ten grandchildren, Heather, Jennice, Alex, Andrew, Jenna, Quinn, Riley, Fraser, Saoirse, Tobias, and great-grandson, Carson. Also survived by his niece and nephew Vicki (Nelson) Dengler of Gentry, AR, and Robert Muir of Dublin, CA. Fraser joined the RCAF at the age of 18 and served as a mid upper gunner on the Lancaster completing 36 sorties with 50 Squadron in Bomber Command. After he returned, he graduated from St. Francis Xavier University and met the love of his life via a snowball on St F.X. Day, December 3, 1947. Hired by Air Canada in Halifax, he spent the bulk of his 30 year career in Montreal living in Rosemere, QC, for 44 years where he served on town council for 23 of those years. He called Wasaga Beach home for the past 13 years, a setting where he routinely exercised his passion for photography, capturing sunsets the way God intended for them to be seen. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, the Royal Canadian Legion, RCAF Wing 441, and served on countless committees and executive bodies of community and church organizations, including the National Executive for several years with the Air Canada Pionairs. His most notable accolades for his gift of always putting others' needs before his own are: being among the first of inductees into the Hall of Thought at St. F. X. University where he was described as "a man whose creeds are sharing and self-sacrifice", being recognized by the Canadian government with the Citation for Citizenship Award, as well as, being presented with the Legion of Honour from the Republic of France. His flight to heaven was direct - God's reward for him having dedicated his life to the service of his country, community, church and family. His dry wit and sense of humour meant many a laugh was shared throughout his life and he continued to make us laugh into his final days. A world traveller, a gifted storyteller, a deep listener, and a magnificent dancer with only one dance partner. Godspeed, Dad, your life and love changed the world. Visitation to be held at Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach, ON on July 11 between 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Noel Chabanel Catholic Church, 133 Dunkerron Avenue, Wasaga Beach. Thanks to Dr. Holloway, Lisi, Pressnail, and the St. Elizabeth Nurses and PSWs. Your compassion during this sacred journey for Fraser matters. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood, ON is welcome, though an act of kindness in his name would be equally appreciated.

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Published in Monteal Gazette on Jul. 9, 2016.
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January 8, 2017
Fraser's name came up, (as it periodically does) during a Christmas meal, with one seat empty, we were all discussing days past when I learned of his passing. I have only happy and respectful memories of him. Making the rounds for Fraser coffee, chatting with Fraser and Joan as he mapped
out Don's progress flying around the world,
sailing the catamaran back from one thousand islands and finding our selves becalmed and out of fuel in the middle of the St.Lawrence seaway and putting his Dodge Duster in the ditch (it was really Sandy).These are just a few of my experiences with him. Canada has lost a good man and I was always great full to know him.His accomplishments and interests were varied and plenty full. I wish to extend my belated condolences to Joan,Don,Sheona,Ellen,Sandy,Brenda and all the family.
September 28, 2016
My deepest condolences to you, Joan and your family. Ernie and I always had such wonderful times with you and Fraser. I have misplaced your card with address and email. I would really like to get in touch. My email is when and if you feel up to it.
Lois North
September 17, 2016
Dear Joan and Family
I was so saddened to hear about Fraser's passing. As a Rosemerite for 58 years, I have had the privilege of seeing Fraser in action in our Community. He was generous and extremely passionate about his causes. He and Joan have left us with a wonderful legacy in his children, and shaping Rosemere for what it is today - a wonderful place to live. God Bless to you all for sharing him with all of us.
Sue Quarles
Sue Quarles
August 1, 2016
Dear Joan and family. We just heard of Fraser's passing. We are so sorry for your great loss. Sending our love and condolences, Jerry, Danny, Dennis ,Tom and Pam .
Pam (Lamey) Morrison
July 18, 2016
Joan and family.

Just heard and extend my sincerest condoleances to you and your family.
margot Lesperance
July 15, 2016
Dear Mrs. Muir and family,
Our very deepest sympathy goes out to you and your very special family. Mr Muir will be greatly missed by all.
David, Jennifer and family Williams-Buchanan
July 15, 2016
Dear Joan and family,
My deepest condolences go out to you and your family.
Audrey Buchanan
July 15, 2016
Olie and I worked with Fraser on the Pionairs National Executive. I have pictures of Joan and I being screeched on one of our trips to Newfoundland!!! We always had so much fun...
My love and prayers are with you Joan and your family.
Mary Moore Toronto
July 13, 2016
July 12, 2016
Carol & I send our deepest sympathy to JOAN & the MUIR family .FRASER & JOAN were not only at our wedding but most of the weddings of my brothers & sisters.I remember visiting Fraser & Joan in Rosemere before & after Carol & I were married & we also visited them in Wasaga Beach and always warmly welcomed.Fraser :You had a great journey on this earth and you were a true servant and now GOD has rewarded you with everlasting peace and happiness RON AND CAROL MAC DONALD
July 12, 2016
To the Muir family my deepest sympathies.

Jamie Cantwell
July 11, 2016
Ellen and family our thoughts, prayers and love are with you now as always. God has taken your dad home to rest in peace for all the hard tireless work his has done in his lifetime. Be comforted by the thought that he is no longer suffering. Ann & Jim Gillard
July 11, 2016
I first knew Fraser when he was working in Marketing Research. Always full of energy and enthusiasm. A distinctive - and frequent - laugh. A lovely, kind man.
Chris Irwin
July 11, 2016
"Old soldiers never die, they just fade away."
To all the family members, please accept my modt sincere cindoleances. I'm sure Fraser is now having a very enjoyable chat with his numerous late friends including Patrick Kavanagh. May he rest in peace.
Daniel Gingras
Air Canada
Daniel Gingras
July 10, 2016
My deepest sympathy to you Joan, and all your family. I never met Fraser but my parents spoke so highly of him on their return visits from Montreal. Reading his Obituary tells me he was a generous man with his talents. I am sure he was welcomed to his new home graciously. Be assured of my prayers and the prayers of my sister Eileen. May you be filled with God's peace. Love cousin Sister Cecilia Mac Neil
Sister Cecilia Mac Neil
July 10, 2016
So sorry for the loss of a great man.God Bles him and take care of him.
John Margaret Schreindorfer
July 10, 2016
The Muir family: We are terribly sad for your loss. Fraser was an inspiration to humanity.
He had a special gift and he lived his life honorably and full of compassion for his family and friends.
Our parents cherish their circle of friends which is getting smaller and smaller but the love and laughter will linger on.
The Leclerc's
Tracy Leclerc
July 10, 2016
Many years ago Fraser and the reservations Office in Halifax was the venue and the good years for sure. (DonHancock)
Donald Hancock
July 10, 2016
So sorry for your loss, he seems to have been a very special person.
jo moore
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