Hugh Fraser

Hugh Fraser passed away at Royal Jubilee Hospital, February 2, 2004. Born Sept. 19, 1941 in Vancouver. Predeceased by his parents, John and Barbara. Survived by his wife June (Carmichael) and his daughter Jennifer Nicole, 27, and Jordan Scott, 24. Hugh graduated from Burnaby South High School in 1959 where he participated in many athletic clubs, UBC for two years and articled for Rudd, Goold & Elliott, in Kamloops.

Hugh and June moved to Port Hardy in 1973, where Hugh worked at Port Hardy Motors and June worked at the Gazette. Hugh later worked at Dave Landon Motors, North Island Pacific Parts & Sales, District of Port Hardy as Accountant Deputy Treasurer. Hugh went back to work at Dave Landon Motors in 1980 and stayed for 24 years as Controller.

Daughter, Jennifer, is a graduate of University of Victoria with a degree in psychology. She is currently residing in Seoul, South Korea where she is teaching English. Son, Jordan, works in the pro shop at Seven Hills Golf & Country Club. Over the years Hugh and June took the family on many wonderful holidays, skiing in Whistler and Mount Washington, golfing in Hawaii and Florida, and several trips to Europe.

Hugh participated in many sports activities and organizations from hockey, baseball, curling, golf and skiing. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, helped to pay the referees in Minor Hockey, tied rebar at the new arena and attended planning meeting for the civic centre. His great love was for curling and the members of the Fort Rupert Curling Club where he was president for three years. Hugh was a member of the Port Hardy Rotary Club for 15 years, and president for one year. He enjoyed the fellowship of Rotary and made many good friends. Hugh was asked to MC several All Candidates meetings, RCAF Reunions, and a Liberal Fundraiser in Campbell River. Hugh is probably best known for his pool playing ability and times at the North Shore Inn. Hugh loved to play poker and had many friends over the years that he got together with.

Hugh will be remembered for his dry sense of humor and quick wit. His family will particularly remember his generosity and gentleness, Christmas was always something to behold when Hugh went shopping. He never complained. If he wasn’t well and if you asked how he was doing, his reply would be, ‘Just peachy’ or Never better’.


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