FRASER, Alice Viola


It is with great sadness that the family of Alice Viola Fraser, 95, of Martin’s Brook, announces her passing on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Crouse’s Settlement, Alice was the daughter of the late John and Ida (Zinck) Crouse. Alice lived a full and active life and in her early years taught school for three years in Pentz and later operated Fraser’s Canteen with her husband Doug for 17 years. Alice was a faithful member of Central United Church where she served as an elder and a member of the Margaret R Unit of the UCW. Active within her community, Alice was president of the Lunenburg Curling Club and member of the Catering Committee. A lifelong member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 23, she served as past President of the Ladies Auxiliary and Catering Committee. She was founding member and President of the Local Crime Stoppers, involved with the Help Line for seniors in Lunenburg, the Tea and Company in Bridgewater and was active for many years with the Girl Guides movement in Lunenburg. She also held memberships over the years with the FMH Ladies Auxiliary; an active supporter and member of the Progressive Conservative Party, the German Cultural Society and Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society. Alice was an active volunteer in the Veteran’s Unit of FMH and helped many families with her efforts to keep seniors in their homes in their final days with palliative care. Although Alice’s life was an active one that kept her busy, her family always came first and cherished those special times with family. She is survived by her daughters, Sherrill (Barry) Wilson, Oshawa, ON; Lynne Backman-Drew, Indian Path; Marlene Mercer, West Northfield; sister, Marjorie Radford, Surrey, BC; brother, Philip (Agnes), Dayspring; grandchildren, Josh, Nikki, Shawn, Shad and Daneeka; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Avery, Alexis, Fynnigan, Daniel, Cecilia, Alister, Jax, Myla and Marcus. Besides her parents, Alice was predeceased by her husband, Douglas; sons-in-law, Jim Backman, Daniel Mercer and Doug Drew; brothers, Donald, Albert, Everett, Amos, John, Clarence, Douglas; sisters, Hilda Butcher, Agnes Tribou, Florence Godfrey and two infant brothers. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral home, 11213 Hwy. 3, Lunenburg where a memorial service to celebrate Alice’s life will be held Saturday at 11:00 a. m., Rev. Grace Caines-Corkum, officiating. Interment will be in Shepherd’s Hill Cemetery, Riverport. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Veteran’s Unit of Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital or to a charity of your choice.

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