FRASER, John Roderick
FRASER, John Roderick - 53, Pictou, formerly of Trenton, died in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, on Sunday, September 14, 1997. Born in Stellarton, he was the eldest son of Theresa (MacGillivray) Fraser, Trenton, and the late John Ronald Fraser. Roderick attended St. John's Academy and Trenton High School. He entered the Canadian Forces and became a member of 1st Battalion Royal Canadian Guards 2nd Company, stationed at Picton, Ont. He served with the United Nations peacekeeping forces in Cyprus and was awarded the UNFICYP Medal. He also served as a guardsman on Parliament Hill. After his tour of duty, he began his occupation in steel erection and was employed on the construction of the A. Murray MacKay Bridge, Halifax. He worked on the stack at Trenton generating plant; was employed by I. Matheson Foundry as a high pressure welder, and later was employed by Trenton Works. He was associated with North Shore Drug Dependency, Pictou, and was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 29, Trenton.
Besides his mother, he is survived by brothers, Harry and Douglas, Trenton; Gary (Janet), Scotsburn; sisters, Patricia (Donald) Hussher, Trenton; Florence (Wilfred) Rector, Fort St. John, B.C.; an uncle, aunts, nieces, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and many friends. Besides his father, he was predeceased by a brother in infancy. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday in Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, Trenton, Rev. Gary MacPherson officiating, assisted by Rev. Robert Day. Interment will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Cemetery. Family flowers only. In lieu, donations may be made to North Shore Drug Dependency, Pictou, or a charity of choice.