Julia Mae (Merrick) Fraser passed away peacefully at Belvedere Heights, on Thursday, May 11th, 2023. Age 97 years.

Beloved wife of the late Charles Robert Fraser. Loving mother of Steve Fraser and his wife Denise; Karen Bethune and her husband Wib; Murray Fraser and his wife Lorraine Dougherty; Terry Fraser and his wife Michele; and the late Beverley (husband Mel LeDrew). Dear grandmother of Kyle (Amy) and Kirsten LeDrew;
Patrick Fraser (Stefanie) and Meghan Hoxha; Kelli Peters (Jeff); and David and Cameron Fraser. Dear great grandmother of Ashley and Alex Peters; Julia and Kyla LeDrew; and Alana Hoxha. Dear sister of the late Hilda Stoneman and Thelma Mann. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Julia was born in 1925 at Bear Cave, Cardwell Township to the late William Merrick and Margaret (Hicks) Merrick. She served for Canada in the Navy as a Wren in WWII. Julia and Charles were married in 1949. Julia was hired as the Treasurer of Humphrey Township in 1966, and then advanced to her position as Clerk-Treasurer until she retired in 1988. Julia then served as a Township councillor until 1997. Julia moved to the Gardens of Parry Sound, and then Belvedere Heights in her later years. The Fraser family would like to thank the staff at The Gardens, Belvedere Heights and the West Parry Sound Health Centre for the excellent care that Julia received.

A Celebration of Julia’s Life will take place at the Logan Funeral Home, 81 James Street, Parry Sound (705-746-5855), where family and friends will be received on Thursday, May 18th from 12:00 – 1:00 P.M.

Funeral Service will take place in the Logan Memorial Chapel on Thursday, May 18th at 1:00 P.M. Reception to follow.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated.


I really did not know Mrs. Fraser, but my grandparents sure did (The Woodroffes) and just hearing her name reminds me of all the times they spoke so highly of her. They always spoke of her kindness and how helpful she was at the Town Office. I felt as if I knew her too. My condolences to her family.

-Karen-Ann Sandoval

Terry, Michele, David and Cameron, we are so sorry for your loss. Julia was one of a kind and has left a wonderful legacy. Thinking of you and the rest of the Fraser clan during this difficult time.

-Scott and Cheryl Bissonette

Julia was a Force to remember. She was dedicated to her Family, her Township which nobody knew better in her time both as Clerk/Treasurer and Councillor. Julia saw so much in her life from Bear Cave to Service in WW II the growth and strength of “Her” Township, her committee work and her enjoyment and travel with her family. Rest In Peace.

-Steve Elsasser

Friends of mine knew Julia and Bev LeDrew was my teacher. My condolences.

-Chris Whittaker

Sad to hear of Julia's passing , our sincere condolences to all the family. Julia has left some wonderful memories for all to treasure. Regards, Bev & Tony Hawkrigg

-Bev & Tony Hawkrigg

“My deepest sympathies to Julia’s children, their families and to all who loved her…. I have many, many fond memories of Julia….her trying to teach me to swim every summer….gallons of koolaid and popsicles….and Christmas dinners….A strong dedicated intelligent woman that you never, ever told you might vote Liberal…. She was a force to be reckoned with for sure.. I have the most respect for her….❤️”

-Lynn Legacy

My deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the entire Fraser family. Terry it was just over a week ago we had a chance meeting and discussed family and truly understand now the information regarding your Mothers condition. It was easy to see her strong sense of Family, community doing the right thing and a genuine truthful and caring nature. She is now in the company of the Creator reunited with those who have passed before truly at peace knowing without doubt she will see you all again. Mrs. Fraser May God Bless You and Rest in Peace


Sincere condolences to all the family of Julia. We knew Julia well as she was mother-in-law to my brother Mel LeDrew. Lovely and kind lady. Our thoughts are with you all.
Linda and Jon Forsythe

-Linda and Jon Forsythe

Our heartfelt condolences to all of Julia’s (Mrs. Fraser’s) family. We are truly sorry for your loss.

-Kathy & Steve Tait, Alice Bissonette

So sorry for your loss.

-Laura Anne Moon

My husband, Bruce, spoke often of Julia. They worked together over the years on several township legal matters. I am sure they did not always agree & they may not always have been on the same side, but I know how much Bruce respected her.
Some years later, when. I got to know Julia as more than a name, I appreciated her friendship & the kindness she showed me. We served as council members of different municipalities during the same years - a bond we had - but she had such a depth of experience to contribute!

My sympathy to you all. It’s hard to think of Humphrey without thinking of Julia.

-Nancy Cunningham

So very sorry for your loss. Doesn't matter how long we have them with us or how prepared we think we are. We don't ever seem to be ready. Hugs and prayers to your whole family. She is an icon that will never be forgotten ❤️

-Debi and Caitlin Daniels

My sincere condolences to the Fraser family. Julia Fraser was a trailblazer and role model for many women who followed at a time when being so was not easy. Please RIP.

-Susanne Powell

Sympathy to all the Fraser family on the loss of your dear Mom. She raised a strong, contributing family. May you find strength now in your togetherness and in your memories. Sincerely, Pat and Richard Poole

-Patricia and Richard Poole

Karen and Wib. So sorry to hear of your mother's passing Karen. My condolences.

-Jackie Johnston

You all are like our extended family and we deeply feel your loss.

-Maxine & John Boudreault and the Dixon family