Murray Foreman Fraser passed away peacefully, at Lakeland Long Term Care on Thursday, July 30th, 2020. Age 96 years.
Beloved husband of Janet Ruth Madigan. Loving father of Murina (Ron), James (Karen), Lynda (Gord), and Murray Jr. Murray will be forever remembered by his other family and many friends.
As was Murray’s wish, cremation has taken place.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Lakeland Long Term Care would be appreciated.
Murray and I became friends about 25 years ago. I was very lucky to meet such a talented man. Very beautiful Script writer and I have saved a copy of an envelope he sent once me. My condolences to the family on the passing of my wonderful friend.-Clifford Beagan
I am so sorry for your loss.
Uncle Murray was an exceptional person that brought a lot of happiness to a lot of people.
He will always be in my memories.
Sorry for your loss i remember Murray shopping at A P in the malt and him buying malt bread he was always nice a very friendly he loved his malt bread-Frank Stallard
Murray became a friend to my mother, Dorothy Remy, in recent years as they shared a table in the dining room in their residence at Lakeland LTC.
He was always wonderfully caring and kind, and most certainly a joy to speak with.
Mom and her family have been so very fortunate in getting to know Murray.
Sending our sincere condolences to you Janet, Murina, James, Lynda and Murray.
Marilyn Mooder-Marilyn Mooder
Place accept our condolences on Murray’s passing. I had the opportunity of working security at Killbear Park with him. He was a great partner and liked very much by staff and campers. Always full of jokes and wisdom.-Terry Calow
Sending prayers, murrey was a wonderful man. He was always polite n he will truly be missed . I'm retired now but was planning on visiting the many sweet residents I took care of in Lakeland once this pandemic was over . Prayers n hugs to u n your family may he RIP-Diane Bushey
Sending my condolences to the Fraser Family. I work with Murray many years ago at Killbear Provincal Park. Although he was older than most of the crew he was young at heart and fit right in. He was a talented artist, a story teller, always quick with a joke and a good natured practical joker who kept both staff and visitors on their toes.....I watched one day as he convinced (with a twinkle in his eye) a camper exiting the park that he couldn’t hit the open road to go home because the canoe on the top of his car was on backwards !
Thanks for the laughs Mr Fraser
Bruce Waddell-Bruce Waddell
My sincere condolences to Janet and the Fraser family on the passing of Murray. As Senior Park Warden at Killbear Provincial Park I had the pleasure of having Murray as part of my staff. He had a great sense of humour delighting staff and campers with his pet Mongoose. Murray was an excellent Park Warden working with others and by himself.
I feel very fortunate to have known and worked with Murray.
We extend our deepest sympathy to all the family. Spent many enjoyable years working with Murray & he was pure joy to have on my team & we will cherish all the memories & feel blessed having known & spent many good times with him.-Ken & Joan Henry
What can I say that Harold Gardner didn't already say. As a former Conservation Officer in Parry Sound I had the occasion to work some long weekends with Murray in Killbear Park.
He was a steady at the helm kind of guy and the pleasure to work with him was all mine.
We were just thinking about Murray the other day and then we saw that he had passed. We got to know and respect this fine veteran through the Legion. We are sorry that he is no longer with us but we're sure that he had a wonderful spot waiting for him up above.-Dave and Paulette LaBrash
This is for My Grandfather,
Murray Foreman Fraser, he was a great inspiration, such an energy, such a force and so much more in the years I was able to enjoy his love, his company, his guidance, his wit, his bottomless experiences, his ever evolving sense of humor.
Words can't put him into true imagery, true reflection or show full meaning of all he is/was & will be.
I feel that this is a celebration of his life, and is to show what a great man has left us with in our hands, heads and hearts.
Great thoughts, great memories and even more love than one can express in a single message.
Yet even more note worthy he blessed us with the grace of his presence, what an amazing soul.
I am grateful that we had the honour of enjoying all this and more.
No amount of words can put a candle to him, to acknowledge him and remember all he is/was and will be to us.
To Place him into the form of words, to show appreciation, the appreciation we all share, show and hold close.
But, I must leave space for the many to express how his life has touched them, with guidance, with protection, with wisdom, with never fading or flickering light and love.
Whatever he has meant to you, please let it be known. A true trail blazer, a never fazed Fraser.
And so the heavens have gained a great one, May you always be there to guide the lost, entertain those in need, make the weary smile and bless all of us with your laughter.
I salute and celebrate you Grandpa and each chapter of life you were a part of.
And it is not over, no.
not by a long shot, as we/they and I carry your Essence within in each of us with each step.
loud and proud, forever and always, your grandson,-Adam J. Fraser
Murray Foreman FRASER...
Although we never had the privilege of meeting you in person, we knew YOU!
You were "The Great One"--loving father to all your children, and dear and cherished grandpa and mentor to your grandchildren, one of whom (Adam), we are proud of and honoured to now call our son-in-law!
May you rest in His willing and capable Hands, and watch from not far, but from above.
In love, peace, and harmony...Forever more.
Hugs and Kisses...from your extended family...
Shirley FRIC and Family, Airdrie, Alberta XO
I am extremely grateful that I got to know and visit with Murray a few times (better known as ‘Grandpa’ through my husband Adam Fraser), perhaps the most notable visit being Remembrance Day 2019. The time we did have together was precious and I will cherish that forever. Even before I formally met him, I knew he was an amazing man! I will never forget his sense of humour, smile, twinkle in his eye, funny stories (recalling fond memories during his time at Killbear Park), charm, his warm gentle embrace, his memory. He STILL inspires many, including myself. Rest In Peace lovely, sweet, sweet Grandpa. We love you and miss you so much.-Tryphena Fraser
I wanted to offer my sincere condolences on the passing of Murray. I've thought of him several times over the last couple of years. I now wish more than ever, I'd have reached out sooner. I still remember the beautiful handwriting.-Darren Demers
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Murray. He was an absolute joy to be around. When I was a child, I always looked forward to when he would come to visit my Grandparents Ben and Agnes Hartline in Newcomerstown Ohio. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Daughter of Stephen & Catherine Shalosky
Wow! Yes, I do remember the humor, the 'fancy' handwriting your flower shop in Toronto. The cabin by the lake. Along with Aunt Rosella, Murina, Jimmy, Linda, Murray, and a cool dog with reddish hair.
The lake was a fun place to go, to get away from the 'bad'. We would go boating/swimming. I
enjoyed time there with Uncle Murray and all.
I remember a house in the suburbs. It had a sandlot in the back, & us kids would play in the sand with the trucks. Uncle Murray was such an easy going guy. Especially when we would run around his flower shop. He never minded, although my mom (Ruth Ann Hartline Cullinan Weatherford) would worry that we would break something! He loved us kids a whole bunch.
I loved our visits from Buffalo, NY.
I am so sorry I did not reach out sooner. Cousin Mary Ross told me Uncle Murray was 96 and still well about in January. I've wanted so badly to go up & visit.