William James "Jim" Fraser, 78; of Cloverville Road, Antigonish passed away peacefully at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home on Sunday, June 7th,2015.
Born in Antigonish, he was the son of the late William and Margaret (Somers) Fraser.
Jim was educated in Antigonish and later completed several technical courses. He worked for a few years in Hamilton, Ontario and returned home where he worked at auto body repair and welding for several years. He was employed in the pulp production by John McCarron and John Allen MacDonald until his retirement.
He was a quiet man who enjoyed listening to music, taking long walks and spending time outdoors. He was an avid trapper and hunter receiving recognition for his furs and sharing his expertise on trapping with his friends and family. Jim stayed in the family home until 2010, making it possible for his mother to remain home until her passing at the age of 92.
Jim is survived by his sisters Paula Smith, Ottawa; Genevieve (Bernie) Richardson, Dartmouth; Margie (Vince) Grace, Cloverville Rd.; Theresa (Allan) MacDonald, Harbour Centre; and a brother Ron (Sheila), Pasadena, Nfld.; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was predeceased by his brother-in-law Jack Smith.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 pm Thursday, June 11, 2015 in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral Mass 11:00 am, Friday in St Ninian’s Cathedral, Rev. Donald MacGillivray presiding. Burial in the Parish cemetery. Donations can be made to the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home Cobblestone Cottage.
Special thanks to Dr. Booth and the caring staff of the Cobblestone Cottage Unit.
Service Date: Friday, June 12, 2015
Service Time: 11:00AM
Service Location: St. Ninian's Cathedral