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Fraser, Kenneth Blair Sr, 79, of Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia passed away April 3, 2024 at Halifax Hospice peacefully surrounded by loving family. He was born in Halifax to the late Douglas Blair Fraser & Rita Muriel Fraser (Barnes). During his life Ken was a loving husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 13 years, Sandra Kelly-Fraser. He was predeceased by his first love and former wife, and mother of his children, Linda Fraser. He is also survived by his children, Kenneth Fraser Jr, Susan Fraser, Glenn Fraser (Sue), and his children inherited through marriage, but like his own, Robb Kelly (Natalie) and Karen Kelly (Steve), and grandchildren Michael, Laura, Allison, Zach, Morgan, Christopher, Nicholas, and Taylor. Ken also cherished his 6 great grandchildren. Ken is also survived by his sister Bonnie Thomander (Don), inlaws Fay Bellefontaine (Cletus), Frank Thorne (Barb), and Joy Pottie, his best friend Johnny, and many nieces and nephews. Ken was also predeceased by best friend Bart. Dad, known to many as “Beaver”, was an HRM Firefighter for 35 years. For our dad, being a firefighter represented comradery and brotherhood. His coworkers were like a second family. Hearing the stories from the station are memories we will never forget. For 20 years, when not on duty at the fire station, Dad could be found driving Casino Taxi. Dad was Jack of all Trades who could build anything and everything you needed. He, along with his Fire Department brothers, built the 2 family homes we grew up in. Dad’s sense of adventure is something we wish everyone could experience. Dad and mom loved to travel. As his children, one of our best memories was a time we were camping; it was going to rain all week, so we packed up and off to Montreal we went to watch 3 baseball games. It was an adventure of a lifetime. Anyone who knew our dad knows he loved watching the Toronto Maple Leafs. As with his family, his loyalty has never wavered. He also loved watching the Blue Jays & Expos (until they shuffled off to Washington). One of Sandra’s fondest memories is attending her first Blue Jays game with Ken. They also enjoyed trips down south and a visit to Elvis’ house; there was never a dull moment with these two. Ken played Baseball, Hockey & Slow pitch until his heart condition limited his sporting life; he then became a team manager from the couch. On Sundays he could be found poolside, beer in hand, with his children, grandchildren, and friends; memories that will be remembered by all for a lifetime. He was an avid golfer who scored a hole in one at the Airlanes Golf and Country Club; he made sure to frequently remind us of this. He loved playing crib with anyone who was up for the challenge, but especially with his grandchildren. Dad’s gift for making people feel loved and cared for is one we will cherish forever. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2024. Please drop-in from 2 pm to 4 pm at 49 Friesian Court in the Common Room. Parking is available in visitor spots or on the street. The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to dad’s palliative care nurse practitioner, Mandi Tinning, and the wonderful, compassionate staff at Hospice Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Hospice Halifax.

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 7, 2024
In the Common Room
49 Friesian Court
Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Kenneth Fraser

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