A memorial for Bill Fraser (Jan. 15, 1959 — March 5, 2010)
On August 29, 2010, there will be a memorial service in memory of the late Bill Fraser, who passed earlier this year on March 5 and was buried March 10 in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut.
The memorial will be held in North Lake Harbor, Prince Edward Island on Aug. 29 at the residence of Winnie Fraser McKay.
Bill was known by many across the North, having been a social worker in countless communities in the N.W.T and Nunavut. He is remembered as being friendly, talkative and always having an idea or 10 in the back of his mind about how to help people in need.
He lived in the North from the time when he was a teenager to his last day and loved the people, the culture, the language, and the land. He was a strong man who loved to kayak and never missed an opportunity to tell anyone that it was Inuit who invented it, or to educate people about Inuit history, culture and language.
These are just a few memories of Bill. If you knew Bill, or have a memory of him and would like to have it shared with his family at the memorial, don’t hesitate to email them to [email protected]
Not all who want to will be able to attend the memorial, but written words can be read to his mother, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who weren’t able to attend the funeral, and also to his brother, wife and children who will be there.
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