FRASER, Robert Hector, Sgt (Ret’d), CD, MSE Op, RCASC

It is great sadness that Robert Fraser of Surrey, BC passed away at home on 19 June 2024 at the
age of 88 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Bob was surrounded by Andrea his loving wife of 41
years and family were by his side. Robert was able to spend Father’s Day with his son Bob and
Bob’s three adult children Robert, Logan and Marlee and partners. A very special day for both
Robert and Bea. Robert will be greatly missed by Bea’s Children, Brenda, Janet, Shannon, Bill
and grandchildren Trevor, Shayla, Kristi, Kari, Owen, Jennifer (Wife), Andrea, and great
grandchildren Solan, Logan, Chloe, Marek, Ania, Jace and Jesi and his many good friends.
Bob was born in Dunphail, Morayshire, Scotland. After immigrating to Canada, he settled in
Quick, BC. Bob then worked the first winter hauling CNR Railway ties to the Quick station with
a team of horses and sleigh. His adventures took him to work in Provost, AB working on a farm.
He returned to BC to work construction before enlisting in Vancouver in January 1957. Robert
was sent to Camp Borden, to the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps school for basic training
and Driver training.
In 1958, Bob volunteered to serve in UNEF in the middle East. He was stationed at Camp Rafah
Egypt for one year with 56 Canadian Transport Company. Bob was posted back to 11 company
RCASC at Jericho Beach in Vancouver from Egypt. Bob was awarded the United Nations Medal,
the Canadian Peacekeepers Medal and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal. Bob lived
in Surrey, BC where he worked for Atlas Construction for over 30 yrs. operating Heavy
Equipment, once retired Bob volunteered for the Vancouver cancer Society. Bob drove patients
to and from their appointments while listening to all kinds of music for 7 yrs. until moving to
Port Coquitlam.
While living in Port Coquitlam Bob worked on the Albion ferry for 4yrs. Bob also worked for
Avis Rent a car at the Vancouver Airport for 22yrs were he met a many great gentlemen, that
became close friends. Meeting up most Tuesday for coffee at various Tim Horton.
Bob and Bea took great pleasure in their place in Birch Bay and traveling to Baja, Mexico,
Newfoundland starting each trip with Willie Nelson sing “On the road again.
Bob enjoyed a ray of different hobbies, Photography, Bird watching, being outdoors cycling,
hiking, poetry (Robby Burns) and reading. Bob enjoyed meeting people from all walks of life,
noticing things that some people take for granted or didn’t make the time to see or notice. Bob
was a true gentleman in many was and a dear friend to many.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to BC Cancer Society. Family and friends are welcome to leave their
condolences on the memorial page at
hector-fraser-18255014 and share them with the family.

A committal service will be held on Monday, July 22nd 2024 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the
Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre (14831 28 Ave, Surrey, BC V4P1P3). A reception will be
held on Monday, July 22nd 2024 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the same location.