Alexander Winston Fraser passed away peacefully on December 7, 2016 aged 76 years, beloved husband of Rhoda Westlake Ross. Alex was born in Charlottenburg Township, Glengarry County, September 24, 1940, the second son of Arlington D. Fraser (June 1904 – January 1997) and Grace MacDonald (March 1910 – September 1982). He is predeceased by his parents and one sister, Joan Audrey Ferjuc (September 1941- May 1993). He is survived by his wife, Rhoda, one sister, Frances (Louis Loczy) of Dalkeith, Ontario and one brother, James of the USA and Peru. Also survived by two nieces, Rosemarie Ferjuc of Calgary, Alberta and Elizabeth Fraser of Portland, Maine and two nephews, Joseph Ferjuc Fraser of Alberta and Michael Fraser of Maine. Also five step children, Tom Ross, Murdoch Ross, Lyle Ross (Moira MacDonald), of Bainsville, Ontario; Beth Rees (Murray) and Lynn Ross (Garry Murdock), of Courtenay, BC.
Alex was of U. E. L. descent on both sides of his parent’s ancestry, the Frasers and MacDonalds and was a founding member of the U. E. L. branch for S.D. & G. Counties. Pursuing his passion for genealogy, in 1974 Alex started the Glengarry Genealogical Society. In 1976 he published his first volume of the Gravestones of Glengarry series, the first of his many publications on Glengarry County. Following Rhoda and Alex’s marriage in September 1998 they travelled frequently to the west coast, eventually settling in Courtenay in 2000.
A private service is planned for a later date in Glengarry County, Ontario. More information on Alex’s life has been posted at:
Alex’s family would like to thank the nurses and support staff at VIHA, the Red Cross, and Father Marek. A very special thank you is extended to Dr. Lamykina for all her kindness and support. Donations in Alex’s memory may be made to your favourite charity or the Dalkeith Historical Society, www.dalkeithhistory.com.