With aching hearts, we bid goodbye to Fraser McAllan—poet, writer, editor, speaker, teacher, artist, craftsman, singer–who deeply loved nature, children and animals and delighted in helping people. Born in Scotland on March 3, 1932, he passed away on November 7, 2015 at the age of 83.

He was a masterful, engaging speech coach of two world champions and countless others. He will be remembered by his generosity, vibrant spirit, intense passions, creativity, keen and curious mind, wit and humour which persisted to the very end.

He will be sorely missed by his beloved wife, Arabella, children, grandkids–and caring friends, students, and colleagues whose lives he touched.

We are deeply moved and grateful for the notes, greetings, visits and immense support and extreme kindness he has received, from caring folks, close and far-away friends and family. If you wish to remember Fraser or send your thoughts to Arabella, please email:

Fraser’s poem embodies his philosophy:


by Fraser McAllan ®1976

Say not that you love me above all others

The World cares not for all my wit or wisdom rare

Of secrets hid or soul laid bare

When I have gone

to Paradise or to eternal rest

Or into nothingness ~

encompassed all about with naught

Say only this: that you remember me

On this alone rests


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