1932 – 2006
MacGregor Fraser (aka “Greg”, “Red” or “Mac”) of Courtenay passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a brief battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents, he is survived, respected and loved by his wife of 39 years ClÃ©mence, his son Dr. Matheson MacGregor Fraser Ph.D. of Vancouver and his older brother Honorable Robert P. Fraser Q.C. (Jean) of Calgary, in addition to relatives, nephews and nieces in Canada and around the world.
MacGregor was born in Saskatoon, on July 9th, 1932 where he grew up and graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. His career was in the pulp and paper industry. He began his employment with consolidated Bathurst in Grand-MÃ©re, QC where he met his wife, before moving to Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver. While living in Vancouver, he worked and consulted in the industry at various mills in B.C. and Washington, including Elk Falls in Campbell River and Port Mellon on the Sunshine coast.
Although he had many hobbies and interests, including skiing, winemaking and travel, his lifelong passions were antique cars and golf. He retired to the Comox Valley where he could play golf to his heart’s content, drive his antique car and enjoy his family and friends.
He was a Life Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, a member of the Royal Canadian Golf Association, Comox Valley Vintage Wheels, Comox Valley Probus and the Crown Isle Golf Course.
The family thanks Dr. D. Bowler, Dr. J. Chartrand and Dr. S. Lundy for their expert care. Greg received great care from all of the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations can be made to the Cancer Society of British Columbia at: 102 – 1509 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2K6.
A Celebration of MacGregor’s life will be held at Crown Isle on Friday, at 1 P.M. Feb. 24/06 at the Crown Isle Club House with Chaplain Gordon Carter officiating.