Lois Gertrude Fraser

February 24, 1928 ~ November 3, 2019

It is with deep sadness we announce our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, Lois Gertrude Fraser passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family at the age of 91 years old.

Born February 24th, 1928 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, she passed away on November 3rd, 2019 in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Lois loved living in the north and was an active member of the Whitehorse community, where she resided for the better part of 48 years. Lois was a member of Beta Sigma Phi for over 70 years, joined the Royal Purple in 1989, and was an integral part of Girl Guides Canada throughout her lifetime. Lois loved her community, family, and friends. Her door was always open for a visit, tea, and a good laugh.

Lois is predeceased by her daughter, Joan Anderson; her sister Joan; her father Alex; brothers Colin and George; and her mother Cecila.

Lois is survived by her daughters Vanessa (Geoff Grant) and Debra (Patrick Downey); son Colin Anderson; her 6 grandchildren, Jason, Jennifer, Janice, Nichole, Michelle, and Robert; her 12 great-grandchildren, Alicia, Jonathan, Isabella, Madeline, Gavin, Sophia, Preston, Nolan, Olivia, Calla, Elliette, and Audrey; and her 2 great-great-granddaughters, Juliana and Skyla.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Golden Age Society of Whitehorse.

It is with heartfelt gratitude we extend our appreciation to the incredible team of doctors, Dr. S.
Alton, Dr. D. Storey, Dr. S. Samuelson, and Dr. D. Kanachowski. A big thank you to Sophie from Social Work, Jeanette from Occupational Therapy, and all her nurses especially Brie and Theresa. A special thank you to the entire Home Care team, especially Sol Ledine, for their exceptional care of Lois. We could not have fulfilled Lois’ wishes to be at home without this amazing team. Their time, commitment to her comfort, professionalism, support and compassion was extraordinary.

In honour of Lois’ memory, there will be a tea and a celebration held at Hellaby Hall in the Anglican Church of Canada in Whitehorse, on Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

4 Comments

  1. Elsie Bagan

    We lost a great friend but the skies received a beautiful new star.
    My most heartfelt condolences go out to each of you.
    We will all miss Lois’ joy of life, her friendship and her laughter.

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    • Vanessa Grant

      Thank you Elsie, she was feisty right at the end. She wanted us to call Dave Storey at 3 in the morning when she had some severe pain, because he had a commitment that she wouldn’t have any pain to give him shit and call him a f—– liar.

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  2. Mary Anne Harach

    Vanessa I am so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing, she was a very nice lady and will be missed by a lot of people, my thoughts are with you and all the family.

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