Smith– 94, Middleton,
passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Valley
Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Brookside, Colchester County, he
was a son of the late Harry and Minnie (McCabe) Smith and step-son of
the late Cecil St. Clair Archibald.
Fraser worked as a Civil Servant with the Federal Government
as a Chief Stationary Engineer at DND, CFS Barrington, Baccaro, Nova
Scotia. An avid outdoorsman, he remained active until age 91, hunting,
fishing, four wheeling and keeping horses. He followed hockey and
cheered on his favourite team, The Pittsburgh Penquins, and everyone
in the house knew when they scored a goal! He enjoyed going for drives
on the backroads and telling stories of the past to whoever was with
him. He and his best friend Bobo travelled the roads, checking out the
sights and sipping on their coffees, always a double-double for
Fraser is survived by his children, Bona Hayward, Truro;
Donna Severance, Spirit River, Alberta; Allan (Audrey) Smith,
Dartmouth; Brenda Bower, High River, Alberta; Cecil (Barbara) Smith,
Lockeport; Barbara Smith-LeBlanc, Wilmot, Annapolis County; Amanda
Lynn (Douglas) Halliday, Nictaux; his sister, who is the last
surviving sibling, Ada Redmond, Middle Musquodoboit; sister-in-law,
Barbara Smith, Truro; several grandchildren, great grandchildren,
nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents and step-father, Fraser was
predeceased by his loving wife, Bona Gertrude (McBurnie); son-in-law,
John Hayward; sister, Margaret Ethel Marcotte; brothers, Foster Thomas
Smith, Elmer (Mae) Archibald.
Private family interment in Bible Hill Cemetery, 41 Warren
Drive, Bible Hill. If so desired, donations in Fraser’s
memory to a charity of choice are welcomed.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall –
Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of
condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Fraser’s
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