Martin William Fraser of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2007 at the age of 63 years after a valiant struggle with lung cancer.
Martin was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to Calgary in 1970. In November 1988, he was involved in a serious accident crossing Macleod Trail and as a result of the accident, was confined to a wheelchair. From that day onward, Martin’s life changed dramatically. He took on the role of advocate and was instrumental in many changes to enhance the lives and improve accessibility for the handicapped. Martin had an uncanny sense of humour and a positive attitude.
He is survived by his only brother and sister-in-law, Anthony and Mary Fraser, their children, grandchildren, and by many nieces, nephews, and cousins in Canada, the United States, England and Scotland. He was predeceased by his parents Anthony Fraser in 1961 and Mary Cairney Fraser in 1970, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. A Celebration of Martin’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. A private family graveside service will be held in January 2008 at St. Mary’s Cemetery where Martin will be interred with his mother. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966 or to the Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency (URSA), 808 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 7N8 Telephone: (403) 272-7722. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at URSA (Easy Street) who enriched Martin’s life and encouraged his goals for the past ten years. Warm thanks also go out to Proverbium Homes owners and staff who provided him with a warm, loving atmosphere for the past few years in their group home.
In living memory of Martin Fraser, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences