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FRASER, Thomas (Tom) George

July 10, 1940 – August 21, 2011

Thomas (Tom) George Fraser beloved husband of June Fraser of DeWinton, passed away with family by his side on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at the age of 71 years.

Tom was educated in Winnipeg where he grew up, met and married the love of his life, June. There, he worked in the grocery business enjoying life with June while raising their son Randy. Work took him to Calgary at the age of forty-eight when Superstore asked him to manage their stores in Western Canada. While in Calgary, he was promoted to Senior Vice-President.

June and Tom were married for fifty-two wonderful years and enjoyed life to the fullest. They were very involved with breeding and showing Westies and made many friends pursuing their passion. They also spent many good times in Florida over the past several years.

Tom leaves behind wife June; son Randy (Yvonne); sister Kathy (Rick); brother Don (Bernice); grandchildren, Jessica, Jenna and Kendall; great-grandchild Mackenzie; and sister-in-law Lynda (Chris) Emery. Tom will be deeply missed by all who knew him for his larger-than-life personality, quick wit and abundance of patience, and his gentle guiding manner. He was loved and highly respected by all who knew and worked with him. He was predeceased by his mother and father, George and Jean Fraser.

A Celebration of Tom’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. A service to be held in Winnipeg will be announced at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Tom Fraser, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. On behalf of the Atlantic Region of the Canadian West Highland White Terrier Club I would like to express my sincere condolence to June and Randy and to all of Tom’s extended family. He will be greatly missed.

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  2. Carolyn Munnoch :

    I would like to extend my sincere condolences to you, June, and your family. I can only imagine how sad you are all feeling at the moment. I am thinking of you during this difficult time. May you find strength in each other and may your happy memories of Tom always be a part of your lives.

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  3. I wish to offer my deepest condolences to you and your families. Tom was a fantastic person and loved by many. Having had the privilege to work with Tom for over 20 years at Westfair, I will always remember him as a person I highly admired and aspired to become. Tom was our “rock”. He will be missed. God Bless

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  4. Diana Cleghorn :

    To June and the rest of Tom’s family I send my deepest condolences. My thoughts will be with you over this difficult time. I did not know Tom well, but I respected him as a competitor and fellow Westie lover, very much.

    With deepest regards,
    Diana Cleghorn

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  5. Patricia & Colin Bradley :

    Please accept our deepest condolences in the loss of Tom. I had 13 pleasurable years showing Westies against him and he always had time and a kind word for me. He will be sadly missed by the Westie Community

    Trish Bradley
    Dukeries Kennels
    Grande Prairie, AB

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  6. June
    I know you will miss your best friend terribly. Take heart in the good times you shared. My thoughts are with you.

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  7. Diana Garner & Frank Groves :

    June we am so sorry – Tom was a true gentleman. His obvious love for you and his fur kids was great to see. I still remember seeing the two of you in Long Beach and him walking around the ring with Shannon and Merci. Diana and Frank

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  8. Harriet Sherman :

    Dear June
    Please accept my deepest condolences to you, and your whole family. I know that this is the hardest time for you – I know that the two of you were so close but you will get through this. My thoughts are with you.
    Best regards,
    Harriet

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  9. Dear June
    Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. Things will get better as time passes and friends and family gather around you.
    Take Care,
    Joan Carter

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  10. To June and the family, I would like to send my deepest sympathy in the loss of Tom. I was fortunate enough to buy my first Westie from June and Tom, and that started me on the road to fifteen years of breeding. Tom will be sadly missed by all the Westie people.
    Ina Bureau
    BrodWin Kennel
    Victoria B.C.

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  11. Robin and Barbara Day :

    To June and family:
    Please accept our depest condolences on the loss of Tom. He will be sadly missid in the Westie World.

    Robin & Barb Day
    Washington Ont

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  12. Gary and Michelle Swoboda :

    June and family – we are devastated by the loss of Tom, as are you. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    If there is anything we can do – please ask. Bryn sends kisses and licks to you June.
    Angel hugs, Michelle

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  13. Joanne McCall :

    June, sincere condolences to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom will be greatly missed by all and the Terrier group has lost a great man. Joanne and the Murdock Clan

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  14. Derek, Sue and the girls :

    June

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Tom will be greatly missed. Thank you for all you have given us.

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  15. I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Although I’ve been away from the dog world for a while the fond memories are fresh. Brymill Kennels and your wonderful dogs brought the wonderful world of Westies to a greater level.

    Take care, Brenda
    Brenmar Kennels

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  16. June and Randy,
    My parents and I were so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. We have fond memories of your Winnipeg days. Thinking of you,
    Sharon Maltz

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  17. Lee Anne Bateman :

    June and Family, my thoughts are with you. Tom, always the gentleman, will be missed by all of his friends at the dog shows. He always had a smile and a friendly hello. In the Terrier ring, as I’m sure in all aspects of his life, he aimed for excellence.

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  18. I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Tom. I will always remember the times we spent at his house as a child. At least the pain has gone away! All our love, Susan

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  19. •I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.

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  20. Dear June and family,

    It has been many years since the Terrier groups in Winnipeg but the memories will always live on. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    Jan Palmer & Ernie Kowalec and the Skyes

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  21. Phil and Miriam Maltz :

    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We share your sorrow and loss – We have very fond memories of Tommy.
    Letter following, Be strong

    Phil and Miriam

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  22. Donna McKellar :

    My deepest and most sincere sympathies. Donna

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  23. Ray and Roz Krahn :

    Dear June:

    Our very deepest sympathy to you and your family. Tommy was one of the really good guys and will be missed. At this time of terrible tragedy try to think of all the good times, what a success Tom was and how many people admired him.

    Hugs to you and will see in Wpg.
    Ray and Roz

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  24. Don and Gail Krieger :

    June, you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. We are so glad we had the opportunity to know Tom and to know you. Thank you for all you and Tom did for Zoomie. We will always be grateful. It was such a pleasure knowing Tom. We will remember him fondly.

    Don and Gail Krieger

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  25. Gillian Robertson :

    Dear June & Family
    I was saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time. So many memories of the good times at the Winnipeg shows and all the lovely Westies.

    Gillian Robertson

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  26. My deepest sympathy to you and the family. I will surely miss Tom and remember the fond memories in Winnipeg. God Bless.

    Joyce Poole

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  27. Judy. McVeigh :

    So sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. The dogshowv world has lost one of it’s true gentlemen and we have lost a wonderful friend. He will be missed. May God help you find peace until you are together again. Judy, Dave & Jackie, and Kiersten McVeigh

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  28. Jan MacDonald :

    I was very sorry, June, to read Tom’s obituary today. It is certainly a great loss for you and your family. You were certainly blessed in your life to have found him.

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  29. My deepest sympathies to the Fraser Family in your time of great sorrow. I hope time will help you heal and remember the many good times you all shared.

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  30. Graham and Christine Fordyce :

    Dear June,

    Graham and I were very saddened to hear
    about Tom. We bought three wonderful westies from you and Tom over the years. First one in 1977 and our last one in 2001. We will both always think of Tom when we go to dog shows and watch the westies being shown.

    Our Deepest Sympathy and Prayers to you and your family

    Graham and Christine & Jaunty

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  31. Shannon and Ethan Hallett :

    June we can not express what a profound difference Tom has made in our lives. His Westie (Bonnie) was a great healer during a time of illness. You have been so kind and generous with us. We are truly great-full that we had the opportunity to get to know him. We are praying for you and your family.
    Love Shannon and Ethan

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  32. Christine Zielinski & Janice Gessner :

    June,
    Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time. It was always a pleasure to visit with Tom at the dog shows, and while he will be sadly missed; his contributions to the Terrier world will always be remembered.

    Christine Zielinski & Janice Gessner

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  33. Nancy & Sam Popovich :

    Deepest sympathy on your loss, June. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Nancy & Sam Popovich

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  34. Carol & Marlene Agland :

    Hi June

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

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  35. With deepest sympathy June and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    Darlene Ayre

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  36. What a great smile, and wonderful laugh Tom had. My deepest sympathy to June and the whole family. I will always remember Tom’s presence in our hobby, and the memories he has given many of us with his terriers.

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  37. Dan & Elizabeth Walker :

    June:
    We were saddened to learn of Tom’s passing. Our deepest and most sincere sympathy to you and your family. Now the three musketeers are only two!

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  38. Perry McFarlane :

    My Dearest June:

    It was with very great sadness that I heard from Shannon about the sudden passing of Tom. I sat in total disbelief for what I’m sure was an hour or more. I met many people over the last years in the dogshow world. You and Tom stand out as one of my most favourites. Whenever I attended a show, I always made a point to try to find out if you both were attending. Your laughter and positive energy was infectous. The dogshow world has suffered a tremendous loss in Tom’s passing.
    I remember that trip with you both to Mexico. The fond memories and your fruity drinks will stay with me always. The Xmas parties at Shannon’s. That was the last time I saw Tom (Dec/2010). How fragile life is..
    I attended the Funeral on that Friday. It was a beautiful service. The tributes. You seemed to be holding up well but I’m sure that you were hurting inside. This pain will get better.
    Tom left an impact on my life like he did to so many. My regret is that I did not have enough time to know him better. He was a very fine man.
    June, hang on to the fond memories. Turn to family and friends when you need them. The ones we love, will always be in our hearts. They never go away. Smile when you can, laugh when you can and cry when you have to.

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  39. Glenda MacDonald and the Bergner family :

    Junie – We were so saddened to see Tom’s obituary in the paper. We hope to see you in Winnipeg.

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  40. Carol & Marlene Agland :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

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