James Alan ‘Al’ Frazer; age78, passed away peacefully from Alzheimer’s Disease on April 3rd, 2021 at the Queen’s Manor, Liverpool
Al was born to the late Thomas Luke and Isabella (Hepple) Frazer on December 24, 1942 in Upleadon, Gloucestershire, England. He was the youngest of four children.
Al is survived by his loving wife, Gloria (Rideout) of Liverpool; son, Tim (Ruby Flemming) of Pleasantville and many loving nieces and nephews.
Al was predeceased by his sisters, Joyce Strickland (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia), Elizabeth Knowles (Lancaster, England) and Dorothy Taylor, (Wells, England).
A number of years after the death of his father and at the age of 13, Al and his mother Isabella, immigrated to Nova Scotia. He loved his new life and revelled in the sense of space that Canada gave him. When he was old enough he joined the Royal Canadian Navy. After he left the Navy he and his wife settled in New Glasgow where he became a prominent commercial artist specializing in freehand, sign painting. For many years, his work was featured all over Pictou County.
Al was a long time member of the New Glasgow Legion Branch 34. He was also a past member of the Kinsman Club and the Abercrombie Volunteer Fire Department.
Al loved the great outdoors, and loved spending in the woods hunting, fishing and learning the art of fly tying. For a number of years he operated the Silver Springs Trout Farm in Little Harbour. He was always happiest when he was outdoors. One of his special joys in life was sponsoring and teaching children’s fishing at his trout farm and helping the young ones experience the joy of catching a fish for the first time.
Family was always important to Al and in his retirement he worked with his nephew Whit at the Strickland Salmon Hatchery in Little Harbour, Pictou County.
In the last year and a half of his life, Al lived at Queen’s Manor in Liverpool where he received exceptional care. The family wish to express their gratitude and appreciation to all the staff and volunteers at Queen’s Manor and thank them for the love and support they gave Al, especially during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandler’s Funeral and Cremation Service, Liverpool. A private graveside servive will take place at a later time in Little Harbour, Pictou County. Donations in Al’s memory can be made to Queen’s Manor, Liverpool or the Royal Canadian Legion. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Gloria and family, I am so sorry to read, that Al has passed away. I know, no words, will comfort you, at this time. My sincere condolences to you and the family. Shirley
Gloria and Family:
So sorry for your loss
Dear Gloria and Tim Im so sorry to hear about the passing of uncle Al. Always in our thoughts..
Dear Gloria and Tim and Ruby
It is so sad to have Al leave us. He has a special place in our hearts and will be greatly missed. Wishing you my deepest sympathies. I know it will be hard to get used to life without Al
Ted and Sherri Roy
Dear Gloria, we were so sad to hear of Al’s passing. Ted and I really enjoyed his company and liked the things he stood for when it came to family. I know you must have many great memories to help you through. Take care and know we are thinking about you ❤️
Gloria, so sorry for your loss, sending my condolences.
Kim CCA RQHS
Bon & Charlie Greer
Please accept our sincere condolences to the family of Al.
I am so saddened to hear of Al’s passing. It was great to get to know him this summer during my time at the manor. Take care
Sorry for you and your families loss, it was a real nice picture of Al. Sorry I couldn’t be there for you, but I am with you in your prayers.
Will always love you,
Dear Gloria and Tim, I’m so sorry to hear that Al has passed away. We had a lot of great times in years gone by that I’ll remember. My thoughts and prayers are with you both at this time. Love Brenda
Dear Aunt Gloria,
Wishing you strength and peace at this difficult time.
Kelly Rideout-Traversa and family.
Gloria, I wish to offer my condolences to you and your family. I know I never met Al but I remember you as a young person.
Our prayers are with you.
Gloria, Tim & Ruby sending love, hugs and our deepest sympathies to you all. We thought the world of Al Al Rest In Peace my friend.
John and Darlene Lewis
Gloria and Tim .Please accept my condolences and prayers at this time.Glad I was able to visit just before you moved
Peter Van Kessel
Gloria,Tim and Ruby
We were so sorry to hear about Al’s passing. We will cherish many great memories of Al.
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Sincere condolences to all the family.
Peter and Bernadette Van Kessel
Dearest friend Gloria and to Ruby Tim, extended family and friends. So sorry for the loss of a sweet gentle man. May Al rest in peace. Our sincere sympathy love Barb and Borden Dorey.
Al’s obituary describes a life well lived and an individual well loved. I had the privilege of knowing Al from his first days in Nova Scotia as a neighbour in Riverton, Pictou County and a school chum. We spent many happy days hunting Ruffed Grouse and Al tracked the first deer he harvested through our farm property in an early fall snow storm. I have many cherished memories of our times in the woods in Glengarry.
Our last visit together was in Glengarry when Chris kindly brought him to our woodlot shortly before his move to Liverpool.
Sincere condolences to Gloria, Tim and family. Rest in peace old friend.
Robert and Sheila Frame
Sueanne and Brian Geddes
Gloria, Tim , and Ruby
So sorry for your loss. We didn’t know Al very well but we have heard many stories of what a wonderful and kind person he was. Our thoughts and prayers are with you xo
Morag and Dale Frelick
Dear Gloria and Family, how sad we were to hear of Al’s passing. Please accept our condolences and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
RIP my good friend ! – -The times we spent together years ago hunting and fishing and the years in the Navy will be pleasant memories held dear for me for all time !
Carol Ann, Stan & Brandon Knell
Dear Gloria, Timmy & Ruby
Please accept our most sincere apologies on the passing of your husband, father and father-in-law.
Al was a very kind gentleman and I have some good memories going back as far as the wedding.
Hold his memories close in your hearts and he will never be far from you.
He will be missed…thinking of all of you.
Margaret Kennedy & David Shindler
Dear Gloria, Tim and Ruby,
David and Margaret in Oakville, ON send their sincere condolences to you on the passing of Al.
We have happy memories of spending time at family gatherings with Al and you at Northwest Cove.
May Al’s life have been a blessing to all who loved him.
Carol & Terry Whynott
So sorry for your loss
Tim & Ruby, W are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and the family.
Gloria so sorry for your loss I didn’t no Al but he seemed to be a great man.
Blake & Lisa
Tim and family
Please accept our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Gloria, Tim and Ruby:
I’m so sorry to hear about Al. May God surround you with his love and peace.