Capt Herbert Patrick Grant Fraser, CD, RN (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Captain Herbert Patrick Grant Fraser, CD, RN (Ret’d) at home in Saskatoon SK on 23 October 2020 at age 51 after a period of illness.
Grant grew up in Vancouver BC and attended Shawnigan Lake High School on Vancouver Island. He started his military career with the Primary Reserves in 1986 as an Infanteer and joined 6th Field Engineer Squadron as Combat Engineer in 1988. During his time with 6th Field he deployed on the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) in the former Yugoslavia in 1992-93 as a Corporal attached to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment.
Following his long-standing interest in Nursing, Grant worked in Romania in 1994-95 with the Service of Mobile Emergency and Resuscitation where he was responsible for pre-hospital supervision of personnel and ensuring the proper maintenance and serviceability of equipment. As a Master Corporal, Grant made a career shift to nursing in 1998 when he was accepted into the nursing program at the University of Saskatchewan. He graduated with a BSc in Nursing (with Great Distinction) in 2001 and joined the Saskatoon Health Region. Throughout his training and career as a Registered Nurse Grant was very active in supporting his profession. In 2000-02 he assisted in organizing a student nursing exchange to an acute care hospital in Romania.
Grant was commissioned into the Canadian Forces Medical Service in 2001 and served for 11 years as a Critical Care Nursing Officer with 16 Field Ambulance in Saskatoon He served in positions from Platoon Commander, Operations and Training Officer, Clinical Training and Standards Officer, and was appointed Officer Commanding of the 16 Field Ambulance Detachment in Saskatoon. Grant also deployed for a tour in Operation ATHENA (International Stabilization Force Afghanistan) in 2006 where he worked at the Multinational Medical Unit (Trauma Hospital) as a Critical Care Nursing Officer. In 2009 he qualified in Intensive Care Unit Nursing at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology
Grant retired as a Captain in Saskatoon in 2013 and continued to work as a Critical Care Registered Nurse for the Saskatoon Health Region.
Funeral arrangements will be advised when known.