Cpl Allister Thomas Fraser (Ret'd)

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    We regret to advise that Corporal Allister Thomas Fraser (Ret'd) died suddenly at the age of 92 on 6 June 2008, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. NS.

    Born in Glace Bay NS, he served with the Royal Canadian Engineers during the Second World War. Allister graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry Engineering and was employed in 1945 with the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests as the first forester for Cape Breton Island. He served Cape Breton Island in the role of Manager of Forest Resources from 1948 to until his retirement in 1981. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 53) and St. Mark's Lodge (Branch 35), Baddeck. He was also a devoted member of Greenwood United Church, Baddeck, where he served as an elder for 35 years and was involved with Sunday school and United Church Presbytery activities.

    Visitation will be held in MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck, 9 June from 2-5 p.m. And 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Greenwood United Church, Baddeck, Tuesday, 10, June at 2 p.m.. Internment in Middle River Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in Allister's memory may be made to Greenwood United Church Memorial Fund or Victoria County Memorial Hospital. [zpp]