It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Gertrude Esther Fraser on November 2, 2011 after a long and courageous battle with Scleroderma. Gertrude faced her final challenge with the fortitude, tenacity and dignity we had come to expect from her throughout her life.
She was born at Bruce, Alberta on July 10, 1933. She married Donald G. Fraser on March 2, 1955 and they lived in Red Deer, Provost, Wetaskiwin and then in July 1969, moved to St. Albert.
Gertrude (“Gert” to her friends and family) was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother to her family. She will be deeply missed by her loving husband Don; sons Kent, Sheldon and Mark; grandson Kieran; sisters Lillian, Helen, Agnes, Emma, Hazel and Judy and her brother Ernie; as well as her many extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her brother Daniel.
A Memorial Service for Gertrude Esther Fraser will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, December 2, 2011 at Connelly-McKinley – St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Scleroderma Society of Canada, 1240 Tara Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2C 2H5.