Gordon William Fraser

Sept 22, 1919 – July 22, 2012

Gone on a new adventure, with his favorite dog and a new map, Gordon William Fraser glided away from his roles of Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and Great-Great-Grandfather on July 22, 2012 at the North Okanagan Hospice House. Piano player, explorer of rivers, lover of maps, constant student of the universe, great wonderer, Gordon taught his family well the importance of asking questions, assuming a posture of curiosity about so many things. Natures unending complexity, distilled to the shape of mountains, courses of waterways, innate wisdom of creatures and the cycling of the seasons. Thank you Grandpa for being such a teacher, for the constancy of your presence in our lives, for your generosity with time and wisdom.  We will miss you. We honour you by our wave to you and wish for a safe journey. Gordon’s family will gather in the fall for a meal and celebration at the side of the river, where we will release his cremated remains into the water, through which he will eventually meet the sea ~ a landlocked sailor released at last. Those who will celebrate Gordon’s life: Sharon Webb, Ed Broza, Deb Leroux, Rachelle Leroux, Brian Zelaney, Averie Zelaney, Lindsay Leroux, Cameron Fellows, Carla Fellows, Zeb Fellows, and Wyatt Fellows. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at


Cremation arrangements entrusted to


Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

Vernon Morning Star

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