Nadene Fraser

October 11, 2023

In Loving Memory

Nadene Fraser

It is with profound sadness that we are saying goodbye to our sister and friend Nadene Fraser. Her untimely death happened on October 12 at the age of 73 in Kamloops, BC.

Nadene will be greatly missed by her mother Norma Fraser and by her brothers Darcy [Mai] and Joe [Katherine], and by her two stepsons Regan and Darren [Jennifer].

Nadene was born on August 31,1950 in Penticton BC. As the oldest daughter in a young family, she moved a number of times in her life. Whether it was Williams Lake, Port Hardy, Prince George, or Kamloops; Nadene always enjoyed each school and learning about each new place. This love of knowledge and seeing new things stayed with her all of her life.   

Nadene did her last few years of schooling in Kamloops going to NorKam Senior Secondary. Shortly after graduation she got a job with the Federal Government. Nadene ended up working for the Unemployment Insurance Commission for over 30 years in both Kamloops and Campbell River, with the last 15 years of her career spent at the Regional Office in the lower mainland.

When Nadene retired in Kamloops in 2005, she volunteered her time with the National Association of Federal Retirees.  Nadene split her time with her volunteer friends and travelling.

She found it all fun, whether it was driving down a back road in BC to see what was around the next bend of the road or getting on a plane to fly somewhere to take a cruise or a tour of a different country.  Over the years she got to see Belgium, France, England, Australia, India and Thailand, just recently coming back from a trip to Scotland.

Nadene showed her Mom the fun of cruises by doing both the Panama Canal and around the southern tip of South America with her.

I will always see her in her favorite chair, in the winter months reading one of her books she enjoyed so much, then planning in her head the next trip to learn something new about a place she wanted to see.

Now when I look over to her chair and she is not there, I think she is only on another trip in her life, and that she is.

A Memorial service will take place at 1:00 pm on October 30th, 2023, at Kamloops Alliance Church, 200 Leigh Rd, Kamloops.  In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to:

Doctors Without Borders
551 Adelaide St West
Toronto, ON M5V 0N8

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-554-2324 F: 250.554.3505

665 Tranquille Rd #4,
Kamloops, BC V2B 3H7

E: [email protected]

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Comments: 5

  1. Jacquie Morgan and Dennis Maskell says:

    We are sorry to learn that Nadeem passed so suddenly. She was a good sister and daughter. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

  2. Sandra Stor says:

    Deepest condolences to the whole family. I worked with Nadene for many many years across the Alberta/BC border supporting technology needs across both provinces and doing a damn good job of it too! Nadene was always a voice of reason, calm and very knowledgeable in everything that came our way.

  3. Arlene Krueger says:

    My deepest condolences to Nadene’s family. I’m saddened to hear of Nadene’s sudden passing. I worked long distance with Nadene for years. She was a loved and respected colleague.

  4. SHIRLEY Kimery says:

    My heart aches with our loss of Nadene. I have known and worked with her for 40 years. We worked together in the federal government and most recently with the National Association of Federal Retirees. Most recently, Nadene and I travelled to Kelowna on Association business. She was always logical, intelligent and caring. I’m a better person for knowing her and I thank her for being a part of my life.

  5. Rena whitehouse says:

    I’m so sad to hear of Nadene’s passing. I was her hairdresser for many years. We love to talk about travel and her extended family members. She was so excited for her trip to Scotland. She was getting her hair ready for her big trip. I’m happy she got to have her holiday. Please accept my sincere condolences. She spoke very highly of all of her family. I’ll miss our visits.

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