October 11, 2023
In Loving Memory
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
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