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Edgar and Louise Fraser - 100 Mile House, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 51° 37.754 W 121° 17.939
10U E 617734 N 5721172
Quick Description: Edgar and Louise Fraser dedicated bench is located in the 100 Mile House Cemetery located at 920 Cariboo Trail.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 6/20/2019 8:14:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM10TA5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
100 Mile House Cemetery is in the Cariboo Regional District of British Columbia. There is interesting history about this region as Mile Houses were established along the old Cariboo Trail during the Cariboo gold rush beginning 1860. There were many roadhouses along this route each numbered by how many miles it was from Mile "0" at Lillooet. The route was frequently used by stagecoaches and mule trains.

Currently there are approximately 1,900 residents in 100 Mile House primarily farming, forestry and mining support the community.

The 100 Mile House Cemetery was most likely established around 1966 based on the known burial records. The cemetery is still active with the most current in 2018. There are 586 known interments that are mostly flat headstones in well maintained grassy areas. The only large trees that remain are near the entrance. There is a circle roadway in the main part of the cemetery.

Edgar Newton Fraser

June 26, 1927 to May 21, 2008 Edgar passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on May 21, 2008 in 100 Mile House, B.C.

He was born to Herbert and Nina Fraser in Coteau, North Dakota, U.S.A. Edgar was the 10th of 12 children.

The family moved from North Dakota to Tisdale, Saskatchewan in 1927; in May of 1942 they moved to Aldergrove, B.C. At 16 years of age, Edgar enlisted in the army as a Private in the C.T.T.S. program. On November 23, 1957 he married his first and only love, Joyce Esther Scott in Vancouver, B.C. After 11 years of marriage, and four children, the family moved to 100 Mile House, B.C. in the year of 1968. Edgar started up Fraser Brothers Motors, the first GM/Polaris dealership in 100 Mile House, with his younger brother Russell Fraser. Edgar retired from business in 1975, after a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. After years of loving care at home, a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and a broken hip prompted a move to long term care. Through all of this, Edgar’s faith remained strong; and he put the needs of his family before his own.

Edgar will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of 50 years, Joyce, his four children, his many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Source: 100 Mile Free Press

Joyce Esther Fraser

Feb. 11, 1933 to Feb. 16, 2010
Mom (Joyce) joined Dad (Edgar) in heaven on February 16, 2010. Mom passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus, in Kamloops, after a broken leg prompted a hospital stay there.

She was born to Thomas and Gladys Scott in Edmonton, Alberta; the eldest of two children. When Mom was three, her family moved to Burnaby, B.C., her childhood and teenage years were spent in the Lower Mainland.

On November 23, 1957, Mom married her one and only love, Edgar Newton Fraser. After eleven years of marriage, and four children, the family moved to 100 Mile House, B.C. in 1968. Mom supported Dad in his business endeavors, also staying at home to raise their children. In 1977, when Dad took ill and was forced to retire, Mom went to work at the Village Office as a Confidential Secretary. She remained a faithful, hard-working employee until retiring in 1997.

Through Mom’s entire life, her faith kept her strong - her family was always the most important as she put everyone’s needs before her own to the very end. Mom was a devoted, loving wife, Mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister, auntie and friend.
Source: 100 Mile Free Press

Where is this bench located?: 100 Mile House Cemetery

Who is this bench honoring?: Edgar and Louise Fraser

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