Memorable Manitobans: John Alexander Fraser (1908-1962)
Born on a farm near Justice on 25 May 1908, son of Archibald Fraser and Lucy Doherty, he was educated at Justice School, Brandon Normal School, Wesley College (BA 1937), and University of Manitoba (BEd 1950), and also did graduate work in Education. He taught school in Saskatchewan before returning to Manitoba where he worked at Faraday School, King Edward School, and Isaac Newton School. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force (1942-1946). Returning from military duty, he was the Principal of Shaughnessy Park School (1953-1955), Carpathia School (1955-1957), Laura Secord School (1957-1961), and Sisler High School (1961-1962). He died suddenly at the St. Boniface Hospital on 15 November 1962 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Sisler school principal dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 November 1962.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 November 1962, page 30.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 11 December 2022