Virginia 'Jeanne' Fraser
October 26, 1951 – May 15, 2017
Jeanne Fraser October 26 1951-May 15 2017
It is with profound, deep sadness, the family of Jeanne (Virginia) Fraser announce her peaceful passing after a very long, courageous, battle with Parkinson's disease. A very bright light in our family has gone out. She leaves us to be reunited with our family members and friends who have a special place waiting for her in heaven.
Jeanne is survived by her loving husband of 26 years John, step children John Fraser Jr. (Anissa), Maurice Fraser (Leanne), Jennifer Moncrief (Raymond), six beautiful grandchildren Hannah Beth and Cameron Fraser, Emily, Sarah, Cassandra, and Nicholas Moncrief, and our beautiful great granddaughter Phoenix Grandbois.
Jeanne was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Isabella Jorgenson, her brother Robert Jorgenson of Los Angelas, California, mother and father in law Martha and Harold Fraser, brother in law Maurice Fraser, sister in law Carol Fraser, many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jeanne is also survived by her brothers Jack Jorgenson (Karen), Barry Jorgenson (Gail), brothers in-law and sisters in-law Larry Fraser, lgnace Ontario, Don and Roberta Fraser of Surrey BC, Eva and Joe Gan, Robert and Linda Fraser of Kamloops BC, Bill and Roberta Fraser, Richard Fraser, many nieces, nephews and cousins, and her beautiful, very loved German Shepard, Belle Angel.
Jeanne was born in Kenora at Lake of the Woods District Hospital. She attended Northward school and graduated high school here at Beaver Brae Secondary School. Outside of training at St. Boniface Hospital, she lived her entire life here in Kenora. Jeanne loved to travel and along with her Mom and Dad was able to travel to England, Jamaica, Hawaii, (several times), and many places in the United States.
Jeanne was always surrounded by water whether during her younger years at Chadwick Lake Family Camp, or the Winnipeg River Home, or her later years at her beloved camp she built on beautiful Lake of the Woods. She also was a lover of flowers and gardening and all creatures large or small, especially dogs! You did not want to be mistreating any creature if she was around or you would soon experience the wrath of Jeanne!
Jeanne loved the water and would often be called "the Viking" because of her ability to go for a swim no matter how cold the water was. This love of the water led her to become a certified scuba diver. An adventurous girl, both of her brothers being pilots led her to decide to take flying lessons and after soloing, gave her Mom many anxious moments when she would rent the flying club plane and go flying for an hour. Another passion she had was a love of sewing. She was a very accomplished seamstress and she loved using this talent to create everything from prom dresses for Jennifer, first communion dresses and little flower girl dresses for our precious granddaughters.
Jeanne worked as a nurse at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital and was highly regarded by many of the local doctors and her coworkers. Unfortunately, early illness plagued her and she was forced to retire after 23 years at the hospital. Undaunted she moved on with courage and never complaining became a full-time homemaker providing many great meals with her family most important to be present. We will all remember the great times, she was such a huge part of at camp on the Lake of the Woods.
Jeanne, you will be so deeply missed by all of your family, but my darling, you will never be forgotten!
A very special thank you to all the staff and administration at Pinecrest Home, especially Unit one for your kindness to Jeanne and our family in our time of need.
A Celebration of Jeanne's life will be held at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:30am. Interment of ashes at the Columbarium at Lake of the Woods Cemetery. All are welcome to attend. Luncheon to follow at Masonic Hall, 413 Second St South, Kenora ON.
If desired, donations in honour of Jeanne can be made to It's a Dog's Life, care of Box 291 Keewatin, ON, POX 1CO, or Pinecrest Home, (Auxiliary), 1220 Valley Drive P9N 2W7, or a charity of one's choice, would be greatly appreciated by the family.
1 Timothy 6.7, Job 1.21 We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out, The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com
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Celebration of Life
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Virginia 'Jeanne' Fraser
June 1, 2017
Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Bruce & Terri Francis
Harry and Pat Funk
May 30, 2017
John ... Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
May 29, 2017
Dear John and family,
I am very sorry to hear of Auntie Jeanne's passing. Thank you for sharing these photos. My deepest sympathies.
May 23, 2017
So sorry for your loss John. I very much enjoyed the times gone by when I worked with Jeanne.
May 18, 2017
Johnny: My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
May 18, 2017
From Robin & Kirsten
For the brief time we were neighbours with Jeanne, we were witness to her caring and gentle nature and her courage. Our thoughts are with the family as you grieve your loss. There is most certainly a special place in heaven for such a kind soul.