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Brian Alexander Fraser

July 14, 1952 ~ November 11, 2022 (age 70) 70 Years Old


Brian Alexander Fraser

July 14, 1952 – November 11, 2022

Meat Cove

Brian Alexander Fraser was born July 14, 1952, in New Waterford and was raised in Meat Cove, Cape Breton.

He was the son of the late John Angus and Sadie Veronica Fraser.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Gregory, sister Joyce, and brother Johnny.

Survived by his son Peter and granddaughter Sara, along with his brother George (Donna) and sisters Donna (Wild) Sharron (Cyril) and Chandra. Brian also had many nieces and nephews.

Growing up in Meat Cove, Brian was loved by all. He was quick-witted and quick with his hands. Brian battled and won against alcohol addiction. He was a proud sponsor to many but admitted that though sober for over 29 years, every day wasn’t easy. 

After living in Meat Cove Brian moved away and spent the majority of his working career fishing the waters of South Bar with his brother George. After fishing, he worked at the fishplant in Bay St. Lawrence, where he earned the nickname, Iceman. From there, he worked in a plant in Louisbourg. At both places, at every place, Brian was loved.

Although his Iceman nickname came from shoveling ice on snow crab, Brian loved being at the rink. Throughout his life, Brian played hockey in the Sydney area, where he made many friends. Brian was quite the skater and a huge Maple Leafs fan. In his later years, Brian would flood and tend a rink near his home. 

Brian took great pride in the rink, as he did in his gardening. Wherever Brian lived he tilled the earth and had fabulous plots bursting in abundance. Brian gave back to the land with his compositing, he gave lots of vegetables to his many friends, and he donated vegetables to the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank.

Brian loved to give help when he could, and he loved to entertain. Even after many care centers, when Brian arrived at Highland Manor he still wanted to joke around and make people smile. He was excited to take out his guitar and play for everyone. He even remembered where the legion used to be! 

Brian passed in Neil’s Harbour after a day of visitation with his family.  In the summer, a celebration of life will be held in honor of both Brian and his recently passed brother John.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Loaves and Fishes.



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