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Memorable Manitobans: William Wallace Fraser (1921-1992)

Farmer, business executive.

Born at Hamiota on 6 October 1921, he attended Hamiota School and graduated in 1937. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940, serving in Canada, England, Holland, and Germany. Returning from military duty, he farmed in the Hamiota area from 1948 to 1978. He served on the Hamiota Co-operative Elevator Association (1949-1969) and represented District No. 5 on the Board of Manitoba Pool Elevators, and was Vice-President (1977-1980) and President (1980-1985) of Manitoba Pool. He was a trustee of the Wasagaming Foundation, President of the Manitoba Farm Bureau, and a Director of XCan Grain Limited, Pool Agencies, Pool Insurance Company, Western Co-operative Fertilizers, and Great Lakes Waterway Association. He was also President of the Hamiota Curling Club and a member of the Hamiota Lions Club, Hamiota Legion, and Hamiota Golf Club. He retired in 1985 and moved to Arbutus Ridge, British Columbia in 1990, spending winters in Arizona. He died on 18 July 1992.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 July 1992, page 7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 June 2022

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