It is with profound grief that we, the family, announce the passing of Dwayne Fraser on Friday, January 1, 2021 at the age of 59 in the Halifax Infirmary, Halifax.
Born on August 13, 1961 in Sydney, Dwayne grew up in Victoria Mines and was the son of the late Paul A. Fraser and late Ann Fraser (nee MacDougall).
Dwayne was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, son and friend. He was a true gentleman with a heart of gold and would stop to help anyone who needed assistance. If you needed tools, or a loan of his car or a tow in when your boat broke down, Dwayne was the man to call. He didn’t think twice of helping people and did it only for the good deed that it was. He was also a dedicated and enthusiastic soccer dad who spent many years cheering and travelling for soccer games, tournaments and was just as excited for the road trips as the teams! Dwayne also loved a good debate and could argue until he won or wore his opponent down – it was often said he should have been a lawyer!
Dwayne spent much of his youth in Meat Cove and Bay St. Lawrence forging lifelong friendships with the Hines, Bonnar and MacKinnon families. For many years, he was a regular at Christmas in Meat Cove and loved every minute he spent there and continued to make regular visits to Meat Cove and Bay St. Lawrence whenever he could to reconnect with friends and family.
In 1998, at the age of 37 while visiting his cousin, Kevin, Dwayne spotted a picture of a young woman and a little boy and he was immediately smitten! That young woman was Denise Best and her young son. Dwayne and Denise went on a blind date and six weeks after that first date, he asked his true love to marry him and she said yes! For the next nearly 23 years they raised a family and built memories to last a lifetime.
Dwayne loved every aspect of fishing and from a young age he first helped out on boats, then fished squid and swordfish before finally settling on lobster fishing. The South Bar wharf was his home wharf and he fished out of there for over 30 years before finally retiring in 2009. The wharf was one of Dwayne’s favourite spots and he could be found at the wharf daily catching up on the news, watching people fish off the wharf, or waiting for the boats to come in with their catches during fishing season. A man of simple pleasures, Dwayne loved spending time with family and friends, a good movie or a good game of crib or tarabish. Shine, Butch and Donnie will be happy to have Dwayne playing tarabish with them again.
Dwayne leaves to mourn his loving wife, Denise; son, Elijah; daughter, Wren; brothers, Paul (Kathie) and Marlowe; sister, Paula; nieces, Amy Miller (Wayne), Bhreagh Fraser (Marcel) and Renee Saulnier (Kailem); nephews, Matt Fraser (Michelle), Jesse Fraser (Kelsey), Chase Fraser (Karynn), Patrick Fraser, Christian Lavoie, Logan Lavoie (Sam), Jesse and Jeremy; grand-nieces, Stella, Victoria and Nova; grand-nephews, August and River; fur babies, Maya and Ollie; as well as many cousins and many, many friends.
The measure of a man is not by his possessions, it is in the lives touched, friendships made, and good deeds done. By these standards alone, Dwayne was a very rich man!
A special thank you to Dr. Greg Myatt for the exceptional care he gave to Dwayne over the years, and a thank you to the doctors and staff of the Halifax Infirmary CCU.
As per Dwayne’s wishes, there will be no service or wake and cremation has taken place. Private family interment will take place at a later date.
In memory of Dwayne, a random act of kindness would be appreciated.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Our condolences to all the family for your very sad loss.Rip Dwayne.
From: Dan & Una Wilcox.
John and I send sincere condolences to Dwayne’s family and friends, He was a good neighbour, and will be sorely missed.
From: Jeanne MacDonald
Denise, Paul, Paula and family: So sorry for the loss of Dwayne, he was a great person and I always enjoyed talking to him whenever I saw him. He was a very upbeat and funny guy. We had a great chat, at my aunt Florence’s funeral. I hope you get strength and comfort in your Happy Memories. Thinking of you Donna & Nick Rutherford
From: Donna Rutherford
Please accept our condolences for the loss of a fine gentleman, our hearts are saddened by your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dwayne was the best of friends, a gentleman, and very well respected in the community. His top priority was his family and he spoke of them often. I will miss our conversations and the friendly banter. God Bless.
From: Martin and Nancy Duffney
Denise, Elijah and Wren, Our sincere condolence on your loss of a wonderful husband and Father. Dwayne was a good friend to all who were lucky enough to know him. The world is a better place because Dwayne was in it but a sadder place because he was here for so short a time. Mike and Donna Feit
From: Mike and Donna Feit
An amazing man who gave me an amazing dog. Dwayne, Glenna’s What a Knock Out Tyson and I will always remember you.
From: Wendy Wishart
Sincere condolences to you and your family, Denise. Thinking of you.
From: Tanya Eisnor-Whynot
My sincere condolences to you Denise , Elijah and Wren . My thoughts and prayers are with you in these sad times
From: Eric Andrea and boys
So sorry to hear of Dwayne’s passing. A kind and gentle man. He was a good man.
From: John Nickelo
Our deepest sympathy to you Denise, Elijah and Wren. Turnip was a good friend.
From: Wayne and Adrienne Dermody
So sorry Denise for the loss of your husband, Kenny and I send our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Please know that your family is in our prayers. We have never met Dwayne but after reading his beautiful obituary it was certainly our loss. The community has lost a wonderful soul. May you find comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering.
Denise sincere condolences from myself my family and my parents. I still remember Dwayne driving us to NSCC and even days you weren’t going he made the extra trip to drive me. He always bought me a coffee in the morning too! I can attest to his kindness. All my love to you and your family my friend. Donna Colbert
So sorry for your loss. I played many games of crib with Dwayne and he spent many hours at our home in Sydney and Victoria Mines. He was such a kind hearted soul who will be missed dearly. All my love to his family
So sorry for your loss. Dwayne sounded like a great guy who will truly be missed.
Denise I only met Dwayne a few times but could tell he was a big ole Teddy Bear. The stories you shared with us on our breaks at work made me feel like I knew him all my life, along with this beautiful obituary. My heart is with you and the kids. Think of him often and the good memories will help you with your grief. XOXO
I was so sorry to hear of Dewayne passing. My sincere condolences to Denise and family. A well liked gentleman who will be missed by many
Sooo very sorry to learn this sad news…Dwayne was a very kind, respectful man and also a wonderful Dad and Husband and he’ll be sorely missed!! My thoughts and prayers going out to Denise, Elijah, and Wren!!! Patsy and Raymond Foley.
On behalf of the Kalbhenn Family, please accept our Love and Prayers for this great man, Dwayne. We Love you, dear neighbor and friend.
So sorry for your loss .. he was a kind compassionate man that held true to the values of life he will be greatly missed by all who lives he touched .
So sorry Denise, thinking about you all 🙏🏼
Condolences to Denise Elijah, Wren, Paul and Kathy, Paula and Marlowe and families. Dwayne we all have our special memories of you and you will never be forgotten. RIP.
So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family at this time.
Condolences to the Family.
May He Rest in Peace.
Denise and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Dwayne. He was so blessed to have you by his side for many years. May your memories help you at this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sincerely, Anne MacIntyre
So sorry for your loss , lots of great memories of him when we all hung out in meat cove. He was a great guy.
Very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.Thinking of your family at this time.
Very sorry to hear about Dwane’s passing.
What a Beautiful job. The words are so true.
Dwayne will be missed by many and his help will be missed by many.
Myself I grew up living footsteps from the Fraser Family. After being away for a few years working out West and coming home for a visit and have not seen Dwayne in years we had the chance to chat after meeting at a local friends and as always Dwayne was curious as to how things were going and as always expressed his opinion. It was a great chat and a few weeks later I was walking on the highway on the way to go and pick my truck up at the garage where it was. Walking on the highway and no sooner did Dwayne see me and pulled over and asked where I was heading. I told him and he said get in and I will take you out to your truck. It was a great chat and and a great chance to catch up on old times. Dwayne was telling me about his Family and a proud man he was. The drive took Dwayne out of his way yet it made no difference and as always if Dwayne helped he would never take anything as offered.
The words are so true with my remembrance and reading it only made me think as to what truth and what a loss to so many.
My heart goes out to the Fraser Family in your time of sorrow.
Denise and family my sincere condolences to you and your family. You are our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to the family and hugs coming in from Toronto
Such sad news to hear of our childhood friend passing. Dwayne has always ben one of the most decent persons we have ever known. He and his wicked sense of humur will be missed. Condolences to the whole family.
Denise and Family: So sorry to hear of Dwayne’s passing. He was a kind soul who will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
SAD TO HEAR OF DWAYNE’S PASSING. CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY. A BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP TO A FREINDSHIP. HE’LL BE MISSED
I am so sorry Denise to hear about the loss of your husband passing. My deepest condolences to you and the family
Denise, we are so sorry to hear of Dwayne’s passing, he was a good man and a great friend. We shared many laughs on those soccer trips. He will be missed.
Denise, Elijah and family we are so sorry to read of Dwayne’s passing. Our sincere condolences to all of you. Debbie, David and Devin Marks ❤
Paul, Marlowe and all of Dwayne’s family, please accept my condolences, I was saddened to hear of Dwayne’s passing, and I want you all to know that you are blessed to have an Angel looking out for you all. God Bless
So sorry for your loss Denise
my sincere condolences to you Denise and family thoughts and prayers
Denise and family
So sorry to hear of Dwayne’s
passing . Our deepest condolences and may he rest in peace.
Debbie and Bryant Cormier
So sorry Denise and family
You will be in my prayers
My deepest condolences to the Fraser family on your loss of Dwayne, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Our condolences to the family
Our condolences to the family for your very sad loss.Rip Dwayne.
We were very sorry to hear of Dwayne’s passing he will be sadly missed by all who new him.
Prayers to you all. Dwayne will be sadly missed by many.
Denise I am so sorry to hear about Dwayne. My heart goes out to you. I send you, Elijah and Wren my love and prayers Condolences from Beth and I.
I am so sorry to hear that Dwayne passed away, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry Denise. Will sure miss Dwayne’s visits.
Sending our sincere condolences to Denise, Elijah, and Wren on the passing of Dwayne. The neighbourhood will surely miss seeing Dwayne driving by with a big wave, amazing smile and his helping hand. Dwayne plowed the entire street and surrounding area all winter and was always ready to lend a hand. May his family and friends find peace in the beautiful memories they have created with Dwayne. Rest easy my friend
Denise,Paul and family.Dwayne was a fine man.We were lucky to call him a friend.Sheldon and Aleah
My condolences to Dennis and family Dwayne will be missed
My deepest condolences Denise and Family on your loss of Dwayne, my thoughts are with you, may he rest in peace.
Denise and family,
We are so sorry to read of Dwayne’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing him at the movies; discussing and “critiquing” the most current block buster. He will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
Gracie & John O`Rourke
My deepest condolences to you and your family!
Denise and Family,
Our deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We are so sorry to hear of DWayne’ s passing. May God Bless You all during the passing of your loved one. May he rest in peace. From your Aunt Laura, Mary, Deborah, Margie and Chester and their families.
Denise, Wren and Elijah: So sorry for your loss. We remember all those soccer games and trips and how he was one of the greatest cheerleaders for the boys! Always a smile and a welcome…he will be missed. Our prayers are with you.
Dwayne was a regular customer at Robins Donuts, and he will be missed by all the drive thru staff. We all have favorite customers and Dwayne was certainly one of them. We send our sympathy to all his family and friends,
All the Robins gals
Denise and Family:
My deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and Prayers. May you rest in peace Dwayne
I was saddened to hear about the passing of Dwayne. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
Denise, Elijah and Wren: We are so saddened to learn of Dwayne’s passing. He was such a nice man. We have fond memories of the many soccer games and road trips. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
David , Joan , Marcel and Rhiannon Poirrier
So sorry to hear of the passing of Dwayne he was only up the house a few weeks ago he was always willing to lend a hand in the garage or get you a tool you might need he always had a story and would always talk about his family my condolence to his family may he rest in peace
Denise and Elijah Wren, Very sorry to hear of your loss. It was always great to see Dwayne at the field, especially cheering loud at Nationals.