It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden unexpected passing of Ellen Marie Fraser. Born in Duncan, January 9, 1952, Ellen is survived by her brothers, George Fraser of Kamloops and Bill (Gloria) Fraser of Chemainus, as well as many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Ellen was a retired member of the Canadian Forces where she served over 21 years. In the Forces, Ellen traveled the world, spending time as a Peacekeeper, forest firefighter and a Search and Rescue team member. But she always came home to her beloved family, friends and farm. Ellen started working with farm animals at a very young age; stories have been told of her riding cattle at the age of three. She, along with her partners, raised Highland Cattle in the Cowichan Station area. Ellen was a very hardworking, active person and worked in the community as well as her duties on the farm. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Thank you to the ICU staff at Cowichan District Hospital and the Last Post Fund.
A celebration of Ellen’s life will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 1:30 pm at Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road in Duncan. In Ellen’s memory, donations may be made to the Duncan SPCA. Condolences may be shared online at www.sandsduncan.ca