March 24, 1942-February 11, 2018
Fraser was born in Vancouver, B.C. to Albert Sutherland and the late Agnes Sutherland. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Genneine Pare, sons Fraser and Jason, and daughter Tanis. Fraser’s grandchildren, Tristan, Jensen, Fraser Jr., Savannah, Georgi and Tommy were his pride and joy. He will be fondly missed by his siblings, Sister Sally Franks (Richard), Brothers David (Sieglinde) and John Sutherland (Rene), his Uncle Dave Evans, cousins, nephews and a nieces. He was predeceased by his Aunt Evie New in December.
Fraser went through school in Oliver, then on to BCIT. He later was employed by West Kootenay Power and then on to B.C. Tel. He was very active in sports, basketball, water polo, skydiving, car racing, skiing and his greatest love was fishing in the Skeena River.
Fraser and Genneine made their home in Prince George and then moved on to Terrace where he retired from B.C.Tel. Fraser moved to Vernon in 2014 to be with his daughter when she needed help with her very ill husband Scott, who passed away in December 2014. Fraser stayed with Tanis and Savannah until his wife moved down to Vernon where they took up permanent residence.
Fraser loved his family and spent as much time as possible with his grandchildren. The family spent many Christmases on Mt. Baldy with the Sutherland family. His friends, old and new were also very important to him; he enjoyed their visits and reminiscing about good times spent together.
Fraser has requested no service.
Condolences may be sent to Box 265, Oliver, B.C. V0H 1T0