Gerald James Fraser
Obituary for Gerald James Fraser
On December 4th, 2018, 83 year old, Canadian Boxing Hall of Famer, Gerald James Fraser finished his last round. Born in Dayspring, Nova Scotia to the late Murray Fraser and Elsie (Lohnes) Reid.
Although Jerry’s love of boxing took him to many big cities like Miami, New York and Montreal he was always the proud ambassador of the Maritimes. For over 50 years, Jerry was an integral part of the Halifax boxing scene, which led to his Boxing Hall of Fame induction in 1992, for which he was ever so humble.
Jerry will always be remembered fondly for his compassion and dedication to his family and friends. He was always up for a fun adventure or any sporting event.
Jerry is survived by his dear wife of 33 years, Jean Naas Fraser; his sons, Randy, Grant and Mark; his daughter, Belinda Bondy (Mike) and granddaughter Taylor; Jean’s son Roy Akerley, (Jun Er) and grandsons, Jacob, Benjamin, Peter and Leandro; her daughter Sonya (Akerley) Boudreau, (Bernie), grandsons Joshua and Matthew, granddaughter Sara; his brother, Richard Fraser (Mary Lou); his sisters Linda Rodgers and Joan Stebbe. Jerry was also blessed with three great-grandchildren, Naomi, Nora and Scotty.
Jerry was predeceased by his brothers Murray Fraser Jr. and Gary Fraser and his sister Marilyn White.
A funeral service will be held at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 255 Portland Street, Dartmouth on Monday, December 10th at 11:00am.
Special thanks to the staff at Parkstone for their exceptional kindness and compassionate care for the past 8 months. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Feed Nova Scotia.
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