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Mercredi, 27 février 2013

Mac Fraser receives Diamond Jubilee Medal



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by Rachel Garber

Malcolm "Mac" Fraser of Cookshire-Eaton received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal on December 29, from the hands of Jean Rousseau, Member of Parliament for the Compton-Stanstead riding.

He was surrounded by his wife Doreen Tryon, his son Tim Fraser from Calgary, and six of his eleven brothers and sisters, as well as other family members and close friends. The celebration took place at the Grace Christian Home in Huntingville, where Mac has been residing for the past three months, since he was struck with Parkinson's disease.

" He's always been volunteering for everything since I can remember ", said his son Tim. "It's great to have people recognize that".

" Mac's many anonymous acts of generosity were characteristic of this humble and generous man, whom I am privileged to have as a brother ", said Winston Fraser.

"Mac's very favourite charity and joy in life is the Compton County Agricultural Society and Cookshire Fair", said his wife Doreen. " He's past president of the Cookshire Fair. He almost lived there! "

He was president of the Saint Paul's Rest Home in Bury for 20 years. Over the years, he also loyally volunteered for the Compton County Historical Museum Society (now the Eaton Corner Museum).

" At his 60th and 65th birthdays, he threw a big party at the Cookshire Fairgrounds. As birthday gifts, he asked for donations to his three favorite charities - the Cookshire Fair, St. Paul's Home in Bury, and the Eaton Corner Museum ", said his sister Marilyn.

The Bulwer Community Centre and the Quebec Farmers' Association (QFA) also benefited from his volunteer work. " I remember making 150 pounds of hamburgers in our kitchen, for the QFA booth at the fair ", said Doreen.

Then there were the pancakes. Mac was famous for his pancake breakfasts - those at St. Paul's Home on Canada Day, for example, and those at the Sawyerville United Church, where his mother had attended.

Over at the Cookshire Anglican Church, where his father had attended, he served as warden for more than 50 years and treasurer for almost as many.

Not far from there, on Fraser Street in Cookshire-Eaton, he and his wife farmed his family's ancestral farm.
All that was in addition to his "day" job as Cookshire Postmaster for more than 30 years.

" Anything that needed to be done in the community, my brother was usually involved, " said Marilyn. " He's very humble, he doesn't talk about these things. It's just a normal thing for him to do for others ".

Mac did say just a few words. " There are others that have given a lot of time too. I enjoyed whatever it was I had to do, and that was it, " he said. " It's always a pleasure to work with other volunteers in the community. Thank you very much ".


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