Sunday, January 02, 2011

John Fraser Who Opened the Canadian Embassy in Beijing Has Passed Away

FRASER, JOHN MACLEOD Died peacefully at home in Ottawa on Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Born in Montreal, February 12, 1935, he was a Rhodes Scholar before joining the Department of External Affairs in 1958. He had a long and distinguished Foreign Service career, ending as Ambassador to Poland in 1980 and Yugoslavia in 1984. A high point of his career was opening the Canadian Embassy in Beijing in 1971. He leaves his wife, Deborah, his brother and sister-in-law Graham Fraser and Barbara Uteck, his two nephews Malcolm and Nicholas Fraser, four step-children and seven step-grandchildren. No flowers please, contributions to the Ottawa Humane Society would be welcome. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Bartholomew's Church, 125 MacKay Street, on Thursday, January 6 at 11:30am
Published in the Ottawa Citizen on 12/31/2010

Long obituary by Sandra Martin appeared in the Globe and Mail on January 22, 2010:

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