With sadness we announce the passing of George Fraser.

FRASER, George

Born in Belleville, ON. 14 Nov 1939, George enlisted in Alexandria, ON. 3 Aug/56 in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals as an Apprentice Soldier. He re-mustered to the Army Physical Training Cadre in Dec 59. During his service he served at Kingston (twice); RMC; Montreal; UN Forces Cyprus; Lahr/Germany; Borden (CFSPER); Gagetown; Cornwallis and Trenton.
George retired from CFB Trenton as the Senior PERI (MWO) in Sep 1987 after 31 years of service. During his retirement Years he has dabbled at Auctioneering; Real Estate; Car Sales and now owns a manufacturing business called SEPTIC-COP, an organic digester for septic systems with national distribution through WAL-MART and other distributors.  Now living in Trenton, ON; a “Grunt” surrounded by “Pigeons!”

A summary of his Decorations/Awards/Achievements are as follows:
1967- Chief of Defence Staff, Citation for Bravery.” In recognition of his actions on the 7 August 1967 at Kyrenia, Cyprus when he leapt into the Mediterranean Sea to swim to the aid of a comrade who had encountered difficulties whilst swimming and was in danger of drowning. His initiative and prompt action resulted in a successful rescue”. Ed Note: According to George, he thought the guy was the bartender who had the keys to the bar with him.

* 1972 – Awarded “CD” (took 16 years to get a 12 year medal) ???
* 1981 – Certified Level 5A, International Amateur Boxing Official;
* 1984 – Presented the OMM;
* 1990 – Inducted into The Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame;
* 1998 – Inducted into The Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame (Boxing) and
* 2004 – Inducted into The Boxing Ontario Hall of Legends.

G.I. Fraser
Served 1956-1987
Elected to the Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame for outstanding achievement in BOXING

Competed for the Royal Canadian School of Signals – 17 Bouts – 15 Wins/2 losses

Eastern Ontario Area Lightweight Champion

Coached the Royal Military College Boxing Team

Vice-President of Boxing Ontario

Officiated 8 Canadian National Championships, 7 Provincial Championships, 2 Canada Winter Games, and 2 Ontario Winter Games

President of New Brunswick Boxing Association

Provincial Coach for the New Brunswick Boxing Team at the Canada Winter Games

Member of the Board of Directors – Canadian Amateur Boxing Association

Officiated USA vs Canada International Boxing

Certified Level 5A referee and Judge for the Amateur International Boxing Association. Officiated at the Multi-National Canada Cup

Member of the Board of Directors – Boxing Ontario

Officiated President’s Cup in Indonesia – Selected Best Official

Inducted into Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame

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