It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of much loved wife, mother and grandmother, Yvonne Fraser (Murcar) on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at her home in Stratford. She leaves behind her husband Cameron, daughter Julie, son-in-law Chris, grandchildren James and Gillian, sister Pat (Murcar), sisters-in-law Joan (Murcar) and Isabel (Fraser), and extended family. She is predeceased by her parents, Charles and Lenore Murcar, sister Helen and brother-in-law Bill Henry, sister Shirley and brother-in-law Ken Henry, brother Robert (Bob) Murcar and brother-in-law Craig Fraser. Born and raised in Dundalk, Ontario, Yvonne spent twelve happy years in Peterborough with the love of her life before they moved to Stratford in 1970. She was a dedicated and well respected teacher whose career began at 18, and included a one room school house, ultimately retiring from teaching kindergarten at Bedford Public School in Stratford, having helped start many children on a path to life-long learning. Her keen intelligence and passion for education was also apparent in her ongoing educational pursuits, completing her B.Ed. and M.Ed. and instructing student teachers at various teacher’s colleges and in the classroom. An active member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and avid bridge player, she liked nothing better than being outside walking or gardening. Much additional joy was brought into her life with the arrival of her two grandchildren, James and Gillian, whom she showered with affection while still making sure they knew how to be good human beings. When she became ill in January 2020 she faced this news with her trademark fight and did all she could to extend her time with her loved ones. In typical fashion, she directed her own last days and died surrounded by family in the family home. Her passing has left an immeasurable hole in our lives that we will seek to fill by loving each other as fiercely as she loved all of us and remembering her with tears and laughter. We encourage you to do likewise. Donations to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice in honour of Yvonne would also be greatly appreciated and may be made through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

 

 

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