In Celebration of

John Robert Stuart Fraser

September 25, 1946 -  August 23, 2023

John Robert Stuart Fraser, FCA

John died peacefully at home after a courageous 5-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He leaves behind his wife Wendy, children Heather (Scott), James (Cheryl), and Todd (Jenny), and beloved grandchildren David, Brayden, Andrew, Sydney, Jack and Ben.

His family was his joy and he was always up for a game of soccer, pickleball, or spike ball with his kids and grandkids. He justly earned the name of Mr. Competitive. His early love of soccer was quickly followed by any sport involving a ball, and a few that didn’t. He enjoyed curling, tennis, table tennis, and Pickleball, winning trophies in many sports during his lifetime.

Born in Barbados in 1946, John was the youngest of 4 children and leaves behind his brother Henry, sisters Mary (Ward), Ros (Bourne), and extended family.

John was a man of integrity and was truly guided by what was just. He was a hard worker, happiest while working on projects. He was recognized worldwide as a speaker, author, and editor of many papers and textbooks on Enterprise Risk Management and was the retired CRO of Hydro One.

John was generous with his time, always willing and eager to teach, encourage and mentor others. His legacy of love, kindness, and generosity will continue to inspire us all. He will be dearly missed and forever remembered.

The family would like to thank all of the wonderful medical staff who were involved in his care, especially Dr. Krishna Menon who became a true champion for John on this journey.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital or a charity of your choice are appreciated.


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Mary Lou McCann 

Entered August 26, 2023 from Mississauga

Wendy and family.. we started this last five year journey after celebrating 50 years of marriage. I’m glad you had all this time to remember and to celebrate your love for each other and your lovely family. You have constantly been in my prayers. May God bless each one of you.

Rob Quail (Friend)

Entered August 26, 2023 from Toronto

John was my boss, mentor, coach, co-conspirator, co-author, co-editor, colleague, champion and friend. It would be be impossible to overstate the impact that this man had on my life. His strength, generosity and wisdom are legend.

Rest in peace, my friend.

My deepest sympathies to Wendy and the family. I regret that I will be unable to attend the visitation or funeral, but my thoughts are with you.

Michael Farrell (Church friend)

Entered August 26, 2023 from Mississauga

So very sad to receive this news. John was a very caring person who was so helpful in so many ways. He will be missed by all who knew him

Judi and Peter Marshall (Church friends)

Entered August 26, 2023 from Mississauga

May God keep him in his loving arms. Our deepest sympathy to Wendy and all the family as it’s Lisa never replaced. God bless you all.

Nina Kirienko (Co-Worker)

Entered August 26, 2023 from Whitby, Ontario

Worked with John in the early 2000's in what turned out to be a pivotal area for the company at the time - enterprise risk management. John demanded the best from his staff and supported them in delivering. He had a profound way of seeing to the heart of an issue and ensuring only the important bits were considered. He loved his work, and was active in his craft both at work and outside it as a published author. I always admired how much he cared about his chosen profession. I am sorry to hear he was ill and extend my condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.


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