R. Fraser Potter, CD
R. Fraser Potter, 89, of Moncton, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on July 29, 2020.
Born in Springhill, NS, he was the son of the late Archie and Pearl (Fraser) Potter.
Fraser was formerly employed with McColl Frontenac Oil (Texaco) for 32 years in Moncton and Sydney, NS. as Sales Supervisor and District Manager covering various areas in the Atlantic Provinces. After retirement from Texaco, he sold real estate for 20 years and was Past President of the Greater Moncton Real Estate Board.
He was a member of First Baptist Church Moncton since 1948, a member of the Senior Choir and served on the Church Board of Deacons.
Fraser was a Colonel and Commander of Eastern New Brunswick Militia District and also commanded 32 (M) Service Bn as L/Col, and in total served over 28 years in Militia, including Sigs Sqn, 64 LAA Regt, 2 RNBR (NS), 2 Bn NSH (CB), 21 Tech Sqn RCEME.
He was Past National President of the RCEME Association and a member of the Moncton Legion Branch #6 and Riverview Veterans and Armed Forces Association; member of the Moncton Probus Club, Keith Lodge #23 F & AM, Philae Temple (Shriners), Halifax, North-West Commercial Travel Association and former member of Chapter & Preceptory in Sydney.
Fraser will be sadly missed by his wife, Marjorie (Milburn) Potter, to whom he was married for 70 years; daughter, Jean Potter of Quebec; sons, Robert F. Potter (Heather) of Montreal and David Potter (Cathy Orr) of Toronto; grandchildren, Carrie McGinn (Hugo), Caitlin McGinn (Aaron), Christianne McGinn (Joseph), Caleb McGinn, Jennifer (Potter) Tyo (Eric) and Christopher Potter (Leah); great-grandchildren Maeve, Theia, Ryley and Viviane, sisters-in-law, Sandra Easton and Elizabeth Potter as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Elaine Mont (late Bill) and Lois Whitman (late Harry) and brother, Joseph Potter. Fraser was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Fraser lived his life with integrity, initiative and conscientiousness, motivated by love for his family and God and respect for all he met.
Thanks to Dr. Gallant, Dr. Leblanc, Dr. Roberge and Dr. Charest, the teams on 5100 unit and palliative care at Moncton Hospital for the compassionate care they provided to Fraser and his family.
A memorial service is being arranged. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995).
In memory of Fraser, donations to First Baptist Church Moncton Memorial Fund (https://www.firstmoncton.com/) or a memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated. Online condolences for the family may be shared on Fergusons Funeral Home Facebook page or at