by Isobel Harry
GORE BAY— Marion Fraser ’s first book, ‘Ten Decades in the Life of My Dad- And the Lessons I Learned,’ was launched in August at the Gore Bay Museum recently. Ms. Fraser’s book is a tribute to her father, George Lincoln Fraser, born in Gore Bay in 1898, son of one of the first Scottish settlers in the town, James Fraser. Divided into the 10 decades of his life, it is “a social history of Canada as well as a personal history of my father,” says the author.
After serving in both world wars and working as a builder in Canada and the US, George Fraser returned to his Island home on the farm at the north end of Thorburn Street in Gore Bay with his second wife and three children. That’s where his daughter Marion grew up, “gaining a deep appreciation of nature which I learned from my father.”
‘Ten Decades’ situates a loving daughter-father relationship within the historical upheavals and technological changes of those times, encompassing the local life and lore of Gore Bay and beyond.
Hard and soft cover copies and e-book format are available at the Gore Bay Museum and at www.friesenpress.com/bookstore and Amazon.ca, i-Tunes, and Indigo/Chapters. Prices vary depending on format – $10-38 range.