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Publication: The Daily Times, Moncton, NB add link
Issue: 05 June 1950
Title: C.E. Fraser Death Occurs on Saturday

The Daily Times 05 June 1950

Friends and business acquaintances were deeply shocked to learn of the death of Clarence Earl Fraser, president and managing director of Marven's Ltd., who died early Saturday morning in the Moncton Hospital. He had been ill since Thursday, when he collapsed at his home, and was taken to hospital.

Mr. Fraser was born at Prince William, Carleton County, in 1901, a son of the late Wesley H. and Mrs. Madora (McInerney) Fraser.

He joined the biscuit company as an office boy in 1918, advancing steadily until he reached the position of purchasing agent and office manager.

After the company merged with the Canadian Biscuit Company, Mr. Fraser, together with the late W.A. Walker, organized a Maritime company, and purchased the Marven branch from the Canada Biscuit Company.

Mr. Fraser became secretary-treasurer in 1936 when the transaction took place, and later became vice-president. On the death of Mr. Walker, he became president and managing director of the company.

Mr. Fraser was a member of the Central United Church, and was a Mason, a member and past master of Keith Lodge No. 23. He was also a member of Botsford Chapter No.7, Ivanhoe Preceptory No.36, Luxor Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., of Saint John and of the Moncton Shrine Club. He was also a member of the Moncton Curling Association and the Moncton Golf and Country Club.

He is survived by his wife, the former Gladys Tingley of Moncton, and four children, Donald, Ann and David, at home, and Earl, office manager of Marven's Ltd. in Montreal.

Also surviving are two sisters, Althea, Mrs. Clarence Estey, of Prince William, NB, and Maud, Mrs. Frank Keeney Jr., of Pawtucket, R.I., and two brothers, Murray, of Prince William, and Harold, of Fredericton.

The funeral will be held Monday afternoon with service in Central United Church at 2 o'clock.