Randy Fraser

Obituary of Randy Thomas Fraser

November 9, 1959 – Winnipeg, Manitoba

July 29, 2022 – Heritage Pointe, Alberta


Randy Fraser, beloved husband of Yvonne Fraser (nee Gibbons), of Heritage Pointe, AB, passed away suddenly at home with his wife by his side, on Friday, July 29, 2022, at the age of 62 years.


Randy was born in Winnipeg, MB on November 9, 1959. He was an energetic and headstrong youth who spent much of his time outdoors. He loved to snowmobile up and down the Red River in the wintertime, and during the summer, he was an avid fisherman.


Randy went to culinary school at Red River College in 1982. He moved to Calgary, AB in 1990, where he met and married Yvonne in 1994. They were together for 28 years. In 1998, they opened their own restaurant together, Michael’s Bistro, in southwest Calgary.


Randy had a passion for old muscle cars and was an avid coin collector. He enjoyed his annual family vacations to Vancouver Island, where he spent time on his boat, fished and lazed on the sunny shores of the Pacific Ocean. Trips to Newfoundland to visit his in-laws were also fond memories of his, where he always promised to be “screeched in” next visit. As well, some of his memorable family road trips were to Winnipeg, Las Vegas, and Montana.    


Besides his loving wife Yvonne, Randy is survived by his mother June Fraser of De Winton, AB; and his three daughters, Jessica Fraser and Jenna Fraser of Winnipeg, MB, and Kendall Fraser of Victoria, BC, stepson Trevor Gibbons of Calgary, AB; and seven grandchildren, Madison and Isabel of Calgary, AB, and Mackenzie, Riley, Macey, Maximus, and Liam in Winnipeg, MB. He is also survived by his uncles, Don Fraser (Bernice), Chris Emery SR., aunt, Kathy McGee (Rick); six brothers-in-law, Art Gibbons (Judy), Don Gibbons (Louise), Andy Gibbons, Ron Gibbons, Allen Gibbons, David Gibbons (Kim); and two sisters-in-law, Doris Cross (Bill) and Diane Gibbons, as well as numerous cousins and friends. He will also be missed by Gypsy, his loyal rescue cat and companion through his health struggles.


Randy was predeceased by his grandfather Howard Baker, grandmother Edith Baker, father Tom Fraser, father-in-law Ron Gibbons, mother-in-law Eileen Gibbons, and his aunt Linda Emery.


His family wishes him a safe journey and takes solace in knowing he is no longer suffering. They would like to express their gratitude for the health care workers who provided compassionate care for him, including Dr. Karczewski, Sahar, Thea, Liz, and Christine. His wife and children were strong advocates for facilitating his treatment in his home, as per his request.  


“Now I understand what you tried to say to me,

How you suffered for your sanity.”


Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Condolences, memories, and photos may also be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Randy Fraser, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.


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Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, August 6, 2022
McInnis and Holloway, Deerfoot South
12281 – 40th Street SE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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