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FRATER Malcolm Douglas

Male 1932 - 1996


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  • Name  FRATER Malcolm Douglas 
    Born  12 Nov 1932  "Fettercairn" Private Hospital, Hamilton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Informant: A C Frater, (father) 43 Christie Road, Waratah, NSW.
      Witnesses: Dr E J Egan and Nurse Ryan.
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Hotel/Motel Manager - Storekeeper 
    Occupation  1963  Goundry Street, Gateshead, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Time Clerk 
    _UID  49FFE33B799E4254911E79643FFE3293A1F9 
    Died  2 Nov 1996  District Hospital, Gosford , New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Acute myocardial infarction 
    Buried  6 Nov 1996  Palmdale Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Interned at Beresfield Crematorium, New South Wales, Australia, with his daughter Cathy.
    Person ID  I780  Frater Genealogy
    Last Modified  22 Jan 2012 

    Father  FRATER Archibald Clarence,   b. 21 Sep 1895, Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1981, Drs Surgery, Glebe Rd. Junction, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  GEARING Audrey Merleen,   b. 1 Jan 1909, Paramatta, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1991, Wallsend Hospital, Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Nov 1930  The Methodist Church, Boolaroo, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • «i»Witnesses: Laura Annie Violet Barton and Maurice Henry Marks.
      Minister: William Stewart.
      District Registrar: Thomas Fryar. 18 Nov 1930.«/i»
    Family ID  F209  Group Sheet

    Family  Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. FRATER Cathy Lynne,   b. 20 Jun 1960, Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1979, Temora, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Living
    Last Modified  21 Aug 2009 
    Family ID  F239  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Nov 1996 - Palmdale Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Audrey, Belle, Phyllis and Malcolm
    Audrey, Belle, Phyllis and Malcolm

  • Notes 
    • Eulogy: Written by Kevin Burns (close family friend)
      Malcolm Douglas Frater was born in 1932 and lived at Warners Bay and attended high school in Newcastle. When he left school at 15 years of age he worked in an accountants office and later in the Clerical Section of Stewarts and Lloyds. Through those teenage years he rode a motor bike, played tennis and did what most teenagers of that period did, and he also met a young girl who was special to him and was to become his wife and the only woman he ever cared for.

      Malcolm did his national service training in the Army and had the unfortunate distinction of being a soldier who was shipwrecked. While on a training exercise off North Stockton Beach his amphibious tank sank and he, with many others was forced to swim to the shore and spend a cold night on the beach.

      At 23 years of age Malcolm married his teenage sweetheart Cecilie and they made their first home together at Gateshead. While there Malcolm and Cecilie attended a ball in Newcastle with my wife and I. After the ball we parted and drove home but as I lived closer to Newcastle then Malcom and Cecilie, I arrived home sooner, This travelling time difference explained why it was that nine months later Christine and I had a son and Malcom and Cecilie had a son Peter one day after us.

      Malcolm loved gardening and farming. In those early married years when family expenses were high he worked Saturdays on his fathers farm, growing the best tomatoes and the worst smelling mushrooms you ever saw. From early till late he planted and pruned those tomatoes, about 1200as I recall and then back again in the early mid - week mornings before normal work to pick and pack for the market.

      In later years Mal and Cecilie bought a Health Food Shop at Boolaroo, Then a grocery store in Hamilton where Mal was confronted one night by a knife wielding thief. Later they moved to a Take Away Food shop and finally into Motel Management in Sydney. Mal and Cecilie were always a team, they worked together both in the shops and motels and also at the harder task of raising their children and inparting to them their principles of hard work and moral code of living.

      Malcolm often said the high point in his life was in 1992 when he and Cecilie went to England to attend the wedding of their daughter Alison to John. Being an old fashioned Royalist at heart, Mal enjoyed this visit to Britain and Scotland a country that many older australians feel an attachment, even though they were born here.

      Although still doing some part time Motel Managment the Fraters finally settled here in Kincumber where Malcom took up the noble game of bowls and joined the local Probus Club. Always a man who loved his family and home he spent much of his time tending his immaculate garden and looking after his grandchildren who gave him so much pleasure.

      Many here today knew Malcolm at various stages of his life and few of us were fortunate enough to know him most of his life. We loved and respected him for his high moral values exhibited in both his private and business life, his quiet manner of discussing a political or sensitive matter as he put his point of view while always respecting and listening to the views of others. We all saw his love of life and his desire to experience everything possible. We also saw his devotion to his wife Cecilie, his children and his grand children.

      Malcom was a friend to us all and we will miss him. 1932 - 1996.

  • Sources 
    1. [S200] Birth Cert. 43747, Malcolm Doulglas Frater, 1932.

    2. [S721] Australian Electoral Rolls, 1963, Record for Malcolm Douglas Frater.

    3. [S201] Death Cert. Reg No. 393629/1996 Malcolm Douglas Frater.

    4. [S2193] Marriage Cert. Reg No. 14539..