Sr Viviane FRASER (Sr Francesca Marie), 1932 – 2023

She now tastes eternal joy in the presence of the One

to whom she has dedicated her whole life.

Sister Viviane Fraser, in religion Sister Francesca Marie, Fille de Jésus, of Riverview, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at The Moncton Hospital. She was 90 years old and in the 71st year of her religious profession.

Her funeral service was celebrated on Thursday, January 26, followed by cremation.

Born in Pointe-à-la-Croix, PQ, she was the daughter of the late William and Odile (Berthelot) Fraser. She was the 5th of 12 children.

She attended high school in Dalhousie where she made contact with the Filles de Jésus. In 1949, she entered the novitiate of the Filles de Jésus. Sister Viviane taught for 16 years, mostly in Nova Scotia. She then became involved in faith education for adults. She taught French and English to individuals.

She moved to Trois-Rivières, and after six years, she returned to Riverview where she lived in Parkland until now. Viviane has always been inspired by: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me…” She gave attention to those in need. She leaves us with the memory of a simple, welcoming, and prayerful woman. She leaves us in the blessed hope of the Resurrection.

Besides her Filles de Jésus Sisters, she is survived by three sisters: Isabelle, Edna fj, and Viola; her brother, John; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Jeannine fj; and six brothers: Edwin, Frederick, Ralph, George, Hervé, and Garry.


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