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Donald Fraser's Funeral Arrangement





1996 – 2018


The funeral of Donald Fraser will be taking place as follows:


Date:    Friday 11th May 2018

Time:    12.12 p.m.

(to honour his time-keeping vigilance and association with Southend Area Bus Users Group)

Venue:  St Margaret’s Church, 26 Lime Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 3PA.


The funeral service will be a full requiem mass.  Please note that there is very limited parking at the Church but on-street parking is available in surrounding rounds north and south of the London Road. The funeral wake will be held in the hall of St Margaret’s immediately following the funeral.


To honour Donald’s life in Leigh, there will be an early morning ‘drive by’ before his body is received at the church for his later funeral.  The route for this will be commencing at 9 a.m.:

  • Pass St Clements Church (Donald was part of the congregation for the majority of his life).
  • Then to Leigh Old Town to pause momentarily at the Leigh Heritage Centre (Donald was a volunteer and Committee member for many years of the Leigh Society) and Strand Wharf (a major project for the Council that he saw through from the start to the finish).
  • Continuing to Leigh Community Centre (home of the Town Council) at approximately 9.15 a.m. where the car will stop outside the Centre for the family to formally return Donald’s Councillor badge to the Town Clerk with staff and Councillors present.
  • Concluding at St Margaret’s Church (where Donald was a part of the congregation in the latter years)


Flags will be flying at half-mast on Strand Wharf and at the Community Centre on the day of the funeral.


The Community Centre will remain open to hirers all day but the Town Council office within the Centre will be closed from 11.30 a.m. until 2.45 p.m.


Kind Regards


Helen Symmons

Town Clerk