James, Dr., KEAYS
World War 2
From New Brunswick
Obituary: Dr. James Fraser M.D., C.M., husband of the late Frances (Sticklen) Keays of Miramichi, New Brunswick passed away at his residence on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at the age of 89. Born in Matapedia, PQ, he was the son of the late William D. and Lillian J. (Fraser) Keays.
Dr. Keays received his early education in Matapedia, Port Daniel and Quebec City; a B.A. from Mount Allison University in 1937 and a B.Sc from Dalhousie University in 1939. He graduated from Dalhousie University Medical School in 1943, enlisted in the Royal Canadian Medical Corp and was posted overseas during World War II.
He commenced a General Practice in Newcastle in 1946 where he proudly served the community until his retirement in 1990. Dr. Keays was a member of the Masonic Lodge No.17, F& AM, 32nd degree Scottish Rite of Perfection of Free Masonry; member of the Miramichi Shrine Club; Past Medical Officer of the Shrine New Brunswick Branch; Life member of the Royal Canadian Legion; member of the New Brunswick Highland Society at Miramichi; Past Honorary President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #10 Newcastle; Past President of the Medical Staff; Miramichi Hospital and for many years the Secretary of Staff at the Miramichi Hospital.
Parents: William D. KEAYS & Lillian J. FRASER
Spouse: Frances STICKLEN
Buried in Miramichi Cemetery, NB
Sources:Cleadie B. Barnett