The Cape Breton Highlanders
Duncan Grant Lovat Faser

Fraser Lovat

FRASER, Duncan Grant Lovat (C.D., M.A.) — 74

FRASER, Duncan Grant Lovat (C.D., M.A.) 74, Grand Pre, died June 5. 1997, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, VG Site, after a lengthy illness. Born in Halifax. he was a son of the late S. MacKay and Gladys R. (MacNamara) Fraser.

He was a writer and retired university professor. He received his BA honors in history at Acadia University . 1948. He attended University of Sydney Sussex College Cambridge University as I.O.D.E scholar for Nova a Scotia and graduated from there in 1951 with his MA in History. He was a member of the Institute of History and Research of Common wealth Studies, University of London, 1969 -70.

He was head of the department of political science, Acadia University, 1961 - 78. He was a lecturer in constitutional history. University College of the West Indies 1951 - 52. He was professor of history and political science, Acadia University. 1954 - 61; visiting professor of strategic studies. 1982 - 83. He was appointed University Fellow and retired June 1984.

He served as Lieutenant and Captain in Cape Breton Highlanders during the Second World War in the U.K. and Italy (wounded in Liri Valley Campaign). served in Militia C.O.T.C. as Major. 1954 - 64; Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the West Nova Scotia Regiment. 1975 - 88. He was member of Council of Colonels, Colonel Commandants and Honorary Colonels, 1981 - 85. He was was the president of the Nova a Scotia Army Cadet League. 1978 - 80. He was the director of the Army Museum in the Halifax Citadel, 1975-89; Trustee of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1990-. He published many articles, papers and broadcasts on Canadian West Indian Trade, evolution of British Empire and Commonwealth, studies on the origin and functions of the Court of Vice Admiralty in Nova Scotia, 1749 - 83; contributor of the column 'Prejudice View" to The Halifax Chronicle-Herald; contributed frequently to CBC, 1956 - 75, and contributed to the Canadian Annual Review, 1963 - 78. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute in Toronto: Nova Scotia Advisory Committee on the Constitution, 1967 - 70: Delegate to the Confederation of Tomorrow Conference, 1967 and Federal l Provincial Constitutional Conference, 1968 - 69. He was a Special Consultant and Constitutional Advisor to the Office of the Premier of Nova Scotia. October 1978; Special Consultant to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia, January 1979; Delegation member to the First Ministers' Constitutional Conference, 1978 - 82. He was appointed as secretary of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly Select Committee on Constitutional Matters. May 1979 - September 1981. He was secretary of Nova Scotia Royal Commission on post-secondary education, 1983 - 85. He was a member of Provincial Royal Visit Committee for six Royal Visits. 1979 - 88. He was also awarded Commemorative Canandian Confederation. for 125th Anniversary by of Canadian the former. is survived by his wife, the former Iris Watkins; daughters, Janet and husband husband Smith, Huntly, Scotland; Kathryn and husband John Robinson, Windsor Junction; brother, Aislinn Col. Ian Fraser, Halifax; granddaughter, Aislinn Robinson. He was, predeceased by a a sister in infancy.