Amber Fraser Stairs
The family of Amber Fraser Stairs is sad to announce his death at the Dr. Everett Chalmer’s Hospital in Fredericton, January 3, 2018.
Amber is survived by his children: daughters Beverly (Rod Stears) and Sara (Bruce Scanlan) and son Derrick; his brother Garnet (Mary Lou) and sister Joan (Ted Pead); and his stepchildren, David, Terry, Laura and Sara Trainor and their children.
He leaves behind his beloved grandchildren Nikola and Connor Stears and Laura, Audrey and David Scanlan.
Amber is predeceased by his parents Henry Stairs and Julia (MacElwain) Stairs, brother John, sister Edith Miller and his second wife, Geraldine (Trainor) Stairs.
Amber retired as a cryptographer from the Canadian Armed Forces, receiving a Special Service Medal for his service in Canadian Forces Station Alert. As a member of the peacekeeping forces in the Middle East, Amber enjoyed many adventures, including swimming in the Red Sea and climbing to the top of the pyramids at Giza. Following his retirement, Amber worked at the Saint John Press Club and later drove taxi in Fredericton where he could partake in his favourite pastime – conversation.
A favourite topic of conversation was sports and nobody knew sports better than Amber. A voracious reader, Amber passed this habit on to all his children. Upon losing his eyesight, Amber continued this passion with audiobooks, and was extremely appreciative of the service provided by the Moncton Public Library. Despite losing his eyesight, surviving two types of cancer, being diabetic and partially deaf, Amber never complained and was always happy and grateful for the life he led. Amber helped save the lives of many, making well over 100 blood donations.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Bishop’s Funeral Home, 540 Woodstock Road, Fredericton, on Saturday January 6th 2018 from 2-4 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the CNIB (NB), Moncton Public Library, Canadian Diabetes Association, or Canadian Cancer Society (NB) are appreciated.
Bishop’s Funeral Home (458-1885) have been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences and the sharing of memories may be expressed through www.bishopsfuneralhome.com