|Victor Nason 1902-1954|
A Fredericton Junction man was killed almost instantly
Monday afternoon, March 8, 1954, when he fell 11 ft
from a crane at the West Saint John dock area.
He was Victor Nason, 52, a mechanic employed by the
Canadian Pacific Railway. Nason had been working
astride the boom of the crane when a bar on which he
was standing split causing him to lose his balance and
tumble over backwards. He had been one of a number
of men working on the crane.
A, McIntosh, Woodstock was operator of the crane.
Other crewmembers were George Alston 228 St.
George St., West Saint John; Lorne Shaw, 632 Centre
Street, Lancaster, and Raymond Jamieson a
mechanic’s helper on the CPR boarding train.
No Inquest Decision
No decision has been made regarding an inquest. Saint
John detectives are investigating the fatality.
Mr. Nason was born August 3, 1902 at Fredericton Junction and was
the son of the late Wesley and Hattie (Smith) Nason
and had been a resident of that community most of his
life. He had been employed with the Canadian Pacific
Railway for 32 years. A member of the Fredericton
Junction Baptist church, he was also a member of the
Brotherhood of Maintenance and Way.
Surviving are his wife the former Miss Clara Hartt;
three daughters the Misses Mirian, Glenna and Carol
Nason all at home; four sons, Vernon, Walter, Ross
and Burton Nason all at home; four brothers J.
Marshall, Baton Rouge, Louisana.USA Earl, Bliss and
Dana Nason, Fredericton Junction, two sisters Mrs.
Mennel Goodwin and Mrs. Otis Redstone, Fredericton
Junction. Three half-brothers Parker Nason,
Fredericton Junction, Hollis Nason, Harvey Station,
and Lewis Nason, St. George and two half-sisters, Mrs.
Harry Peterson, Greenville, Me. and Mrs. Thomas
Hartt, Fredericton Junction, as well as several nieces
Unless an inquest is called, the body on its release from
the morgue will be taken to Fredericton Junction to rest
at the home. The funeral will be held from the
Fredericton United Baptist Church Thursday afternoon
with service at 2:30 o’clock. Internment will be in