Alexander Godfrey Holman1

M, #421, b. 27 August 1902, d. 21 July 1994
     Alexander Godfrey Holman was born on 27 August 1902 at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.1 He married Lillian Mary Bezanson, daughter of James Burton Bezanson and Amy Victoria Pace, circa 1939.2 Alexander Godfrey Holman died on 21 July 1994 at Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbor, Nova Scotia, at age 91.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 23 July 1994:
SHEET HARBOUR BLACKSMITH DIES

HOLMAN, Alexander Godfrey (Alex) - 91, Sheet Harbour, died July 21, 1994, in Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour.

Born August 27, 1902 in Sheet Harbour, he was a son of the late Baker and Sarah (Kenney) Holman. He was employed with the Nova Scotia Power Commission in Liverpool during the construction of their hydro dam there. He worked in lumber, but also carried on the family tradition as a blacksmith. He was an avid fisherman and was well-known for his fly tying. He was a member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Watt Section.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lillian Bezanson; daughter, Annie (Mrs. Max White) Porters Lake; four sons, Cyril, Carl, both of Dartmouth; Eugene, Leonard, both of Sheet Harbour; sister, Annie Carron, Montreal; brother, Elmer, Sheet Harbour; four half-sisters, Minnie (Mrs. Alden Zink), Watt Section; Mary (Mrs. Richard Marshall), Malay Falls; Janet Casey, Halifax; Thelma Kaster, Port Hawkesbury; six halfbrothers, Frank, Halifax; Richard, Michael, both of Ontario; Stanley, Jimmy, both of Sheet Harbour; John, Pictou; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Scott, Charles, Ray; four half-brothers, Giles, Garnet, Dennis, Harold in infancy; half-sister, Margaret Churchill; a grandson.

Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Crowell's Funeral Home, Sheet Harbour. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Watt Section, Rev. John Scott officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery.1
Last Edited5 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Holman, Alexander Godfrey Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 23 July 1994.
  2. [S2] Holman, Lillian Mary Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 4 July 2008.

Pearl Victoria Bezanson1

F, #422, b. 5 May 1923, d. 11 February 2008
FatherJames Burton Bezanson b. 8 Mar 1895, d. 22 Apr 1980
MotherAmy Victoria Pace b. 11 May 1902, d. 30 Aug 1942

Family

Gerald Kenney
Child
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Pearl Victoria Bezanson married Gerald Kenney. Pearl Victoria Bezanson was born on 5 May 1923 at Moser River, Nova Scotia.1 She died on 11 February 2008 at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, at age 84.1 She was buried on 13 February 2008 in St. Andrew's Anglican Church Cemetery.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 12 February 2008:
KENNEY, Pearl Victoria - 84, Sheet Harbour, passed away Monday, February 11, 2008, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour.

Born May 5, 1923, in Moser River, she was a daughter of the late James and Amy (Pace) Bezanson. Pearl was a bookkeeper for Kenney's Irving for 25 years. Also, she and her husband Gerald owned and operated Kenney's Fish and Chips in Sheet Harbour. Pearl enjoyed bingo, cards, sewing, crocheting, gardening, and visiting with family and friends.

She is survived by daughter, Geraldine (Larry) Mason; son, Cecil (Nancy); daughter-in-law, Lily Kenney, all of Sheet Harbour; brother, Russell (Violet), Quoddy; sisters, Lillian Holman, Sheet Harbour; Grace Fisher, Dartmouth; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald; son, Eric; sister, Gladys Moser; great-grandson, Jacob Kenney-Beaver; stepmother, Lillian Coward.

Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today with prayers at 8:30 p.m. in D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, Sheet Harbour. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 13, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Watt Section, Archdeacon Katie Tait officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery.1
Last Edited23 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Kenney, Pearl Victoria Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 December 2006.

Eric Brent Kenney

M, #424, b. circa 1944, d. 1 July 1997
FatherGerald Kenney
MotherPearl Victoria Bezanson b. 5 May 1923, d. 11 Feb 2008
Relationship6th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Eric Brent Kenney was born circa 1944 at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.1 He married Lillian "Lily" Smiley.1 Eric Brent Kenney died on 1 July 1997 at QEII Health Sciences Centre, VG Site, Nova Scotia.2 He was buried on 4 July 1997 in St. Andrew's Anglican Church Cemetery, Watt Section, Nova Scotia.2

     Death Notice from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 4 July 1997:
KENNEY, Eric Brent - 53, Sheet Harbour, Halifax Co., passed away July 1, 1997, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, VG Site, after a courageous and brave battle with cancer.

Born at Sheet Harbour, he was a son of Gerald and Pearl (Bezanson) Kenney. He worked as an auto body repairman with Glen Robertson's Volkswagen Dealership for several years; was manager of Kenney's Irving Garage, Sheet Harbour, for 17 years; was past president of Sheet Harbour Lions Club; a member of the Eastern Shore Memories Cruisers Antique Club and a devoted community worker.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lillian (Lily) Smiley; daughters, Jacqueline (Jackie)(Mrs. Peter Longmire), Annapolis Royal; Beverly (Mrs. Wayne MacInnis) and Jennifer Kenney (Jason Beaver), both of Sheet Harbour; grandchildren, Brent, Jessalyn, Emily, Lucas, Tyler, Colby, Ryan and Chloe.

Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today and Thursday with family prayers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, all in Crowell's Funeral Home, Sheet Harbour. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday in St. Michael's Anglican Church, Sheet Harbour, Rev. Brian Hutchins officiating. Burial in St. Andrew's Church Cemetery, Watt Section.2
Last Edited14 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Eric Brent Kenney Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 7 July 1997.
  2. [S2] Kenney, Eric Brent Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 2 July 1997.

Ralph Fisher1

M, #433, b. circa 1924, d. 7 September 1996
     Ralph Fisher was born circa 1924 at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.1 He married Grace Bezanson, daughter of James Burton Bezanson and Amy Victoria Pace.1 Ralph Fisher died on 7 September 1996 at Halifax Infirmary, Halifax, Nova Scotia.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 9 September 1996:
42 YEAR MEMBER OF EUREKA LODGE RALPH FISHER DIES FISHER, Ralph - 72, Sheet Harbour, died September 7, 1996, in the Halifax Infirmary.

Born in Sheet Harbour, he was a son of the late Owen Ripley and Martha (Richards) Fisher. He was a lifelong resident of Sheet Harbour. In his earlier years he was employed with Lewis Clothes-pin and Peg Factory; was a millwright foreman with Scott Paper Co. for 27 years until its closure in 1971 and was a machine operator with the Department of Transportation and Communication for 17 and a half years, retiring in 1989. He was a member and trustee of St. James United Church, Sheet Harbour. He was a 42 year member of Eureka Lodge 42; raised a master mason on March 25, 1953; held many offices within the lodge including worshipful master and grand stuart. He enjoyed hunting and was a skilled wood craftsman.

Surviving are his wife, the former Grace Bezanson; daughters, Brenda Moore, Dartmouth; Bonnie Parks, Sheet Harbour; sons, Ralph Jr., Sheet Harbour; William, Halifax; brothers, William, Sheet Harbour; Arthur, Halifax; nine grandchildren; a great-grandson.

He was predeceased by sisters, Helen, Norma, Irene; brothers, Ashley, MacKenzie.

Visitation prior to funeral today at his late residence. Funeral 2 p.m. today in St. James United Church, Sheet Harbour, Rev. Glen Spears officiating. Cremation to follow.1
Last Edited15 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Fisher, Ralph Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 9 September 1996.

Bessie Janet Bezanson1

F, #435, b. 21 January 1897, d. 26 June 1989
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 368.2
FatherHerbert Bezanson b. 15 Nov 1861, d. Dec 1945
MotherHannah Langille b. 27 Feb 1870, d. 1952

Family

William Hartling b. 31 Oct 1886
Children
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Bessie Janet Bezanson was born on 21 January 1897 at Moser River, Nova Scotia.3 She married William Hartling on 2 January 1918 at Quoddy, Nova Scotia. She was 20. He was 31.4,2 Bessie Janet Bezanson died on 26 June 1989 at Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 92.1,3

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 27 June 1989:
HARTLING, Bessie Janet, 92, Northwood Manor, formerly of Harrigan Cove, Halifax County, died Monday in Victoria General Hospital. Born in Mosher River, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Hannah (Langelle [sic Langille]) Bezanson.

She was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Harrigan Cove, and a lifetime member of St. Mary's Guild.

She is survived by two daughters, Ellen Crowe and Janet (Mrs. Douglas Andrews) Lanesville, Colchester County; three sons, Arthur, Halifax; Everett, Harrigan Cove, William, Kingston, Ont; five sisters, Agnes Naugler, Mosher River; Nettie, Dartmouth; Annie Naugler, Sheet Harbour; Nina (Mrs. Murray MacDonald), East Stewiacke; Edna Mosher, Mosher River; three brothers, John, New Glasgow; George, Sheet Harbour; Robert, Mosher River; 29 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, William; two sons, Robert, Edgar; three sisters, Ellen, Laura, Edith; three brothers, William, Burton, Ernest; four grandchildren.

The body is in Crowell's Funeral Home, Sheet Harbour, visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Harrigan Cove. Rev. Carson Baxter officiating.1

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1897
1900
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1930
1940
1950
1960
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1980
Death
1989

Census, Residence

Census1901Bessie Janet Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Herbert Bezanson and Hannah Langille at Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia.5
Census1911Bessie Janet Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Herbert Bezanson and Hannah Langille at Moser River, Nova Scotia.6
Census1921William Hartling and Bessie Janet Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 at Harrigan Cove, Nova Scotia, with Arthur Hartling and Everett Hartling and also with James Morris (M, 21) and Karl Hartling (M, 12). Bessie was living near her sister Hannah Laura Bezanson.7
LivedBessie Janet Bezanson lived in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.8
Last Edited12 Mar 2017

Citations

  1. [S2] Bessie Janet Hartling Death Notice, Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 27 June 1989.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 127.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 127, 207.
  4. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Bessie Jannette; Hartling, George William; Registration Year: 1918; Book: 5; Page: 852.
  5. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Smiths Cove, Halifax (county/comté), Nova Scotia; Page: 11; Family: 100; Lines: 7-14.
  6. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Page: 10; Family: 89; Lines: 9-21.
  7. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Port Dufferin Polling District No 34, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 43; Page: 2; Lines: 16-21.
  8. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 207.

Melissa Agnes Bezanson

F, #437, b. 30 October 1898, d. 11 January 1997
FatherHerbert Bezanson b. 15 Nov 1861, d. Dec 1945
MotherHannah Langille b. 27 Feb 1870, d. 1952
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Melissa Agnes Bezanson was also known as Agnes.1 She was born on 30 October 1898 at Moser River, Nova Scotia.2,3,4 She married Murray Naugler, son of Richard Naugler and Mary Olive Smith.3 Melissa Agnes Bezanson died on 11 January 1997 at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, at age 98.5 She was buried on 14 January 1997 in Riverside Cemetery, Moser River, Nova Scotia.5,4

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 13 January 1997:
NAUGLER, Melissa Agnes - 98, Duncan MacMillan Nursing Home, Sheet Harbour, died January 11, 1997, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour.

Born in Moser River, Halifax Co., she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Hannah (Langille) Bezanson.

Surviving are sons, Kenneth, Herbert, Moser River; daughters, Nina (Mrs. William Smith), Alice (Mrs. Martin MacMillan), Moser River; Hannah Mills, Dartmouth; Alma Schaffenburg, Lunenburg; Ruby (Mrs. Dunlop Spears), Sheet Harbour Passage; Julia (Mrs. Irvin Wells), Kingston; brothers, George, Robert; sisters, Annie, Nettie, Nina, Edna; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Murray; a grandson in infancy; brothers, William, Burton, John, Ernest; sisters, Ellen, Laura, Bessie, Dora.

Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday, both in Ecum Secum Funeral Home, Gordon Hazelwood officiating. Burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery, Moser River.5

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1898
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
Death
1997

Census, Residence

Census1901Melissa Agnes Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Herbert Bezanson and Hannah Langille at Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia.6
Census1911Agnes Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Herbert Bezanson and Hannah Langille at Moser River, Nova Scotia.1
LivedMelissa Agnes Bezanson and Murray Naugler lived in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.7
Census1921Melissa Agnes Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Richard Naugler and Mary Olive Smith at Moser River, Nova Scotia.8
LivedMelissa Agnes Bezanson and Murray Naugler lived in Moser River, Nova Scotia.7
Last Edited16 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Page: 10; Family: 89; Lines: 9-21.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Melissa Agnes; Registration Year: 1898; Page: 99100532; a delayed entry recorded 17 September 1963.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 127.
  4. [S626] Bob Hegerich, Cemetery Records of Halifax County, Riverside Cemetery, Moser River, Stone #50, "Naugler Murry G., 1898 - 1981 ; M. Agnes, (Bezanson), (Wife), 1898 -."
  5. [S2] Naugler, Melissa Agnes Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 13 January 1997.
  6. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Smiths Cove, Halifax (county/comté), Nova Scotia; Page: 11; Family: 100; Lines: 7-14.
  7. [S59] Scott Winston Teal, The Sheperds of Markland, 127.
  8. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Smith Cove Polling District No 24, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 43; Page: 8; Lines: 17-22.

Murray Naugler

M, #438, b. 29 July 1897, d. 1981
FatherRichard Naugler1 b. 21 Oct 1874
MotherMary Olive Smith1 b. 25 Sep 1877
     Murray Naugler was born on 29 July 1897 at Nova Scotia.2,3,4 He married Melissa Agnes Bezanson, daughter of Herbert Bezanson and Hannah Langille.5 Murray Naugler died in 1981.6,4 He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Moser River, Nova Scotia.6

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1897
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1981

Census, Residence

Census1901Murray Naugler appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Richard Naugler and Mary Olive Smith at Moser River, Nova Scotia.2
Census1911Murray Naugler appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Richard Naugler and Mary Olive Smith at Moser River, Nova Scotia.3
LivedMurray Naugler and Melissa Agnes Bezanson lived in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.7
Census1921Murray Naugler appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Richard Naugler and Mary Olive Smith at Moser River, Nova Scotia.1
LivedMurray Naugler and Melissa Agnes Bezanson lived in Moser River, Nova Scotia.7
Last Edited16 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Smith Cove Polling District No 24, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 43; Page: 8; Lines: 17-22.
  2. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Smiths Cove, Halifax (county/comté), Nova Scotia; Family: 105; Page: 11; Line: 50; Page: 12; Lines: 1-3.
  3. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 93; Page: 10; Lines: 45-50.
  4. [S626] Bob Hegerich, Cemetery Records of Halifax County, Riverside Cemetery, Moser River, Stone #50, "Naugler Murry G., 1898 - 1981 ; M. Agnes, (Bezanson), (Wife), 1898 -."
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 127.
  6. [S142] Stephen Pace, "Riverside Cemetery, Moser River", June 19, 1999.
  7. [S59] Scott Winston Teal, The Sheperds of Markland, 127.

Henry Ernest Bezanson

M, #439, b. 3 March 1919, d. 16 January 1985
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 369.1
FatherHerbert Bezanson b. 15 Nov 1861, d. Dec 1945
MotherHannah Langille b. 27 Feb 1870, d. 1952

Family

Gladys Griffiths b. c 1920, d. 27 Sep 2000
Child
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Henry Ernest Bezanson was buried in Old Moser River Cemetery, Moser River, Nova Scotia.2 He was also known as Ernest Henry Bezanson. He was born on 3 March 1919 at Moser River, Nova Scotia.3,4 He married Gladys Griffiths.5 Henry Ernest Bezanson died on 16 January 1985 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 65.1

Census Summary

1910
Birth
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1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1985

Census, Residence

Census1921Ernest Henry Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Herbert Bezanson and Hannah Langille at Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia.6
Last Edited15 Jan 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 127.
  2. [S626] Bob Hegerich, Cemetery Records of Halifax County, Old Moser River, Moser River, Stone #6, Bezanson, Ernest Henry, "Bezanson Ernest Henry, 1918 - 1985;."
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 127, 207.
  4. [S482] Karen Farmer, "Langill - Langille Family Homepage."
  5. [S10] John Cardinal, assumption based on the combination of Gladys's obituary where she is described as the mother of Terrance, a deceased infant son, a headstone for Terrance Bezanson that describes him as the son of Ernest and Gladys, and Bezansons from Nova Scotia which says that Henry Ernest married a Gladys.
  6. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Smith Cove Polling District No 24, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 43; Page: 10; Lines: 36-46.
  7. [S17] Stephen Pace, "Old Cemetery, Moser River", January 15, 2000, "Bezanson, Terrance M., 1946 - 1946 (Son of Ernest and Gladys)."

Lucinda Bezanson

F, #440, b. 22 December 1863, d. 20 March 1940
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 196.1
FatherJohn David Bezanson b. 4 Apr 1831, d. 30 Nov 1897
MotherElizabeth Levy b. 31 Dec 1839, d. 8 Jan 1923

Family

John A. Cameron b. 1840, d. 9 Jun 1907
Children
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Lucinda Bezanson was born on 22 December 1863.2 She married John A. Cameron, son of Alexander Cameron and Janet Stewart, on 31 July 1882. She was 18.2 Lucinda Bezanson married Garnet Turner on 12 September 1912. She was 48.2 Lucinda Bezanson died on 20 March 1940 at New Chester, Nova Scotia, at age 76.2
Last Edited22 Mar 2002

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 65.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 65, 128.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 128.