Laura Baker1

F, #20461, b. 1904, d. 12 April 2002
FatherWilliam Baker1
MotherBessie Heisler1

Family

Robie Silas Bezanson b. Dec 1902, d. 12 Sep 1990
Children
     Laura Baker was born in 1904 at Tancook, Nova Scotia.2,1 She married Robie Silas Bezanson, son of Frederick Kidston Bezanson and Myra Letitia Giffin, in 1921.1 Laura Baker died on 12 April 2002 at High Crest Nursing Home, Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia.3 She was buried on 20 April 2002 in United Baptist Church Cemetery, Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.3,2

     Obituary, 17 April 2002:
BEZANSON, Laura Blanche — 97, High Crest Nursing Home, Sherbrooke, formerly of Isaacs Harbour Villa, Guysborough Co., died Friday, April 12, 2002, in the home. Born in Isaacs Harbour, she was a daughter of the late William and Bessie (Heisler) Baker and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Laura was a homemaker who enjoyed baking, sewing and doing handcrafts. She was an active member of North Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Halifax and a member of the Christian Woman's Fellowship Group. She also was a member of Amethyst Chapter 28 O.E.S., Halifax, receiving her 50 years pin.

She is survived by daughters, Melba Zwicker, Mississauga, Ont; Ruth (Vernon MacWilliam), Cornwall, Ont., sons, Lewis (Florence), Isaacs Harbour; Fred (Marilyn), Sedona, Ariz; sisters-in-law, Theresa Baker and Velma Baker, both of Isaacs Harbour; Olga Baker, Belleville, Ont; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Robie, September 12, 1990; sisters, Pearl, Myrtle, Josephine, Hilda; brothers, Stewart, Earl, Clifford, Rueben, Marshall, James, Stanley.

Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday with funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, both in Isaacs Harbour United Baptist Church, Rev. Joanna Doak officiating. Burial in Isaacs Harbour Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to G.W. Giffin Funeral Home Ltd., Country Harbour.3

Census, Residence

Lived1977Laura Baker and Robie Silas Bezanson lived in Niagara Falls, Ontario, before 1977.4
Lived1977Laura Baker and Robie Silas Bezanson lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, before 1977.4
Lived1977Laura Baker and Robie Silas Bezanson lived in Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia, after 1977.4
Last Edited17 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 108.
  2. [S465] Maureen Brown, "Isaac's Harbor United Baptist Church Cemetery."
  3. [S2] Laura Blanche Bezanson Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 17 April 2002.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 188.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 188, 246.

Emma Bezanson1

F, #20465, b. July 1904, d. August 1904
FatherFrederick Kidston Bezanson1 b. 29 Jun 1871, d. 3 Feb 1956
MotherMyra Letitia Giffin1 b. 1877, d. Jan 1951
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Emma Bezanson was born in July 1904.1 She died in August 1904.1
Last Edited18 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 108.

Rachael Bezanson1

F, #20466, b. July 1904, d. August 1904
FatherFrederick Kidston Bezanson1 b. 29 Jun 1871, d. 3 Feb 1956
MotherMyra Letitia Giffin1 b. 1877, d. Jan 1951
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Rachael Bezanson was born in July 1904.1 She died in August 1904.1
Last Edited18 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 108.

Winnie Bezanson1

F, #20469, b. 3 December 1907, d. 2002
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 322.1
FatherManson Bigelow Bezanson1 b. 12 Mar 1882, d. 26 Aug 1955
MotherJanie Elizabeth Millen1 b. 1887, d. 4 Apr 1982
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Winnie Bezanson was also known as Winsome Willo Bezanson.2,3 She was born on 3 December 1907 at Westville, Nova Scotia.3,1 She married Joseph Leese on 26 August 1932 at Scotsburn, Nova Scotia. She was 24. He was 28.4,1 Her full name was Winsome Willow Bezanson.5 Winnie Bezanson died in 2002.6

Census Summary

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Death
2002

Census, Residence

Census1911Winnie Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Manson Bigelow Bezanson and Janie Elizabeth Millen at Main Street, Westville, Nova Scotia.2
LivedWinnie Bezanson lived in Westville, Nova Scotia.5
Last Edited16 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 109.
  2. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Westville, Pictou, Nova Scotia; Family: 58; Page: 6.
  3. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Winsom Willo; Registration Year: 1907; Page: 69000189; a delayed entry recorded 8 August 1927.
  4. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Winsome Willo; Leese, Joseph Thomas; Registration Year: 1932; Book: 66; Page: 852.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 189.
  6. [S440] Various Contributors, "CanadianHeadstones.com", St. Bee's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, "LEESE, 1903 Joseph T. Leese 2001, His Wife, 1905 Winsome W. Bezanson 2002, Their Son, 1939 J. David Leese - , His Wife, 1942 Lenora Gusim -. "

Thomas MacKinnon1

M, #20472, b. 29 July 1906, d. 4 January 1995
     Thomas MacKinnon was born on 29 July 1906 at Lewes, Prince Edward Island.2 He married Margaret Ann Bezanson, daughter of Manson Bigelow Bezanson and Janie Elizabeth Millen.1 Thomas MacKinnon died on 4 January 1995 at Valley View Villa, Riverton, Nova Scotia, at age 88.3 He was buried on 7 January 1995 in Auburn Cemetery, Westville, Nova Scotia.3

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 January 1995:
MacKINNON, Thomas - 88, Cowan Street, Westville, died January 4, 1995, in Valley View Villa, Riverton.

Born in Lewis, P.E.I., he was a son of the late Seymour and Sarah (Stewart) MacKinnon. He was a coal miner most of his working life with Drummond Coal Company. He was one of the last surviving members of the rescue workers of the Moose River Coal Mine disaster. In his later years, he was employed with Aberdeen Hospital until retirement. He was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Westville; Western Star Lodge 50 AF and AM; past patron of Westville Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 24 and member of Westville Heritage Club.

Surviving are sons, Arthur, Westville; Clarrie, Halifax; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, the former Margaret Bezanson; sister, Mae Russell; brothers, Gordon in infancy, Clarence.

Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Westville, Rev. Bruce Robertson officiating. Burial in Auburn Cemetery.3
Last Edited8 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 109.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 109, 189.
  3. [S2] MacKinnon, Thomas Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 January 1995.

Louis Layton Tattrie1

M, #20473, b. July 1916, d. 26 January 1994
FatherFrederick Tattrie b. 1887
MotherHazel Elizabeth Geddes b. 1894
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Louis Layton Tattrie was also known as Lewis Layton. He was born in July 1916 at Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia.1 He married Marion Olive Bezanson, daughter of Manson Bigelow Bezanson and Janie Elizabeth Millen.1 Louis Layton Tattrie died on 26 January 1994 at Westville, Nova Scotia, at age 77.2 He was buried on 29 January 1994 in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Sylvester, Nova Scotia.3

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 27 January 1994:
TATTRIE, Lewis Layton - 78, 2188 Queen St., Westville, died January 26, 1994, at home.

Born in Tatamagouche, he was a son of the late Frank and Hazel (Geddes) Tattrie. He was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Westville and Maple Leaf Lodge 21, Knights of Pythias, receiving his 25-year jewel. He was a locomotive engineer with the Canadian National Railways and in later years, was employed at Glen Haven Manor until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jessie (Fraser) Cunningham; daughter, Zena McLeod, Truro; son, Gordon, Agincourt, Ont; stepdaughter, Arleigh (Mrs. Hugh Hardy), Green Hill; three stepsons, Wayne Cunningham, Hamilton, Ont; Gregory Cunningham, Regina, Sask; Fred Cunningham, St. Albert, Alta; sister, Sylvia (Mrs. Dan MacDonald), Westville Highway; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Mae Bezanson; sister, Thelma.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. tonight, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Bruce Robertson officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Sylvester.3
Last Edited4 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 109, 189.
  2. [S504] Ancestry.com Message Board, Boards > Localities > North America > Canada > Nova Scotia > Pictou, "TATTRIE, Lewis Layton, d. Jan. 26, 1994" obituary posted by Richard MacNeil, 4 Apr 2001.
  3. [S2] Tattrie, Lewis Layton Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 27 January 1994.

Betty Margaret Finch1

F, #20474, b. 3 July 1921, d. 3 October 2009
     Betty Margaret Finch was born on 3 July 1921 at Ramsey, England.2 She married Arthur Henry Bezanson, son of Manson Bigelow Bezanson and Janie Elizabeth Millen.2 Betty Margaret Finch died on 3 October 2009 at Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, at age 88.3 She was buried on 6 October 2009 in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Westville, Nova Scotia.3

     Obituary:
WESTVILLE - Betty Margaret Bezanson, South Main Street, Westville, passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, on Saturday, October 3, 2009, surrounded by her children.

Born in Romsey, England, to the late George and Ethel (Trodd) Finch, she moved to Nova Scotia in 1946 as a war bride with a young son. She was a long-time resident of Westville where she and her husband Arthur, ran a family business for many years. She was a member of St. Paul United Church, a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #35, and a member of the Nova Scotia War Brides Association.

She is survived by two sons, Barry and wife Rosalind of Victoria B.C., Brian and his wife Linda of Dartmouth, N.S; and her daughter, Janie and her husband Robert Fraser of St. Catharines, Ont; seven grandchildren: Ryan Bezanson, Vancouver; Sarah Harper, Salmon Arm, B.C; Jennifer Byer, Ft. Myers, Fla; John Bezanson, Charlotte, N.C; Michael Cedric Bezanson, Montreal; Christopher Fraser, St. Catharines; and Erin Klaussen, Toronto; and four great-granddaughters; a sister, Elsie Finch, Haslemere, England; and sister-in-law Wanda Bezanson, Kingston, N.S; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur in 1989 and her sister June.

Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #35 will conduct a service 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Her memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville, with Rev. Doug Pilsworth officiating. Reception will follow at St. Paul United Church Hall.

Interment will take place at Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.3
Last Edited8 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 190.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 109, 190.
  3. [S2] Betty Margaret Bezanson Death Notice, InMemorium.ca, 3 October 2009.