Allen William Lowe1

M, #21321, b. circa 1948, d. 27 February 2003
     Allen William Lowe was born circa 1948 at Caledonia, Nova Scotia.2 He married Brenda Bezanson, daughter of Chesley Bezanson and Violet Caroline Bezanson.1 Allen William Lowe died on 27 February 2003 at Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, Nova Scotia.2 He was buried on 2 March 2003 in South Brookfield Cemetery, South Brookfield, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), February 2003:
Allen William Lowe, 55, South Brookfield, passed away peacefully February 27, 2003, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.

Born in Caledonia, he was a son of Marguerite (Guest) Lowe of South Brookfield and the late Clarence Lowe. He was currently employed with Kejimkujik National Park as well as a seasonal conservation officer with the Department of Natural Resources, Milton Depot. He was president of the North Queens Ground Search and Rescue Organization. Allen was a loving husband, father, grandfather and son who devoted his life to his family and friends. He lent a helping hand to all who knew him. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his grandchildren, who he loved dearly.

Surviving are his wife, the former Brenda Bezanson; his daughter, Janet (Joe) Naugler; son, Allen Jr. (Kathy), both of South Brookfield; sisters, Eleanor (George) Foster, Milton; Peggy Ann (Hilbert) Hallett, South Brookfield; brothers, Halden (Nancy), Wileville; Willie (Rosemary), South Brookfield; grandson, Shane; granddaughter, Taylor.

He was predeceased by infant twin grandsons.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. this evening in Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, in South Brookfield United Baptist Church, Rev. George Mullen officiating. Burial will be in South Brookfield Community Cemetery.2
Last Edited25 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 130.
  2. [S2] Lowe, Allan William Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), February 2003.

Lucinda Florence Bezanson1

F, #21322, b. 6 December 1917, d. before 4 October 2000
FatherJohn Duncan Bezanson1 b. 8 Jun 1870, d. 9 Sep 1961
MotherAlice May Croft1 b. c 1886, d. 1967
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Lucinda Florence Bezanson was born on 6 December 1917.2 She married Clarence Baker.1 Lucinda Florence Bezanson died before 4 October 2000.3

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1917
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Death
2000

Census, Residence

Census1921Lucinda Florence Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of John Duncan Bezanson and Alice May Croft at New Chester, Nova Scotia.4
Last Edited25 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 130.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 130, but also gives an alternate date of "1918" attributed to Ethel Mosher.
  3. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 5 October 2000, The Halifax Herald Limited, BEZANSON, Jean Maude.
  4. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Marie Joseph, Antigonish and Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 39; Page: 1; Lines: 15-23.

Clarence Baker1

M, #21323, b. 1913, d. 26 January 2000
     Clarence Baker was born in 1913 at Liscomb, Nova Scotia.2 He married Lucinda Florence Bezanson, daughter of John Duncan Bezanson and Alice May Croft.1 Clarence Baker died on 26 January 2000 at Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, Nova Scotia.2 He was buried on 29 January 2000 in Liscomb United Church Cemetery, Liscomb, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 28 January 2000:
Clarence "Clad" Baker, 86, Bridgewater, died January 26, 2000, in the Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.

Born in 1913, at Liscomb, Guysborough County, he was a son of the late Walter A. "Archie" and Janet (Dingle) Baker. He served in the Second World War with the navy and was a shipwright by trade. After the war he spent most of his working life as a fisherman and acclaimed boat builder in Guysborough County. The past twelve years he resided in Bridgewater with his wife Jean and stepson Jack and Sandra and Justin Robar.

He is survived by wife, Jean C. Baker (Rudolph) (Robar); daughter, Noreen (Gordon) Hubley, Liscomb; son, Gordon Ontario; stepdaughters, Myrna (Keith) Sanderson, Sydney; Blanche (Ken) Edmonds, Dartmouth; Judy (Alec) Hartling, Halifax; stepsons, Eric (Gwen) Robar, Port Bickerton; Jack(Sandra) Robar, Bridgewater; sisters, Eliza Creaser, Riverport; Helen Ellis, Ontario; brother, Walter (Joan) Baker, Liscomb; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his beloved son, Lawrence "Smitty" Baker; first wife, Florence Bezanson; second wife, Marion Smith; stepsons, Keith Robar, Graham Robar; sister, Marjorie Croft; brothers, William Baker, Maxwell Baker, Burnham Baker.

Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 29, both in Ecum Secum Funeral Home, Sherbrooke. Burial in Liscomb United Church Cemetery.2
Last Edited28 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 130.
  2. [S2] Baker, Clarence Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 28 January 2000.

Annie Eliza Bezanson1

F, #21324, b. 11 February 1922, d. 17 December 1995
FatherJohn Duncan Bezanson1 b. 8 Jun 1870, d. 9 Sep 1961
MotherAlice May Croft1 b. c 1886, d. 1967
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Annie Eliza Bezanson was born on 11 February 1922.1 She married Elvin Oickle on 14 September 1939 at Ecum Secum, Nova Scotia. She was 17.1 Annie Eliza Bezanson died on 17 December 1995 at St. Mary's Hospital, Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia, at age 73.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 19 December 1995:
OICKLE, Annie Eliza - 73, Spanish Ship Bay, died December 17, 1995, in St. Mary's Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke.

Born in New Chester, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of the late John and Alice (Croft) Bezanson.

Surviving are daughters, Maudie, Hazel (Mrs. Donald Fleet), Ecum Secum; Nora (Mrs. James Moser), Moser River; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Jean, Mary (Mrs. Audrey Mason), Clara (Mrs. Emery Croft), Halifax; Ethel (Mrs. William Moser), Freda (Mrs. Clarence Sharpe), Moser River; brother, Percy, New Chester.

She was predeceased by her husband, Elvin; sisters, Margaret Rudolph, Myrtle Rudolph, Florence; brothers, Wallace, Chesley.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. tonight in Ecum Secum Funeral Home. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Barnabas Church, Ecum Secum, Rev. Gavin Dunbar and Rev. David Curry officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Moser River.2

Census, Residence

LivedAnnie Eliza Bezanson and Elvin Oickle lived in Spanish Ship Bay, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited11 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 130.
  2. [S2] Oickle, Annie Eliza Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 19 December 1995.

Percy Burton Bezanson1

M, #21326, b. 21 January 1925, d. 1 September 2017
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 378.1
FatherJohn Duncan Bezanson1 b. 8 Jun 1870, d. 9 Sep 1961
MotherAlice May Croft1 b. c 1886, d. 1967
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Percy Burton Bezanson
     Percy Burton Bezanson was born on 21 January 1925.1 He married Ernesta Corbett circa 1953.2,1 Percy Burton Bezanson died on 1 September 2017 at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, at age 92.3

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 7 September 2017:
BEZANSON, Percy Burton 1925-2017. It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Dad died peacefully in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour, on September 1, 2017 with family at his side.

Born January 21, 1925 in New Chester, he was a son of the late Alice May (Croft) and John Duncan Bezanson. He was always the first to contribute to the community (was in the thick of things at last Saturday's Heritage Day at the New Chester School that his father helped to build!) or lend a helping hand to friends, family, and strangers; he was a founding member of the New Chester Mutual Telephone Co., the Ecum Secum Volunteer Fire Department, and the New Chester Community Centre. This man is truly an inspiration and example for all of us and defines the saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade...". Both legs amputated below the knee in the summer of 2003 should have derailed him but he took on the challenge and learned to do it all on his prosthetics - and just got two new legs! Just a few weeks ago Dad spent multiple hours, on some of the hottest days of summer, on his tractor, his favourite mode of transportation (no hand controls on it!) bush-whacking the back field - and what an awesome job he did too!

Dad was a proud woodsman all his life. He left school at the age of 14 and embarked on a career that spanned more than 70 years. He, with Mom at his side, started his own pulp contracting company more than 50 years ago, first on his own with his horse, Pat, then renting a skidder (a Timberjack) to test the waters before buying his own Tree Farmer -and he never looked back! Over the years he employed countless men and women, mostly as forest workers, and, after learning how, scaled the wood himself. Dad was an honest man who always made sure to err on the side of his employees. Dad's company consistently produced the most wood for a single machine contractor for the Point Tupper pulp and paper mill and, because he could and was the most efficient, he took on the job of building bridges in his contract areas. Dad was incredibly smart and inventive and learned to build, fix, or alter just about anything. Mom always proudly said, "My Willy can do anything!" This man didn't come with a playbook or an instruction manual, he was truly one of a kind. Dad met Mom, the hot new teacher at New Chester School, and a match was made; theirs was a true love story that lasted 56 years and we are sure that they picked up today where they left off eight and a half years ago.

Dad/Grampie is survived by children: Ann Marie (Carl), Teresa (Robert), Mary (Michael), John (Leanna), Janey (Larry), Claude (Bernadette), Ronald (Lisa); grand-children, Kimberley, Gabriel (Emma) Justin (Scott), Mitchell (Caitlin) Shelagh, Olivia, Victoria, Alexander, Joshua, Andrew (Amber), Hayley, Taylor, and Nicholas; great-grand-children, Jesse and Raneesha.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Margaret, Wallace, Jean, Mary, Clara, Chesley, Florence, Annie, Myrtle, Ethel, and Freda, and granddaughter, Emily Marie Bezanson.

Visitation on Sunday, September 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Ecum Secum Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 4 at 11 a.m. in St.Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Sheet Harbour, Father Keith Billard officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in St. Michael's Cemetery, Quoddy. Reception in the church hall to follow the mass.3

Census, Residence

Lived2000Percy Burton Bezanson and Ernesta Corbett lived in New Chester, Nova Scotia, in October 2000.1,4
Last Edited28 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 130.
  2. [S2] Bezanson, Helen "Ernesta" Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 5 March 2009.
  3. [S2] Percy Burton Bezanson Death Notice, The Halifax Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 7 September 2017.
  4. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 5 October 2000, The Halifax Herald Limited, BEZANSON, Jean Maude.

Ernesta Corbett1

F, #21327, b. 23 November 1928, d. 4 March 2009
     Ernesta Corbett was born on 23 November 1928 at Havre Boucher, Nova Scotia.2 She married Percy Burton Bezanson, son of John Duncan Bezanson and Alice May Croft, circa 1953.2,1 Ernesta Corbett died on 4 March 2009 at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, at age 80.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 5 March 2009:
BEZANSON, Helen "Ernesta" - 1928-2009.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Helen "Ernesta" (Corbett) Bezanson, age 80. She died peacefully in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour, March 4, 2009, with her family at her side.

Born November 23, 1928, in Havre Boucher, she was a daughter of the late Sarah Isabel (Gillis) Corbett and Edward Michael Corbett.

She was always the first to contribute to the community, or lend a helping hand to friends, family and strangers. A faithful Catholic all her life, she believed strongly in the power of prayer and was always there for anyone in need. Ernesta loved music, played the piano and was self-taught on the autoharp, accordion, mouth organ and steel guitar. For many years she played the organ for local funerals. Ernesta attended Normal College in Truro, taught in both Antigonish and Guysborough counties. Ernesta's last teaching assignment was at the New Chester School where she met Percy her husband of 56 years.

She is survived by her loving husband, Percy; seven children, Ann Marie (Carl), Teresa (Robert), Mary (Michael), John (Leanna), Jane (Larry), Claude (Bernadette) and Ronald (Lisa); grandchildren, Kimberley, Gabriel, Justin, Mitchell, Shelagh, Olivia, Victoria, Alexander, Joshua, Andrew, Haley, Taylor and Nicholas; great-grandchildren, Jesse and Reneesha; one brother, Ronald Corbett.

She was predeceased by brother, John Corbett and sisters, Emily, Imelda, Catherine, Hazel, Margaret, Mary and Mary Margaret; granddaughter, Emily Marie Bezanson.

Visitation Friday, March 6, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Ecum Secum Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 7, at 11 a.m. in St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, Sheet Harbour, Father Bruno officiating, cremation to follow. Burial will take place at a later date in St. Michaels Cemetery, Quoddy. Reception to follow the mass in the church hall.2

Census, Residence

Lived2000Ernesta Corbett and Percy Burton Bezanson lived in New Chester, Nova Scotia, in October 2000.1,3
Last Edited30 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 130.
  2. [S2] Bezanson, Helen "Ernesta" Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 5 March 2009.
  3. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 5 October 2000, The Halifax Herald Limited, BEZANSON, Jean Maude.

Ethel Bezanson1

F, #21328, b. 27 July 1926, d. 31 December 2016
FatherJohn Duncan Bezanson1 b. 8 Jun 1870, d. 9 Sep 1961
MotherAlice May Croft1 b. c 1886, d. 1967

Family

William Alexander Parlee b. 27 Jul 1922, d. 26 Jan 1963
Child
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Ethel Bezanson was born on 27 July 1926.1 Her full name was Lillian Ethel Esther Bezanson.1 She married William Alexander Parlee.1 Ethel Bezanson was the informant listed on the death certificate of William Alexander Parlee who died 26 January 1963.2 Ethel Bezanson married William Moser.1 Ethel Bezanson died on 31 December 2016 at age 90.

Census, Residence

Lived2000Ethel Bezanson lived in Moser River, Nova Scotia, in October 2000.3
Last Edited28 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 130.
  2. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Parlee, William A; Registration Year: 1963; Page: 1515.
  3. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 5 October 2000, The Halifax Herald Limited, BEZANSON, Jean Maude.
  4. [S2] William Alexander Parlee Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 30 January 1963.

William Alexander Parlee1,2

M, #21329, b. 27 July 1922, d. 26 January 1963

Family

Ethel Bezanson b. 27 Jul 1926, d. 31 Dec 2016
Child
     William Alexander Parlee was born on 27 July 1922.3 He married Ethel Bezanson, daughter of John Duncan Bezanson and Alice May Croft.2 William Alexander Parlee died on 26 January 1963 at Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 40. The informant on his death certificate was Ethel Bezanson.3 William Alexander Parlee was buried in St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Necum Teuch, Nova Scotia.1,4

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 30 January 1963:
William Alexander Parlee, of Moser's River, died in Camp Hill Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was 40.

Born in Moser's River, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Parlee. He served overseas in the Canadian Army during World War II. He was a member of the Canadian Legion, Corcelette [sic Courcelette] Branch, Sheet Harbor.

Surviving besides his parents are: his wife, the former Ethel Bezanson; one son Douglas at home; two brothers, Wilson, Lower Sackville and Reginald, Halifax; two sisters, Joyce (Mrs. Percy Fleet), Moser's River, and Margaret (Mrs. Albert Mattinson), Springhill.

One son, Bobbie, predeceased him.

The remains are resting at his late home, Moser's River. Funeral service will take place today from St. John's Anglican Church, Necum Teuch, with Rev. Mr. Mitchell officiating. Interment will be at Necum Teuch cemetery.1
Last Edited28 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] William Alexander Parlee Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 30 January 1963.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 130.
  3. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Parlee, William A; Registration Year: 1963; Page: 1515.
  4. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", William Alexander Parlee, St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Necum Teuch, Nova Scotia; Memorial Number: 133589442.

Evelyn Freda Melissa Bezanson1

F, #21331, b. 11 May 1928, d. 11 March 2014
FatherJohn Duncan Bezanson1 b. 8 Jun 1870, d. 9 Sep 1961
MotherAlice May Croft1 b. c 1886, d. 1967
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Evelyn Freda Melissa Bezanson was born on 11 May 1928.1 She married Clarence Sharpe.1 Evelyn Freda Melissa Bezanson died on 11 March 2014 at Braeside Home For Special Care, Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia, at age 85.2

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 24 March 2014:
Sharpe, Freda Evelyn, age 85, of Moser River, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2014 in Braeside Home For Special Care, Middle Musquodoboit.

Born in New Chester, May 11, 1928, she was a daughter of the late John and Alice (Croft) Bezanson. Freda enjoyed bingo, card parties, quilting, knitting, and gardening. She was a member of St. John's Guild, Necum Teuch. She was employed at Beaver Acres Motel and Liscomb Lodge for a number of years.

Survived by children, Cecil (Val), Lawrencetown; Elmer, Moser River; Darlene (Alan) Publicover, Ecum Secum; and Glenda, Milford, Mass, USA; grandchildren, Tania, Kris, Krystal, Carrie, Samantha, Mandi, Jennifer, Alison, Ryan and Stephen; sister, Ethel Moser; brother, Percy.

Predeceased by husband, Clarence; sisters, Clara Croft, Florence Baker, Mary Mason, Margaret Rudolph, Myrtle Rudolph, Jean, Annie Oickle; brothers, Wallace, Chestley, and Melvin.

Visitation today 7-9 PM in Ecum Secum Chapel where funeral service will be held 2 PM Tuesday, Rev. Frankland officiating. Burial to follow in St. John's Cemetery, Necum Teuch. Reception to follow in Ecum Secum Fire Hall. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of Braeside Home for Special Care for their love and care shown to Freda and her family.2

Census, Residence

Lived2000Evelyn Freda Melissa Bezanson lived in Moser River, Nova Scotia, in October 2000.3
Last Edited14 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 130.
  2. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Chronicle Herald, 24 March 2014, Freda Evelyn Sharpe.
  3. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 5 October 2000, The Halifax Herald Limited, BEZANSON, Jean Maude.

Melvin Cecil Bezanson1

M, #21333, b. 13 April 1929, d. 1959
FatherJohn Duncan Bezanson1 b. 8 Jun 1870, d. 9 Sep 1961
MotherAlice May Croft1 b. c 1886, d. 1967
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Melvin Cecil Bezanson was born on 13 April 1929.1,2 He died in 1959.3,2 He was buried in St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Necum Teuch, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited5 Mar 2004

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 130.
  2. [S626] Bob Hegerich, Cemetery Records of Halifax County, St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Necum Teuch, Stone #10, "Bezanson Melvin C., 1929 - 1959."
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 130, "ca. 1951."

Lilly Naugler

F, #21334
FatherMarshall Naugler b. 3 Aug 1898, d. Aug 1966
MotherAnnie Pearl Bezanson b. 10 Jan 1906, d. 17 Jul 2001
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Last Edited20 Aug 2001

Raymond Naugler

M, #21335
FatherMarshall Naugler b. 3 Aug 1898, d. Aug 1966
MotherAnnie Pearl Bezanson b. 10 Jan 1906, d. 17 Jul 2001
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Last Edited20 Aug 2001