Weldon Elmer Bezanson1

M, #21363, b. 22 September 1922, d. 21 December 2006
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 382.1
FatherJames Calvin Bezanson1 b. 29 Oct 1879, d. 4 Aug 1944
MotherEliza Frances Fleet1 b. 17 Mar 1886, d. 5 Aug 1973

Family

Stephanie Josephine Podgurski b. 1923, d. 18 Oct 1987
Children
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Weldon Elmer Bezanson was born on 22 September 1922.1 He married Stephanie Josephine Podgurski, daughter of John Podgurski, on 1 June 1945. He was 22.2 Weldon Elmer Bezanson died on 21 December 2006 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, Nova Scotia, at age 84.3

     Obituary from McLellan Funeral Home:
It is with heavy hearts that we the family of Weldon Elmer Bezanson announce his sudden passing, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Born Sept. 22, 1924, in Guysborough county, he was the son of the late James and Laura (Fleet) Bezanson.

Weldon was a retired coal miner having worked 28 years in the #12 colliery from where he retired. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather who loved to be surrounded by his family. He enjoyed going for drives and listening to his fiddle and country music. He lived in Kaneville most of his life.

He is survived by his loving spouse Rita (Mary) MacNamara; three daughters, Mary White, New Waterford, Kathleen (Raymond) Thomas, Sydney, Doreen MacEwan, Lingan; son, Peter, Glace Bay. Also left to mourn are Marjorie Deruelle; four special step- grandchildren, Michelle, Melissa, Michael and Mitchael; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

Weldon was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by four brothers, two sisters, his first wife, Stephanie (Podgurski) Bezanson and son, Eric.

Visitation will be held today (Friday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the All Saints Anglican Church, New Waterford with the Rev. Stacey Renouf officiating. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the emergency ward of the New Waterford Hospital and the 4A floor of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.3

Census, Residence

LivedWeldon Elmer Bezanson lived in Kaneville Road, New Waterford, Nova Scotia.4
Last Edited22 Jan 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 132.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 132, 212.
  3. [S680] Weldon Elmer Bezanson Death Notice, McLellan Funeral Home (New Waterford, Nova Scotia).
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 212.

Stephanie Josephine Podgurski1

F, #21364, b. 1923, d. 18 October 1987
FatherJohn Podgurski2

Family

Weldon Elmer Bezanson b. 22 Sep 1922, d. 21 Dec 2006
Children
     Stephanie Josephine Podgurski was born in 1923.1 She married Weldon Elmer Bezanson, son of James Calvin Bezanson and Eliza Frances Fleet, on 1 June 1945. He was 22.1 Stephanie Josephine Podgurski died on 18 October 1987.1
Last Edited20 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 132, 212.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 212.

Newton Ellis Bezanson1

M, #21365, b. 21 December 1919, d. 2 September 1981
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 383.2
FatherAlexander Burton Bezanson1 b. 11 Sep 1882, d. 30 Jun 1973
MotherFlorence Martha Publicover1 b. 1895, d. 1986

Family

Mary Dorothy White b. c 1922, d. 9 Apr 2005
Children
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Newton Ellis Bezanson was born on 21 December 1919.1 He married Mary Dorothy White.3 Newton Ellis Bezanson died on 2 September 1981 at age 61.1 He was buried in St. James Cemetery, New Chester, Nova Scotia.4

Census Summary

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Birth
1919
1920
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1921
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1980
Death
1981

Census, Residence

Census1921Newton Ellis Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Alexander Burton Bezanson and Florence Martha Publicover at New Chester, Nova Scotia.5
Last Edited2 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 132, 212.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 132.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 212.
  4. [S341] Maureen Brown, "St. James Cemetery, New Chester, Guysborugh County, Nova Scotia", "Bezanson, Newton E., Private, West NS Regiment, d: Sept. 2, 1981 - 61 years, His Wife, Dorothy Mary (White), 1922 - 2005."
  5. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Marie Joseph, Antigonish and Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 39; Page: 2; Lines: 1-3.
  6. [S2] Bezanson, Dorothy M. Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 11 April 2005.

Mary Dorothy White1

F, #21366, b. circa 1922, d. 9 April 2005

Family

Newton Ellis Bezanson b. 21 Dec 1919, d. 2 Sep 1981
Children
     Mary Dorothy White was born circa 1922 at Mabou Harbour, Nova Scotia.2 She married Newton Ellis Bezanson, son of Alexander Burton Bezanson and Florence Martha Publicover.1 Mary Dorothy White died on 9 April 2005 at Highland Crest Home, Antigonish, Nova Scotia.2 She was buried in St. James Cemetery, New Chester, Nova Scotia.3,4

     Death Notice from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 11 April 2005:
BEZANSON, Dorothy M. - 83, Highland Crest Home, Antigonish, formerly of Brierly Brook, passed away on April 9, 2005, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital.

Born in Mabou Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Angus and Mary (MacEachen) White. Dorothy was employed at St. F.X. University for a number of years. She was an avid card player and enjoyed bingo and music.

She is survived by daughters, Susan (Ian) Holmes, Enfield; Martha Bezanson, North Grant; son, Douglas, Digby; grandchildren, Gussie, Andy and Suzanne Bezanson, Dougie and Ashley Roberts; great-grandchild, Connor Bezanson; brother, John Robert White, Mabou; sister, Mary Ann MacNeil, Hamilton, Ont.

She was predeceased by her husband, Newton; sons, Angus, Roderick; one son in infancy, and brother, Johnny White.

Visitation in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish, today from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held in St. Ninian's Cathedral on Wednesday at 10 a.m., Rev. Ray Huntley presiding. Burial in Ecum Secum New Chester Cemetery.2
Last Edited2 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 212.
  2. [S2] Bezanson, Dorothy M. Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 11 April 2005.
  3. [S341] Maureen Brown, "St. James Cemetery, New Chester, Guysborugh County, Nova Scotia", "Bezanson, Newton E., Private, West NS Regiment, d: Sept. 2, 1981 - 61 years, His Wife, Dorothy Mary (White), 1922 - 2005."
  4. [S2] Bezanson, Dorothy M. Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 11 April 2005, which lists the cemetery as "New Chester Cemetery, Ecum Secum."

Leone Elizabeth Fancy1

F, #21367, b. August 1909, d. 1988
FatherAmbrose Fancy1 b. Jul 1877, d. 22 Apr 1936
MotherFlorence M. Bezanson1 b. 14 Feb 1885, d. 1978
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Leone Elizabeth Fancy was born in August 1909 at Nova Scotia.2,1 She married Michael Ryan.1 Leone Elizabeth Fancy married Hector MacCallum.1 Leone Elizabeth Fancy died in 1988 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1909
1910
Census
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1920
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1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1988

Census, Residence

Census1911Leone Elizabeth Fancy appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Ambrose Fancy and Florence M. Bezanson at Marie Joseph, Nova Scotia.3
Census1921Leone Elizabeth Fancy appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Ambrose Fancy and Florence M. Bezanson at Marie Joseph, Nova Scotia.4
Last Edited27 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 133.
  2. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Marie Joseph Village, Ecum Secum, Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Family: 27; Page: 3.
  3. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Marie Joseph Village, Ecum Secum, Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Family: 27; Pages: 3-4.
  4. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Marie Joseph, Antigonish and Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 39; Page: 10; Lines: 27-34.

Nina Mae Fancy1,2

F, #21368, b. 26 November 1914, d. 10 March 2007
FatherAmbrose Fancy2 b. Jul 1877, d. 22 Apr 1936
MotherFlorence M. Bezanson2 b. 14 Feb 1885, d. 1978
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Nina Mae Fancy was born on 26 November 1914 at Nova Scotia.1,3 She married Vincent Carroll.2 Nina Mae Fancy died on 10 March 2007 at Maplestone Enhanced Care, Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 92.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 13 March 2007:
CARROLL (Fancy), Nina Mae - 92, Maplestone Enhanced Care, Halifax, formerly of Sheet Harbour, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2007, in the comfort and company of the caring staff of Maplestone who made her time there so special.

Born on November 26, 1914, in Marie Joseph, Guysborough Co., a daughter of the late Ambrose and Florence (Bezanson) Fancy. Left with fond and loving memories are daughter, Madalyn Masterman, Halifax; sons, Terry, Shubenacadie; Carman (Shelley), St. John's; Wendell (Barb), Newport Corner; grandchildren, Joe and Greg Masterman (Bev), Randy Carroll, Becca Carroll, Sue Cadman (Rick), Natalie Hunter, Ashley and Dale Carroll; great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Jocelyn, Liam, Jennifer, Dustin, Wyatt, and Olivia; also survived by her brother, Farley Fancy, Waterdown, Ont; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent Carroll; son-in-law, Harold Masterman; brother, Joe Fancy; sisters, Lee MacCallum (Ryan), Alice Carnell, Dora Fancy, and Daisy Publicover. A long-time resident of Sheet Harbour, Nina was active in St. Peter's Parish and the CWL for many years. Her work as a seamstress was well-known and much appreciated by the many graduates and brides whose dresses she made.

Visitation in D.S. Crowell and Son Funeral Home, Sheet Harbour, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with prayers at 7:30 p.m. Funeral from St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Sheet Harbour at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, Father Gregory officiating.1

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1914
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Death
2007

Census, Residence

Census1921Nina Mae Fancy appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Ambrose Fancy and Florence M. Bezanson at Marie Joseph, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited29 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S2] Carroll, Nina Mae Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 13 March 2007.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 133.
  3. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Marie Joseph, Antigonish and Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 39; Page: 10; Lines: 27-34.

Daisy Fancy1

F, #21369, b. 17 December 1916, d. 5 March 2005
FatherAmbrose Fancy1 b. Jul 1877, d. 22 Apr 1936
MotherFlorence M. Bezanson1 b. 14 Feb 1885, d. 1978
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Daisy Fancy was born on 17 December 1916 at Marie Joseph, Nova Scotia.2,3 She married Parker Seymour Publicover.1 Daisy Fancy died on 5 March 2005 at Ocean View Manor, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, at age 88.3

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 7 March 2005:
PUBLICOVER (Fancy), Daisy Bell - 88, Ocean View Manor, formerly of Gaetz Brook, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2005, in the manor. Born in Marie Joseph, December 17, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Ambrose and Florence (Bezanson) Fancy.

Daisy is survived by daughters, Anita (Merle) Riggs, Dartmouth; Audrey (Eugene) Bezanson, Eastern Passage; Sheila (Robert) Mason, Porter's Lake; sons, Seymour (Linda), Pictou; Frederick, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont; Larry (Charlotte), Conrod's Settlement; sister, Nina Carroll, Halifax; brother, Farley, Waterdown, Ont; 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Daisy was predeceased by her husband, Parker; sisters, Leone, Alice, Dora, and brother, Joseph.

Visitation will be today from 2-4 p.m. in Ecum Secum Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 8, at 2 p.m. in St. John's Anglican Church, Necum Teuch, with burial in the spring, Rev. Marilyn Lamb officiating.3

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1916
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Death
2005

Census, Residence

Census1921Daisy Fancy appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Ambrose Fancy and Florence M. Bezanson at Marie Joseph, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited10 Mar 2017

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 133.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Marie Joseph, Antigonish and Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 39; Page: 10; Lines: 27-34.
  3. [S2] Daisy Bell (Fancy) Publicover Death Notice, Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 7 March 2005.

Alyce Marie Fancy1,2

F, #21370, b. 4 March 1911, d. 19 March 1995
FatherAmbrose Fancy2 b. Jul 1877, d. 22 Apr 1936
MotherFlorence M. Bezanson2 b. 14 Feb 1885, d. 1978
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Alyce Marie Fancy was also known as Annie Fancy.3 She was born on 4 March 1911 at Marie Joseph, Nova Scotia.4,3 She married John Joseph Carnell.2 Alyce Marie Fancy died on 19 March 1995 at St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, at age 84.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 March 1995:
CARNELL, Alyce Marie - 84, J.J. Carroll House, Antigonish, died March 19, 1995, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Born in Marie Joseph, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of the late Ambrose and Florence (Bezanson) Fancy. She worked a number of years at St. Francis Xavier University. She was a member of St. Ninian's CWL.

Surviving are daughters, Margaret (Mrs. Leonard Yagalishek), Red Deer, Alta; Anne Marie (Mrs. Edward MacNeil), Regina; Bernadette (Mrs. Gorden MacDonald), Williams Point; Theresa (Mrs. Raymond MacGillivray), Lanark; sons, John Joseph Jr., St. John's, Nfld; Bernard, Ontario; Michael, Glen Road, Antigonish Co; 24 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Nina Carroll, Halifax; Daisy Publicover, Chezzetcook; brother, Farley, Waterdown, Ont.

She was predeceased by her husband, John Joseph; sisters, Leona, Dora; brother, Joseph.

Visitation 7-9 p.m. tonight, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. Bill Crispo officiating. Burial at a later date in parish cemetery.1

Census Summary

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Birth
1911
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
Death
1995

Census, Residence

Census1911Annie Fancy appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Ambrose Fancy and Florence M. Bezanson at Marie Joseph, Nova Scotia.5
Census1921Alyce Marie Fancy appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Ambrose Fancy and Florence M. Bezanson at Marie Joseph, Nova Scotia.6
Last Edited9 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Carnell, Alyce Marie Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 March 1995.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 133.
  3. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Marie Joseph Village, Ecum Secum, Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Family: 27; Page: 3.
  4. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Fancy, Alice Maria Jane; Registration Year: 1911; Page: 56800054; Number: 56800056.
  5. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Marie Joseph Village, Ecum Secum, Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Family: 27; Pages: 3-4.
  6. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Marie Joseph, Antigonish and Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 39; Page: 10; Lines: 27-34.

Dora Fancy1

F, #21372, b. circa 1913
FatherAmbrose Fancy1 b. Jul 1877, d. 22 Apr 1936
MotherFlorence M. Bezanson1 b. 14 Feb 1885, d. 1978
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Dora Fancy was born circa 1913 at Nova Scotia.2

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1913
1920
Census
1921

Census, Residence

Census1921Dora Fancy appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Ambrose Fancy and Florence M. Bezanson at Marie Joseph, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited29 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 133.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Marie Joseph, Antigonish and Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 39; Page: 10; Lines: 27-34.

Joseph Pelham Fancy1

M, #21373, b. 13 November 1902
FatherAmbrose Fancy1 b. Jul 1877, d. 22 Apr 1936
MotherFlorence M. Bezanson1 b. 14 Feb 1885, d. 1978
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Joseph Pelham Fancy was born on 13 November 1902.1

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1902
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921

Census, Residence

Census1911Joseph Pelham Fancy appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Ambrose Fancy and Florence M. Bezanson at Marie Joseph, Nova Scotia.2
Census1921Joseph Pelham Fancy appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Ambrose Fancy and Florence M. Bezanson at Marie Joseph, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited20 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 133.
  2. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Marie Joseph Village, Ecum Secum, Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Family: 27; Pages: 3-4.
  3. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Marie Joseph, Antigonish and Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 39; Page: 10; Lines: 27-34.

(?) Bezanson1

F, #21379
FatherJames Ellsworth Bezanson1 b. 16 Sep 1869, d. 19 Dec 1948
MotherAnnie Lingard1 b. 11 Jun 1869, d. 28 Dec 1917
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     (?) Bezanson died in childbirth.1
Last Edited20 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 133.

Bessie Saltzman1

F, #21380
     Bessie Saltzman married Reuben Garfield Bezanson, son of James Ellsworth Bezanson and Annie Lingard.1

Census Summary

1920
Census
1921

Census, Residence

Census1921Reuben Garfield Bezanson and Bessie Saltzman appeared on the census of 1921 at Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, with Marguerite Bezanson.2
Last Edited21 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 133.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Polling District No 4, Digby-Annapolis, Nova Scotia; Sub-District: 4; Page: 21; Lines: 41-43.