Luella Evangeline Bezanson1

F, #21602, b. 28 October 1924, d. 22 February 1967
FatherJoseph Havelock Bezanson1 b. 18 Feb 1880, d. 1953
MotherEdith Bridges1 b. 23 Jul 1893
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Luella Evangeline Bezanson was born on 28 October 1924.1 She married Roy Williams.1 Luella Evangeline Bezanson married Harry Baines.1 Luella Evangeline Bezanson died on 22 February 1967 at age 42.1
Last Edited1 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 144.

Helen Josephine Bezanson1

F, #21605, b. 22 May 1927, d. 29 July 2007
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 413.2
FatherJoseph Havelock Bezanson1 b. 18 Feb 1880, d. 1953
MotherEdith Bridges1 b. 23 Jul 1893
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Helen Josephine Bezanson was born on 22 May 1927.1 She was a nurse.3 She married Kenneth Scott Bell.1 Helen Josephine Bezanson died on 29 July 2007 at Lions Manor, Winnipeg, Manitoba, at age 80.3 She was buried in Brandon Cemetery, Brandon, Manitoba.3

     Obituary:
BELL: Helen Josephine (nee Bezanson). The family of Helen Josephine Bell sadly announce her passing on July 29, 2007 at her residence in Lions Manor.

Born on the farm near Killarney, Manitoba, Helen began her education in Hullett school, then moved with her family to Swan River, Manitoba and completed her schooling at Shaw District school and Swan River Valley Collegiate. Upon completion of high school, Helen moved to Brandon and continued with education in nurse's training at the Brandon Hospital for Mental Diseases. Following graduation, she continued to live and work in Brandon most of her adult life.

Helen was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Edith Bezanson (1953 & 1991); sisters: Violet Leslie (1996), Eva Baines (1967) and Eileen Leggatt (2007); brothers: Oliver (Bud) Bezanson (1983), Wellington (Bill) Bezanson (2006); and her beloved husband Kenneth Scott Bell (1992).

Helen is survived by her three sons: Kimberley (Carmen) of East St. Paul, MB, Garry (Joyce) of Brandon, MB, Robert (Carol) of Winnipeg, MB; her step-son Dennis of Vancouver, B.C; eight step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandsons, many nieces, nephews and other extended family members. She was also predeceased by her good friend and companion of many years, Earl McPhail. His family of sons Ray and Barry and daughter Erliss, their partners and children, survive with memories.

During Helen's growing years and schooling, she was very active and interested in stage, singing, dance, art and the sports of track and field and softball. She loved farm animals, especially horses and could often be found spending time with them in the pastures. Helen always wished to be a nurse, so when she started her training away from the farm, many of her former activities had to be traded off for studies and work. Since retiring from nursing, Helen kept busy participating in various activities including knitting and crocheting, playing cribbage, bowling and volunteering her time to the causes she held dearest. She was a life member of both the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #3 and the Sokol Club. In addition, she served as an Honorary Life Member of the Heritage Club and MGEA and in earlier years was Treasurer of the Army, Navy League Unit #10 Ladies Auxiliary. Beyond all else, Helen was known as a real people person who cherished her time spent with her family and friends. She was known for her keen sense of humor and her love of a good laugh, as anyone who knew her could attest. The family wishes to acknowledge and provide a heartfelt thanks to all Helen's friends who made the last years of her life as full and enjoyable as they were.

In keeping with Helen's wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no memorial service. Interment will be held in the Veteran's Section of the Brandon Cemetery, beside her late husband, Ken.3
Last Edited27 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 144, 222.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 144.
  3. [S2] Helen Josephine Bell Death Notice, GenealogyBuff.com.

Wellington Edwin Bezanson1

M, #21610, b. 22 May 1929, d. 2006
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 414.2
FatherJoseph Havelock Bezanson1 b. 18 Feb 1880, d. 1953
MotherEdith Bridges1 b. 23 Jul 1893
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Wellington Edwin Bezanson was born on 22 May 1929.1 He married Sheila Dick.1 Wellington Edwin Bezanson died in 2006.3
Last Edited27 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 144, 222.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 144.
  3. [S2] Helen Josephine Bell Death Notice, GenealogyBuff.com.

Hardy T. Bezanson1,2

M, #21612, b. 23 June 1914, d. 4 December 1989
FatherGeorge Richard Bezanson1 b. 8 Jan 1877, d. 4 Sep 1954
MotherMartha Boyce Sanford1 b. 1893, d. 1961

Family

Lois M. Palmer b. 1914, d. 1991
Children
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Hardy T. Bezanson was born on 23 June 1914.1,2 He married Lois M. Palmer on 3 June 1936. He was 21.1 Hardy T. Bezanson died on 4 December 1989 at age 75.1,2 He was buried in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited16 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 144.
  2. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 6, Stone 57, "Hardy T. Bezanson, 1914-1989. his wife Lois M. 1914-1991."
  3. [S2] Nolan, Myrna G. Death Notice, Dignity Memorial, 19 February 2014.
  4. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 13, Stone 30, "Died 26 Nov. 1995, age 51. s/o Hardy T and Lois M (Palmer) Bezanson. h/o Sandra Redden. (Obit Hfx Herald)."

Lois M. Palmer1,2

F, #21613, b. 1914, d. 1991

Family

Hardy T. Bezanson b. 23 Jun 1914, d. 4 Dec 1989
Children
     Lois M. Palmer was born in 1914.2 She married Hardy T. Bezanson, son of George Richard Bezanson and Martha Boyce Sanford, on 3 June 1936. He was 21.1 Lois M. Palmer died in 1991.2
Last Edited16 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 144.
  2. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 6, Stone 57, "Hardy T. Bezanson, 1914-1989. his wife Lois M. 1914-1991."
  3. [S2] Nolan, Myrna G. Death Notice, Dignity Memorial, 19 February 2014.
  4. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 13, Stone 30, "Died 26 Nov. 1995, age 51. s/o Hardy T and Lois M (Palmer) Bezanson. h/o Sandra Redden. (Obit Hfx Herald)."

Ervin Richard Bezanson1

M, #21614, b. 1916, d. 1 September 1986
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 415.2
FatherGeorge Richard Bezanson1 b. 8 Jan 1877, d. 4 Sep 1954
MotherMartha Boyce Sanford1 b. 1893, d. 1961

Family

Dorothy Bernice Sanford b. 1916, d. 22 Sep 1996
Child
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Ervin Richard Bezanson was born in 1916.1 He married Dorothy Bernice Sanford, daughter of F. Gordon Sanford and Cora Lillian Palmer.1 Ervin Richard Bezanson died on 1 September 1986 at Berwick, Nova Scotia.1 He was buried in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited2 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 144, 223.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 144.
  3. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 6, Stone 64, "Father, Ervin R. Bezanson, 1916-1986, Mother, Dorothy B., 1916-1966.(Obit Hfx Herald, Dorothy Bezanson died 22 Sept. 1996, age 79. Born Somerset, d/o F Gordon and Cora Lillian (Palmer) Sanford.)."
  4. [S2] Bezanson, Dorothy Bernice Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 23 September 1996.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 223.
  6. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 6, Stone 63, "Boyce, 1937-1940, daughter of Ervin & Dorothy Bezanson."

Dorothy Bernice Sanford1,2

F, #21615, b. 1916, d. 22 September 1996
FatherF. Gordon Sanford3
MotherCora Lillian Palmer3

Family

Ervin Richard Bezanson b. 1916, d. 1 Sep 1986
Child
     Dorothy Bernice Sanford was born in 1916 at Somerset, Nova Scotia.3,2 She married Ervin Richard Bezanson, son of George Richard Bezanson and Martha Boyce Sanford.1 Dorothy Bernice Sanford died on 22 September 1996 at Grand View Manor, Berwick, Nova Scotia.2,3 She was buried on 24 September 1996 in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.2,3

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 23 September 1996:
BEZANSON, Dorothy Bernice - 79, Grand View Manor, formerly of Berwick, died September 22, 1996, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.

Born in Somerset, Kings Co., she was the daughter of the late F. Gordon and Cora Lillian (Palmer) Sanford. She managered the T. Eaton Order Office in Berwick for 33 years and was an adherent of the Berwick Baptist Church.

Surviving are daughter, Maureen (Mrs. Stephen Sanford), Berwick; brother, Robert, Grand View Manor; three grandsons.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ervin; daughter, Lillian Boyce; brother, Frederick.

Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 4 p.m. Tuesday, both in H.C. Linsday Memorial Chapel, Berwick, Pastor Shawn Kehoe officiating. Burial in Berwick Cemetery.2
Last Edited2 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 144, 223.
  2. [S2] Bezanson, Dorothy Bernice Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 23 September 1996.
  3. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 6, Stone 64, "Father, Ervin R. Bezanson, 1916-1986, Mother, Dorothy B., 1916-1966.(Obit Hfx Herald, Dorothy Bezanson died 22 Sept. 1996, age 79. Born Somerset, d/o F Gordon and Cora Lillian (Palmer) Sanford.)."
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 223.
  5. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 6, Stone 63, "Boyce, 1937-1940, daughter of Ervin & Dorothy Bezanson."

Lillian Boyce Bezanson1,2,3

F, #21616, b. 30 January 1937, d. 8 June 1940
FatherErvin Richard Bezanson1,2,3 b. 1916, d. 1 Sep 1986
MotherDorothy Bernice Sanford1,2,3 b. 1916, d. 22 Sep 1996
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Lillian Boyce Bezanson was born on 30 January 1937.2,3 She died on 8 June 1940 at age 3.2,3 She was buried in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited2 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Bezanson, Dorothy Bernice Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 23 September 1996.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 223.
  3. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 6, Stone 63, "Boyce, 1937-1940, daughter of Ervin & Dorothy Bezanson."

Theodore Hardy Bezanson1

M, #21619, b. circa 1944, d. 26 November 1995
FatherHardy T. Bezanson1 b. 23 Jun 1914, d. 4 Dec 1989
MotherLois M. Palmer1 b. 1914, d. 1991
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Theodore Hardy Bezanson was born circa 1944 at Berwick, Nova Scotia.2,1 He married Sandra Redden.1 Theodore Hardy Bezanson died on 26 November 1995 at Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, Nova Scotia.2,1 He was buried in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 28 November 1995:
BEZANSON, Theodore Hardy (Ted) - 51, Berwick, died November 26, 1995, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.

Born in Berwick, he was a son of the late Hardy T. and Lois M. (Palmer) Bezanson. He had worked for Imperial Oil Limited, Moncton, as a sales representative from 1966-1976. He owned and operated his own plumbing and heating business from 1976-1988, and was later employed as a heating technician for the Kings County School Board. He was a member of Berwick Baptist Church; Valley Lodge 90 AF & AM; life member of Nova Scotia Liberal Association, and past member of Berwick Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife, the former Sandra Redden; son, Jeffrey, Berwick; daughter, Karla (Mrs. David Smith), Berwick; sisters, Sherry Palmer, Berwick; Myrna (Mrs. Robert Nolan), Swansea, Mass; grandson, Joel Thomas Smith.

Visitation 6:30-9:30 p.m. tonight, funeral 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, both in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick, Rev. Bernard Armstrong and Rev. Gordon Walker officiating. Private family burial in Berwick Cemetery. Reception to follow at the family home, 173 Maple Ave., Berwick.2
Last Edited25 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 13, Stone 30, "Died 26 Nov. 1995, age 51. s/o Hardy T and Lois M (Palmer) Bezanson. h/o Sandra Redden. (Obit Hfx Herald)."
  2. [S2] Bezanson, Theodore Hardy (Ted) Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 28 November 1995.

Sandra Redden1

F, #21620, b. 25 January 1948, d. 10 February 2016
Sandra Jane (Redden) (Bezanson) McGrath
     Sandra Redden was born on 25 January 1948.2 She married Theodore Hardy Bezanson, son of Hardy T. Bezanson and Lois M. Palmer.1 Sandra Redden married Daniel Jospeh McGrath.3 Sandra Redden died on 10 February 2016 at QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 68.4

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 16 February 2016:
Sandra passed away unexpectedly February 10th, 2016, after heart surgery in QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. Born in Berwick in 1948, she was a daughter of the late Bob and Minnie Redden.

She is survived by her son, Jeff Bezanson; daughter, Karla Smith; and grandchildren, Joel and Jennifer Smith and Shayla Brydon. She is also survived by siblings, Judy (Al) Hale, Sheila (Mike) Munday and Bruce (Sybil) Redden along with many close extended family members.

Sandra was lucky enough to find love twice in her life - first with the late Ted Bezanson and then with the late Daniel J. McGrath, QC. She had many happy years with both. Sandra was a kind and generous person who helped others in many ways. She greatly enjoyed spending time with friends and family, scrapbooking, reading,travelling and camping in her trailer with Jeff and Shayla. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held in Berwick Funeral Chapel on Thursday, February 18th from 2-4 p.m.4
Last Edited16 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 13, Stone 30, "Died 26 Nov. 1995, age 51. s/o Hardy T and Lois M (Palmer) Bezanson. h/o Sandra Redden. (Obit Hfx Herald)."
  2. [S2] Sandra Jane Bezanson-McGrath Death Notice, Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home (Kentville, Nova Scotia).
  3. [S680] Daniel Joseph McGrath Death Notice, Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home (Kentville, Nova Scotia).
  4. [S2] Sandra Jane Bezanson-McGrath Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 16 February 2016.