Ray Bezanson1

M, #21662, b. 9 February 1917, d. 1931
FatherStephen Collins Bezanson1 b. 25 Feb 1883, d. 15 Feb 1962
MotherWinnifred Rafuse1 b. c 1894, d. 18 May 1929
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Ray Bezanson was born on 9 February 1917.1 He died in 1931.1

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1917
1920
Census
1921
1930
Death
1931

Census, Residence

Census1921Ray Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Stephen Collins Bezanson and Winnifred Rafuse at Berwick, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited1 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 145.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Berwick, Rockland, South Berwick, Windemere, Post Road, Kings, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 9; Lines: 26-30.

Murray Stephen Bezanson1

M, #21663, b. 1 December 1918, d. 17 March 2007
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 418.1
FatherStephen Collins Bezanson1 b. 25 Feb 1883, d. 15 Feb 1962
MotherWinnifred Rafuse1 b. c 1894, d. 18 May 1929

Family

Joan Scott b. 27 Feb 1923, d. 20 Dec 1987
Child
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Murray Stephen Bezanson was born on 1 December 1918 at Berwick, Nova Scotia.2 He married Joan Scott, daughter of John S. Scott and Hilda Marie Hatt, on 3 July 1948 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was 29. She was 25.1 Murray Stephen Bezanson was owner and operator of the Berwick Register newspaper.1 He died on 17 March 2007 at Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, Nova Scotia, at age 88.3 He was buried in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.3,4

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 March 2007:
BEZANSON, Murray Stephen - Editor of the Berwick Register from 1946 to 1975 passed away peacefully on the evening of March 17, 2007, in Valley Regional Hospital, surrounded by his family. Murray was born in Berwick on December 1, 1918, the son of the late Stephen and Winnifred (Rafuse) Bezanson. He grew up and attended school in Berwick before training as a printer. He worked for McCurdy Print in Halifax for 10 years before returning to Berwick with his wife, the late Joan (Scott) Bezanson to enter into partnership with Joan's father, John Scott, publishing the Berwick Register. After the death of Mr. Scott and his wife Hilda (Hatt) Scott, Murray and Joan became the owners and publishers until their retirement in 1975. Murray took an active part in community affairs, serving a four year term on the Berwick Town Council, and was a member of the Board of Trade. He also was a member of the Berwick Lions Club and the IOOF and Masonic Lodges. After their retirement Murray and Joan moved to their home in Harbourville where Murray continued to be an active and much loved member of the community. He was an adherent and treasurer of Harbourville United Church for many years. Murray enjoyed pursuing his many interests and hobbies after retirement. He was a skilled carpenter creating many beautiful pieces of furniture and dulcimers which continue to grace the homes of his children. Gardening was another of his many joys and talents and he was a brave and successful beekeeper. His grandchildren also gave him much joy and contentment throughout these years of retirement. Murray was saddened by the sudden death of his wife, Joan, on December 20, 1987. Although in deteriorating health in recent years, he was able to remain in his home with the assistance of his daughter, Mary McIsaac and her husband Mark and son Ayden. Murray fell ill early Friday morning and was taken to Valley Regional Hospital. He was able to spend his final two days with his family, frequently smiling and acknowledging their presence before passing away quietly on Saturday evening.

Murray is survived by his children, son, Donald and his wife Jacqueline de Mestral Bezanson of Halifax and Harbourville, and their children, Louise, Alexandre and Andre; daughter, Margaret and her partner Gabriel Carrera of Toronto, and their children, Adela and Gabriella; and daughter, Mary McIsaac and her husband Mark and son Ayden of Harbourville. Cremation has taken place under the care of Serenity Funeral Home of Port Williams with interment of the ashes with his wife in Berwick Cemetery. A service to celebrate his life will take place in Harbourville United Church on Thursday, March 22, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Kay Deane officiating and Jack Bearden of Harbourville assisting. A reception will follow in Harbourville Community Hall.3

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1918
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Death
2007

Census, Residence

Census1921Murray Stephen Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Stephen Collins Bezanson and Winnifred Rafuse at Berwick, Nova Scotia.5
Last Edited22 Jan 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 145.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 145, 224.
  3. [S2] Bezanson, Murray Stephen Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 March 2007.
  4. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 7, Stone 168, "Murray S. Bezanson, 1918- , his wife, Joan Scott, 1923-1987."
  5. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Berwick, Rockland, South Berwick, Windemere, Post Road, Kings, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 9; Lines: 26-30.
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 224.

Joan Scott1

F, #21664, b. 27 February 1923, d. 20 December 1987
FatherJohn S. Scott2
MotherHilda Marie Hatt2

Family

Murray Stephen Bezanson b. 1 Dec 1918, d. 17 Mar 2007
Child
     Joan Scott was born on 27 February 1923.3 She married Murray Stephen Bezanson, son of Stephen Collins Bezanson and Winnifred Rafuse, on 3 July 1948 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 25. He was 29.1 Joan Scott died on 20 December 1987 at age 64.3,4 She was buried in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.5
Last Edited24 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 145.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 224.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 145, 224.
  4. [S2] Bezanson, Murray Stephen Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 March 2007.
  5. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 7, Stone 168, "Murray S. Bezanson, 1918- , his wife, Joan Scott, 1923-1987."

Gertrude Pansy Bezanson1

F, #21665, b. 21 December 1921, d. 20 November 1992
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 419.1
FatherStephen Collins Bezanson1 b. 25 Feb 1883, d. 15 Feb 1962
MotherWinnifred Rafuse1 b. c 1894, d. 18 May 1929
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Gertrude Pansy Bezanson was also known as Pat. She was also known as Pansy Gertrude.2 She was born on 21 December 1921 at Berwick, Nova Scotia.1,2 She married Wilton E. Newell, son of Preston Newell and Hattie Nickerson, on 22 November 1939. She was 17. He was 21.1 Gertrude Pansy Bezanson died on 20 November 1992 at Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, New Brunswick, at age 70.3 She was buried on 22 November 1992 in Douglas Rural Cemetery, Fredericton, New Brunswick.3

     Obituary, 1 December 1992:
NEWELL, Gertrude Pat - 70, Fredericton, N.B., died November 20, 1992, in Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton.

Born in Berwick, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Winnifred (Rafuse) Bezanson. She was postmaster at Carlisle Post Office, Ontario for many years, moving to Fredericton upon retirement.

She is survived by her husband, Wilton; two daughters, Glenna (Mrs. David Richardson), Fredericton; Beth, Ontario; two sons, Robert, Fredericton; David, Ontario; seven grandchildren; brother, Murray S., Harbourville.

She was predeceased by a brother, Ray. Funeral was held November 22 in 7th Day Adventist Church, Fredericton. Burial was in Douglas Rural Cemetery, Fredericton.3
Last Edited3 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 145.
  2. [S517] Phil Vogler and John Parker, "Extracts from the Berwick Register", vitstat1922.htm, "Bezanson, Stephen, born to at Berwick, 22 Dec 1921, a daughter (Pansy Gertrude). [4 Jan 1921]."
  3. [S2] Newell, Gertrude Pat Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 1 December 1992.

Wilton E. Newell1

M, #21666, b. 3 May 1918
Step-fatherPreston Newell2
MotherHattie Nickerson2
     Wilton E. Newell was born on 3 May 1918.1 He married Gertrude Pansy Bezanson, daughter of Stephen Collins Bezanson and Winnifred Rafuse, on 22 November 1939. He was 21. She was 17.1
Last Edited21 Dec 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 145.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 224.

Elizabeth Cementha Hiltz1

F, #21667, b. 23 February 1858, d. 30 October 1894
FatherBartholomew Hiltz1 b. 5 Mar 1837, d. 1916
MotherHarriett Ann Green1 b. 1838, d. 1919
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Elizabeth Cementha Hiltz was also known as Samantha Elizabeth Hiltz. She was born on 23 February 1858.1 She died on 30 October 1894 at age 36.1
Last Edited6 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 22.

Sarah Ann Hiltz1

F, #21668, b. 12 December 1859, d. 26 January 1922
FatherBartholomew Hiltz1 b. 5 Mar 1837, d. 1916
MotherHarriett Ann Green1 b. 1838, d. 1919
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Sarah Ann Hiltz was born on 12 December 1859.1 She died on 26 January 1922 at age 62.1
Last Edited2 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 22.

William Alexander Hiltz1

M, #21669, b. 25 November 1861, d. 27 February 1937
FatherBartholomew Hiltz1 b. 5 Mar 1837, d. 1916
MotherHarriett Ann Green1 b. 1838, d. 1919
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     William Alexander Hiltz was born on 25 November 1861.1 He died on 27 February 1937 at age 75.1
Last Edited2 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 22.

James Edgar Hiltz1

M, #21670, b. 19 July 1866, d. 30 November 1954
FatherBartholomew Hiltz1 b. 5 Mar 1837, d. 1916
MotherHarriett Ann Green1 b. 1838, d. 1919
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     James Edgar Hiltz was born on 19 July 1866.1 He died on 30 November 1954 at age 88.1
Last Edited2 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 22.

David Moore Hiltz1

M, #21671, b. 10 March 1869, d. 5 January 1971
FatherBartholomew Hiltz1 b. 5 Mar 1837, d. 1916
MotherHarriett Ann Green1 b. 1838, d. 1919
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     David Moore Hiltz was born on 10 March 1869.1 He died on 5 January 1971 at age 101.2
Last Edited2 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 22.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 22, "101 yrs."

Harris Lordly Hiltz1

M, #21672, b. 10 March 1871, d. 24 May 1960
FatherBartholomew Hiltz1 b. 5 Mar 1837, d. 1916
MotherHarriett Ann Green1 b. 1838, d. 1919
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Harris Lordly Hiltz was born on 10 March 1871.1 He died on 24 May 1960 at age 89.1
Last Edited2 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 22.

Edith Matilda Hiltz1

F, #21673, b. 15 July 1873, d. 28 October 1881
FatherBartholomew Hiltz1 b. 5 Mar 1837, d. 1916
MotherHarriett Ann Green1 b. 1838, d. 1919
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Edith Matilda Hiltz was born on 15 July 1873.1 She died on 28 October 1881 at age 8.1
Last Edited2 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 22.

Henry Hensel Hiltz1

M, #21674, b. 21 March 1876, d. 28 January 1917
FatherBartholomew Hiltz1 b. 5 Mar 1837, d. 1916
MotherHarriett Ann Green1 b. 1838, d. 1919
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Henry Hensel Hiltz was born on 21 March 1876.1 He died on 28 January 1917 at age 40.1
Last Edited2 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 22.

Elsie Jane Hiltz1

F, #21675, b. 18 October 1878, d. 26 August 1969
FatherBartholomew Hiltz1 b. 5 Mar 1837, d. 1916
MotherHarriett Ann Green1 b. 1838, d. 1919
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Elsie Jane Hiltz was born on 18 October 1878.1 She died on 26 August 1969 at age 90.1
Last Edited2 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 22.

Owen Almon Hiltz1

M, #21676, b. 19 May 1886, d. 7 September 1967
FatherBartholomew Hiltz1 b. 5 Mar 1837, d. 1916
MotherHarriett Ann Green1 b. 1838, d. 1919
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Owen Almon Hiltz was born on 19 May 1886.1 He died on 7 September 1967 at age 81.1
Last Edited2 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 22.

John Hiltz1

M, #21677, b. 1857
FatherAlexander Hiltz1 b. 24 May 1806, d. 13 Apr 1875
MotherSalome Sarah Bezanson1 b. 27 Dec 1807, d. Mar 1883
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     John Hiltz was born in 1857.1
Last Edited2 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 22, citing "Hiltz Genealogy."

Lindsay Clyde Gates1

M, #21678, b. 14 July 1915, d. 29 June 1988
FatherLindsay LeRoy Gates1 b. Mar 1890, d. 1914
MotherAnnie Alalia Bezanson1 b. 18 May 1891, d. 13 Apr 1972
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Lindsay Clyde Gates was born on 14 July 1915.2 He married Mabel Gertrude Hiltz, daughter of Bernard Fenwick Hiltz and Effie Maude Bezanson, on 5 November 1942. He was 27. She was 26.2 Lindsay Clyde Gates died on 29 June 1988 at age 72.2 He was buried in St. Augustine of Hippo Anglican Cemetery, The Forties, Nova Scotia.3

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1915
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1988

Census, Residence

Census1921Lindsay Clyde Gates appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Carey Chipman Brown and Annie Alalia Bezanson at Chester, Nova Scotia.4
Last Edited15 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 160.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 150, 160.
  3. [S443] Roger Mason, "St. Augustine of Hippo Anglican Cemetery, The Forties, Nova Scotia", "L. Clyde Gates 14 July 1915 - 29 June 1988 [Footstone] Pte. Clyde L. Gates CIC CA."
  4. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross West, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 8; Lines: 46-50; Page: 9; Lines: 1-2.

Mabel Gertrude Hiltz1

F, #21679, b. 14 May 1916, d. 9 April 1996
FatherBernard Fenwick Hiltz1 b. 28 Sep 1881, d. 24 Mar 1956
MotherEffie Maude Bezanson1 b. 27 Mar 1883, d. 7 Mar 1980
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Mabel Gertrude Hiltz was also known as Gertrude Hiltz.1 She was born on 14 May 1916.1 She married Lindsay Clyde Gates, son of Lindsay LeRoy Gates and Annie Alalia Bezanson, on 5 November 1942. She was 26. He was 27.1 Mabel Gertrude Hiltz died on 9 April 1996 at Fisherman's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, at age 79.2 She was buried on 7 September 1996 in St. Augustine of Hippo Anglican Cemetery, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 7 September 1996:
GATES, Mabel Gertrude - 80, lifelong resident of Forties, Lunenburg Co., died September 4, 1996, in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg.

Born in Forties, she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Effie (Bezanson) Hiltz. She was a member of St. Augustine's Anglican Church, Forties.

Surviving are daughter, Colleen, Forties; son, Layton, Halifax; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter.

She was predeceased by her husband, L. Clyde Gates.

Funeral 10:30 a.m. today in St. Augustine's Anglican Church, Forties, Rev. Gordon Neish officiating. Burial in the Anglican cemetery, Forties.2
Last Edited15 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 150, 160.
  2. [S2] Gatges, Mabel Gertrude Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 7 September 1996.