Jeffrey Leroy Bezanson1,2

M, #22186, b. 27 April 1970, d. 26 May 2016
FatherVance Gordon Bezanson2
MotherRowena Rebecca Landry2
Relationship6th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Jeffrey Leroy Bezanson
     Jeffrey Leroy Bezanson was born on 27 April 1970 at Middleton, Nova Scotia.1 He died on 26 May 2016 at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton, Nova Scotia, at age 46.1

     Obituary from Middleton Funeral Home (Middleton, Nova Scotia), 28 May 2016:
BEZANSON, Jeffrey Leroy age 46 of Wilmot, NS passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Middleton he was a son of Vance Bezanson, Kingston and Rowena Melvin, Kentville.

Jeff was a small engine mechanic working for Green Diamond John Deere, Middleton. He had previously worked for GW Sampson Ltd. and Kingston Lumber and was a member of the Nictaux & District Fire Department. Jeff enjoyed hunting and snowmobile racing.

He is survived by his father Vance (Janet) Bezanson, Kingston and his mother, Rowena Melvin, Kentville ; sister, Tammy (Fitzroy) Cross, Halifax and beloved niece Jennae; sister, Naomi Melvin, Middleton; brothers, Vance Bezanson, Jr., Halifax; Anthony “Tony” Dupuis, Montreal and Lenley Melvin, New Minas as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He will be especially missed by his canine companion “JD”.

He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Tom and Ivy Landry; paternal grandparents, Ralph and Alma Bezanson and step-grandparents Muriel McBride and John Woods.

Visitation will be held 2:00PM-4:00PM Monday, May 30, 2016 in the Middleton Funeral Home followed by a graveside service in North Kingston Cemetery with Rev. Bill McLeod officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow the service in the Nictaux Fire Hall, 9349 Highway 10, Nictaux.1
Last Edited29 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S680] Jeffrey Leroy Bezanson Death Notice, Middleton Funeral Home (Middleton, Nova Scotia), 28 May 2016.
  2. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."

Edgar Herman Bezanson1,2

M, #22190, b. 20 October 1912, d. 23 September 1996
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 428.3
FatherJames Edward Bezanson1,2 b. 23 Nov 1881, d. 26 Nov 1952
MotherAmy Tresilla Keddy1,2 b. 21 Jan 1882, d. 28 Apr 1920

Family

Pansy Turner d. 18 Dec 2013
Children
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Edgar Herman Bezanson was also known as Ted Bezanson.1 He was born on 20 October 1912 at Lake Ramsay, Nova Scotia.4,2 He married Pansy Turner, daughter of William Turner and Annie Saltzman, on 16 July 1938. He was 25.1,2 Edgar Herman Bezanson died on 23 September 1996 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, at age 83.1 He was buried in St. Augustine Anglican Church Cemetery, Forties, Nova Scotia.1

     Obituary:
BEZANSON, Edgar H. (Ted) - 83, Fraxville, Lunenburg Co., died September 23, 1996, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.

Born at Lake Ramsay, Lunenburg Co., he was a son of the late Edward and Amy (Keddy) Bezanson. He lived in the New Ross area all of his life. He was a member of St. Augustine Anglican Church, Forties. He farmed all of his life and was a cooper, woodsman and teamster. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Surviving are his wife, the former Pansy Turner; daughters, Muriel (Mrs. Ernest Hatt), Nictaux, Annapolis Co; Alice (Mrs. Earl Hiltz), Antigonish; Pauline (Mrs. Russell Barnes), Timberlea; Opal (Mrs. Vincent McCoombs), Mill Village; Wanda (Mrs. Phillip Broome), Fraxville; sister, Sarah (Mrs. James Bond), Kelowna, B.C; half-sisters, Elizabeth (Mrs. Clayton Joudrey), Lake Paul; Beatrice (Mrs. Howard Arenburg), Waterville; halfbrothers, Albert, East Dalhousie; Jim, Morristown; stepbrother, Beverly Acker, Forties; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers, Ralph, William, Harold; half-brother, Nelson; sisters, Violet, Pearl; half-sisters, Etta, Elsie. Cremation has taken place under the direction of H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, New Ross. Memorial service 11 a.m. Friday in St. Augustine Anglican Church, Forties, Rev. Gordon Neish officiating. Burial in St. Augustine Anglican Church Cemetery, Forties.

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1921Edgar Herman Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Isaiah Bezanson and Lorinda Jane Hergett at New Ross, Nova Scotia.5
Last Edited24 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 160, 228.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 160.
  4. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Edgar Herman; Registration Year: 1912; Page: 54800009; Number: 54800010.
  5. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross West, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 10; Lines: 20-29.
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 228.

Pansy Turner1,2

F, #22191, d. 18 December 2013
FatherWilliam Turner3
MotherAnnie Saltzman3

Family

Edgar Herman Bezanson b. 20 Oct 1912, d. 23 Sep 1996
Children
Pansy (Turner) Bezanson
     Pansy Turner married Edgar Herman Bezanson, son of James Edward Bezanson and Amy Tresilla Keddy, on 16 July 1938. He was 25.1,2 Pansy Turner died on 18 December 2013 at Antigonish, Nova Scotia.4

     Death Notice from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 December 2013:
Bezanson, Pansy Viola, 93 of Antigonish and formerly of Fraxville, Lunenburg County, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2013, in the home of her daughter Alice Hiltz.

Born in Fraxville on Oct 15, 1920, she was the youngest daughter of the late William and Anne Turner.

Pansy was a full time mom, working hard on the farm. She enjoyed cutting trees, making Christmas wreaths, and she was snowmobiling well into her 80's. Her greatest passion in the spring was being in her sugar shack making maple syrup. She loved to attend card games and the VON adult day program.

She is survived by daughters: Muriel (late Ernest) Hatt, Middleton; Alice (Earl) Hiltz, Antigonish; Pauline (Russell) Barnes, Kentville; Opal (Vincent) McCoombs, Mill Village; 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren,10 great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews; sister Frances Carey, Kingston, NS; and she was a special gran-nan to Pace.

Predeceased by her husband, Edgar; special daughter Wanda, five sisters and one brother.

Memorial service will be held at a later date in St. Augustine's Anglican Church, Forties, NS.4
Last Edited22 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 160, 228.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 160.
  4. [S2] Bezanson, Pansy Viola Death Notice, The Chroncle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 December 2013.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 228.

Muriel Pearl Bezanson1

F, #22194, b. 1938, d. 26 April 2017
FatherEdgar Herman Bezanson1 b. 20 Oct 1912, d. 23 Sep 1996
MotherPansy Turner1 d. 18 Dec 2013
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Muriel Pearl Bezanson was born in 1938.1 She married Ernest Hatt.2 Muriel Pearl Bezanson died on 26 April 2017 at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton, Nova Scotia.3

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 28 April 2017:
HATT, Muriel Pearl

Age 78, of Nictaux, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Fraxville, Lunenburg Co., she was a daughter of the late Edgar Herman and Pansy Viola (Turner) Bezanson.

Muriel was a devoted and loving mother with a passion for caring for children and the elderly. She enjoyed her flower gardens with knitting, crocheting and painting being her favourite pastimes. Muriel loved family dinners and luncheons with friends.

She will be sadly missed by daughters, Eliza Newton, Mashpee Mass; Lois Hatt (Chris Hudson), Victoria Beach; son, Ernest Nelson Hatt Jr. (Joyce), Bloomington; sisters, Alice (Earl Hiltz), Antigonish; Pauline (Russell) Barnes, Kentville; Opal (Vincent) McCoombs, Mill Village; and sister-in-law, Joyce Lightfoot, Bridgetown; grandchildren, Mark Broome, Laura Broome, Sarah Newton and Bronson Sarty; her great-grandchildren, Hayden, Brooke, Madyson, William and Wyatt; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Muriel was predeceased by her parents, Edgar and Pansy; her husband, Ernest 'Ernie' Hatt; daughter, Wanda Bezanson and son-in-law, Jack Newton.

In keeping with Muriel’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service.3
Last Edited5 May 2017

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 228.
  2. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."
  3. [S2] Muriel Pearl Hatt Death Notice, Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 28 April 2017.