Wanda Jocelyn Bezanson1,2

F, #22202, b. 31 August 1955, d. 4 February 2010
FatherEdgar Herman Bezanson3,2 b. 20 Oct 1912, d. 23 Sep 1996
MotherPansy Turner3,2 d. 18 Dec 2013
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Wanda Jocelyn Bezanson was born on 31 August 1955.1 She married Phillip Broome.3,2 Wanda Jocelyn Bezanson died on 4 February 2010 at age 54.4

     Obituary from Serenity Lindsay Funeral Homes & Crematorium:
BEZANSON (Broome), Wanda J. -- Fraxville, New Ross, passed away peacefully on February 4, 2010, after an extended and courageous battle with cancer. A great advocate for children, Wanda represented her area on the South Shore Regional School Board where she had been Board Chair for seven of her 19 years. At the time of her death, Wanda was the treasurer of the Nova Scotia School Boards Association. She had also been a Councillor for District 6 in the Municipality of Chester for six years. Being community-minded, Wanda was instrumental in procuring grants to build the Forties Community Centre and served as a director for many years. Making wreaths in her basement with her mom turned into a business, Norwood Farms. Wanda became well known for her wreaths throughout Nova Scotia. This business evolved into her Crop-Hopper business and she nurtured scrapbooking for many across Nova Scotia. She will be fondly remembered by all her scrapbook friends right across Canada and the United States. Her courageous battle with cancer and her positive outlook on life has been an inspiration for all who knew her. Wanda will be dearly missed by her special mom, Pansy Bezanson; son, Mark Broome (Katie Hirtle); daughter, Laura (Jason Bent), and her precious grand-daughters, Brooke and Madyson Bent, all of New Ross. There will be a celebration of Wanda's life at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, in the Forties Community Centre.4
Last Edited22 Jan 2015

Citations

  1. [S680] Wanda Jocelyn Bezanson Death Notice, Serenity Lindsay Funeral Homes & Crematorium.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 228.
  3. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."
  4. [S680] Wanda J. (Broome) Bezanson Death Notice, Serenity Lindsay Funeral Homes & Crematorium.

James William Bezanson1

M, #22204, b. 13 May 1914, d. 23 December 1983
FatherJames Edward Bezanson1 b. 23 Nov 1881, d. 26 Nov 1952
MotherAmy Tresilla Keddy1 b. 21 Jan 1882, d. 28 Apr 1920
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     James William Bezanson was also known as William James Bezanson.2 He was born on 13 May 1914.1,3,4 He died on 23 December 1983 at age 69.1,4 He was buried in Morristown Cemetery, Morristown, Nova Scotia.4

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1914
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1983

Census, Residence

Census1921James William Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Isaiah Bezanson and Lorinda Jane Hergett at New Ross, Nova Scotia.5
Last Edited29 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 160.
  2. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."
  3. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia", where the date is 3 May 1914.
  4. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, MORRISTOWN, Section 2, Stone 330, "James William Bezanson, 1914-1983."
  5. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross West, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 10; Lines: 20-29.

Lillian Violet Bezanson1,2

F, #22205, b. 14 January 1916, d. 26 October 1986
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 429.1
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

Ralph Hamlet Acker d. 27 Mar 1979
Children
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Lillian Violet Bezanson was also known as Violet Lillian Bezanson.2 She was born on 14 January 1916.1,2 She married Ralph Hamlet Acker on 14 August 1932. She was 16.2,3 Lillian Violet Bezanson married Roger Young on 27 March 1974. She was 58.3,2 Lillian Violet Bezanson died on 26 October 1986 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, at age 70.4,5,6

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia):
Violet Lillian Young, 70, of East Dalhousie, died Sunday in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.

Born at Lake Ramsay, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Amy (Keddy) Bezanson.

She is survived by her husband, Roger; four daughters, Jean (Mrs. James Deyotte), Simpson's Corner; Joyce (Mrs. Harold Beals), West Paradise; Ruth Veinot, Middleton; and Shirley Bezanson, Toronto; a son, Russell, Middelton; a sister, Sarah (Mrs. James Bond) Kelowna, British Columbia; two half-sisters, Elizabeth (Mrs. Clayton Joudrey), Lake Paul; Beatrice (Mrs. Harold Arenburg), Waterville; two brothers, Ralph, Kingston; Edgar, New Ross; two half-brothers, Albert, East Dalhousie; James, Morristown; 21 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a sister, Pearl; two half-sisters, Etta and Elsie; two brothers, William and Harold; and a half-brother, Nelson. The body is in Langille's Funeral Home, New Germany. Funeral service will be today at 10:30 a.m. in St. Cyprian's Anglican Church, East Dalhousie, Rev. Gordon Neish officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. (written on obit - 1986.)5

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1916
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1986

Census, Residence

Census1921Lillian Violet Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Isaiah Bezanson and Lorinda Jane Hergett at New Ross, Nova Scotia.7
Last Edited27 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 160.
  2. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 160, 228.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 160 ("1989, Oct. 26"), 228 ("1986, Oct. 26").
  5. [S2] Young, Violet Lillian Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 1986.
  6. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia", where the date is 28 Oct 1989.
  7. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross West, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 10; Lines: 20-29.
  8. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 25 January 1999, Jean Elizabeth Deyotte.
  9. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 223, 228.

Ivan Clifford LeRoy Bezanson1

M, #22208, b. 14 December 1933, d. 26 December 1986
FatherCecil Clifford Bezanson1 b. 1 Apr 1906, d. b 1991
MotherBertha Acker1 b. 13 Nov 1916, d. 14 Feb 1984
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Ivan Clifford LeRoy Bezanson was born on 14 December 1933.1 He married Edna Ralph in 1953.2 Ivan Clifford LeRoy Bezanson owned and operated a radio repair shop.3 He was a Councillor for the town of Mahone Bay.3 He died on 26 December 1986 at age 53.1

     Obituary:
BLOCKHOUSE - Dec 26, 1986 - Funeral Service for Ivan C. Bezanson of Mahine Bay, who died Friday in South Shore Hospital, Bridgewater, was held Sunday in St. James Anglican Church, Mahone Bay, Rev William Dye officiating. Burial was in Second Peninsula Cemetery.

Born in New Ross, he was a son of Mr and Mrs Cecil Bezanson.

He owned and operated a television and radio repair shop in Mahone Bay for many years. He recently relocated the business to Blockhouse.

He was a former councillor for the Town of Mahone Bay and a past member of St. James Anglican Church Parish Council.

He is survived by his stepfather, Otis Veinotte, Second Peninsula; his wife, the former Edna Ralph; two daughters, Brenda (Mrs. Blaine Knickle), Blockhouse; Debbie, at home; a son, Wayne, Edmonton; a sister, Rita (Mrs. Eugene Creaser), Second Peninsula; a brother, Murray, Berwick; four grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a brother, Clayton.4

Census, Residence

LivedIvan Clifford LeRoy Bezanson lived in Blockhouse, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited5 May 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 223.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 223, 257.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 257.
  4. [S691] Jerry Randall and Vicki Randall, Ivan C. Bezanson Obituary in "Collection of obits and artivles," listserve message January 2, 2006.

Clayton Eugene Bezanson1

M, #22209, b. 17 September 1935, d. before 1986
FatherCecil Clifford Bezanson1 b. 1 Apr 1906, d. b 1991
MotherBertha Acker1 b. 13 Nov 1916, d. 14 Feb 1984
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Clayton Eugene Bezanson was born on 17 September 1935.1 He married Shirley Acker, daughter of Ralph Hamlet Acker and Lillian Violet Bezanson.2 Clayton Eugene Bezanson and Shirley Acker were divorced.2 Clayton Eugene Bezanson died before 1986.1
Last Edited3 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 223.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 223, 228.

Murray Robar Bezanson1

M, #22213, b. 9 July 1940, d. 27 April 2010
FatherCecil Clifford Bezanson1 b. 1 Apr 1906, d. b 1991
MotherBertha Acker1 b. 13 Nov 1916, d. 14 Feb 1984
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Murray Robar Bezanson was also known as Murray Robert Bezanson.2 He was born on 9 July 1940.1 He married Linda Jean Conrad on 3 August 1968 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was 28.1 Murray Robar Bezanson died on 27 April 2010 at Berwick, Nova Scotia, at age 69.2

     Death Notice:
Bezanson, Murray Robert - 69, of Berwick, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, April 27, 2010.

Born in New Ross, he was the son of the late Otis and Bertha Veinot.

Survived by his loving wife, Linda (Conrad) Bezanson; four children, Suzanne (Rod) McMahon, Kentville; Robert (Cindy), Whitby; David (Krista), Halifax; Allan (Jennifer), Coldbrook; 9 treasured grandchildren, Katelyn, Zachary, Oliver, Irelande, Matthew, Megan, Thomas, Anna and Luke, and one sister, Rita (Eugene) Creaser, Lunenburg.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his two brothers, Ivan and Clayton Bezanson.

Murray started his career in sales with Olivetti Office Equipment and later joined Pitney Bowes, which took him and his family to St. John's, Newfoundland, Hampton, New Brunswick, and Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. After leaving Pitney Bowes he moved to Berwick and started a family business B&B Paper Plus, which his family continues to run today. Murray was an active member in every community that he lived in. He was a founding member of Jaycees in Hampton, NB, member of the Hampton Curling Club, former president and member of the Berwick Curling Club, former member of the Kentville Rotary Club, former member of the board of Directors and audit committee for the Valley Credit Union, member of the board of directors for the Annapolis Valley Housing Authority and former Berwick Town Councilor. Murray also known as Grampa or Gramps adored his family, in particular his grandchildren and cherished their time together. He had a great zest for life, a generous nature and positive outlook on life that will be forever missed.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held from 7-9 pm Friday, April 30, 2010 in the Annapolis Valley Funeral Home. The funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010 in the Berwick United Church. Rev. Linda Winton officiated. A reception followed in the church. At a later date, Murray's ashes will be scattered over the shore on Second Peninsula, where he spent much memorable time with family and friends at the cottage and on his boat.3
Last Edited8 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 223.
  2. [S2] Murray Robert Bezanson Death Notice, InMemorium.ca, 27 April 2010.
  3. [S2] Bezanson, Murray Robert Death Notice, InMemorium.ca.

Shirley Acker1

F, #22215, b. 3 July 1934, d. 18 December 2001
FatherRalph Hamlet Acker1 d. 27 Mar 1979
MotherLillian Violet Bezanson1 b. 14 Jan 1916, d. 26 Oct 1986
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Shirley Acker was born on 3 July 1934 at Windsor Forks Road, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia.2 She married Clayton Eugene Bezanson, son of Cecil Clifford Bezanson and Bertha Acker.1 Shirley Acker and Clayton Eugene Bezanson were divorced.1 Shirley Acker died on 18 December 2001 at Toronto, Ontario, at age 67.2 She was buried in Richmond Hill Cemetery.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia):
Shirley Nancy Bezanson, 67, Toronto, formerly of the Annapolis Valley, passed away December 18, 2001, in Toronto.

Born at Windsor Forks Road, Lunenburg County, July 3, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Ralph H. Acker and Violet L. (Bezanson-Acker) Young. She moved to Toronto in May, 1955 and made her home there until 1961. She lived in different places in Nova Scotia until 1982, when she moved back to Toronto.

Surviving are daughters, Valerie, Toronto; Joyce, Kingston, Ontario; sons, Russell and Steven, Toronto; Timmy Whynott, Greenwood; sisters, Ruth Veinotte, Princedale, Annapolis County; Joyce (Harold) Beals, Paradise; brothers, Russell (Barb) Acker, Middleton; Donald (Diane) Penney, Porter's Lake; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Clayton Bezanson; partner, Milton Whynott; sister, Jean Deyotte; two grandchildren. Funeral service was held in Bernards Funeral Home, Toronto. Burial in Richmond Hill.2
Last Edited25 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 223, 228.
  2. [S2] Bezanson, Shirley Nancy Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia).

Charles Harold Bezanson1,2

M, #22216, b. 30 June 1918, d. 6 March 1919
FatherJames Edward Bezanson1,2 b. 23 Nov 1881, d. 26 Nov 1952
MotherAmy Tresilla Keddy1,2 b. 21 Jan 1882, d. 28 Apr 1920
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Charles Harold Bezanson was born on 30 June 1918.1,2 He died on 6 March 1919.1,2
Last Edited8 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 160.

Albert Leo Bezanson1

M, #22219, b. 13 October 1923, d. 11 January 2012
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 430.1
FatherJames Edward Bezanson1 b. 23 Nov 1881, d. 26 Nov 1952
MotherMabel Gertrude Feindel1 b. 10 Mar 1901, d. 2 Dec 1973
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Albert Leo Bezanson
     Albert Leo Bezanson was born on 13 October 1923.1 He married Ruby M. Barkhouse, daughter of Pearlie Barkhouse and Frances MacLean, circa 1955.2,3 Albert Leo Bezanson died on 11 January 2012 at Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, Nova Scotia, at age 88.2

     Obituary:
Albert Leo Bezanson - 88, of East Dalhousie, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.

Born in The Forties, he was the son of the late Edward and Mabel (Fiendel) Bezanson.

Albert was retired, having worked with the Department of Highways as a Road Foreman and was self-employed as a woodsman. He enjoyed being in the woods and loved his dogs.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Ruby Barkhouse; a daughter, Gwen Lohnes, Liverpool; two sons, Blair (Linda), Lake Paul; Miles (Wanda), East Dalhousie; two sisters, Elizabeth (Clayton) Joudrey, Lake Paul; Beatrice (Howard) Arenburg, Waterville; a half-sister, Sadie Bond, British Columbia; three grandchildren, Tracy, Scott and David; three great grandchildren, Isabelle, Gracie and Austin; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. There will be no visitation, by request. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012 in St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church, Dalhousie, Reverend Frances Boutilier and Reverend Valerie Rhymes officiating. A reception will follow in the East Dalhousie Community Centre.2
Last Edited30 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 160.
  2. [S2] Bezanson, Albert Leo Death Notice, White Family Funeral Home (Kentville, Nova Scotia).
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 160, 228.