Lydia Muriel Bezanson1,2

F, #23806, b. 9 April 1922, d. 13 April 2007
FatherRoy Oscar Bezanson2 b. 5 Jun 1896, d. 10 Aug 1970
MotherAnnie Elizabeth Pye2 b. 1903, d. 8 Oct 1982
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Lydia Muriel Bezanson was also known as Dolly.1 She was born on 9 April 1922 at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.1 She married Murdock MacInnis.2 Lydia Muriel Bezanson died on 13 April 2007 at Northwood Manor, Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 85.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 18 April 2007:
MacINNIS, Lydia Muriel "Dolly" - 85, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2007, in Northwood Manor, Halifax.

Born in Sheet Harbour, Halifax Co., on April 9, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Annie (Pye) Bezanson. Dolly was a member of St. Andrews Anglican Church, Watt Section.

She is survived by daughters, Linda (John C.) MacInnis, Sheet Harbour; Joan (Richard) Lawrence, Lakeview; sister, Helen Spears, Sheet Harbour; grandsons, Darrell MacInnis, Fort McMurray, Alta; Carmen MacInnis (Janet LeLievre), Porters Lake; Richard (Linda) MacInnis, Lake Echo; Wayne (Bev) MacInnis, Sheet Harbour; great-grandchildren, Natasha, Tyler, Mallory, Colby, and Ryan.

She was predeceased by husband, Murdock; brothers, Eric and Harold, Cyril in infancy; sister, Trixie Murphy. Cremation has taken place.

Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 20, with family prayers at 7:30 p.m., in D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, 22558 Main St., Sheet Harbour. Funeral will be held on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Watt Section, Rev. Kathleen Knott officiating. Burial in St. Andrew's Church Cemetery. Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Watt Section.1
She was buried on 21 April 2007 in St. Andrew's Anglican Church Cemetery, Watt Section, Nova Scotia.1

Census, Residence

LivedLydia Muriel Bezanson lived in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited26 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S2] MacInnis, Lydia Muriel "Dolly" Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 18 April 2007.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 208.

Helen Joyce Bezanson1

F, #23808, b. circa 1928, d. 27 July 2017
FatherRoy Oscar Bezanson1 b. 5 Jun 1896, d. 10 Aug 1970
MotherAnnie Elizabeth Pye1 b. 1903, d. 8 Oct 1982
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Helen Joyce Bezanson was born circa 1928 at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.2 She married Arnold Spears.1 Helen Joyce Bezanson died on 27 July 2017 at Harbourview Lodge, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 29 July 2017:
SPEARS, Helen Joyce Age 89, of Sheet Harbour, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Harbourview Lodge. Born in Sheet Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Annie (Pye) Bezanson.

Helen was a longtime member of St. Michael’s Anglican Church, Sheet Harbour. In her early years, she cooked in a lumber camp and taught Sunday school. She enjoyed bingo, playing cards, knitting and was a master of jigsaw puzzles.

Survived by sons, Roger (Beverley), Eric (Shirley); daughter, Reta Mckay (Glen); beloved grandchildren, Andrew, Michael, Kelly, Kate (Michael) Frampton; great-grandchildren, Cage, Tori, Madison, Jack and Sam; brother-in-law, Albert Murphy; numerous nieces and nephews.

Helen was predeceased by husband, Arnold; son-in-law, John Jarvis; brothers, Eric, Harold, Cyril in infancy; sisters, Lydia (Dolly) and Trixie.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 30, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 7:30 p.m., all in DS Crowell & Son Funeral Home, 22558 Hwy. 7, Sheet Harbour. Funeral service will take place Monday, July 31, at 2 p.m. in St. Michael’s Anglican Church, Sheet Harbour; Rev. Lorraine Otto officiating. Burial in St. Andrews Anglican Cemetery, Watt Section. Reception to follow in the Sheet Harbour Lions Center.2
Last Edited31 Jul 2017

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 208.
  2. [S2] Helen Joyce Spears Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 29 July 2017.

Arnold Spears1

M, #23809, b. circa 1922, d. 27 January 1994
     Arnold Spears was born circa 1922 at Sheet Harbour Passage, Nova Scotia.2 He married Helen Joyce Bezanson, daughter of Roy Oscar Bezanson and Annie Elizabeth Pye.1 Arnold Spears died on 27 January 1994 at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 29 January 1994:
SPEARS, Arnold Richardson - 72, East River, Sheet Harbour, Halifax County, died January 27, 1994, in Sheet Harbour.

Born in Sheet Harbour Passage, Halifax County, he was a son of the late Gordon and Bessie (Helpard) Spears. He was employed with Scott Paper Co., Sheet Harbour for 17 years until its closure in 1971. He was also an employee of Michelin Tire. He was widely known throughout the Eastern Shore for his musical talent and spent countless hours entertaining seniors and young alike. He performed on the Christmas Daddies Telethon; competed in the Maritime Oldtime Fiddling Contest for 10 years; performed for Dalhousie Medical Research and taught music. He was a member of St. Michael's Anglican Church, Sheet Harbour.

He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Bezanson; daughter, Reta (Mrs. John Jarvis), Whitehead, Guysborough County; two sons, Eric, Sheet Harbour; Roger, Regina, Sask; five sisters, Nora Jewers, Helen (Mrs. Russell Levy), Julie (Mrs. Willard Levy), all of Sheet Harbour Passage; Hazel Higgins, Middle Musquodoboit; Bessie (Mrs. Calvin Baker), Windsor; six brothers, Douglas, Porters Lake; Herman, Marie Joseph, Dunlop, Laurie, all of Sheet Harbour Passage; Gordon, Sheet Harbour; four grandchildren.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Harold, Basil, Howard; two sisters, Edith MacKinnon, and Mae in infancy.

Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday in Crowell's Funeral Home, Sheet Harbour. Funeral will be 4 p.m. Sunday in St. Michael's Anglican Church, Rev. Robert Richmond officiating, assisted by Rev. Phil Thibideau. Burial will be in St. Andrews Anglican Cemetery, Watt Section.2
Last Edited4 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 208.
  2. [S2] Spears, Arnold Richardson Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 29 January 1994.

Trixie Bezanson1

F, #23810, b. 1936, d. 2000
FatherRoy Oscar Bezanson1 b. 5 Jun 1896, d. 10 Aug 1970
MotherAnnie Elizabeth Pye1 b. 1903, d. 8 Oct 1982
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Trixie Bezanson was born in 1936.2 She married Albert Murphy.1 Trixie Bezanson died in 2000.2 She was buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited5 Mar 2004

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 208.
  2. [S626] Bob Hegerich, Cemetery Records of Halifax County, St. Peter's Cemetery, Sheet Harbour, Stone #18, "Murphy, Trixie L. Bezanson, Wife - 1936 - 2000 Christopher C., Son - 1979 - 1980 (40 Days)."

Eric O. Bezanson1

M, #23812, b. circa 1920, d. 14 January 2000
FatherRoy Oscar Bezanson1 b. 5 Jun 1896, d. 10 Aug 1970
MotherAnnie Elizabeth Pye1 b. 1903, d. 8 Oct 1982
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Eric O. Bezanson was born circa 1920 at Nova Scotia.2 He married Maxine Lent.1 Eric O. Bezanson died on 14 January 2000 at VG Site, QEII, Halifax, Nova Scotia.3 He was cremated buried on 17 January 2000 St. John's Columbarium, Halifax, Nova Scotia.3

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald Limited (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 17 January 2000:
BEZANSON, Eric O. - Halifax, died January 14, 2000, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax.

Born in Sheet Harbour, he was the son of the late Roy and Annie (Pye) Bezanson. He was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Fairview; the Lodge of St. Mark's, AF&AM; the Fairview Legion and other organizations. He served in the RCAF during the Second World War and later worked with the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation, from where he retired.

Surviving are his wife, Maxine; sisters, Helen Spears, Trixie Murphy, Lydia MacInnis; a number of nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was predeceased by brother, Harold. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Memorial service 2 p.m. today in St. John's Anglican Church, Dutch Village Rd., Rev. Marion Burns officiating. Burial in St. John's Columbarium, Halifax. Reception to follow in the church.3

Census Summary

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Birth
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2000

Census, Residence

Census1921Eric O. Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Roy Oscar Bezanson and Annie Elizabeth Pye at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited24 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 208.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Sheet Harbour Polling District No 25 A, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 40; Page: 5; Lines: 20-22.
  3. [S2] Eric O. Bezanson Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 17 January 2000.

Harold Victor Bezanson1,2

M, #23814, b. circa 1934, d. 23 December 1994
FatherRoy Oscar Bezanson2 b. 5 Jun 1896, d. 10 Aug 1970
MotherAnnie Elizabeth Pye2 b. 1903, d. 8 Oct 1982
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Harold Victor Bezanson was born circa 1934 at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.1 He died on 23 December 1994 at Watt Section, Nova Scotia.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 24 December 1994:
BEZANSON, Harold Victor - 60, Watt Section, Halifax Co., died December 23, 1994, at home.

Born at Sheet Harbour, he was a son of the late Roy and Annie (Pye) Bezanson. He was a machine operator with Nova Scotia Power Corporation and an associate member of Royal Canadian Legion, Courcelette branch 58, Sheet Harbour.

Surviving are a brother, Eric, Fairview; sisters, Lydia (Dolly) (Mrs. Murdock MacInnis), Helen (Mrs. Arnold Spears), Trixie (Mrs. Albert (Abb) Murphy), Sheet Harbour; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by an infant brother. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Crowell's Funeral Home, Sheet Harbour. No funeral by request.1

Census, Residence

LivedHarold Victor Bezanson lived in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited1 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Bezanson, Harold Victor Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 Septemer 1994.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 208.

Lawrence Malay1

M, #23817, b. 1926, d. 15 November 1985
FatherJoseph Malay1 b. 1896, d. 7 May 1978
MotherEliza Jane Bezanson1 b. 15 Dec 1897, d. 23 Mar 1971
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Lawrence Malay was born in 1926 at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.1 He married Lena Smith.1 Lawrence Malay died on 15 November 1985.1
Last Edited26 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 208.

Reginald Foster Malay1,2

M, #23819, b. 23 February 1924, d. 20 June 2004
FatherJoseph Malay3 b. 1896, d. 7 May 1978
MotherEliza Jane Bezanson3 b. 15 Dec 1897, d. 23 Mar 1971
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     His name was Raymond Malay in Bezansons from Nova Scotia.3 Reginald Foster Malay was born on 23 February 1924 at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.2 He married Ruth Hall.2 Reginald Foster Malay died on 20 June 2004 at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, at age 80.2
Last Edited8 Jun 2016

Citations

  1. [S2] Joseph Malay Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 8 May 1978, p. 13.
  2. [S926] John Cordes, "John & Ruth Family Pages."
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 208.

Winnifred Malay1

F, #23820, d. 20 November 1992
FatherJoseph Malay1 b. 1896, d. 7 May 1978
MotherEliza Jane Bezanson1 b. 15 Dec 1897, d. 23 Mar 1971

Family

Alfred MacInnes
Children
  • Raymond MacInnes2
  • Joseph MacInnes2
  • James MacInnes2
  • (?) MacInnes2
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Winnifred Malay was born at New Chester, Nova Scotia.2 She married Alfred MacInnes.1 Winnifred Malay died on 20 November 1992 at Halifax Infirmary, Halifax, Nova Scotia.2 She was buried on 23 November 1992 in St. James Cemetery, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 21 November 1992:
MacINNES, Winnifred B. - Sackville Seniors Manor, Lower Sackville, formerly of Sheet Harbour, died November 20, 1992 in Halifax Infirmary.

Born in New Chester, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Eliza Jane (Bezanson) Malay.

She is survived by a daughter, Ada (Mrs. Ernest Martell), Lower Sackville; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Tena (Mrs. Bret MacDonald), Halifax; brother, Reginald, Sheet Harbour.

She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred; three sons, Raymond, Joseph, James; an infant daughter; sister, Dorothy; brother, Lawrence.

The body is in Crowell's Funeral Home, Sheet Harbour, visiting after 2 p.m. Sunday. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday in St. James United Church, Sheet Harbour, Rev. Russell Harding officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery.2
Last Edited8 Jun 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 208.
  2. [S2] MacInnes, Winifred B. Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 21 November 1992.