Kendra Dawn Lauren Bezanson1

F, #24401, b. circa 1991, d. 29 August 1999
FatherDonald David Paul Bezanson2 b. c 1961, d. 29 Aug 1999
MotherRochelle Hubley2
     Kendra Dawn Lauren Bezanson was born circa 1991.1 She died on 29 August 1999 at Herring Code, Nova Scotia, in a tragic drowning accident.1

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 31 August 1999:
BEZANSON, Kendra Dawn Lauren - 8, Harrietsfield, died August 29, 1999, with her father, Donald, as a result of a tragic drowning accident in Herring Cove.

Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of Rochelle Hubley and the late Donald Bezanson. She was a grade three student at Harrietsfield Elementary School.

She is survived by sister, Kayla, at home; paternal grandmother, Marilyn Gray, West Pennant; paternal grandfather, Robert Bezanson, Kentville; maternal grandmother, Sandra d’Entremont, Harrietsfield; maternal grandfather, Maurice Hubley, Farmington, Lunenburg Co; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was predeceased by her; paternal step-grandfather, Ivan Gray.

Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, both in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, Rev. Anne Singer officiating. Burial in St. James Cemetery, Sambro.3
Last Edited24 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 31 August 1999, Bezanson, Kendra Dawn Lauren.
  2. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 31 August 1999, Bezanson, Donald David Paul.
  3. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 31 August 1999, Kendra Dawn Lauren Bezanson.

Richard James Lewis1

M, #24409, b. 13 December 1970, d. 5 February 1996
FatherRonald Stewart Lewis1
MotherPat Pitkaren1
Relationship6th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Richard James Lewis was born on 13 December 1970.1 He died on 5 February 1996 at Parry Sound, Ontario, at age 25.2,1 He and Michael Joseph Lewis were killed in a car accident.3,1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 February 1996:
LEWIS, Richard James - 25, Sudbury, Ont., died February 5, 1996, in Parry Sound, Ont., as the result of a car accident. He was a son of Ronald Stewart and Pirkko (Pat) (Pitkanen) Lewis.

He was a graduate of Nickel District Secondary School. He furthered his studies at Laurentian University where he graduated with his bachelor degree of earth sciences and geography with honors. He enjoyed the outdoors, working with his hands and spending time with many friends.

Surviving are his twin brother, Paul, Sudbury; maternal grandmother, Katri Pitkanen, Sudbury; aunts, Diane Lewis, Sydney; Sheila Lewis and Allister Todd, Vancouver, B.C; uncle, Kal Pitkanen and wife Barbara, Sudbury; cousins, Karyn and Leanne Pitkanen, Sudbury.

He was predeceased by his brother, Michael Joseph; maternal grandfather, Aarne Pitkanen; paternal grandparents, Stewart and Isabel (Bezanson) Lewis.2
Last Edited12 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S550] Diane Lewis, "addition to your research," e-mail to John Cardinal, October 22, 2001.
  2. [S2] Lewis, Richard James Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 February 1996.
  3. [S2] Lewis, Michael Joseph Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 February 1996.

Michael Joseph Lewis1

M, #24410, b. 24 February 1972, d. 5 February 1996
FatherRonald Stewart Lewis1
MotherPat Pitkaren1
Relationship6th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Michael Joseph Lewis was born on 24 February 1972.1 He died on 5 February 1996 at Parry Sound, Ontario, at age 23.2,1 He and Richard James Lewis were killed in a car accident.2,1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 February 1996:
LEWIS, Michael Joseph - 23, Sudbury, Ont., died February 5, 1996, in Parry Sound, Ont., as the result of a car accident. He was a son of Ronald Stewart and Pirkko (Pat) (Pitkanen) Lewis, Sudbury.

He was a graduate of Nickel District Secondary School. He pursued his post-secondary studies at Ryerson Polytechnical University where he graduated on the Dean's List with a bachelor of technology in architecture with a major in project management in which he received an award for the second highest grade and another for the most outstanding thesis and presentation. He enjoyed music, athletics, reading, cooking, and spending time with his friends.

Surviving are brother, Paul, Sudbury; maternal grandmother, Katri Pitkanen, Sudbury; aunts, Diane Lewis, Sydney; Sheila Lewis and Allister Todd, Vancouver, B.C; uncle, Kal Pitkanen and wife Barbara, Sudbury; cousins, Karyn and Leanne Pitkanen, Sudbury; common-law wife, Rosanne Brown, Sudbury.

He was predeceased by his brother, Richard James; maternal grandfather, Aarne Pitkanen; paternal grandparents, Stewart and Isabel (Bezanson) Lewis.3
Last Edited11 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S550] Diane Lewis, "addition to your research," e-mail to John Cardinal, October 22, 2001.
  2. [S2] Lewis, Michael Joseph Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 February 1996.
  3. [S2] Lewis, Michael Jospeh Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 February 1996.

Donald Scott Bezanson1

M, #24413, b. 25 April 1949, d. 7 July 2012
FatherMurray Stephen Bezanson1 b. 1 Dec 1918, d. 17 Mar 2007
MotherJoan Scott1 b. 27 Feb 1923, d. 20 Dec 1987
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Donald Scott Bezanson
     Donald Scott Bezanson was born on 25 April 1949.1 He married Jacqueline de Mestral, daughter of Claude de Mestral, in 1974.2,1 Donald Scott Bezanson died on 7 July 2012 at age 63.2 The cause of death was heart failure.2 He was buried in Harbourville Cemetery, Harbourville, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary:
BEZANSON, Donald Scott - 63, of Halifax died from heart failure on Saturday July 7, 2012.

Born in Berwick, NS on April 25, 1949 he was the son of the late Murray and Joan (Scott) Bezanson, former publishers of the Berwick Register.

Donald is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jacqueline de Mestral; daughter, Louise (Edward Sturgeon), Vancouver, BC; sons, Alexandre, Harbourville, NS; Andre, Halifax, NS; sisters, Margaret Bezanson, Toronto, ON; Mary (Mark) McIsaac, Harbourville, NS.

Donald grew up in the Annapolis Valley and took a degree in Physics at Acadia University. He was grateful to have been there at a time when students were encouraged and given the facilities to make their own instrumentation. His interest in design, machining, and wood working stayed with him throughout his life. He obtained a Masters in Physical Oceanography at Dalhousie and worked for a time at the Bedford Institute. He then returned to the North Mountain (Bay of Fundy) and, while building a house off the grid for his growing family, started Maritime Scientific Services. He invented, and patented, a device to characterize microscopic particles in fluids, and sold one unit to a laboratory in France. However, after a valiant but unsuccessful attempt to commercial the device , he retrained himself in data analysis and spent ten years doing contract IT work in the US. During this time the family joined him for a few interesting years in Mississippi, then returned to live in Halifax. The travel and separation from family wore on him and his health suffered. In 2009 he returned to be with his family in Halifax. Here he set up both an electronic and machining shop. Donald's children, who stayed at his side during his final days, were a great blessing and source of inspiration to him. His children feel blessed to have benefited from his unique perspective on life and his knowledge and skills.

Visitation will be 7:00-9:00 p.m. Friday July 13, 2012 at the Round Church, St. George's Anglican, 2222 Brunswick St., Halifax, NS, B3K 2Z3. The funeral service will be held July 14 at 11:00 a.m. with The Rev. James Purchase officiating, followed by a reception in the church hall. Donald and Jacqueline are profoundly grateful to have found their spiritual home at St George's. Burial of the ashes will be at the Harbourville Cemetery, Kings County, at a later date.2
Last Edited25 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 224.
  2. [S2] Donald Scott Bezanson Death Notice, Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home and Chapels, 7 July 2012.