Notable People

Untimely Deaths

  • Afton Fenton Bezanson – Afton died in 1906 when a portion of the Bixby Hotel in Long Beach, California collapsed during construction. (See younger brother Ralph below.)
  • Arthur Leroy Bezanson – Arthur "became lost returning home to Garland from the Valley, and was found several days later by searchers."
  • Arthur Stanley Bezanson – Arthur died from injuries sustained in a car accident.
  • Donald Bezanson – Donald and his daughter Kendra drowned in Herring Cove, Nova Scotia.
  • Ernest Bezanson – Ernest died in a car accident.
  • James Bezanson – James died in a car accident. (See younger brother Leverett below.)
  • Jamie Bezanson – Jamie died in a motorcycle accident.
  • Jason Robert Barkhouse – Jason was murdered. The case is unsolved. His daughter Melissa was four at the time of his death; she died in a car accident when she was 16.
  • Josephine (Legge) Bezanson – Josie died in a car accident.
  • Kendra Bezanson – Kendra and her father Donald drowned in Herring Cove, Nova Scotia.
  • Leverett Bezanson – Leverett's body was found in a landfill, transferred there via a dumpster. (See older brother James above.)
  • Martha Jane (Marsters) Bezanson – Martha died in a car accident.
  • Melissa Gayle Barkhouse – Melissa died in a car accident when she was 16. Her father Jason (above) was murdered when she was four years old.
  • Michael James Bezanson – Michael died in a car accident.
  • Ralph Bezanson – Ralph died in 1902 when his twenty-two-foot sailboat capsized in a squall. (See older brother Afton above.)
  • Raphael Bezanson – Raphael died in a hunting accident where his companion shot him with what the companion believed was an unloaded rifle. I have not been able to connect Raphael to the Bezanson line.
  • Richard Bezanson – Richard was murdered in the illegal bar he operated in Vancouver.
  • Wellington Bezanson – Wellington died from injuries sustained in a dockyard accident.
  • Norman Keddy – Norman died as a result of a "car-pedestrian accident."