Bessie Bezanson1

F, #21179, b. circa 1915, d. 3 August 1998
Father*Walter S. Bezanson1 b. 1 Apr 1873, d. 27 Dec 1967
Mother*Minnie Swinimer1 b. 8 Feb 1880, d. 1936


Orrick Killen
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Bessie Bezanson was born circa 1915 at Nova Scotia.2 She married Orrick Killen.1 Bessie Bezanson died on 3 August 1998 at Moncton City Hospital, Moncton, New Brunswick.3 She was buried on 6 August 1998 in Greys Island Cemetery, Hillsborough, New Brunswick.3

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 August 1998:
KILLEN, Bessie M. - Hillsborough, N.B., died August 3, 1998, in Moncton City Hospital.

Born in Upper Vaughan, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late Walter and Minnie (Swinamer) Bezanson. She was a homemaker and was retired from T. Eaton Co. She was a member of First Hillsborough United Baptist Church; member of Silver Chords Choir; lifetime member of Hillsborough Women's Institute, and past grand chief and member of Pythian Sisters, Jenny Miller Temple 20. She was also a member of Hillsborough Mixed Bowling League. Bessie was very active in her church and her community.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother and sister and will be sadly missed by sons, Ernest and wife Rose Anne, Wilmot; Dwaine and wife Doris, Hillsborough, N.B; sister, Lottie Rawding, Middleton; grandchildren, Deane (Isabel), Larry (Debbie), Tim, Mark (Beth); great-grandchildren, Alicia, Keath, Amanda, Samantha, Zachary, Abigail; several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Orrick; brothers, Ernest, Raleigh; granddaughter, Natalie.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, August 6, in First Hillsborough United Baptist Church, Rev. Dean MacDonald officiating. Following the service, the family will be meeting relatives and friends for refreshments and further fellowship at the Family's Life Centre in the church. Interment will be in Greys Island Cemetery, Hillsborough.3
Last Edited14 May 2015


  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 124.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Polling District No 12 Windsor Forks, Hants, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 45; Page: 7; Lines: 16-23.
  3. [S2] Bessie M. Killen Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 August 1998.