Frederick Anderson Bezanson1

M, #21344, b. 18 January 1915
FatherJudson Clarence Bezanson1 b. 25 Sep 1877, d. 12 Sep 1957
MotherSarah Elizabeth Frost1 b. Apr 1874, d. 23 Dec 1944

Family

Flora Bell Croft b. 1924, d. 29 May 2006
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Frederick Anderson Bezanson was born on 18 January 1915.1 He married Flora Bell Croft on 31 October 1942. He was 27.1

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1915
1920
Census
1921

Census, Residence

Census1921Frederick Anderson Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Judson Clarence Bezanson and Sarah Elizabeth Frost at New Chester, Nova Scotia.2
Lived1997Frederick Anderson Bezanson lived in New Chester, Nova Scotia, on 4 December 1997.3
Last Edited20 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 131.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Marie Joseph, Antigonish and Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 39; Page: 1; Lines: 1-7.
  3. [S2] Clarenace David Bezanson Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 December 1997, p. which says his brother Frederick was living in New Chester.

Flora Bell Croft1

F, #21345, b. 1924, d. 29 May 2006
FatherJohn Croft1
MotherMary Myrtle Heath1

Family

Frederick Anderson Bezanson b. 18 Jan 1915
     Flora Bell Croft was born in 1924.1 She married Frederick Anderson Bezanson on 31 October 1942. He was 27.1 Flora Bell Croft died on 29 May 2006 at QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 31 May 2006:
BEZANSON (Croft), Flora Belle - 81, passed away in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, on May 29, 2006.

Born in Necum Teuch, she was a daughter of the late John Clarence and Mary Myrtle Heath Croft. She was a member of St. John Anglican Church for many years. She lived most of her life in Necum Teuch with her family. In 1990, she moved to Halifax to make it her home. She then was a member of Trinity Church in Halifax and for many years sang in the Trinity Choir.

Surviving are daughters, Katherine Bezanson, Halifax; Heather Belle Croft, New Chester; brothers, John Elmer Croft and family, Toronto; Daniel Louis Croft (Joyce), Necum Teuch; sisters, Lucille Margaret Graham and family, Ontario; Myrtle Irene Hodder (Maxwell), Liscomb; Ruth Madeline Bliss (Donald), Halifax; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunt, uncles; grandchildren, Brent Allan Croft and Leeta Dawn, New Chester.

She was predeceased by brothers, Edgar Earnest Croft and Clarence Earl Croft. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 1, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, where the family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service.2
Last Edited22 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 131.
  2. [S2] Flora Belle (Croft) Bezanson Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 31 May 2006.

Herbert Ellsworth Bezanson1

M, #21351, b. 3 June 1912, d. 29 April 2004
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 381.1
FatherJames Calvin Bezanson1 b. 29 Oct 1879, d. 4 Aug 1944
MotherEliza Frances Fleet1 b. 17 Mar 1886, d. 5 Aug 1973

Family

Maxine Doris Gammon b. 5 Nov 1929, d. 12 Jan 2018
Children
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Herbert Ellsworth Bezanson was also known as Erbie Bezanson.1 He was born on 3 June 1912.1 He married Maxine Doris Gammon on 18 September 1947. He was 35. She was 17.1 The children listed here are from page 211 of Bezansons from Nova Scotia. There is another list on page 132, but those appear to be the children of Herbert's brother Chester.2 Herbert Ellsworth Bezanson died on 29 April 2004 at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, at age 91.3 He was buried on 8 May 2004 in St. James Cemetery, Port Dufferin, Nova Scotia.3

     Death Notice from The Halifax Herald Limited (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 1 May 2004:
BEZANSON, Herbert Ellsworth "Erbie" - 91, West Quoddy, Halifax, Co. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, on April 29, 2004, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour, surrounded by his loving family.

Erbie was born in New Chester, Guysborough Co., June 3, 1912, the son of the late James and Frances (Fleet) Bezanson.

He will be missed by his wife of 57 years, the former Maxine Gammon; daughter, Elaine Murphy; Delta, B.C; son, Rennie, Dartmouth; granddaughters, Angela and Janice Murphy, Dartmouth; grandsons, Robert Murphy, Delta, B.C; Brenton and Billy Bezanson, Dartmouth; great-grandchildren Brittnee, James, Alannah, Calista, and Riley.

He was predeceased by sons, Brenton and Rickie; daughter, Yvonne.

No visitation or flowers by request. Graveside service will be held May 8 at 2 p.m. in St. James Cemetery, Port Dufferin, Rev. Brian Hutchins officiating.3

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1912
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Death
2004

Census, Residence

Census1921Herbert Ellsworth Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of James Calvin Bezanson and Eliza Frances Fleet at New Chester, Nova Scotia.4
Last Edited18 Aug 2018

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 132.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 132, 211.
  3. [S2] Herbert Ellsworth Bezanson Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 1 May 2004.
  4. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Marie Joseph, Antigonish and Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 39; Page: 1; Lines: 42-49.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 211.
  6. [S680] Francis "Rennie" Bezanson Death Notice, Dartmouth Funeral Home (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia).

Maxine Doris Gammon1,2

F, #21352, b. 5 November 1929, d. 12 January 2018

Family

Herbert Ellsworth Bezanson b. 3 Jun 1912, d. 29 Apr 2004
Children
     Maxine Doris Gammon was also known as Doris M. Gammon.3 She was born on 5 November 1929 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.4 She married Herbert Ellsworth Bezanson on 18 September 1947. She was 17. He was 35.3 The children listed here are from page 211 of Bezansons from Nova Scotia. There is another list on page 132, but those appear to be the children of Herbert's brother Chester.5 Maxine Doris Gammon died on 12 January 2018 at Harbourview Lodge, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, at age 88.4

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 15 January 2018:
BEZANSON, Doris 'Maxine'

Age 88, West Quoddy, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 in Harbourview Lodge, Sheet Harbour. Born in Halifax on November 5, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Bertram and Nina (Reeves) Gammon.

In her earlier years Maxine worked at Morse Tea Company and Moirs Chocolate Factory for several years, and then as a homemaker the rest of her life.

Survived by daughter, Elaine Murphy (Harold Doane), Harrigan Cove; son, Rennie, Dartmouth; granddaughters, Angela (Bruce Hart), Janice (Stevie Sampson); grandsons, Robert (Gesa) Murphy, Brenton and Billy Bezanson; greatgrandchildren, Brittnee, James, Alannah, Calista, Riley, Sawyer, Rachel, Alisah and Corissa; sisters, Audrey MacDonald, Lorna Soper, Patricia (John) Wisen, Shirley (Henry) Sharpe, Valerie (Tommy) Rudolph; brothers, Billy (Carol), Keith (Kay).

Predeceased by husband, Erbie; daughter, Yvonne; sons, Brenton and Ricky; sister, Ethel MacDonald; brothers, Douglas and Laurie.

No visitation by request. Memorial service will be held Thursday, January 18th at 2 p.m. in St. James Anglican Church, Port Dufferin, Rev. Gary Barr officiating. Burial at a later date. Reception to follow in the S.R. Balcom Community Centre. Special thanks to Dr. MacDonald, nurses and staff at Harbourview Lodge for their kindness, compassion and care.4
Last Edited29 Nov 2018

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 211.
  2. [S2] Herbert Ellsworth Bezanson Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 1 May 2004.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 132.
  4. [S944] "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing The Halifax Herald, 15 January 2018, BEZANSON, Doris 'Maxine.'
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 132, 211.
  6. [S680] Francis "Rennie" Bezanson Death Notice, Dartmouth Funeral Home (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia).

Yvonne Claire Bezanson1

F, #21354, b. 26 August 1949, d. 25 June 2003
FatherHerbert Ellsworth Bezanson1 b. 3 Jun 1912, d. 29 Apr 2004
MotherMaxine Doris Gammon1 b. 5 Nov 1929, d. 12 Jan 2018

Family

Drew Murphy
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Yvonne Claire Bezanson was born on 26 August 1949.1 She married Drew Murphy.1 Yvonne Claire Bezanson died on 25 June 2003 at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, at age 53.2

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 26 June 2003:
BEZANSON, Yvonne Clare - 53, West Quoddy, died June 25, 2003, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour.

Born in Sheet Harbour, August 26, 1949, she was a daughter of Herbert and Maxine (Gammon) Bezanson. While fighting a lifelong battle with Fredericks Ataxia she truly enjoyed painting, needlework and was an avid reader.

Surviving are sister, Elaine Murphy, Delta, B.C; brother, Rennie; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by brother, Brenton, and brother Rickie in infancy.2
Last Edited12 Jul 2018

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 211.
  2. [S2] Yvonne Clare Bezanson Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 26 June 2003.

Brenton Erbie Bezanson1

M, #21356, b. 1950, d. 25 November 1972
FatherHerbert Ellsworth Bezanson1 b. 3 Jun 1912, d. 29 Apr 2004
MotherMaxine Doris Gammon1 b. 5 Nov 1929, d. 12 Jan 2018
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Brenton Erbie Bezanson was born in 1950.1 He died on 25 November 1972.1 He was buried in St. John's Anglican, Necum Teuch, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited5 Mar 2004

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 211.
  2. [S626] Bob Hegerich, Cemetery Records of Halifax County, St. James' Anglican, Port Dufferin, Stone #31, Bezanson, Brenton Erbie, "Bezanson Brenton Erbie, Nov. 25,1950 - Nov. 25,1972."