Darrell Brian Bezanson1

M, #21446, b. 12 July 1943, d. 11 February 1961
FatherJames Everett Bezanson1 b. 14 Jan 1905, d. 1990
MotherStella Arenburg1 b. c 1908, d. 29 Sep 1989
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Darrell Brian Bezanson was born on 12 July 1943.1,2 He died on 11 February 1961 at age 17.1,2 He was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited25 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 155.
  2. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Section 2, Stone 118, "J. Everett Bezanson, 1905 - 1990, his wife, Stella M. Beatrice, 1907 - 1989. Darrell B. Bezanson, 1943-1961."

Vivian Bernice Ringer1,2

F, #21447, b. 1 February 1921, d. 13 February 2019

Family

Gerald Eaton Bezanson
Vivian Bernice Ringer
     Vivian Bernice Ringer was born on 1 February 1921.1,3 She married Gerald Eaton Bezanson on 2 September 1944. She was 23.2 Vivian Bernice Ringer died on 13 February 2019 at Grand View Manor, Berwick, Nova Scotia, at age 98.1 She was buried in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.1,3

     Death Notice from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 16 February 2019:
Of Berwick, Kings Co. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Vivian Bernice Bezanson, age 98, in Grand View Manor, Berwick on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Born on February 1, 1921, Vivian spent her childhood in Kempt, Queens Co., with her parents, Ralph and Alberta (Earley) Ringer and brothers, Charles and Brenton (all now deceased). Upon moving to Berwick to pursue a career in hairdressing, she met her future husband Gerald Bezanson. Vivian was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a talented quilter who took immense joy in gifting her beautiful work to family members and community fundraisers. An avid curler, Vivian proudly represented Nova Scotia at the 1973 Senior Women's National Championship in Ottawa, an experience that earned her and her teammates induction into the Berwick Sports Hall of Fame. She also served for a brief period on the Board of the Kings County Hospital (Waterville).

Vivian is survived by Gerald, her husband of 74 years; her sons, Greg (Pat), Peter (Patricia) and Danny (Sandy); her grandchildren, Shona Bezanson (Patient Beya), Graeme (Alice) Bezanson, Andy (Christianne) Bezanson, Jaime (Gabriel) Sanchez, Troy (Robin) Bezanson and Chad Bezanson; and great-grandchildren, Matthew, Norah, Lauren, Ella, Ethan, Imani, Etienne, Pascale and Emile.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A funeral service followed by a reception will be held at 2 p.m., on Monday, February 18th in Berwick Baptist Church, 265 Commercial St., Berwick. Rev. Evan Colford and Rev. Sarah Scott officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Berwick Cemetery. Family flowers only. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main Street, Middleton.1
Last Edited17 Feb 2019

Citations

  1. [S2] Vivian Bernice Bezanson Death Notice, The Chronicle-Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 16 February 2019.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 175, 239.
  3. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 6, Stone 178, "Gerald Eaton Bezanson, 1924-, his wife, Vivian R. Ringer, 1921-."

Charles Colin Hird1,2

M, #21448, b. 1909, d. 12 November 1988
FatherAlbert E. Hird1,2 b. 1875, d. 1951
MotherFlora Ellen Bezanson1,2 b. 25 Aug 1877, d. 1 Aug 1948

Family

Elsie May (?) b. 1914, d. 1988
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Charles Colin Hird was born in 1909.1,2 He married Elsie May (?).1,2 Charles Colin Hird and Elsie May (?) had 2 children.2 Charles Colin Hird died on 12 November 1988.1,2 He was buried in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited9 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 8, Stone 119, "Charles C. Hird, 1909-1988, his wife, Elsie May, 1914-1988."
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 165.

Lester LeRoy Hird1,2

M, #21450, b. 1906, d. 1992
FatherAlbert E. Hird1 b. 1875, d. 1951
MotherFlora Ellen Bezanson1 b. 25 Aug 1877, d. 1 Aug 1948

Family

Ellen Cahill b. 1911, d. 8 Aug 1997
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Lester LeRoy Hird was born in 1906.1 He married Ellen Cahill on 27 June 1930 at Auburn, Nova Scotia.2,1,3 Lester LeRoy Hird and Ellen Cahill had 6 children.2 Lester LeRoy Hird died in 1992.1 He was buried in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited23 Nov 2003

Citations

  1. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 8, Stone 120, "Lester LeRoy Hird, 1906-1992, his wife, Ellen A. Cahill, 1911-1997. (Obit Hfx Herald, Ellen died 8 Aug. 1997. Born Harbourville Kings Co.. d/o James and Alice (Hallamore) Cahill.)."
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 165.
  3. [S517] Phil Vogler and John Parker, "Extracts from the Berwick Register", vitstat1930.htm, "Cahill, Ellen Adelia, d/o J. M. Cahill, Harborville, married at Auburn, 27 June, to Lester LeRoy Hird s/o A. E. Hird, Garland. [9 July 1930]"

Ellen Cahill1

F, #21451, b. 1911, d. 8 August 1997
FatherJames Cahill1
MotherAlice Hallamore1

Family

Lester LeRoy Hird b. 1906, d. 1992
     Ellen Cahill was born in 1911 at Harbourville, Nova Scotia.1 She married Lester LeRoy Hird on 27 June 1930 at Auburn, Nova Scotia.2,1,3 Ellen Cahill and Lester LeRoy Hird had 6 children.2 Ellen Cahill died on 8 August 1997.1 She was buried in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited23 Nov 2003

Citations

  1. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 8, Stone 120, "Lester LeRoy Hird, 1906-1992, his wife, Ellen A. Cahill, 1911-1997. (Obit Hfx Herald, Ellen died 8 Aug. 1997. Born Harbourville Kings Co.. d/o James and Alice (Hallamore) Cahill.)."
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 165.
  3. [S517] Phil Vogler and John Parker, "Extracts from the Berwick Register", vitstat1930.htm, "Cahill, Ellen Adelia, d/o J. M. Cahill, Harborville, married at Auburn, 27 June, to Lester LeRoy Hird s/o A. E. Hird, Garland. [9 July 1930]"

Winnifred Lorraine Fraser1

F, #21454, b. 1915, d. 31 July 1988
FatherNeil Fraser2
MotherJane Jewers2

Family 1

George Roy Bezanson b. Dec 1903, d. 9 Nov 1980
Children

Family 2

Edwin Smith b. 1909
     Winnifred Lorraine Fraser was born in 1915.1,3 She married George Roy Bezanson on 21 July 1929 at Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He was 25.2,1 Winnifred Lorraine Fraser became a widow upon the death of her husband George Roy Bezanson on 9 November 1980.1 Winnifred Lorraine Fraser married Edwin Smith.4 Winnifred Lorraine Fraser died on 31 July 1988.1,3 She was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Nova Scotia.3

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 2 August 1988:
SMITH, Winnie Lorraine (Fraser) -- 72, 9 Dennison Ave., Kentville, died Sunday in Blanchard Fraser Memorial Hospital, Kentville.

Born in Mosers River, Halifax County, she was a daughter of the late Jane Mailman. She was raised until the age of 11 by her grandparents, the late Margaret and William Jewers. She was a resident of Kentville for 40 years and a member of the Salvation Army for 61 years.

She is survived by her second husband, Edwin Smith; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Graves, New Minas; Mrs. Laura Davidson, Kentville; Mrs. Doreen Davison, Colbrook; six sons, George Bezanson, Canning; Donald Bezanson, Gordon Bezanson and Robert Bezanson, all of Kentville; Goldburn Bezanson, New Minas; Douglas Bezanson, Waterville; two step-daughters, Mrs. Marie Weir, Wellington; Maude Smith, in Massachusetts; four step-sons, Lawrence, Wolfville; Wilbert, Halifax; George, Bill Town, Kings County; Bernard, Greenwich; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Brown, Kentville; Mrs. Annie Pineo, Windsor; 48 grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her first husband, George Bezanson; two sons, Wade and Wayne; step-father, Joseph Mailman; four brothers, George, Arthur, Calvin and James; a sister, Olive; a great-granddaughter.

The body is in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Home, Kentville. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Salvation Army Citadel, Kentville, Captain Robert Howard officiating. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery.5
Last Edited13 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 121, 203.
  2. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Roy George; Fraser, Winnie Loraine; Registration Year: 1929; Book: 55; Page: 617.
  3. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Section 3, Stone 140, "George Roy Bezanson, 1903-1980, his wife, Winnie Smith, 1915 - 1988. Judy (their Grand-daughter), 1950-1978, Minnie Jewers, 1897 - 1984."
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 203, 204.
  5. [S2] Winnie Lorraine (Fraser) Smith Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 2 August 1988.
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 203, 253.
  7. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 203.

Edwin Smith1

M, #21455, b. 1909

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Lillian Bezanson b. Apr 1905, d. 1977

Family 3

Winnifred Lorraine Fraser b. 1915, d. 31 Jul 1988
     Edwin Smith was born in 1909.2 He married Lillian Bezanson.3 Edwin Smith became a widower upon the death of his wife Lillian Bezanson in 1977.3 Edwin Smith married Winnifred Lorraine Fraser.4 Edwin Smith was buried on 4 October 1998 in West Brooklyn Cemetery, West Brooklyn, Nova Scotia.5,2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 3 October 1998:
SMITH, Edwin Thomas - 89, Kentville, died Friday, October 2, 1998, in Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville.

Born in Wallbrook, Kings Co., he was a son of the late James and Sarah (Kennedy) Smith. During his life, he farmed at several locations in the Valley and later worked as a barker at Minas Basin Pulp and Paper Mill in Hantsport until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of West Brooklyn Baptist Church and a former member of the Men's Group of The Salvation Army, Kentville.

He is survived by sons, Lawrence, Wolfville; Bernard and wife Ina, Greenwich; Wilbert, Halifax; George and wife Linda, New Minas; daughters, Marie (Mrs. Dick Weir), Black River; Maude Lahey, Holliston, Mass; 14 grandchildren; several great-grand-children, stepdaughters, stepsons, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Beatrice Pinch; his second wife, Lillian Harris; his third wife, Winifred Bezanson; sons, Leslie and Kenneth; daughter, Geraldine; brothers, Leslie, John, Wendel, Ralph and Carl; sister, Blossom.

Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Wolfville. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday in West Brooklyn Baptist Church, Rev. Barbara Cochran and Capt. Robert Reid officiating. Burial in the church yard cemetery.5


     Bezansons from Nova Scotia implies that Lillian Bezanson was the mother of Edwin Smith's children. Given Lillian was married to Roy Harris until he died in 1954 when Lillian was 49, and given that the obituary for Marie Smith says she was the daughter of Beatrice (Pinch) Smith, I do not think that Lillian was the mother of any of Edwin's children.6,7
Last Edited13 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 121, 203, 204.
  2. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, WEST BROOKLYN, Stone 21, "Lillian M Smith 1905--1977 Edwin T 1909--."
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 121, 204.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 203, 204.
  5. [S2] Edwin Thomas Smith Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 3 October 1998.
  6. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Harris, Roy Allison; Registration Year: 1954; Page: 4244.
  7. [S2] Alice "Marie" Weir Death Notice, ObitsForLife.com.
  8. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 204.

Burnell Rooney1

M, #21457, b. 1924, d. 1972
FatherBerwick Rooney1 b. 1890, d. 1951
MotherMargaret Pearl Bezanson1 b. 29 Jul 1892, d. 16 Aug 1987

Family

Helen McIntyre
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Burnell Rooney was born in 1924.1 He married Helen McIntyre.2 Burnell Rooney died in 1972.1
Last Edited25 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Jawbone Corner Cemetery, Canard, Section 1, Stone 130, "Burnell E. Rooney, 1924 - 1972, Helen B. 1935 -."
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 153.

Etta J. Rooney1

F, #21459, b. 1926, d. before 12 October 2016
FatherBerwick Rooney1 b. 1890, d. 1951
MotherMargaret Pearl Bezanson1 b. 29 Jul 1892, d. 16 Aug 1987

Family

J. R. Carisse
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Etta J. Rooney was born in 1926.1 She married J. R. Carisse.1 Etta J. Rooney died before 12 October 2016 when she was described as deceased in her brother's death notice.2
Last Edited25 Feb 2017

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 153.
  2. [S2] William Clyde 'Bill' Rooney Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 14 October 2016.