William C. Rooney1

M, #21461, b. 1928, d. 12 October 2016
FatherBerwick Rooney1 b. 1890, d. 1951
MotherMargaret Pearl Bezanson1 b. 29 Jul 1892, d. 16 Aug 1987

Family

Mona Arenburg d. b 12 Oct 2016
Children
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     William C. Rooney was born in 1928.1 He married Mona Arenburg.1 William C. Rooney died on 12 October 2016 at Shannex Orchard Court, Kentville, Nova Scotia.2 The cause of death was Alzheimer's disease.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 14 October 2016:
ROONEY, William Clyde 'Bill'
Age 88, formerly of Canning, Kings Co., passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in Shannex Orchard Court, Kentville, following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. Born on September 9, 1928 he was a son of the late Berwick and Margaret (Bezanson) Rooney.

He was born and grew up in Canning and attended Canning School No. 55 and then rode the train to Kentville to attend Kings County Academy for his senior grades. In his younger days he loved to play hockey and baseball. Never one to sit idly, he picked apples, packed potatoes at Maple Leaf Fruit Co., sold fish door to door, collected empty bottles from ditches, had his own taxi business and snack bar and did whatever else he could to provide for his family. His introduction to school busses began when he started driving for the local school board mainly bussing students to and from Cornwallis District High School in Canning. In the late summer of 1963 he purchased his own school bus and then drove students to and from Kings County Vocational High School in Kentville, later Kings Regional Vocational School. He then formed his own school and charter bus business, W.C. Rooney Transportation Ltd., which he successfully ran for 35 years. In 1944 Bill joined and served in the Militia until the end of war and for many years, was a member of the Canning Fire Department and Royal Canadian Legion, Habitant Branch No. 73.

While their health was good, Bill and his wife, Mona much enjoyed winters spent at their home in Port Charlotte, Fla. They also enjoyed spending time at their cottage in Long Beach. A great storyteller, Bill could keep all listeners laughing as he recalled amusing events from his taxi driving days involving many of the characters living in and around Canning. Although urged by many to write down his stories so they could be published and enjoyed by future generations, he never found the time to do it.

He is survived by daughters, Bonnie, Sheffield Mills, and Margaret Hood, Lawrencetown, Halifax Co; grandson, Steven (Erica) Hood; granddaughter, Shannon Hood (James Purdy), Dartmouth; extended family, John and Donna Bickerton, Sheffield Mills; Heather Fraser, Halifax; and Cheryl Bickerton, Centreville; 'adopted' grandchildren, Mitchell Fraser, Evan Fraser, Allyssia, Kristen, Shane and Taylor Bickerton; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mona (Arenburg); infant sons, Hugh and Robert; brother, Burnell; sister, Etta and brother-in-law, Joe Carisse.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, October 15, with a Royal Canadian Legion Tribute Service to be held at 7:30 p.m., both in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 16, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Ivan Norton officiating. Burial will take place in Jaw Bone Corner Cemetery, Canard, Kings Co.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.

Phyllis Loretta Davidson1

F, #21463, b. 1918, d. 2 February 2007
FatherAxmouth Davidson2
MotherLottie Stivers2

Family

Leslie Raymond Bezanson b. 27 May 1911, d. 1992
Children
     Phyllis Loretta Davidson was born in 1918.3 She married Leslie Raymond Bezanson on 31 January 1936. He was 24.1 Phyllis Loretta Davidson died on 2 February 2007 at Wolfville Nursing Home, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.4 She was buried on 7 February 2007 in West Brooklyn Cemetery, West Brooklyn, Nova Scotia.4,3

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 5 February 2007:
BEZANSON, Phyllis Loretta - 88, Wolfville, formerly of Hortonville, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 2, 2007, in Wolfville Nursing.

Born in Gaspereau, she was a daughter of the late Axmoth and Lottie (Stivers) Davidson. Phyllis was a foster mother of 27 children who she loved and cared for very much. She took great pride in sewing quilts for many family members, friends, charities and fundraisers. She was active with the Red Cross Society since 1964. Phyllis will be sadly missed by family and many friends.

She is survived by daughters, Della Baker, Hortonville; Orlean (Charlie) Sketchley, British Columbia; Mary Lou (Al Luck) Hudson, British Columbia; Patricia (Brian) Wirvin, Wolfville; Grace Garcia, Ontario; Linda Mackie, Ottawa; Cheryl (Terry) Stuart, Amherst; sons, Leslie Jr., Kingston; Jack, Kentville; brothers, Sheldon, Pearl, and Ashley; sister, Myrna Keddy and Lexie Davidson; 24 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, Leslie Bezanson, she was predeceased by daughter, Bernice; brothers, Lowell, Alfie, Geoh, and Alton; sisters, Hazel, Seva, Rhoda, Florence, and Jean.

Visitation for Mrs. Bezanson will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, Wolfville, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 7, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Robyn Brown-Hewitt officiating, with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Interment will take place in West Brooklyn Cemetery.4
Last Edited25 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 121, 204.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 121.
  3. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, WEST BROOKLYN, Stone 9, "Leslie R Bezanson 1911--1992, His wife Phillis L 1918--."
  4. [S2] Phyllis Loretta Bezanson Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 5 February 2007.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 204.

Daisy Marguerite Bezanson1

F, #21466, b. 20 June 1918, d. 31 January 1978
FatherRichard Melbourne Bezanson1 b. May 1880, d. 1964
MotherEdith Schofield1 b. Jun 1881, d. 1962

Family

Gaeten Lapointe b. 3 Nov 1920, d. 22 Apr 1998
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Daisy Marguerite Bezanson was born on 20 June 1918.2 Her date of birth was also reported as on 20 September 1918.3 She married Gaeten Lapointe.1 Daisy Marguerite Bezanson died on 31 January 1978 at Los Angeles, California, at age 59.4,2,3

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1918
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
Death
1978

Census, Residence

Census1921Daisy Marguerite Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Richard Melbourne Bezanson and Edith Schofield at Marriott's Cove, Nova Scotia.5
Lived1978Daisy Marguerite Bezanson lived in Carson, Los Angeles County, California, circa 1978.2
Last Edited26 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 140.
  2. [S3] Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Born=20 Jun 1918, Died=Jan 1978, Last Benefit=90745 Carson, Los Angeles, CA, Issued=CA (1957).
  3. [S416] State of California Department of Health Services, "California Death Index, 1940-1997", Surname=LAPOINTE, Given Name=DAISY, Middle Name=MARGRET, Sex=FEMALE, Birth Date=20 Sep 1918, Death Date=31 Jan 1978, Birth Place=CANADA, Death Place=LOS ANGELES.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 140, where the date of deat was "1978."
  5. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Chester West, Canaan, Chester, Sherwood, Windsor Road, Marriotts Cove, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 13; Lines: 35-45.

Laura Mae Bezanson1,2

F, #21470, b. 30 November 1903
FatherRichard Melbourne Bezanson2 b. May 1880, d. 1964
MotherEdith Schofield2 b. Jun 1881, d. 1962

Family

Charles Robertson
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Laura Mae Bezanson was born on 30 November 1903 at Canning, Nova Scotia.1,2 She married Charles Robertson.2

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1903
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921

Census, Residence

Census1911Laura Mae Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Richard Melbourne Bezanson and Edith Schofield at Canning, Nova Scotia.3
Census1921Laura Mae Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Richard Melbourne Bezanson and Edith Schofield at Marriott's Cove, Nova Scotia.4
Last Edited18 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Laura Mae; Registration Year: 1903; Page: 99000365; a delayed entry recorded 18 July 1949.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 140.
  3. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Kings, Nova Scotia; Family: 121; Page: 12; Lines: 13-19.
  4. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Chester West, Canaan, Chester, Sherwood, Windsor Road, Marriotts Cove, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 13; Lines: 35-45.

Evelyn Kathleen Bezanson1,2

F, #21472, b. 26 June 1905, d. before 10 June 2003
FatherRichard Melbourne Bezanson2 b. May 1880, d. 1964
MotherEdith Schofield2 b. Jun 1881, d. 1962

Family

Stuart Galbraith
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Evelyn Kathleen Bezanson was born on 26 June 1905 at Cunard, Nova Scotia.1,3,4 She married Stuart Galbraith.5 Evelyn Kathleen Bezanson died before 10 June 2003.6

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1905
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Death
2003

Census, Residence

Census1911Evelyn Kathleen Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Richard Melbourne Bezanson and Edith Schofield at Canning, Nova Scotia.3
Census1921Evelyn Kathleen Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Richard Melbourne Bezanson and Edith Schofield at Marriott's Cove, Nova Scotia.4
Last Edited22 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Evelyn Kathleen; Registration Year: 1873; Page: 99100836; a delayed entry recorded 2 March 1968.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 140.
  3. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Kings, Nova Scotia; Family: 121; Page: 12; Lines: 13-19.
  4. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Chester West, Canaan, Chester, Sherwood, Windsor Road, Marriotts Cove, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 13; Lines: 35-45.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 140, in the entry for "Evelyn."
  6. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 12 June 2003, Marjorie Elizabeth Morash.

Jennie Rae Bezanson1,2

F, #21474, b. 6 November 1908, d. 24 November 1986
FatherRichard Melbourne Bezanson3 b. May 1880, d. 1964
MotherEdith Schofield3 b. Jun 1881, d. 1962
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Jennie Rae Bezanson was born on 6 November 1908 at Wolfville, Nova Scotia.4 She died on 24 November 1986 at age 78.3

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1908
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1986

Census, Residence

Census1911Jennie Rae Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Richard Melbourne Bezanson and Edith Schofield at Canning, Nova Scotia.5
Census1921Jennie Rae Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Richard Melbourne Bezanson and Edith Schofield at Marriott's Cove, Nova Scotia.6
LivedJennie Rae Bezanson lived in Middle River, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited22 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 140, where her given name is "Jennie Ray."
  2. [S18] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Film #=1903617.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 140.
  4. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Benzanson, Jenny Ray; Registration Year: 1908; Page: 54900052; Number: 54900053.
  5. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Kings, Nova Scotia; Family: 121; Page: 12; Lines: 13-19.
  6. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Chester West, Canaan, Chester, Sherwood, Windsor Road, Marriotts Cove, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 13; Lines: 35-45.

Marjorie Elizabeth Bezanson1,2

F, #21475, b. circa 1914, d. 10 June 2003
FatherRichard Melbourne Bezanson1 b. May 1880, d. 1964
MotherEdith Schofield1 b. Jun 1881, d. 1962

Family

(?) Morash
Children
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Marjorie Elizabeth Bezanson was born circa 1914 at Canning, Nova Scotia.2 She married (?) Morash.1 Marjorie Elizabeth Bezanson died on 10 June 2003 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.2 She was buried on 13 June 2003 in Lakeview Cemetery, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia🌏.2

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 12 June 2003:
MORASH, Marjorie Elizabeth - 89, Marriotts Cove, Lunenburg Co., died June 10, 2003, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.

Born in Canning, Kings Co., she was a daughter of the late Richard and Edith (Schofield) Bezanson. Marjorie was a member of Chester United Baptist Church. She was an active member of many senior citizens organizations, among them the Federation of Senior Citizens and Pensioners; Secretariat, Seniors' Expo; Chester Basin Over Forty Club; Lunenburg County Senior Citizen's Council from which she received a plaque for her dedicated attendance. She also received a silver medal and certificate for her volunteer work signed by the Governor General of Canada and many other certificates of achievement.

Marjorie is survived by son, Leroy (Georgette ""Sam""), Chateauguay, Que; granddaughters, Beverly (Mike) Kidney, Tantallon; Susanne MacDonald, Shubenacadie; grandsons, Eddie (Monique), Ancaster, Ont; Lloyd (Lisa) Day, Porter's Lake; sisters, Laura Robertson, Victoria, B.C; Eileen Ferguson, Mississauga, Ont; Ethel (John) Penny, Ottawa; Cavell (Gerald) Stevens, Chester; seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her daughters, Elizabeth Ann Kinsman and Helen Louise O'Neill; sisters, Jessie Boylan, Blanch Morholt, Rae Bezanson, Daisy LaPointe and Evelyn Galbraith; grandson, Terry O'Neill.

Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in Davis Funeral Home, Chester. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Chester United Baptist Church, Rev. Dan Green officiating. Burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Chester Basin.2

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1914
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Death
2003

Census, Residence

Census1921Marjorie Elizabeth Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Richard Melbourne Bezanson and Edith Schofield at Marriott's Cove, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited24 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 140.
  2. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 12 June 2003, Marjorie Elizabeth Morash.
  3. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Chester West, Canaan, Chester, Sherwood, Windsor Road, Marriotts Cove, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 13; Lines: 35-45.

Eileen Bezanson1

F, #21478, b. circa 1917
FatherRichard Melbourne Bezanson1 b. May 1880, d. 1964
MotherEdith Schofield1 b. Jun 1881, d. 1962

Family

Glendon Ferguson b. c 1920
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Eileen Bezanson was born circa 1917 at Chester, Nova Scotia.2 She married Glendon Ferguson on 6 February 1941 at Lornville, New Brunswick.2,1

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1917
1920
Census
1921

Census, Residence

Census1921Eileen Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Richard Melbourne Bezanson and Edith Schofield at Marriott's Cove, Nova Scotia.3
Lived2003Eileen Bezanson lived in Mississauga, Ontario, on 10 June 2003.4
Last Edited16 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 140.
  2. [S860] Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, "Vital Statistics from Government Records", Marriage Certificate; Microfilm F20020, Saint John County, Code B4/1941, Number 23890, Eileen Melissa Bezanson and Glendon Elmer Ferguson, 2 June 1941.
  3. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Chester West, Canaan, Chester, Sherwood, Windsor Road, Marriotts Cove, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 13; Lines: 35-45.
  4. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 12 June 2003, Marjorie Elizabeth Morash.

Glendon Ferguson1

M, #21479, b. circa 1920
FatherJ. Leslie Ferguson2
MotherRachel Vera McCavour2

Family

Eileen Bezanson b. c 1917
     Glendon Ferguson was born circa 1920 at Lornville, New Brunswick.2 He married Eileen Bezanson on 6 February 1941 at Lornville, New Brunswick.2,1
Last Edited16 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 140.
  2. [S860] Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, "Vital Statistics from Government Records", Marriage Certificate; Microfilm F20020, Saint John County, Code B4/1941, Number 23890, Eileen Melissa Bezanson and Glendon Elmer Ferguson, 2 June 1941.

Jessie Gertrude Bezanson1,2

F, #21480, b. 10 November 1907, d. 1 January 1940
FatherRichard Melbourne Bezanson1,2 b. May 1880, d. 1964
MotherEdith Schofield1,2 b. Jun 1881, d. 1962

Family

Harold David Boylan b. 16 Aug 1897, d. Jun 1960
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Jessie Gertrude Bezanson was born on 10 November 1907 at Canning, Nova Scotia.2 She married Harold David Boylan.3 Jessie Gertrude Bezanson died on 1 January 1940 at age 32.4

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1907
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
Death
1940

Census, Residence

Census1911Jessie Gertrude Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Richard Melbourne Bezanson and Edith Schofield at Canning, Nova Scotia.5
Census1921Jessie Gertrude Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Richard Melbourne Bezanson and Edith Schofield at Marriott's Cove, Nova Scotia.6
Last Edited3 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 140.
  2. [S18] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Film #=1903617, Jessie Gertrude Bezanson.
  3. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 12 June 2003, Marjorie Elizabeth Morash.
  4. [S859] New York City Department of Records/Municipal Archives, "New York, New York, Extracted Death Index, 1862-1948", Boylan, Jessie; Death Date: 1 January 1940; Death Place: Bronx, New York; Certificate: 64.
  5. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Kings, Nova Scotia; Family: 121; Page: 12; Lines: 13-19.
  6. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Chester West, Canaan, Chester, Sherwood, Windsor Road, Marriotts Cove, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 13; Lines: 35-45.