Russell D. Bezanson1

M, #21485, b. 1944, d. 1944
Father*Percy Oswald Bezanson1 b. 27 Sep 1910, d. 27 Sep 2008
Mother*Flora Costley1 b. 1912, d. 4 Jun 1977
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Russell D. Bezanson was born in 1944.1 He died in 1944.1 He was buried in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Aaldersville, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited23 Jan 2015

Citations

  1. [S468] George Newbury, "St. James Anglican Cemetery, Aaldersville."

Edith Cavell Bezanson1

F, #21486, b. 7 September 1925, d. October 2020
Father*Richard Melbourne Bezanson1 b. May 1880, d. 2 Mar 1964
Mother*Edith Schofield1 b. 7 Jun 1881, d. 26 Oct 1962

Family

Gerald Lawson Stevens b. c 1923, d. 31 Jul 2014
Children
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Edith Cavell Bezanson was born on 7 September 1925.2,3,1 She married Gerald Lawson Stevens on 14 October 1944 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 19.3,1 Edith Cavell Bezanson died in October 2020 at age 95.2 She was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Chester, Nova Scotia.4

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 13 October 2020:
Born September 7, 1925, the youngest daughter of 10 girls of the late Richard and Edith (Schofield) Bezanson (of Middle River). She attended school at Marriott's Cove, Windsor Academy and Richmond School in Halifax. Cavell graduated from the Halifax Stenography College and was employed with Eastern Air Command Halifax, during the Second World War. She was a member of United Baptist Church, Chester, and the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary where she held different offices. She was awarded her 60-year pin from the Ladies Auxiliary June 2008 and was the only active serving member of the first Roll Call List of 1948. She was a chartered member of the Chester Fireman's Auxiliary and member of Canadian Order of Foresters. Cavell enjoyed gardening, walking, crocheting, knitting, sewing and computer. She wrote a book, "My Story" depicting her growing up on the family farm in Middle River. She always enjoyed her family, friends, boating and picnics.

Besides her parents, her infant twin sons, Victor and Rodger predeceased her, along with her husband, Gerald L. Stevens; and sisters, Laura, Evelyn, Jessie, Rae, Blanche, Marjorie, Daisy, Eileen and Ethel.

Surviving to mourn her loss are her beloved children, Terry, Linda and Jocelyn (Steven) Swinamer; her 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, the community, and friends of Chester and area. Cavell will not be soon forgotten, she was well-loved by all who knew her.

There will be a private funeral service, for immediate family only (COVID-19 protocol) in United Baptist Church in Chester at 2 p.m. October 14th followed by interment, for extended family and friends in Chester Pine Hill Baptist Cemetery on Golf Course Road, Chester. Please abide by COVID-19 protocol, masks, no hugging or kissing, and maintain distance. Thank you for being kind and respectful of others. No visitation in the funeral home. Arrangements by Davis Funeral Home.2

Census, Residence

Lived2003Edith Cavell Bezanson lived in Chester, Nova Scotia, on 10 June 2003.5
Last Edited17 Oct 2020

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 140.
  2. [S2] Edith Cavell (Bezanson) Stevens Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 13 October 2020.
  3. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Edith Cavell Bezanson; Gerald Lawson Stevens; Registration Year: 1944; Book: 129; Page: 46.
  4. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Edith Cavell (Bezanson) Stevens; Birth: 1925; Death: unknown; Pine Hill Cemetery, Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada; Memorial Number: 184333326.
  5. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 12 June 2003, Marjorie Elizabeth Morash.

Isabelle May Bezanson1

F, #21488, b. 19 April 1911, d. 25 September 1988
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 399.2
Father*Avery Whitman Bezanson2 b. 1886, d. 3 Mar 1961
Mother*Alfretta Boutilier2 b. 1893, d. 1965

Family

Robert DeMille d. b 1990
Children
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Isabelle May Bezanson was born on 19 April 1911.1 She married Robert DeMille on 19 March 1927 at Chester, Nova Scotia. She was 15.1 Isabelle May Bezanson died on 25 September 1988 at age 77.1

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1988

Census, Residence

Census1921Isabelle May Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 at Chester Basin, Nova Scotia, in the household of Avery Whitman Bezanson and Alfretta Boutilier with Henry Maxwell Bezanson, Angus Bezanson, Clarence Walter Bezanson and Ruth Mary Bezanson.3
LivedIsabelle May Bezanson lived in Berwick, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited26 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 141, 218.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 141.
  3. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Chester Basin, Chester Grant, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 2; Lines: 3-9.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 218.

Lawrence Bezanson1

M, #21489, b. 1913, d. 1920
Father*Avery Whitman Bezanson1 b. 1886, d. 3 Mar 1961
Mother*Alfretta Boutilier1 b. 1893, d. 1965
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Lawrence Bezanson was born in 1913.1 He died in 1920.1,2 He was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia🌏.2
Last Edited22 Sep 2018

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 141.
  2. [S937] Dave Tanner, "Lakeview Baptist Cemetery, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia", "Bezanson Avery W 1886 - 1961, (Wife) Alfretta B Boutlier 1893 - 1965, Lawrence James (Son) 1913 - 1920, Verna Norma (Daughter) 1928 - 1958."

Ruth Mary Bezanson1

F, #21490, b. 1 April 1914, d. 10 February 1991
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 400.2
Father*Avery Whitman Bezanson2 b. 1886, d. 3 Mar 1961
Mother*Alfretta Boutilier2 b. 1893, d. 1965

Family

Arthur Stillman Hatt b. 13 Feb 1908, d. 31 Oct 1991
Child
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Ruth Mary Bezanson was born on 1 April 1914.1 She married Arthur Stillman Hatt on 3 February 1931. She was 16. He was 22.1 Ruth Mary Bezanson was the informant listed on the death certificate of Norma Bezanson who died 25 March 1958.3,2 Ruth Mary Bezanson died on 10 February 1991 at Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, Nova Scotia, at age 76.4 She was buried on 14 February 1991 in St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia.4,5

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 12 February 1991:
HATT, Ruth Mary — 76, Free Masons Home, Windsor, formerly of Chester Basin, died Sunday in Hants Community Hospital. Born in Chester Basin, she was a daughter of the late Avery and Alfretta (Boutilier) Bezanson.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur Stillman Hatt, Free Masons Home; five daughters, Olive (Mrs Walter Lantz), Marguerite (Mrs. David Hatt), Cassie (Mrs. Everett Backman), all of Chester Basin; Hazel (Mrs Edgar Hatt), Beech Hill, Lunenburg County; Lola (Mrs. Robert Robar), Calgary; two sons, Floyd, Lower Sackville; Stillman, Chester Basin; a sister, Lila (Mrs. Alvin Swinimer), Western Shore; three brothers, Henry, Clarence, both of Chester Basin; Melbourne, Ontario; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild.

She was predeceased by a son, Murray; four sisters, Isabell DeMille, Pearl Sampson, Marie Hedgues, Norma; two brothers, Lawrence, Angus.

The body is in Davis' Funeral Home, Chester, visiting 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p. m. Wednesday. Funeral will be 2 p. m. Thursday in St John's Anglican Church, Chester Basin, Rev. Carolyn Tomlin officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery.4

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1914
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
Death
1991

Census, Residence

Census1921Ruth Mary Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 at Chester Basin, Nova Scotia, in the household of Avery Whitman Bezanson and Alfretta Boutilier with Henry Maxwell Bezanson, Angus Bezanson, Clarence Walter Bezanson and Isabelle May Bezanson.6
Last Edited22 Sep 2018

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 141, 218.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 141.
  3. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Bezanson, Norma; Registration Year: 1958; Page: 2476.
  4. [S2] Ruth Mary Hatt Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 12 February 1991.
  5. [S936] George Newbury, "St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia", "HATT Ruth M. b. 1914 d. 1991."
  6. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Chester Basin, Chester Grant, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 2; Lines: 3-9.
  7. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 218.

Henry Maxwell Bezanson1,2

M, #21491, b. 1916, d. 31 July 1993
Father*Avery Whitman Bezanson2 b. 1886, d. 3 Mar 1961
Mother*Alfretta Boutilier2 b. 1893, d. 1965

Family

Jean Connors b. c 1939, d. 4 Apr 2004
Child
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Henry Maxwell Bezanson was born in 1916.2 He married Jean Connors.2 Henry Maxwell Bezanson died on 31 July 1993 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.1 He was buried in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia.3

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 2 August 1993:
BEZANSON, Henry Maxwell - 77, Lower Grant Road, Chester Basin, died July 31, 1993, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.

Born in Chester Basin, he was a son of the late Avery and Alfretta (Boutilier) Bezanson. He was a woodsman and worked for many years with the Department of Highways.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jean M. Connors; two daughters, Holly (Mrs. Ernest Bezanson), Canaan; Jaquelin (Mrs. Rodney Branton), Fredericton, N.B; son, Andy, Bridgewater; sister, Lila (Mrs. Eldon Swinamer), Western Shore; two brothers, Clarence, Chester Basin; Melvin, Toronto; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son, David; five sisters, Isabelle, Ruth, Norma, Pearl, Maxine Marie; two brothers, Lawrence, Angus.

Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Davis Funeral Home, Chester. Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. John's Anglican Church, Rev. Carolyn Tomlin officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery.1

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1916
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
Death
1993

Census, Residence

Census1921Henry Maxwell Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 at Chester Basin, Nova Scotia, in the household of Avery Whitman Bezanson and Alfretta Boutilier with Angus Bezanson, Clarence Walter Bezanson, Isabelle May Bezanson and Ruth Mary Bezanson.4
LivedHenry Maxwell Bezanson and Jean Connors lived in Lr. Grant Rd.5
Last Edited20 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Henry Maxwell Bezanson Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 2 August 1993.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 141.
  3. [S524] Various Contributors, Cemetery Inscriptions for Lunenburg and Queens Counties, Volume 1, p. 75, Borgel's Point New Anglican Cemetery, "Bezanson, Henry M. 1916 - , Jean M., 1938 -, David (son) 1956 - 1976."
  4. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Chester Basin, Chester Grant, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 2; Lines: 3-9.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 141, but that was all the address given.
  6. [S2] Jean Marie "Jeannie" Bezanson Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 April 2004.

Angus Bezanson1

M, #21492, b. circa 1919, d. 1976
Father*Avery Whitman Bezanson1 b. 1886, d. 3 Mar 1961
Mother*Alfretta Boutilier1 b. 1893, d. 1965

Family

Anna May Hutchinson b. c 1922, d. 18 Jan 1987
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Angus Bezanson was born circa 1919 at Nova Scotia.2 He married Anna May Hutchinson.1,3 Angus Bezanson died in 1976 at Ontario.1

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1919
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
Death
1976

Census, Residence

Census1921Angus Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 at Chester Basin, Nova Scotia, in the household of Avery Whitman Bezanson and Alfretta Boutilier with Henry Maxwell Bezanson, Clarence Walter Bezanson, Isabelle May Bezanson and Ruth Mary Bezanson.2
Last Edited24 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 141.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Chester Basin, Chester Grant, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 2; Lines: 3-9.
  3. [S572] Victoria Fraser, Obituary for Anna May Bezanson in "Anna May Bezanson, 65, of Little Britain, Ont.," listserve message January 19, 2001.

Melbourne Bezanson1

M, #21493
Father*Avery Whitman Bezanson1 b. 1886, d. 3 Mar 1961
Mother*Alfretta Boutilier1 b. 1893, d. 1965

Family

Lexi Hutchinson b. 1926, d. 13 May 1990
Child
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Melbourne Bezanson married Lexi Hutchinson.1
Last Edited26 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 141.

Pearl Bezanson1

F, #21494
Father*Avery Whitman Bezanson1 b. 1886, d. 3 Mar 1961
Mother*Alfretta Boutilier1 b. 1893, d. 1965

Family

Bertie Sampson
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Pearl Bezanson married Bertie Sampson.1
Last Edited26 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 141.

Norma Bezanson1

F, #21495, b. 10 November 1927, d. 25 March 1958
Father*Avery Whitman Bezanson1 b. 1886, d. 3 Mar 1961
Mother*Alfretta Boutilier1 b. 1893, d. 1965
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Norma Bezanson was also known as Verna Norma Bezanson.2 She was born on 10 November 1927 at Chester Basin, Nova Scotia.3,1 She died on 25 March 1958 at Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, at age 30. The informant on her death certificate was Ruth Mary Bezanson.3,1 Norma Bezanson was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia🌏.2
Last Edited22 Sep 2018

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 141.
  2. [S937] Dave Tanner, "Lakeview Baptist Cemetery, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia", "Bezanson Avery W 1886 - 1961, (Wife) Alfretta B Boutlier 1893 - 1965, Lawrence James (Son) 1913 - 1920, Verna Norma (Daughter) 1928 - 1958."
  3. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Bezanson, Norma; Registration Year: 1958; Page: 2476.

Lila Esther Bezanson1,2

F, #21496, b. 24 December 1931, d. 4 July 2006
Father*Avery Whitman Bezanson2 b. 1886, d. 3 Mar 1961
Mother*Alfretta Boutilier2 b. 1893, d. 1965

Family

Alfred Swinimer
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Lila Esther Bezanson was born on 24 December 1931 at Chester Basin, Nova Scotia.1 She married Alfred Swinimer.2 Lila Esther Bezanson died on 4 July 2006 at Fisherman's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, at age 74.1 She was buried on 7 July 2006 in Western Shore Cemetery, Western Shore, Nova Scotia.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 July 2006:
SWINIMER, Lila Esther - 74, Western Shore, passed away after a lengthy illness, July 4, 2006, in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg.

Born December 24, 1931, in Chester Basin, she was a daughter of the late Avery and Alfretta (Boutilier) Bezanson. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Alvin; her children, Raymond and Violet, Western Shore; Ken and Glenda, Chester Basin; Deborah, Niagara Falls; Mike and Hope, Chester Basin; Darrell and Beth, Niagara Falls; Chris and Billy, Chester Basin; Nick, Kingston, Ont; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Clarence.

She was predeceased by sisters, Isabelle, Ruth, Marie, Pearl, and Norma; brothers, Angus, Melborne, Henry, and Lawrence. Visiting will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in St. Mark's Anglican Church, Martins Point, Rev. Canon Duanne Tanswell officiating. Burial will be in Western Shore Cemetery.1
Last Edited26 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S2] Lila Esther Swinimer Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 July 2006.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 141.

Marie Bezanson1

F, #21497
Father*Avery Whitman Bezanson1 b. 1886, d. 3 Mar 1961
Mother*Alfretta Boutilier1 b. 1893, d. 1965

Family

William Hedges
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Marie Bezanson married William Hedges.1
Last Edited26 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 141.

Arthur Stillman Hatt1

M, #21499, b. 13 February 1908, d. 31 October 1991
Father*Otis Hatt2 b. 2 Apr 1871, d. 15 Dec 1946
Mother*Leah Melvina Dauphinee2

Family

Ruth Mary Bezanson b. 1 Apr 1914, d. 10 Feb 1991
Child
     Arthur Stillman Hatt was also known as Arthur Sullivan Hatt.3 He was born on 13 February 1908.3 He married Ruth Mary Bezanson on 3 February 1931. He was 22. She was 16.3 Arthur Stillman Hatt died on 31 October 1991 at Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, Nova Scotia, at age 83.4 He was buried on 2 November 1991 in St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia.4,5

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 1 November 1991:
HATT, Arthur Stillman — 83, Freemason’s Home, Windsor, formerly of Chester Basin, died Thursday in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Chester Basin, he was a son of the late Otis W. and Leah M. (Dauphinee) Hatt.

He is survived by five daughters, Olive (Mrs. Walter Lantz); Marguerite (Mrs. Davis Hatt); Cassie (Mrs. Everett Backman), all of Chester Basin; Hazel (Mrs. Edgar Hatt), Beech Hill, Lunenburg County; Lola (Mrs. Robert Robar), Calgary, Alta; two sons, Floyd, Lower Sackville; Stillman, Chester Basin; a sister, June (Mrs. Barney Marengere); a brother, Willis, both of Chester Basin; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, the former Ruth Mary Bezanson; four brothers, Otis, Purdy, Wilson, Percy; four sisters, Gertrude Mosher, Edna Collicutt, Mary Eisnor, Ethel; a son, Murray; a daughter, Audrey.

The body is in Davis’ Funeral Home, Chester, visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday in St John’s Anglican Church, Rev. Carolyn Tomlin officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery.4
Last Edited22 Sep 2018

Citations

  1. [S309] Gail Andrea Facini, "Gail's Genealogy Page", June 21, 1999.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 218.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 141, 218.
  4. [S2] Arthur Stillman Hatt Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 1 November 1991.
  5. [S936] George Newbury, "St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia", "HATT Arthur S. b. 1908 d. 1991."

Otis Hatt1,2

M, #21500, b. 2 April 1871, d. 15 December 1946
Father*Nathan Hatt2 b. 13 Dec 1838, d. 1917
Mother*Hanna Bachman2 b. 31 Jul 1837

Family

Leah Melvina Dauphinee
Child
     Otis Hatt was also known as John Wilson Hatt.2 He was born on 2 April 1871 at Chester Basin, Nova Scotia.2 He married Leah Melvina Dauphinee circa 1900.1,2 Otis Hatt died on 15 December 1946 at Chester Basin, Nova Scotia, at age 75.2
Last Edited25 Nov 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 218.
  2. [S309] Gail Andrea Facini, "Gail's Genealogy Page", June 21, 1999.