was born on 20 April 1940.
on 2 November 1963 at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, Nova Scotia. He was 23.
Parnell Edward Bezanson died on 8 March 2017 at Chester Basin, Nova Scotia, at age 76.
BEZANSON, Parnell Edward
Of Chester Basin, surrounded by his family in his home, went to be with his Lord on March 8th, 2017. Parnell Bezanson grew up midway between Chester Basin and Chester Grant and was a son of the late Paul and Rita (Gates) Bezanson.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Sandra (Newcombe) Bezanson; children John Paul Bezanson, Chester Basin; Mark (Laura) Bezanson, Bridgetown; and Sheila (John) Landry, Port Hawkesbury. His pride and joy were his grandchildren, Kristen (Jamie) Fraser, Fort Lauderdale, Fla; Mitchell (Dominica) Landry, Kingston, Ont; Christopher (Melanie) Bezanson, Sackville; Tyler (Janelle) Landry, Port Hawkesbury; Rita Bezanson, Bridgewater; Liam Bezanson, Halifax; Kyle Landry, North Bay, Ont; Jessica Bezanson, Dartmouth; Joseph Bezanson, Bridgetown; Morgan Landry, Port Hawkesbury; great-grandchildren, Diana Landry, Mabel Fraser, and Athena Landry. He will also be greatly missed by his brothers, Owen (Betty) Bezanson and Charles (the late Helen) Bezanson, both of Chester Basin; along with many nieces and nephews.
Parnell lived in Odessa, Ont., from 1963-1968 where he worked for Bezanson Sand and Gravel. In 1968 he moved back to Chester Basin and worked construction until moving to Port Hawkesbury from 1976-1987 and worked at the shipyard in Point Tupper. He then moved back home to Chester Basin in 1987. His last place of employment until his retirement was at South Shore Sand and Gravel in Chester as a heavy machinery mechanic. He loved his work and his favourite hobby spending time in his blacksmith shop fixing and making ironworks. He was always ready to tell a story or a joke even if you didn't want to hear it. He was at his happiest when he had lots of family around.
No visitation by request of the family. Parnell was a member of Aenon Baptist Church Chester where the service will be held on Sunday, March 12th at 3 p.m. with Pastor Joe Green officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall for family and friends. Cremation has taken place; arrangements have been entrusted to Davis funeral home, Chester.3