Harriet Vivian Hird1

F, #21570, b. 1903, d. 28 March 1985
FatherAlbert E. Hird1 b. 1875, d. 1951
MotherFlora Ellen Bezanson1 b. 25 Aug 1877, d. 1 Aug 1948
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Harriet Vivian Hird was born in 1903.1 She died on 28 March 1985.1 She was buried in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.2

Census, Residence

LivedHarriet Vivian Hird lived in Melrose, Massachusetts.1
Last Edited29 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 165.
  2. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 8, Stone 22, "Flora E. Bezanson, 1877-1948, wife of Albert E. Hird, 1875-1951. Harriet Vivian Hird, 1902."

Gladys Hird1

F, #21571, b. 1903
FatherAlbert E. Hird1 b. 1875, d. 1951
MotherFlora Ellen Bezanson1 b. 25 Aug 1877, d. 1 Aug 1948
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Gladys Hird was born in 1903.1 She died in infancy.1
Last Edited29 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 165.

Helen Mae Stevens1,2

F, #21579, b. 5 May 1936, d. 5 March 2014

Family

Charles Henry Bezanson
     Helen Mae Stevens was born on 5 May 1936 at Boutilier's Point, Nova Scotia.2 She married Charles Henry Bezanson, son of Paul Hibbert Bezanson and Reta Muriel Gates, on 9 June 1956 at Faith Tabernacle Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 20.1 Helen Mae Stevens died on 5 March 2014 at age 77.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 March 2014:
BEZANSON (Stevens), Helen Mae

With deep sadness we announce the passing of our mother and devoted wife of Charles on March 5th, 2014.

Born May 5th, 1936, in Boutilier's Point, she was the oldest daughter of the late Roderick and Gladys. Survived b husband of 57 years, Charles; children, Dianne (Jim) Stanton, Vonda (Chris) LaPierre, Roderick (Tammy). She has six adoring grandcliildren, Neil, Charlene, Colin, Brent, Nathan and Carla. Also surviving are her loving sisters, Carolyn (Wayne), Mona (Gordon), Juan1ta, man nieces and nephews. Also brothers-in-law, Owen (Betty) and Parnell (Sandra); many close cousins and friends.

A viewing will be held today, Friday, March 7th from 7-9 p.m. in Davis Funeral Home, Chester. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March Sth at 2 p.m. in Faith Tabernacle, Windsor Street, Halifax. Burial will be in Western Shore in Pentecostal Cemetery.2
Last Edited15 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 143, 221.
  2. [S2] Helen Mae (Stevens) Bezanson Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 March 2014.

Parnell Edward Bezanson1

M, #21580, b. 20 April 1940, d. 8 March 2017
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 409.1
FatherPaul Hibbert Bezanson1 b. Jul 1902, d. 1992
MotherReta Muriel Gates1 b. 5 Mar 1901, d. 24 Aug 1994

Family

Sandra Joyce Newcombe
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Parnell Edward Bezanson was born on 20 April 1940.2 He married Sandra Joyce Newcombe on 2 November 1963 at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, Nova Scotia. He was 23.2 Parnell Edward Bezanson died on 8 March 2017 at Chester Basin, Nova Scotia, at age 76.3

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 10 March 2017:
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
Last Edited29 Nov 2018

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 143.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 143, 221.
  3. [S944] "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing The Halifax Herald, 10 March 2017, Bezanson, Parnell Edward.