Florence Evelyn Keddy1

F, #21722, b. 27 July 1910, d. 29 April 1964
FatherEdward James Keddy1 b. 21 May 1876, d. 27 Apr 1974
MotherLoretta Jane Bezanson1 b. 19 Mar 1886, d. 14 Jan 1981

Family

Guy Ernest Fancy
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Florence Evelyn Keddy was born on 27 July 1910.1 She married Guy Ernest Fancy on 19 October 1929. She was 19.1 Florence Evelyn Keddy died on 29 April 1964 at age 53.1

     Obituary from The Bridgewater Bulletin (Bridgewater, Nova Scotia):
Mrs. Florence Evelene (Keddy) Fancy, wife of Guy Fancy, passed away at the Convalescent Home in Halifax, after two years of illness. They had been married since October 19, 1929.

Born at Forties Settlement 53 years ago, the daughter of Edward and Loretta (Bezanson) Keddy, she was a lover of the outdoors, an ardent hunter, and fisherman. She was school secretary.

Surviving besides her husband and parents are two daughters, Rhena (Mrs. Charles Joudrey), Cherryfield; Greta (Mrs. Errol Crossland), East Dalhousie; two sons, Arnold and Grover, of East Dalhousie; two sisters, (Alberta), Mrs. George Rhodenizer of Lunenburg; (Frances) Mrs. Hibbert Keddy, of Forties; six brothers, Seward, Lloyd, Gordon, George, and Douglas, of New Ross; and Theodore of Truro. Two sisters predeceased her. Nine grandchildren, aunts, and uncles remain to mourn their loss. A family serice was held by Rev. R. Mowry on Friday evening. Funeral service was held at the Anglican Church on Saturday at 2 o'clock. The church and grounds were filled with friends who came many miles to attend. Two favourite hymns, "In The Garden" and "Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling" were sympathetically rendered by friends from the East Dalhousie Choir. In the home where she was always the centre, the loss will be felt the most keenly. We comment them to the God who "doeth all things well." The beautiful flowers spoke their message.2

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
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1950
1960
Death
1964

Census, Residence

Census1911Florence Evelyn Keddy appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Edward James Keddy and Loretta Jane Bezanson at Forties, Nova Scotia.3
Census1921Florence Evelyn Keddy appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Edward James Keddy and Loretta Jane Bezanson at New Ross, Nova Scotia.4
Last Edited6 May 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 148.
  2. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Florence Evelene Fancy, 1964.
  3. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; New Ross, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Family: 35; Page: 4.
  4. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross West, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 8; Lines: 20-29.

Alberta Mae Keddy1

F, #21724, b. 23 March 1913, d. 11 May 1987
FatherEdward James Keddy1 b. 21 May 1876, d. 27 Apr 1974
MotherLoretta Jane Bezanson1 b. 19 Mar 1886, d. 14 Jan 1981

Family

George Rhodeniser
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Alberta Mae Keddy was born on 23 March 1913.1 She married George Rhodeniser on 23 July 1955. She was 42.1 Alberta Mae Keddy died on 11 May 1987 at age 74.1

Census Summary

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Birth
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1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
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1970
1980
Death
1987

Census, Residence

Census1921Alberta Mae Keddy appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Edward James Keddy and Loretta Jane Bezanson at New Ross, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited2 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 148.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross West, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 8; Lines: 20-29.

Frances Marie Keddy1

F, #21726, b. 28 July 1914, d. 9 April 2014
FatherEdward James Keddy1 b. 21 May 1876, d. 27 Apr 1974
MotherLoretta Jane Bezanson1 b. 19 Mar 1886, d. 14 Jan 1981

Family

Hibbert Norwood Keddy b. 11 Jan 1912, d. 1 Jul 1986
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Frances Marie Keddy
     Frances Marie Keddy was born on 28 July 1914.1 She married Hibbert Norwood Keddy on 20 August 1946. She was 32. He was 34.1 Frances Marie Keddy died on 9 April 2014 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, at age 99.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 10 April 2014:
Keddy, Frances Marie – age 99 of Lunenburg, formerly of Forties passed away April 9, 2014 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.

Born July 28, 1914 she was a daughter of the late James and Loretta (Bezanson) Keddy.

Frances was a grand lady and loved by all. She was full of charm with an abundance of stories. She kept busy and added to her experiences while spending time with the Forties Garden Club, New Ross Historical Society, Golden Age Club, Forties Community Centre and the Norwegian Historic Society.

Left with fond and loving memories are her two grandchildren, David and Charla and their families and brother Douglas (Myrna) Keddy, Forties. Frances is predeceased by her husband Hibbert, two sons Peter and John; brothers Theodore, Seward, Lloyd, Gordon (Jack), George (Dick); sisters Alberta, Florence, Doris and Rhena (infancy).

A visitation will be held Friday, April 11th from 7-9pm at the Forties Community Centre. The funeral service for Frances will be held Saturday, April 12th at 2pm from the New Ross Baptist Church with Rev Murray Shaw officiating.2

Census Summary

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1914
1920
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1930
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2010
Death
2014

Census, Residence

Census1921Frances Marie Keddy appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Edward James Keddy and Loretta Jane Bezanson at New Ross, Nova Scotia.3
LivedFrances Marie Keddy and Hibbert Norwood Keddy lived in Lake Ramsey, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited15 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 148.
  2. [S2] Frances Marie Keddy Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 10 April 2014.
  3. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross West, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 8; Lines: 20-29.

Hibbert Norwood Keddy1

M, #21727, b. 11 January 1912, d. 1 July 1986
FatherNorman Alexander Keddy2 b. 21 Jan 1881, d. 2 Mar 1967

Family

Frances Marie Keddy b. 28 Jul 1914, d. 9 Apr 2014
     Hibbert Norwood Keddy was born on 11 January 1912.1 He married Frances Marie Keddy on 20 August 1946. He was 34. She was 32.1 Hibbert Norwood Keddy died on 1 July 1986 at age 74.1

Census, Residence

LivedHibbert Norwood Keddy and Frances Marie Keddy lived in Lake Ramsey, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited3 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 148.
  2. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."

Doris Kathleen Keddy1

F, #21728, b. 7 May 1916, d. 27 December 1945
FatherEdward James Keddy1 b. 21 May 1876, d. 27 Apr 1974
MotherLoretta Jane Bezanson1 b. 19 Mar 1886, d. 14 Jan 1981
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Doris Kathleen Keddy was born on 7 May 1916.1 She died on 27 December 1945 at age 29.1

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1916
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
Death
1945

Census, Residence

Census1921Doris Kathleen Keddy appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Edward James Keddy and Loretta Jane Bezanson at New Ross, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited2 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 148.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross West, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 8; Lines: 20-29.

Gordon Foster Keddy1

M, #21729, b. 25 May 1918, d. 10 April 1976
FatherEdward James Keddy1 b. 21 May 1876, d. 27 Apr 1974
MotherLoretta Jane Bezanson1 b. 19 Mar 1886, d. 14 Jan 1981

Family

Thelma Marcella Gates
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Gordon Foster Keddy was also known as Jack Keddy.1 He was born on 25 May 1918.1 He married Thelma Marcella Gates on 14 August 1956. He was 38.1 Gordon Foster Keddy died on 10 April 1976 at age 57.1

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1918
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
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1970
Death
1976

Census, Residence

Census1921Gordon Foster Keddy appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Edward James Keddy and Loretta Jane Bezanson at New Ross, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited2 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 148.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross West, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 8; Lines: 20-29.

George Edward Keddy1

M, #21731, b. 30 June 1920, d. 3 April 1986
FatherEdward James Keddy1 b. 21 May 1876, d. 27 Apr 1974
MotherLoretta Jane Bezanson1 b. 19 Mar 1886, d. 14 Jan 1981

Family

Ruby Vardal
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     George Edward Keddy was also known as Dick Keddy.1 He was born on 30 June 1920.1 He married Ruby Vardal.1 George Edward Keddy died on 3 April 1986 at age 65.1

Census Summary

1920
Birth
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1986

Census, Residence

Census1921George Edward Keddy appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Edward James Keddy and Loretta Jane Bezanson at New Ross, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited2 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 148.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross West, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 8; Lines: 20-29.

Theodore Leon Keddy1

M, #21733, b. 18 June 1922, d. 21 June 2000
FatherEdward James Keddy1 b. 21 May 1876, d. 27 Apr 1974
MotherLoretta Jane Bezanson1 b. 19 Mar 1886, d. 14 Jan 1981

Family

Margaret Griffin
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Theodore Leon Keddy was also known as Bub Keddy.1 He was born on 18 June 1922.1 He married Margaret Griffin on 14 July 1956. He was 34.1 Theodore Leon Keddy died on 21 June 2000 at Fisherman's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, at age 78.2

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald Limited (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 22 June 2000:
KEDDY, Theodore Leon - 78, Upper Kennetcook, and formerly of Truro, passed away in Fisherman's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg, on June 21, 2000, after a short battle with cancer.

Affectionately known to many as "Bub", he was born at the Forties on June 18, 1922, the son of the late Edward and Loretta (Bezanson) Keddy. He worked for John Ross and Sons in Truro for 41 years. He was partner in Keddy Christmas Tree Co. of the Forties for 40 years. While living in Truro, he met and married Margaret Griffin, New Glasgow. Bub was a member, past master and past district deputy grand master of the Masonic Lodge 43 AF&AM, Truro. He was a chartered member of Norwood Lodge 135 AF&AM, New Ross. He was also a member of the Shriner's. Bub and his wife enjoyed retirement living in their country home in Upper Kennetcook and frequent travels.

Besides his wife, he is survived by sister, Frances; brother, Douglas, both of the Forties; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers, Seaward, Lloyd, Gordon, George; sisters, Florence (Fancy), Alberta (Rhodenizer), Doris and Rhena.

Visitation will he held in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, today from 7-9 p.m. with a Masonic Lodge 43 AF&AM tribute service at 8 p.m. Visitation will also be held in Lindsay's Funeral Home, New Ross, on Friday from 2-5, 6-9 p.m. with Norwood Lodge 135 AF&AM Tribute Service at 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held in St. Augustine's Church, the Forties (New Ross) on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with a graveside service in St. Augustine's Cemetery and reception to follow at the Forties Community Centre.2
Last Edited8 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 148.
  2. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 22 June 2000, Theodore Leon Keddy.

Rhena Ilene Keddy1

F, #21735, b. 14 January 1927, d. 14 January 1928
FatherEdward James Keddy1 b. 21 May 1876, d. 27 Apr 1974
MotherLoretta Jane Bezanson1 b. 19 Mar 1886, d. 14 Jan 1981
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Rhena Ilene Keddy was born on 14 January 1927.1 She died on 14 January 1928 at age 1.1
Last Edited2 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 148.

James Edward Keddy1

M, #21738, b. 22 January 1847, d. 30 January 1916
FatherWilliam Michael Kedy2 b. 15 Apr 1820, d. 18 May 1881
MotherElizabeth Legge2 b. 15 Aug 1819, d. 1910

Family

Hanna Elizabeth Reeves b. 6 Nov 1848, d. 23 Apr 1937
Children
     James Edward Keddy was born on 22 January 1847 at New Ross, Nova Scotia.2 He was baptized on 17 March 1847 at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, Nova Scotia.2 He married Hanna Elizabeth Reeves on 12 June 1870 at Christ Anglican Church, New Ross, Nova Scotia. He was 23. She was 21.1,2 James Edward Keddy died on 30 January 1916 at New Ross, Nova Scotia, at age 69.2

     Obituary:
All the old familiar faces in Christ Church, at early dawn on the great Festival of Easter and the blessed Christmas morn. At God's altar they are bending lowly each is kneeling there to receive the blessed sacrament which our Lord ordained when here. They are passing - and we miss them in the Church at early dawn. Never more to kneel beside them till the resurrection morn. James Edward Keddy, life long member and a worker of Christ Church, New Ross, departed this life at noon, January 30th, after six months illness at the age of 69 years, 8 days.

He was born and died on the same old homestead in the same month. He was a good citizen, a faithful Churchman and a strictly honest man. He leaves to mourn his loss a devoted wife who was a sister of the late George Reeves of Kentville, seven sons as follow: Arthur, Edward, Clarence, Michael and Augustine in New Ross; Harold in Billtown, Cornwallis; and George in California. Two daughters are living, Eliza (Mrs. Levi Keddy) Billtown, and Ethel (Mrs. Newton Turner) of New Ross. Three brothers - Nathan of Berwick; Alex and George of New Ross; four sisters - Mrs James C. Corkum, Mrs. O.S. Elliott and Mrs. Benjamin S. Meister of New Ross and Mrs. S.W. Bligh of Berwick. The pall bearers were his six sons. Rev (Captain) Whard Whate administered the communion to twenty-four mourners, gave a helpful address and finished the ceremony in Church Cemetery at the Cross. Mr. Keddy will be much missed in the community he leaves also twenty-two grandchildren.2
Last Edited2 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 148, 149.
  2. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."

Hanna Elizabeth Reeves1

F, #21739, b. 6 November 1848, d. 23 April 1937
FatherWilliam Henry Reeves2 b. 1799, d. 15 May 1891
MotherHannah Elizabeth Anderson2 b. 6 May 1822

Family

James Edward Keddy b. 22 Jan 1847, d. 30 Jan 1916
Children
     Hanna Elizabeth Reeves was born on 6 November 1848 at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.2 Her birth was also reported as 8 November 1848.2 She married James Edward Keddy on 12 June 1870 at Christ Anglican Church, New Ross, Nova Scotia. She was 21. He was 23.1,2 Hanna Elizabeth Reeves died on 23 April 1937 at New Ross, Nova Scotia, at age 88.2
Last Edited2 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 148, 149.
  2. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."