Alma Lottie Bezanson1

F, #22074, b. 29 March 1942, d. 28 October 2019
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 423.1
Father*Edgar Elias Bezanson1 b. 23 Mar 1908, d. 18 Feb 2006
Mother*Wilhelmina Annie Thelma Hiltz1 b. 21 Apr 1913, d. 24 Jan 1998


Ray Elton Russell b. 1936, d. 2 Jan 1983
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Alma Lottie Bezanson
     Alma Lottie Bezanson was born on 29 March 1942.1 She married Ray Elton Russell on 4 April 1959. She was 17.2 Alma Lottie Bezanson and Ray Elton Russell lived in Aaldersville, Nova Scotia.3 Alma Lottie Bezanson died on 28 October 2019 at age 77.4

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 31 October 2019:
Age 77 of Valley, passed away peacefully, with her husband by her side, on Monday, October 28, 2019. Born in Kentville, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Wilhelmina (Hiltz) Bezanson.

Alma had been employed as a guide at New Ross Farm for 32 years and picked apples for Scotian Gold at the Kentville Research Station.

She is survived by her husband, Marlyn Spencer; daughter, Jane Salsman; sons, Randy Russell (Idell), Roy Russell (Charlotte) and Alan Russell (Tammy), all of Aldersville; Laurie Russell of Chester Grant; sisters, Elsie Roast (Marshall), North Alton; Lyda Herget (Gary), New Germany/United States; Violet Hatt, New Glasgow; brother, Bill (Linda),Aldersville; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ray Russell; partner, Eugene Hyslop; brothers, Roy and Lloyd; son-in-law, Arnold Salsman; and sisters-in-law, Carol and Fern.

Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 3rd in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Virginia DeAdder officiating. A reception will follow. Burial will take place in Saint James Anglican Cemetery, Aldersville, Lunenburg Co. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.4
Last Edited31 Oct 2019


  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 158.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 158, 226.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 226.
  4. [S2] Alma Lottie (Bezanson) Spencer Death Notice, The Halifax Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 31 October 2019.