Roy Franklin Bezanson1
|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|
|Fern Dell b. c 1934|
|Relationship||4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson|
Born in Aaldersville, Nova Scotia. Son of the late Edgar and Wilhelmina (Hiltz) Bezanson. Roy moved to Ontario in 1954. Employed by Mandley Drilling Co. Dunnville, Ontario. He was a Gas and Oil Driller for 10 years. In 1966 employed by Ontario, Hydro, Courtright Generating Station. Retired as a Hoisting Engineer in 1993. Roy was an avid gardener for many years and received many compliments on his spacious garden. During the winter Roy enjoyed wood-carving. Family and friends were received at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Brigden on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 from 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. Funeral service was held on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at the Lambton Baptis Church, 3886 St Clair Parkway, Port Lambton at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Robert Taylor officiated. Interment in Duthill Cemetery.2
|Last Edited||23 Apr 2014|
|Roy Franklin Bezanson b. 4 Sep 1932, d. 20 Dec 2010|
By Cheryl Johnstone
A Chatham-Kent resident is taking the Internet by storm, and she doesn’t even own a computer.
A video of 84-year-old Fern Bezanson playing a piano at Value Village in Chatham on Wednesday, November 7th went viral over the weekend.
“Sometimes I do things like that, I just sit down and try them out, play a couple tunes,” said Bezanson. “I just want to bring joy into people’s lives.”
Michelle Mainwaring shot the video and said she was just happy she caught the moment.
“I captured joy, and I was filming with joy, and the people who were watching were filled with joy,” said Mainwaring. “There was so much joy, that it was just emanating from her fingertips right through my camera on my phone.”
Mainwaring says the video and the moment really connected with people.
“So many messages of how it put a smile on somebody’s face, tears in their eyes, an inspiration, something to aspire to,” said Mainwaring. “It’s just created a ripple of great energy.”
As of 12 p.m. Monday, the video had been viewed over 80,000 times on Facebook, over 78,000 times on Twitter, and over 10,000 times on LinkedIn.2
|Last Edited||31 Oct 2019|
- [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."
- [S19] News article "Thrift store piano player goes viral", Blackburn News (Chatham-Kent, Ontario), 12 November 2018, online https://blackburnnews.com/chatham/chatham-news/2018/11/12/…
Jason Marshall Roast1
|Mother||Elsie Onabelle Bezanson1|
|Relationship||5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson|
|Last Edited||6 Sep 2001|