Bernice Grace Bezanson1

F, #22242, b. 11 September 1920, d. before 25 August 2009
FatherHenry Orval Bezanson1 b. 22 Aug 1885, d. 17 Jul 1970
MotherEthel Elizabeth Hiltz1 b. 1902, d. 23 Jul 1983

Family

Leslie Young
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Bernice Grace Bezanson was born on 11 September 1920.1 She married Leslie Young.1 Bernice Grace Bezanson died before 25 August 2009.2

Census Summary

1920
Birth
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Death
2009

Census, Residence

Census1921Bernice Grace Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Henry Orval Bezanson and Ethel Elizabeth Hiltz at New Ross, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited24 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 161.
  2. [S2] Audrey Edith Abernethy Death Notice, The Calgary Herald (Calgary, Alberta), 28 August 2009, where Grace is listed as predeceasing her sister Audrey.
  3. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross West, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 10; Lines: 17-19.

Elsie Marguerite Bezanson1

F, #22244, b. 6 May 1922, d. before 25 August 2009
FatherHenry Orval Bezanson1 b. 22 Aug 1885, d. 17 Jul 1970
MotherEthel Elizabeth Hiltz1 b. 1902, d. 23 Jul 1983

Family

(?) L'Herault
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Elsie Marguerite Bezanson was born on 6 May 1922.1 She married (?) L'Herault.1 Elsie Marguerite Bezanson died before 25 August 2009.2
     Elsie may be the woman mentioned in a newspaper story, "D.F.C. WINNER ON BIGAMY CHARGE" that appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 8 September 1950. According to the story, Keith Owen Simes was committed for trial on a charge of bigamy. According to the court statements, Simes married Elsie Marguerite Bezanson while he was in Canada training for duty, but then married Betty Rock in June, 1947.3
Last Edited25 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 161.
  2. [S2] Audrey Edith Abernethy Death Notice, The Calgary Herald (Calgary, Alberta), 28 August 2009, where Elise is listed as predeceasing her sister Audrey.
  3. [S835] National Library of Australia, "Trove Newspaper Archive", The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 September 1950, page 7, D.F.C. WINNER ON BIGAMY CHARGE.

Rhoda Frances Bezanson1

F, #22246, b. 10 March 1925, d. before 25 August 2009
FatherHenry Orval Bezanson1 b. 22 Aug 1885, d. 17 Jul 1970
MotherEthel Elizabeth Hiltz1 b. 1902, d. 23 Jul 1983

Family

Jeff Koswan
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Rhoda Frances Bezanson was born on 10 March 1925.1 She married Jeff Koswan.1 Rhoda Frances Bezanson died before 25 August 2009.2
Last Edited24 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 161.
  2. [S2] Audrey Edith Abernethy Death Notice, The Calgary Herald (Calgary, Alberta), 28 August 2009, where Rhoda is listed as predeceasing her sister Audrey.

Audrey Edith Bezanson1

F, #22248, b. 7 April 1934, d. 25 August 2009
FatherHenry Orval Bezanson1 b. 22 Aug 1885, d. 17 Jul 1970
MotherEthel Elizabeth Hiltz1 b. 1902, d. 23 Jul 1983

Family

Ronald Abernathy
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Audrey Edith (Bezanson) Abernethy
     Audrey Edith Bezanson was born on 7 April 1934.1 She married Ronald Abernathy.1 Audrey Edith Bezanson died on 25 August 2009 at Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta, at age 75.2

     Obituary from The Calgary Herald, 28 August 2009:
ABERNETHY, Audrey Edith April 7, 1934 - August 25, 2009 Audrey Abernethy passed away suddenly in the presence of her family on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre at the age of 75 years.

Audrey is survived by her husband of fifty years, Ronald; sons, Wayne (Sandra) and David (Carol); grandchildren, Robert, Krista, Tyler, Alysha and Brody; sisters, Mona (Dean) Reeves and Veronica Reeves of Nova Scotia; sister-in-law Elaine Keating of Pickering, Ontario; and her nieces, nephews and their families who will greatly miss her.

Audrey was predeceased by her son, Brian; mother and father, Henry and Ethel Bezanson; brother, Orval Bezanson; sisters, Grace Young, Elsie L'Herault, and Rhoda Kosowan of Toronto; and brothers- in-law, Blaine Reeves of Nova Scotia and John Kosowan of Toronto. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) today, August 31, 2009 at 2:30 p.m.2
Last Edited23 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 161.
  2. [S2] Audrey Edith Abernethy Death Notice, The Calgary Herald, 28 August 2009.

Orval Jerome Bezanson

M, #22250, b. April 1938, d. 2 November 1973
FatherHenry Orval Bezanson1 b. 22 Aug 1885, d. 17 Jul 1970
MotherEthel Elizabeth Hiltz1 b. 1902, d. 23 Jul 1983

Family

Elizabeth Mae Glazebrook
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Orval Jerome Bezanson was also known as Orville Jerome Bezanson.1 He was born in April 1938.1 He married Elizabeth Mae Glazebrook on 23 October 1965 at Kentville, Nova Scotia. He was 27.1 Orval Jerome Bezanson died on 2 November 1973 at age 35.1 He was buried in Saint Augustine of Hippo Anglican Cemetery, Forties, Nova Scotia.
Last Edited25 Feb 2017

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 161.

Edward Alexander Hiltz1

M, #22253, d. 22 February 1993
FatherFreeman Hiltz1
MotherEllen Cleveland1

Family

Sarah Jane Bezanson b. 24 May 1914, d. 7 May 2000
Children
     Edward Alexander Hiltz married Sarah Jane Bezanson on 31 December 1931 at Church of England, New Ross, Nova Scotia. She was 17.1 Edward Alexander Hiltz died on 22 February 1993 at Western Kings Memorial Hospital, Berwick, Nova Scotia.2 He was buried on 25 February 1993 in Saint Augustine of Hippo Anglican Cemetery, Forties, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 24 February 1993:
HILTZ, Edward Alexander (Alex) - 85, The Forties, Lunenburg County, died February 22, 1993, in Western Kings Memorial Hospital, Berwick.

Born in New Ross, he was a son of the late Freeman and Ellen (Cleveland) Hiltz. He had been employed at Ross Farms, New Ross for several years.

He is survived by his wife, the former S. Jane Bezanson; two daughters, Lydia (Mrs. John Macdonald), Halifax; Margaret (Mrs. Lindsay Gates), Timberlea, Halifax County; sister, Mrs. Hazel Bezanson, Dalhousie; brother, Vincent, Fraxville, Lunenburg County; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son, Alexander in infancy; sister, Ethel. The body is in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Home, Kentville.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Augustine's Anglican Church, The Forties, Rev. Gordon Neish officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery. Donations may be made to Alzheimers disease unit at Grand View Manor, Berwick.2

Census, Residence

LivedEdward Alexander Hiltz and Sarah Jane Bezanson lived in Fraxville, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited3 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 162.
  2. [S2] Edward Alexander Hiltz Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 24 February 1993.
  3. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 8 May 2000, HILTZ, S. Jane.

Sarah Jane Bezanson1

F, #22254, b. 24 May 1914, d. 7 May 2000
FatherAlfred Herman Bezanson1 b. 13 Dec 1889, d. 14 Jul 1950
MotherMary Elizabeth Hiltz1 b. 8 Aug 1896, d. 28 Sep 1939

Family

Edward Alexander Hiltz d. 22 Feb 1993
Children
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Sarah Jane Bezanson was born on 24 May 1914.1 She married Edward Alexander Hiltz on 31 December 1931 at Church of England, New Ross, Nova Scotia. She was 17.1 Sarah Jane Bezanson was the informant listed on the death certificate of Alfred Herman Bezanson who died 14 July 1950.2,3 Sarah Jane Bezanson died on 7 May 2000 at Armview Estates, Nova Scotia, at age 85.4 She was buried on 9 May 2000 in Saint Augustine of Hippo Anglican Cemetery, Forties, Nova Scotia.4

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald Limited (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 8 May 2000:
HILTZ, S. Jane - 85, The Forties, Lunenburg County, died May 7, 2000, in Armview Estates, Halifax County.

Born in Lunenburg County, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Mary Elizabeth (Hiltz) Bezanson. She was known for her many crafts, especially straw hat making and demonstrated this art throughout the Maritimes. A book was produced describing her talent for this art.

Surviving are daughters, Lydia (Mrs. John MacDonald), Halifax; Margaret (Mrs. Lindsay Gates), Timberlea; sisters, Mary (Mrs. Cecil Daniels), The Forties; Helen (Mrs. Percy Corkum), Auburn; Mrs. Idella Burgher, Musquodoboit; Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson, Chester Basin; brothers, Eric, Aylesford; Ernest, Berwick; grandchildren, John Michael MacDonald, Andrew MacDonald, Stephen MacDonald, Joseph MacDonald, Angela (MacDonald) Comeau, Carla Gates-Morris, Peggy Gates-Hammond and Julie Gates; four great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Alex Hiltz; infant son, Alexander; brothers, Henry and Alfred.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, May 8, in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Parlour, Kentville. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in St. Augustine's Anglican Church, The Forties, Rev. Gordon Neish officiating. Burial will be in St. Augustine's Church Cemetery, The Forties.4

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1914
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Death
2000

Census, Residence

Census1921Sarah Jane Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Alfred Herman Bezanson and Mary Elizabeth Hiltz at New Ross, Nova Scotia.5
LivedSarah Jane Bezanson and Edward Alexander Hiltz lived in Fraxville, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited24 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 162.
  2. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Bezanson, Alfred Heman; Registration Year: 1950; Page: 4483.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 81, 162.
  4. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 8 May 2000, HILTZ, S. Jane.
  5. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross West, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 5; Lines: 38-43.

Mary Gwendoline Bezanson1

F, #22255, b. 8 March 1917, d. 2002
FatherAlfred Herman Bezanson1 b. 13 Dec 1889, d. 14 Jul 1950
MotherMary Elizabeth Hiltz1 b. 8 Aug 1896, d. 28 Sep 1939

Family

Cecil Daniels b. 1914, d. 1993
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Mary Gwendoline Bezanson was born on 8 March 1917.1 She married Cecil Daniels.1 Mary Gwendoline Bezanson died in 2002.2 She was buried in Saint Augustine of Hippo Anglican Cemetery, Forties, Nova Scotia.2

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1917
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Death
2002

Census, Residence

Census1921Mary Gwendoline Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Alfred Herman Bezanson and Mary Elizabeth Hiltz at New Ross, Nova Scotia.3
Lived2000Mary Gwendoline Bezanson lived in Forties, Nova Scotia, in May 2000.4
Last Edited9 May 2019

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 162.
  2. [S443] Roger Mason, "St. Augustine of Hippo Anglican Cemetery, The Forties, Nova Scotia", "DANIEL, Cecil M. Daniel 1914 - 1993 Husband, Mary G. 1917 - 2002 Wife."
  3. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross West, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 5; Lines: 38-43.
  4. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 8 May 2000, HILTZ, S. Jane.

Helen Elsie May Bezanson1

F, #22257, b. 26 February 1919
FatherAlfred Herman Bezanson1 b. 13 Dec 1889, d. 14 Jul 1950
MotherMary Elizabeth Hiltz1 b. 8 Aug 1896, d. 28 Sep 1939

Family

Percy Colin Corkum b. c 1918, d. 18 Apr 2005
Children
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Helen Elsie May Bezanson was born on 26 February 1919.1 She married Percy Colin Corkum on 1 September 1937 at Church of England, New Ross, Nova Scotia. She was 18.1

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1919
1920
Census
1921

Census, Residence

Census1921Helen Elsie May Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Alfred Herman Bezanson and Mary Elizabeth Hiltz at New Ross, Nova Scotia.2
Lived2000Helen Elsie May Bezanson lived in Auburn, Nova Scotia, in May 2000.3
Last Edited29 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 162.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross West, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 5; Lines: 38-43.
  3. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 8 May 2000, HILTZ, S. Jane.
  4. [S680] Lillian Irene Veronica (Corkum) Dugan Death Notice, Berwick Funeral Chapel (Berwick, Nova Scotia).
  5. [S2] Percy Colin Corkum Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 April 2005.

Percy Colin Corkum1

M, #22258, b. circa 1918, d. 18 April 2005

Family

Helen Elsie May Bezanson b. 26 Feb 1919
Children
     Percy Colin Corkum was born circa 1918 at Three Mile Plains, Nova Scotia.2 He is listed as the "s/o Nellie (Corkum) MacDonald" in Bezansons from Nova Scotia.1 He married Helen Elsie May Bezanson on 1 September 1937 at Church of England, New Ross, Nova Scotia. She was 18.1 Percy Colin Corkum died on 18 April 2005 at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton, Nova Scotia.2 He was buried on 23 April 2005 in St. Mary's Anglican Cemetery, Auburn, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 April 2005:
CORKUM, Percy Colin - 87, Auburn, Kings Co., passed away April 18, 2005, in Soldier's Memorial Hospital, Middleton.

Born in Three Mile Plains, Hants Co., he was the son of the late Nellie Maude Corkum. Percy had worked as a cooper and a self-employed carpenter for most of his life. He was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Auburn.

Surviving are his sons, Andrew (Charlene) Corkum, Oromocto, N.B; James Corkum, Morden; daughters, Shirley (Neil) Graves, Lottie (Hughie) Rafuse, all of Cambridge, Ont; Barbara (Russell) Moriarity, Morden; Lillian (Robert) Dugan, Janet (Brian Bezanson) Corkum, all of Auburn; Eva (Joseph) Vidito, Nictaux, Annapolis Co; Margaret (Robert) MacDonald, Kingston, Ont; 26 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; half-sister, Kay Upshaw, Toronto, Ont.

Besides his mother he was predeceased by his wife, Helen Elsie Mae (Bezanson) Corkum; daughter, Nellie Schofield; grandsons, Keith Moriarity, Barry Robert Dugan, and David Rafuse.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 22, in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Auburn, Rev. Father Charles Bull officiating. Burial in St. Mary's Church Cemetery.2
Last Edited29 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 162.
  2. [S2] Percy Colin Corkum Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 April 2005.
  3. [S680] Lillian Irene Veronica (Corkum) Dugan Death Notice, Berwick Funeral Chapel (Berwick, Nova Scotia).

Alexander Hiltz1

M, #22259, d. as an infant
FatherEdward Alexander Hiltz1 d. 22 Feb 1993
MotherSarah Jane Bezanson1 b. 24 May 1914, d. 7 May 2000
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Alexander Hiltz died as an infant.1
Last Edited8 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 8 May 2000, HILTZ, S. Jane.