|Father||Edward Alexander Hiltz1 d. 22 Feb 1993|
|Mother||Sarah Jane Bezanson1 b. 24 May 1914, d. 7 May 2000|
|Relationship||5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson|
Obituary, 3 January 2018:
If one word could sum up a life, for Margaret Gates that word would be devotion. Born (1937) and raised in The Forties, Lunenburg County, Margaret was a daughter of the late Sarah Jane (Bezanson) and Edward Alexander Hiltz. There she met Lindsay Gates, the love of her life, with whom she enjoyed over six decades of happy marriage. Together they moved to Halifax to pursue their educations and start their family. Margaret was defined by her devotion to her husband and girls and articulated that devotion in countless everyday activities. Margaret was a constant supporter of “her man.”
In the early years Margaret worked in the accounting department of Maritime Tel & Tel and in retail with a number of companies. She was a long-time member of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church and was an active participant over the years in Ladies Guild enrichment. The people of Greenwood Heights would remember Margaret for her many years of dedication to fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society and other neighbourhood activities. She was an active crafter, a skill handed down from her mother. Also a devotee of organized fitness activities long before such was commonly embraced. Margaret had a special skill of making everyone feel special. Her warm hugs will be sadly missed.
She leaves to grieve her husband, Lindsay Gates and daughters, their spouses and children: Carla Gates-Morris (Bill Morris), Dartmouth and son Cory Morris (Gisele), Halifax; Peggy Gates-Hammond (Roger Hammond), Dartmouth; Julie Gates (Lisa Kelly) and children Thomas and Amelia Eaton, Toronto; as well as one sister, Maxine MacDonald (John) and many nieces, nephews and special others.
Special thanks to the countless friends, neighbours and family members who have been so very attentive during Margaret’s illness. Particular thanks to the “exercise girls” and to the caring staff of the QEII Cancer Centre and Dr. Robert Scovill. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018 in St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Timberlea, Reverend Mark Pretty officiating. A private interment will take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.2
|Last Edited||30 Jan 2018|
Alita L. Ogilvie1
|Eric Isaiah Eaton Bezanson|
Obituary from Serenity Lindsay Funeral Homes & Crematorium:
Born in Harbourville; she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Esther Ogilvie. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband Eric, Aylesford; brother Tim, Toronto, Ontario; sisters Lilian (Cliff) Moore , Ottawa, Ont, and Beatrice Hindy, Winterton, Newfoundland.
She was predeceased by brothers LaMert (Madelin) and James (Lori) Ogilvie; sisters Florence (Goodwin) Mosher and Mildred (Harold) Baltzer, and brother-in-law Roy Hindy. Alita worked for 30 years in Ontario after which she moved back to Nova Scotia.
Visitation will be held in Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home (Berwick Chapel) on Thursday, September 18th from 2:00-4:00pm. Funeral service for Alita will be held in St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Auburn on Friday, September 19th at 11:00am with Rev. Ruby Carter officiating. Burial to follow at the St. Mary’s Anglican Church Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to St. Mary’s Anglican Church or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, Berwick Chapel.3
|Last Edited||22 Jan 2015|
- [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 162.
- [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, St. Mary's Cemetery, Auburn, Section 1, Stone 377, "Eric I. Bezanson, 1924- , wife, Alita L., 1932-."
- [S680] Alita L. (Oglivie) Bezanson Death Notice, Serenity Lindsay Funeral Homes & Crematorium.
|Father||Alfred Nelson Bezanson1 b. 28 Feb 1921, d. 10 Jun 1967|
|Relationship||5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson|
Death Notice from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 13 February 2019:
Survived by mother, Elaine Osburn, New Minas; brothers, Bob Bezanson (Bonnie) and Dave Bezanson, New Minas; sisters, Carolyn Beals, Greenwood; Marylin Baltser, Greenwood; Lynda Taylor (Bob), New Minas; as well as sisters-in-law, Denise Monbourquette, Dartmouth; Gloria Froust, Halifax; Leona Gilbert, Halifax; Sandra Morrison, British Columbia; many nephews and nieces; and fur babies April and Kent.
As per Don's request there will be no funeral or visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors Ltd., Dartmouth.2
|Last Edited||13 Feb 2019|