Dorothy Ida Bezanson1,2

F, #22721, b. circa 1918, d. 12 October 1987
FatherHoward Pitts Bezanson1 b. 22 Jun 1894, d. 18 Sep 1964
MotherGwendolyn LeCapelin1 b. 1898, d. 1968

Family

Donald MacDonnell
Child
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Dorothy Ida Bezanson was born circa 1918 at Basingstoke, England.3,2 She married Donald MacDonnell.1 Dorothy Ida Bezanson died on 12 October 1987.2 She was buried on 15 October 1987 in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Pictou Advocate (Pictou, Nova Scotia), 21 October 1987:
Dorothy Ida MacDonnell, Halifax, died Monday, Oct. 12.

Born in Basingstoke, England, she was a daughter of the late Howard P. and Gwendolyn Bezanson. She was educated in Sydney and studied nursing at Jeffrey Hale Hospital, Quebec City. After graduating, she spent 20 years nursing with the City of Halifax and 10 years as a private nurse. She was a member of St. Mary's Lawn Bowling Club and St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, Halifax.

She is survived by her husband, Donald J; two sons; a sister; two brothers, including Howard J., New Glasgow; three grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 in St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, Halifax. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.2

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1918
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1987

Census, Residence

Census1921Dorothy Ida Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Howard Pitts Bezanson and Gwendolyn LeCapelin at 110 Inglis Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited22 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 174.
  2. [S158] Victoria Fraser, Obituary for Dorothy Ida MacDonnell in "Dorothy Ida MacDonnell, of Halifax," listserve message January 25, 2002.
  3. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Sydney (City), Cape Breton South and Richmond, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 40; Page: 2; Lines: 45-48.
  4. [S2] Derek Francis MacDonnell Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 June 1997.

Isabel Bezanson1

F, #22723, d. 16 November 2006
FatherHoward Pitts Bezanson1 b. 22 Jun 1894, d. 18 Sep 1964
MotherGwendolyn LeCapelin1 b. 1898, d. 1968
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Isabel Bezanson married Frank James.1 Isabel Bezanson died on 16 November 2006.2

     Obituary, 18 November 2006:
Isabel Mildred James (Bezanson) of Toronto died peacefully on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at her residence.

She was predeceased by her husband Frank, by children Nancy, Richard, David, and Brian; by sister Dorothy; and by brothers Howard and Robert.

She is survived by sister-in-law Kay Bezanson of Dartmouth, NS, and by many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Isabel grew up in Sydney, NS and worked with Trans Canada Airlines until marrying Frank in 1952. They lived in various places in Ontario and settled in Toronto in 1960. They travelled extensively around the world. Isabel was a very active member of the Anglican Church, most recently with Grace Church on-the-Hill in Toronto.

Isabel's family members are grateful for the loving care provided by the Angels and Management of Guardian Angel Care Inc. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, on Saturday, November 18 at 1:00 pm. Interment Prospect Cemetery.2
Last Edited22 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 174.
  2. [S2] Isabel Mildred James Death Notice, The Toronto Globe and Mail (Toronto, Ontario), 18 November 2006.

Robert C. Bezanson1

M, #22725, b. circa 1929, d. 31 March 2005
FatherHoward Pitts Bezanson1 b. 22 Jun 1894, d. 18 Sep 1964
MotherGwendolyn LeCapelin1 b. 1898, d. 1968

Family

Kathleen Selbee
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Robert C. Bezanson was born circa 1929 at Sydney, Nova Scotia.2 He married Kathleen Selbee on 20 August 1949 at All Sappers Chapel, Chiliwack, British Columbia.3,2,1 Robert C. Bezanson died on 31 March 2005 at QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia.2 He was buried on 5 April 2005 in Christ Church Cemetery, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 2 April 2005:
BEZANSON, Robert C. "Bob", CD - 76, died suddenly on March 31, 2005, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII.

Born in Sydney, he was the youngest son of the late Howard and Gwen (LeCapelain) Bezanson and had been a resident of Dartmouth for the past 36 years. A graduate of Dalhousie University (B.Sc.) and Nova Scotia Technical College (B.Eng. - Civil), he had been an active member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia for 49 years, serving in many capacities including chairman of the Board of Examiners and long-time chair of the mentor subcommittee. After graduation, Bob worked with Seaboard Power Corporation and the Sydney Steel Division, where he began as Assistant Chief Engineer and was promoted to Divisional Superintendent in 1965. In 1968, Bob moved to Dartmouth to work with the Halifax Shipyards in the construction of the SEDCO series drilling rigs. From 1978 to 1984, he was with the Nova Scotia Department of Development, before finishing his career in 1993 as Vice-President Marketing and Development of Canadian Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd. of St. Catharines, Ont. In 1994, he was awarded the APENS Service Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the profession, and an Honorary Life Membership in 2000. While in Sydney, he was active in the community as a member of the Kinsmen Club, a founding member and ex-commodore of the Dobson Yacht Club and a member of Christ Church Vestry for a number of years. Trained in military engineering at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack, B.C., he received a commission in the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers in 1950. He signed on with the 45 Field Squadron RCE (M) when it was formed in 1951, becoming Commanding Officer in 1964. He was awarded the Centennial Medal in 1967 in recognition of outstanding service to Canada, as well as the Canadian Forces Decoration (CD2), following over 30 years service in the militia. He was appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the 45 Field Engineer Squadron (M) in 1994 and Aide de Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, J.J. Kinley, in 1996. He was also a member of Branch 12 Royal Canadian Legion and Atlantic Region Vice-President of the Military Engineers Association of Canada for six years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Kathleen (Selbee), Chilliwack, B.C; daughters, Debbie (Mrs. Don Black), Great Village; Diane (Mrs. Carlo Stilo), Castello Di Godego, Italy; Janet (Mrs. Gary McEwen) Dartmouth; son, Craig, Sackville. He will also be dearly missed by his beloved grandsons, Matthew Black and Harrison McEwen. He is also survived by sister, Isabel James, Toronto.

He was predeceased by brother, Howard, and sister, Dorothy.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Christ Church, Dartmouth, Archdeacon Paul Smith officiating, followed by burial in Christ Church Cemetery.2

Census, Residence

LivedRobert C. Bezanson lived in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited12 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 174.
  2. [S2] Robert C. "Bob" Bezanson Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 2 April 2005.
  3. [S19] News article "Officer Cadet Weds Local Girl at RCSME", Chilliwack Progress (Chilliwack, British Columbia), 24 August 1949.

Myrtle Edwina Bezanson1,2

F, #22727, b. circa 1916, d. 20 July 2000
FatherJohn Edwin Bezanson2 b. 27 Mar 1888, d. 30 Jul 1940
MotherCarrie Myrtle Crouse2 b. 1893, d. 1969

Family 1

Gordon Titus

Family 2

Andrew Dorden
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Myrtle Edwina Bezanson was born circa 1916 at Farmington, Nova Scotia.1 She married Gordon Titus.1 Myrtle Edwina Bezanson married Andrew Dorden.2 Myrtle Edwina Bezanson died on 20 July 2000 at Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, Nova Scotia.1 She was buried in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery.1

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia):
Myrtle Edwina (Bezanson, Titus) Dorden, 84, Berwick, Kings County, died July 20, 2000, in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.

Born in Farmington, Lunenburg County, she was a daughter of the late John Edwin and Carrie Myrtle (Crouse) Bezanson. She had worked for many years as a Registered Nurse with the V.O.N. in Yarmouth and at the Western Kings Memorial Hospital, Berwick, then she was a public health nurse in Montreal. She later owned and operated the former Elms Nursing Home in Hebron, Yarmouth County, several years ago and then worked at the Tidal View Nursing Home in Yarmouth.

Surviving are stepdaughters, Lorraine Williams, Burlington, Ontario; Diane Merrigan, Quebec; sister, Margaret Brown, Berwick; two step-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by husbands, Gordon Titus; Andrew Dorden.

Cremation has taken place. No visitation or memorial service by request. Burial at a later date in the Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery.1
Last Edited8 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Titus) Dorden Myrtle Edwina (Bezanson Death Notice, Halifax Herald via Can-NS-Obits, July 2000.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 174.

Margaret Bezanson1,2

F, #22729, b. circa 1924, d. 11 March 2015
FatherJohn Edwin Bezanson2 b. 27 Mar 1888, d. 30 Jul 1940
MotherCarrie Myrtle Crouse2 b. 1893, d. 1969

Family

Archibald Brown
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Margaret Elizabeth Bezanson
     Margaret Bezanson was born circa 1924 at New Germany, Nova Scotia.3 She married Archibald Brown.2 Margaret Bezanson died on 11 March 2015 at Grand View Manor, Berwick, Nova Scotia.3

     Obituary, 13 March 2015:
Margaret Elizabeth (Bezanson) Brown, aged 91 of Berwick, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in the Grand View Manor, Berwick.

Born in New Germany, she was the daughter of the late John Bezanson and Carrie Crouse.

Margaret is survived by step-children, Lorraine and Diane as well as Cousins, Gerald and Frank.

Marg held a variety of positions throughout her lifetime. She worked at the RBC, Berwick, and the Berwick bakery until she moved to Toronto to work in an office. From there she moved to Northern Ontario where she worked for a mining company for ten years. She then moved to Montreal where she worked at the Children’s hospital. While there she met her husband, Archibald. Marg and Archy settled in Sutton, Quebec, where they lived until Archy’s death. Marg then returned to Nova Scotia where she met her dancing partner and friend, Lawrence Cunningham, and was accepted into the Cunningham family, who were very special to her. Over the last ten years Marg enjoyed day trips to the shore and various locations across the Valley, with her special friend Diane Jones.

Cremation has taken place, keeping with her wishes there will be no visitation or Funeral Service. Burial will take place at a later date. Thank you to the Ross Unit of Grand View Manor for their care given to Marg.3
Last Edited15 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Titus) Dorden Myrtle Edwina (Bezanson Death Notice, Halifax Herald via Can-NS-Obits, July 2000.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 174.
  3. [S2] Margaret Elizabeth Brown Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 13 March 2014.

Robert Veno1

M, #22731, b. 1916, d. 8 March 1985
FatherClarence Veno1 b. 1880, d. 1970
MotherBessie Edith Bezanson1 b. 6 Jun 1891, d. 3 Dec 1989

Family

Jean Pinkney
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Robert Veno was born in 1916.1 He married Jean Pinkney.1 Robert Veno died on 8 March 1985 at Scarborough, Ontario.1 He was buried in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.1,2

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1916
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1985

Census, Residence

Census1921Robert Veno appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Clarence Veno and Bessie Edith Bezanson at Barss Corner, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited15 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 175.
  2. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 9, Stone 92, "Clarence W. Veno, 1880-1970, his wife Bessie E., 1889-1989, son, Robert W.D., 1915-1985."
  3. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Barss´ Corners, Union Square, Watford, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 8; Lines: 25-34.

Muriel Veno1

F, #22733, b. circa 1911
FatherClarence Veno1 b. 1880, d. 1970
MotherBessie Edith Bezanson1 b. 6 Jun 1891, d. 3 Dec 1989

Family

George Pike
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Muriel Veno was born circa 1911 at Nova Scotia.2 She married George Pike.1

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1911
1920
Census
1921

Census, Residence

Census1921Muriel Veno appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Clarence Veno and Bessie Edith Bezanson at Barss Corner, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited2 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 175.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Barss´ Corners, Union Square, Watford, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 8; Lines: 25-34.

Viola Veno1

F, #22735, b. 1909
FatherClarence Veno1 b. 1880, d. 1970
MotherBessie Edith Bezanson1 b. 6 Jun 1891, d. 3 Dec 1989

Family

Jack Whall b. 1909, d. 1987
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Viola Veno was born in 1909.2 She married Jack Whall.1 Viola Veno was buried in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.2

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1909
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921

Census, Residence

Census1911Viola Veno appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Clarence Veno and Bessie Edith Bezanson at Farmington, Nova Scotia.3
Census1921Viola Veno appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Clarence Veno and Bessie Edith Bezanson at Barss Corner, Nova Scotia.4
LivedViola Veno lived in Woodville, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited15 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 175.
  2. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 5, Stone 150, "Joseph [Jack] Whall, 1909-1987, his wife, Viola Veno, 1909-."
  3. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Farmington, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Family: 7; Page: 1.
  4. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Barss´ Corners, Union Square, Watford, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 8; Lines: 25-34.

Jean Elizabeth Acker1

F, #22739, b. circa 1933, d. 23 January 1999
FatherRalph Hamlet Acker1 d. 27 Mar 1979
MotherLillian Violet Bezanson1 b. 14 Jan 1916, d. 26 Oct 1986

Family

James Deyotte
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Jean Elizabeth Acker was born circa 1933 at Lake Pleasant, Nova Scotia.1 She married James Deyotte.1,2 Jean Elizabeth Acker died on 23 January 1999 at QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia.1

     Obituary, 25 January 1999:
DEYOTTE, Jean Elizabeth - 66, Simpsons Corner, Lunenburg Co., died January 23, 1999, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII.

Born in Lake Pleasant, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Violet (Bezanson) Acker.

Surviving are her husband, Jim; daughters, Barbara, Victoria; Shannon, Bridgewater; son, Michael, Auburndale; sisters, Shirley, Toronto; Ruth, Annapolis Royal; Joyce, West Paradise; brothers, Donald, Porters Lake; Russell, Middleton; three grandchildren. Cremation has taken place.

Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, memorial service 11 a.m. Tuesday, both in Sweeny's Funeral chapel, Bridgewater.1
Last Edited24 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 25 January 1999, Jean Elizabeth Deyotte.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 228.