Russell David Acker1,2,3

M, #22748, b. circa 1938, d. 25 June 2008
FatherRalph Hamlet Acker2 d. 27 Mar 1979
MotherLillian Violet Bezanson3 b. 14 Jan 1916, d. 26 Oct 1986

Family

Barbara Freeman
Child
  • Roger Acker1
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Russell David "Russ" Acker
     Russell David Acker was born circa 1938 at Springfield, Nova Scotia.1 He married Barbara Freeman.1 Russell David Acker died on 25 June 2008 at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton, Nova Scotia.1 He was buried on 30 June 2008 in North Kingston Cemetery, North Kingston, Nova Scotia.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 26 June 2008:
ACKER, Russell David "Russ" - 70, Middleton. Our loving devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away in the arms of his loving wife on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton, after being diagnosed with cancer.

Born in Springfield, he was a son of the late Ralph and Violet (Bezanson) Acker. He was a licensed mechanic and worked for Thompson's Transfer. Russell was known for his spry personality and humour. He lived to love and laugh with his family, and most of all, his great-grandchildren. He loved fishing, and had a great passion to help others and advice for all who would listen. He was very appreciated by those who knew him from the Multi Addiction Centre, North Kingston, where he volunteered his knowledge and time for those living "one day at a time".

He is survived by his loving wife, the former Barbara Freeman; four wonderful children, David Acker (Dominic Caldwell), Middleton; Sandra (Harold) White, Nictaux; Mike Acker (Bonnie McCullough), Nictaux; Cindy (Alan) Burns, South Farmington; grandchildren, Bradley (Melissa) White, Amanda White, George Burns, and Raymond Burns; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Morgan White, Brady White; sisters, Ruth Veinotte, Bridgetown; Joyce Beals, Paradise; Donny Penny, Porter's Lake; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his youngest son, Roger Acker; sisters, Jean Deyotte, Shirley Bezanson, and stepfather, Roger Young.

Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, June 29, in Middleton Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, June 30, Rev. Leon Langille officiating. Interment will be in North Kingston Cemetery.1

Census, Residence

Lived1999Russell David Acker lived in Middleton, Nova Scotia, in January 1999.3
Last Edited27 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S2] Russell David "Russ" Acker Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 26 June 2008.
  2. [S2] Shirley Nancy Bezanson Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia).
  3. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 25 January 1999, Jean Elizabeth Deyotte.

Mary Veno1

F, #22753, b. 15 September 1917, d. 1 January 2020
FatherClarence Veno1 b. 1880, d. 1970
MotherBessie Edith Bezanson1 b. 6 Jun 1891, d. 3 Dec 1989

Family

George Smith
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Mary (Veno) Smith
     Mary Veno was born on 15 September 1917 at Farmington, Nova Scotia.2,3 She married George Smith.1 Mary Veno died on 1 January 2020 at Mahone Nusring Home, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, at age 102.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 3 January 2020:
Age 102, of Berwick, formerly of Factorydale, Kings Co., passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, in Mahone Bay Nursing Home, Mahone Bay. Born on September 15, 1917, in Farmington, Lunenburg Co., she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Bessie (Bezanson) Veno.

Mary was an adherent of Christ Anglican Church, Berwick. She was employed with the naval communications branch, Maritime Command, HMC Dockyard for many years until her retirement. A few of Mary's favourite hobbies included making Barbie clothes, cryptoquote puzzles, painting and baking which included her famous fudge. She and Smitty enjoyed time spent playing 45's and a special mention to the Dixon family, who she played many card games with over the years. Mary had many furry feline friends for most of her life, and especially the ones while living with her niece Carol and husband Larry.

Surviving are her sister, Virginia Ward, Burlington, Ont; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband George W. "Smitty" Smith; sisters, Muriel Pike, Viola Whall, Alice Gray, Beatrice "Bea" Bligh and Shirley Wilson; brothers, Robert, Corey, Lester and Lincoln Veno.

There will be no visitation. A graveside service will take place in Berwick Cemetery, at a later date.2

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1917
1920
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Death
2020

Census, Residence

Census1921Mary Veno appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Clarence Veno and Bessie Edith Bezanson at Barss Corner, Nova Scotia.3
LivedMary Veno lived in Factorydale, Aylesford, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited7 Jan 2020

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 175.
  2. [S2] Mary Jean Smith Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 3 January 2020.
  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.

Shirley Veno1

F, #22757, b. 1 December 1925, d. 1 September 2012
FatherClarence Veno1 b. 1880, d. 1970
MotherBessie Edith Bezanson1 b. 6 Jun 1891, d. 3 Dec 1989

Family

Ivan Wilson
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Shirley (Veno) Wilson
     Shirley Veno was born on 1 December 1925 at Farmington, Nova Scotia.2 She married Ivan Wilson.1 Shirley Veno died on 1 September 2012 at age 86.2

     Obituary from BDN Maine, 3 September 2012:
HOULTON - Shirley E. Wilson, 86, went to be with her Lord on the morning of Sept. 1, 2012, surrounded by her family. Shirley was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Farmington, Nova Scotia, to Clarence and Bessie (Bezanson) Veno.

After receiving her degree in nursing, Shirley married the love of her life, Dr. G. Ivan Wilson. Ivan and Shirley were married Aug. 30, 1952, in Temple, Texas. Ivan and Shirley moved to Maine in 1955, settling in Houlton in 1957.

Shirley is survived by her son, David and wife, Cathy; and daughter, Linda Callnan and husband, Roger. Shirley is also survived by five grandchildren, Katie Wright and husband, Sam, Christy Salidzik and husband, Omer, Annie Wilson and fiance, Ron Milley, Ryan Callnan and fiancee, Jami Suitter, and Libby Wilson; three stepgrandchildren, Sharif, Ashir and Malik Abouleish; two great-granddaughters, Camille Callnan and Ellie Wright; and future great-stepgranddaughter, Tatum Milley, all of whom she dearly loved and cherished. Shirley is also survived by sisters, Margurite Scott, Mary Smith and Virginia Ward.

Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Dr. G Ivan Wilson; their son, Michael; sisters, Murial Pike, Viola Whall, Alice Gray, Beatrice Bligh; and brothers, Corey Veno, Robert Veno, Lincoln Veno and Lester Veno.

A family graveside service will be held Sept. 22 at Evergreen Cemetery.2

Census, Residence

LivedShirley Veno lived in Houlton, Maine.1
Last Edited16 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 175.
  2. [S2] Shirley E. Wilson Death Notice, BDN Maine, 3 September 2012.

Corey E. Veno1

M, #22759, b. 24 May 1920, d. 5 June 1996
FatherClarence Veno1 b. 1880, d. 1970
MotherBessie Edith Bezanson1 b. 6 Jun 1891, d. 3 Dec 1989

Family

Elsie M. Munro
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Corey E. Veno was born on 24 May 1920 at New German, Nova Scotia. He married Elsie M. Munro on 11 June 1945 at LaChine, Quebec. He was 25. Corey E. Veno died on 5 June 1996 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, at age 76. He was buried on 7 June 1996 in Fairview Cemetery.

     Obituary from The Brighton Argus (Brighton, Michigan), 12 June 1996:
Corey E. Veno, 76, of Brighton died June 5 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.

He was born May 24, 1920, in New German, Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of Clarence W. and Bessie E. (Bezanson) Veno. He married Elsie M. Munro on June 11, 1949, in LaChine, Quebec, and she survives. Mr. Veno retired from American Aggregates, where he worked in mechanical maintenance and from General Motors Proving Grounds, where he was a test driver. He was also in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Unit 426 Squadron, in World War II and Korea. Mr.

Veno is survived by his wife, Elsie of Brighton; two sons, Glen C. Veno of Brighton and William G. Veno of Richmond, Va; two daughters, Linda Needham and Mary Ann Bates; six grandaughters, one grandson, a brother and seven sisters. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Services were held on June 7 at Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Brighton, Dr. Rev. Richard J. Alberta of Cornerstone officiating. Cremains interred at Fairview Cemetery. Memorials suggested to American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the Herrmann Funeral Home.

Census Summary

1920
Birth
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
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1970
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1990
Death
1996

Census, Residence

Census1921Corey E. Veno appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Clarence Veno and Bessie Edith Bezanson at Barss Corner, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited15 Sep 2001

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.