Alvin Lawrence Fleet1

M, #22791, b. 1918, d. 3 November 1975
FatherIsaac G. Fleet1 b. 1896, d. 1980
MotherViola Sarah Pye1 b. 1896, d. 1962


Mary Jean MacDonald
     Alvin Lawrence Fleet was born in 1918.2 He married Mary Jean MacDonald.1 Alvin Lawrence Fleet died on 3 November 1975.2,3 He was buried on 6 November 1975 in St. Barnabas Church Cemetery, Ecum Secum, Nova Scotia.3,2

ECUM SECUM - Alvin Lawrence Fleet, 57, of Ecum Secum, died Monday.

Born in Ecum Secum, he was a son of Isaac Fleet and the late Viola Fleet. He was a veteran of the Second World War, and served with the North Nova Scotia Regiment. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion branch 58, Sheet Harbor, and of LOL 2468, Ecum Secum Lodge.

Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, the former Mary J. MacDonald; one daughter, Karen; three sons, Lawrence, Blair and Wesley, all at home; four brothers, Howard and Frederick, Ecum Secum; Victor, Ecum Secum Bridge; and, Ernest, Halifax; six sisters, Edith (Mrs. Ross Fleet), and Eileen (Mrs. Walter Beck), both of Ecum Secum; Elsie (Mrs. Willard Pye), Alberta (Mrs. Edmond Jewers), Eva (Mrs. Harold Murphy), and Margaret (Mrs. William Reid), all of Halifax.

He was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers. The body is in Vienotte Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in St. Barnabas Church, Ecum Secum.3
Last Edited20 Jan 2002


  1. [S509] Lindsey Wood, "Bezanson/Whitewood/Fleet," e-mail to John Cardinal, September 16, 2001.
  2. [S483] Stephen Pace, "St. Barnabas Anglican Church Cemetery, Ecum Secum", August 18, 2001, one entry for "Fleet Alvin Lawrence, 1918 - 1975, Mary Jean, (wife), 1929 - " and another for "Fleet Alvin, Nov. 3, 1975, aged 56 yrs. (Private R.C.R.)."
  3. [S552] Patsy Lumsden, "Guysborough County, Miscellaneous Obituraries", obit749.html, Alvin Lawrence Fleet.

Karen Daisy Fleet1,2

F, #22794, b. circa 1962, d. 26 March 2020
FatherAlvin Lawrence Fleet1 b. 1918, d. 3 Nov 1975
MotherMary Jean MacDonald1

Family 1

Perry Bezanson

Family 2

Hugh William Priebe
     Karen Daisy Fleet was born circa 1962.2 She married Perry Bezanson.1 Karen Daisy Fleet married Hugh William Priebe.2 Karen Daisy Fleet died on 26 March 2020.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 31 March 2020:
Karen Daisy Priebe

Of Windsor, Me., passed away due to cancer on March 26, 2020 at the age of 58. She was the daughter of Mary Jean McDonald Fleet and Alvin Fleet, a Second World War veteran, and was born in Ecum Secum. Karen has three brothers still in Ecum Secum, Lawrence, Blair and Wesley Fleet.

Karen had two children in her first marriage to Perry Bezanson, son Carmen, and daughter, Sarah Bezanson. Karen loved her children with all her heart and was always trying to know all she could about how they were getting on in adult life over the internet. Sarah Bezanson is a teacher in Dartmouth, and Carmen is a truck driver in Grande Prairie, Alta., and have two children a boy and girl which Karen never got to see.

Karen [met] her second husband Hugh William Priebe at a military vehicle rally while he was still in Freedom, N.H., then off to Castle Rock, Colo., where they were married. Sharing this hobby all of their days together travelling the United States and Canada going to military vehicle shows. Karen worked for Safeway as a cake decorator. When they settled in Maine she worked for Hanniford grocery stores. Karen loved decorating cakes and won many awards for her fine work. Karen played the piano and taught Sunday school in her childhood church in Ecum Secum, in recent years Karen was learning the violin, fiddle. Karen was a member of the Eastern Star while she was out in Colorado.

Karen shall be buried with her parents in the church cemetery in Ecum Secum. Karen had a strong belief in God and worked toward an understanding of God's ways, and followed them every day.2
Last Edited31 Mar 2020


  1. [S509] Lindsey Wood, "Bezanson/Whitewood/Fleet," e-mail to John Cardinal, September 16, 2001.
  2. [S2] Karen Daisy Priebe Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 31 March 2020.