Emma Curran1

F, #22842, b. 31 July 1906
Father*Peter Curran1 b. May 1879
Mother*Annie May Bezanson1 b. 29 Jan 1880, d. 14 Mar 1933

Family

Arnold Strutt
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Emma Curran was born on 31 July 1906 at Nova Scotia.2,1 She and Walter Curran were twins after 31 July 1907.1 Emma Curran married Arnold Strutt.1 Emma Curran was buried in Ottawa, Ontario.1

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1906
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921

Census, Residence

Census1911Emma Curran appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Peter Curran and Annie May Bezanson at 619 George Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia.2
Census1921Emma Curran appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Peter Curran and Annie May Bezanson at 3 Terrace Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited16 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 176.
  2. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Cape Breton South, Nova Scotia; Family: 7; Page: 1; Line: 50; Page: 2; Lines: 1-4.
  3. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Sydney (City), Cape Breton South and Richmond, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 40; Page: 1; Lines: 16-21.

John Curran1

M, #22844, b. 8 September 1908
Father*Peter Curran1 b. May 1879
Mother*Annie May Bezanson1 b. 29 Jan 1880, d. 14 Mar 1933
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     John Curran was born on 8 September 1908 at Nova Scotia.1,2 He was married and had children.1 He served in the Canadian Army during and after World War II.1

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1908
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921

Census, Residence

Census1911John Curran appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Peter Curran and Annie May Bezanson at 619 George Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia.2
Census1921John Curran appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Peter Curran and Annie May Bezanson at 3 Terrace Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited16 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 176.
  2. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Cape Breton South, Nova Scotia; Family: 7; Page: 1; Line: 50; Page: 2; Lines: 1-4.
  3. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Sydney (City), Cape Breton South and Richmond, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 40; Page: 1; Lines: 16-21.

Reverend Hazen David Murray Bezanson1,2

M, #22847, b. 6 February 1916, d. 25 September 2002
Father*David Henry Bezanson3 b. 8 Jun 1882, d. 27 Aug 1942
Mother*Sarah Gillis3 b. 1880, d. 1967

Family

Ethel Hadley d. 30 Jun 1990
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Reverend Hazen David Murray Bezanson was born on 6 February 1916.3 He was the informant listed on the death certificate of David Henry Bezanson who died 27 August 1942.4,5 Reverend Hazen David Murray Bezanson married Ethel Hadley in 1943.6,2 Reverend Hazen David Murray Bezanson conducted the graveside memorial service for Reverend Milton C. Munn on 29 May 1999 at Bloomfield United Church Cemetery, Bloomfield, New Brunswick. He died on 25 September 2002 at Saint John Regional Hospital, Nova Scotia, at age 86.2 He was buried on 1 October 2002 in Hardwood Hill Cemetery, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 28 September 2002:
BEZANSON, Rev. Hazen David Murray - 86, went to be with his Lord, Wednesday, September 25, 2002, in Saint John Regional Hospital.

Born in Halifax, in 1916, where he was an infant survivor of The Halifax Explosion. He spent the greater part of his life in Sydney. His first job was as a delivery boy for Mr. Purlin. He worked as a butcher at Miles Marketeria and in the office at Imperial Oil. He felt the call to enter the ministry. Shortly after his marriage to Ethel (Hadley) in 1943, he pastored two churches in Guysborough County. During this time he and his wife Ethel took care of nieces, Joan (Vickers) and Beverly (Derr). He later ministered to Baptist churches in Minto, N.B., Sable River, Port Mouton, Parrsboro, as well as St. Giles Presbyterian Church, North Sydney. He was a minister of visitation at Edith Avenue Baptist Church in Saint John. At the same time he served as the first full-time minister for Smithtown, Titusville and Salt Springs area churches. He retired from active ministry when he and Ethel moved to Truro, supply pastoring in Bass River and Belmont and Debert. In 1986, he returned to Saint John and did visitation ministry through Hillcrest Baptist Church. For the last 12 years he has made his home in Hampton with his daughter Cheryl.

Hazen is survived by his daughter, Cheryl; several sisters and brothers-in-law; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Ethel (Hadley); parents, David and Sadie (Gillis) Bezanson; an infant sister, Mary; brother, Bert; sister, Dorothy.

Visitation was held in Reid's Funeral Home, Hampton, N.B. Visitation will be held 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday in Sydney Memorial Chapel, where funeral service will follow in the chapel. Interment will be in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.2

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1916
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Death
2002

Census, Residence

Census1921Reverend Hazen David Murray Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of David Henry Bezanson and Sarah Gillis at 11 Cromarty Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia.7
LivedReverend Hazen David Murray Bezanson lived in Rothesay, New Brunswick.3
Last Edited10 Jun 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 176, where there is no mention of his middle names.
  2. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 28 September 2002, Hazen David Murray Bezanson.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 176.
  4. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Bezanson, David Henry; Registration Year: 1942; Book: 203; Page: 670.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 93, 176.
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 176, where there is no mention of the date.
  7. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Sydney (City), Cape Breton South and Richmond, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 40; Page: 7; Lines: 22-24.

Ethel Hadley1

F, #22848, d. 30 June 1990
Father*Raymond Hadley1
Mother*Jessie Ferguson1

Family

Reverend Hazen David Murray Bezanson b. 6 Feb 1916, d. 25 Sep 2002
     Ethel Hadley married Reverend Hazen David Murray Bezanson in 1943.2,3 Ethel Hadley died on 30 June 1990.1
Last Edited17 Jun 2005

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 176.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 176, where there is no mention of the date.
  3. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 28 September 2002, Hazen David Murray Bezanson.

Mary A. Bezanson1

F, #22852, b. 7 December 1917, d. 1 May 1918
Father*David Henry Bezanson1 b. 8 Jun 1882, d. 27 Aug 1942
Mother*Sarah Gillis1 b. 1880, d. 1967
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Mary A. Bezanson was born on 7 December 1917.1 She died on 1 May 1918 at Sydney, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited1 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 176.
  2. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Bezanson, Mary Ann; Registration Year: 1918; Book: 29; Page: 441; Number: 1738.

Dorothy L. Bezanson1

F, #22853, b. 13 May 1923, d. 8 August 1999
Father*David Henry Bezanson1 b. 8 Jun 1882, d. 27 Aug 1942
Mother*Sarah Gillis1 b. 1880, d. 1967
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Dorothy L. Bezanson was born on 13 May 1923.1 She died on 8 August 1999 at at the home of Alvin and Willena Ross, Sydney, Nova Scotia, at age 76.2

     Obituary from Cape Breton Post (Nova Scotia), 12 August 1999:
Dorothy L. Bezanson, 76, died at the home of Alvin and Willena Ross, Coxheath Road [Sydney] on Sunday, August 8, 1999. She was a daughter of the late David and Sadie (Gillis) Bezanson.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by an infant sister, Mary Ann, and in 1998 by her brother Bertram.

She is survived by one brother, Hazen, of Hampton, New Brunswick, and nine nieces and nephews. She worked for many years at the Cape Breton County Court House, first in the office of the Crown Prosecutor and then in the Sheriff and Prothonotary’s office. She held the position in the Prothonotary until she retired. She was a faithful member of United Baptist Church, Sydney. A memorial service will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Saturday, Aug.14 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Willis Henderson officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Charity of one's choice.2
Last Edited27 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 176.
  2. [S6] Dorothy L. Bezanson Obituary, The Cape Breton Post (Sydney, Nova Scotia), 12 August 1999.

Margaret Eleanor Bezanson1

F, #22854, b. circa 1930, d. 9 May 2000
Father*Raymond Arthur Bezanson1 b. 1 Jul 1903, d. 17 Jan 1991
Mother*Clara Winifred MacDonald1 b. bt 1904 - 1905, d. 19 Feb 1953

Family

Laughie Smith
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Margaret Eleanor Bezanson was born circa 1930 at Eureka, Nova Scotia.2 She married Laughie Smith.1,2 Margaret Eleanor Bezanson died on 9 May 2000 at QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald Limited (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 12 May 2000:
SMITH (Bezanson), Margaret Eleanor - 70, Truro, died May 9, 2000, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII.

Born in Eureka, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Clare (MacDonald) Bezanson (Eureka). She worked for a time at the Windsor Textiles, also Stansfield Textiles, Truro. She was an avid Bingo player.

She is survived by companion Ken Crowell; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Faye Smith, Vancouver; grandchildren, Margaret and Thomas, Vancouver; brothers, Hughie and wife Mary Bezanson, Eureka; Donald and wife Donalda Bezanson, Hopewell; sisters, Winnie (Mrs. Roy Haddie), Pictou; Shirley (Mrs. Maurice Clayton), Bedford; Jessie (Mrs. Bud Proudfoot), Eureka.

She was predeceased by her husband, Laughie Smith (Whycocomagh). The body has been cremated and is resting in Truro. No service by request.2
Last Edited24 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 198.
  2. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 12 May 2000, The Halifax Herald Limited, Margaret Eleanor (Bezanson) Smith.

Bertram Fraser Bezanson1,2

M, #22855, b. 24 August 1927, d. 23 July 1998
Father*David Henry Bezanson1 b. 8 Jun 1882, d. 27 Aug 1942
Mother*Sarah Gillis1 b. 1880, d. 1967

Family

Dolores Mombourquette
Children
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Bertram Fraser Bezanson was born on 24 August 1927 at Sydney, Nova Scotia.1,2 He married Dolores Mombourquette in 1951.1 Bertram Fraser Bezanson died on 23 July 1998 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, Nova Scotia, at age 70.2 He was buried on 27 July 1998 in Hardwood Hill Cemetery, Sydney, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 24 July 1998:
BEZANSON, Bertrum Fraser - 70, 100 Edgewood Dr., Sydney, died July 23, 1998, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late David Henry and Sarah (Gillis) Bezanson. In his younger years, he was employed at MacDonald Wholesale, George Street, as a warehouse man; Miles Marketeria, Charlotte Street, Sydney, as a warehouse man and truck driver, and he also drove taxi for Jiggs Campbell of King's Taxi. He then worked for Imperial Oil Ltd. as a truck driver and warehouse man for 22 years. Ending his career driving for Charlie Myres Taxi in Sydney and Glace Bay.

Surviving are his wife, the former Dolores Mombourquette; five sons, three daughters and nine grandchildren; brother, Hazen, Hampton, N.B; sister, Dorothy Bezanson, Sydney.

He was predeceased by daughter, Jo-Ann; sister, Mary.

Visitation 7-9 p.m. Saturday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, funeral 11 a.m. Monday, both in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Rev. Willis Henderson officiating. Burial in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.2

Census, Residence

LivedBertram Fraser Bezanson lived in Sydney, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited14 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 176.
  2. [S2] Bertram Fraser Bezanson Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 24 July 1998.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 240.

Ralph Bertram Bezanson1

M, #22859, b. 1 January 1953, d. 11 October 2020
Father*Bertram Fraser Bezanson1 b. 24 Aug 1927, d. 23 Jul 1998
Mother*Dolores Mombourquette1
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Ralph Bertram Bezanson was born on 1 January 1953.2,1 He died on 11 October 2020 at age 67.2

     Obituary, 20 October 2020:
Ralph Bertram Bezanson

JANUARY 1, 1953 – OCTOBER 11, 2020

Ralph Bertram Bezanson was born on January 1, 1953 and passed away on October 11, 2020 and is under the care of Fraserview Crematorium.3
Last Edited21 Oct 2020

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 240.
  2. [S2] Ralph Bertram Bezanson Death Notice, Dignity Memorial (dignitymemorial.com), 21 October 2020.
  3. [S2] Ralph Bertram Bezanson Death Notice, Dignitiy Memorial (DignityMemorial.com), 21 October 2020.