Gerald D. Bezanson1

M, #23062, b. 26 December 1938, d. 3 October 2002
FatherClifford E. Bezanson1 b. c 1900, d. 14 Dec 1981
MotherAlice Hall1 b. c 1903, d. 21 Apr 1959

Family

Jeanne Vancoppenol
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Gerald D. Bezanson was born on 26 December 1938 at Malden, Massachusetts.2 He married Jeanne Vancoppenol.2 Gerald D. Bezanson died on 3 October 2002 at Lake Havasu Regional Hospital, Lake Havasu, Arizona, at age 63.2

     Obituary from Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory (Lake Havasu, Arizona):
Gerald D. "Jerry" Bezanson, 63 of Lake Havasu, AZ died October 3, 2002 at Lake Havasu Regional Hospital.

He was born December 26, 1938 in Malden, Mass., son of the late Clifford and Alice Bezanson. He was a resident of Lake Havasu for the past 14 years, formerly living in Lawrence, Mass.

Family members include his wife, Jeanne (Vancoppenol) Bezanson of Lake Havasu; two step sons, Dan Vancoppenol of Lawrence, Mass., John Vancoppenol of Merrimack, Mass., and a stepdaughter, Linda Vancoppenol; two daughters, Alice and Cindy; one son, Gerald, Jr; two stepchildren, Tammy and Gerald and several grandchildren; a brother, Charles Bezanson; two sisters, Peggy Marchisio and Barbara Morrison, a late sister, Eva Lafauci, a late brother, Paul Bezanson and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 9th at 11:00 AM at Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home, 21 Riviera Blvd., Lake Havasu. Also a service will be held in New England at a later date.2

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1940Gerald D. Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Clifford E. Bezanson and Alice Hall at 158 Prospect Avenue, Revere, Massachusetts.3
LivedGerald D. Bezanson lived in Lake Havasu, Arizona.1
Last Edited1 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 182.
  2. [S558] Ancestry.com, "U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection", Gerald Bezanson; 3 October 2002.
  3. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Revere, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1644; ED: 13-84; Page: 3A; Lines: 32-46.

Clifford Kennedy1

M, #23063
FatherJames L. Kennedy1 b. 12 Jun 1886, d. 12 Dec 1952
MotherWinnifred M. Bezanson1 b. 9 May 1889, d. 24 Oct 1954
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Last Edited10 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] George Albert Kennedy Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 30 June 1995.

Sarah Louisa Bezanson1

F, #23069, b. December 1909, d. 3 September 2004
FatherJames Edward Bezanson1 b. 10 Dec 1882, d. 1964
MotherMartha Lillian Cook1 b. 1875, d. 1943

Family

Herbert Hamilton
Children
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Sarah Louisa Bezanson was born in December 1909 at Massachusetts.2,1 She married Herbert Hamilton on 2 June 1930. She was 20.1 Sarah Louisa Bezanson died on 3 September 2004 at age 94.3 She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.3

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 5 September 2004:
HAMILTON, Sarah Lillian "Grannie Sarah" - Joined the Angels in Heaven on Friday, September 3, 2004, at the age of 94, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Massachusetts, U.S.A., a daughter of the late James and Martha (Cooke) Bezanson. She and her family moved to Meadowvale when she was a young child, where she resided for most of her life. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of the Upper Stewiacke United Church and a lifetime member of the United Church Women. She was a member of the South Branch Community Council and also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Valley Branch 147, Royal Canadian Legion, Upper Musquodoboit for many years. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, word games, bingo and in earlier years she did a lot of quilting. Her home was always open to family and friends and any time spent with those she loved was very special to her. She was a friend to many and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. She will be remembered as a good friend, a loving sister, a caring mother, grandmother and aunt. Left to remember her great strength and wisdom are her daughters, Kathleen "Kaye" Hamilton, Chaplin; Beulah and husband, Kenneth Graham, Upper Stewiacke; Frances and husband, Fred Arbuckle, Donkin, Cape Breton; Barbara and husband, Richard Dean, Middle Musquodoboit; sons, Perley and wife, Betty, Newton Mills; Neil and wife, Eleanor, Dean Back Road; daughter-in-law, Lauretta Hamilton, Hilden. Sarah created many wonderful memories for her 21 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved dearly. She always appreciated the many visits and the love that was extended to her by her many nieces and nephews.

Sarah was predeceased by her husband, Herbert; sons, Lyman, Herman and Ervin; grandson, Kirk Graham; great-grandson, Frederick John Arbuckle; son-in-law, Neil E. Hamilton; sisters, Irma McDermott, Charlotte Hamilton, Alice Bezanson and Anne Anderson. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit. There will be visitation in Upper Stewiacke United Church today between 7 and 9 p.m. A service in celebration of Sarah's life will be held in Upper Stewiacke United Church on Monday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m. with Rev. Alice Rutherford and Rev. Natalie Buchanan officiating. Burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery.3

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1910Sarah Louisa Bezanson appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of James Edward Bezanson and Martha Lillian Cook at Nichols Ave, Westminster, Massachusetts.2
Census1921Sarah Louisa Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of James Edward Bezanson and Martha Lillian Cook at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.4
Lived2002Sarah Louisa Bezanson lived in Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, on 2 November 2002.5
Last Edited26 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 182.
  2. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Westminster, Worcester, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1374643; Roll: T624_630; ED: 1845; Page: 3A; Lines: 35-37.
  3. [S2] Sarah Lillian "Granny Sarah" Hamilton Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 5 September 2004.
  4. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Upper Stewiache, West and Village, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 41; Page: 5; Lines: 26-32.
  5. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 4 November 2002, Alice Evelyn Bezanson.

Charlotte Bezanson1

F, #23071, b. 1914, d. before 2 November 2002
FatherJames Edward Bezanson1 b. 10 Dec 1882, d. 1964
MotherMartha Lillian Cook1 b. 1875, d. 1943

Family

Raymond Sinclair Hamilton b. 1902, d. 24 Mar 1972
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Charlotte Bezanson was born in 1914.1 She married Raymond Sinclair Hamilton on 11 December 1929.1 Charlotte Bezanson died before 2 November 2002.2

Census Summary

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Birth
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Death
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Census, Residence

Census1921Charlotte Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of James Edward Bezanson and Martha Lillian Cook at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited17 Jun 2005

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 182, 242.
  2. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 4 November 2002, Alice Evelyn Bezanson.
  3. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Upper Stewiache, West and Village, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 41; Page: 5; Lines: 26-32.

Raymond Sinclair Hamilton1

M, #23072, b. 1902, d. 24 March 1972
FatherPearson Hamilton2
MotherMartha Chaplin2

Family

Charlotte Bezanson b. 1914, d. b 2 Nov 2002
     Raymond Sinclair Hamilton was born in 1902.1 He married Charlotte Bezanson on 11 December 1929.1 Raymond Sinclair Hamilton died on 24 March 1972.1
Last Edited22 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 182, 242.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 242.