William J. Campbell1

M, #23201, b. circa 1920, d. 3 November 2002

Family

Charlotte Beatrice Grace Bezanson b. 29 Oct 1922, d. 31 Dec 2003
     William J. Campbell was born circa 1920.2 He married Charlotte Beatrice Grace Bezanson on 16 August 1942. She was 19.1 William J. Campbell died on 3 November 2002 at St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital.2 He was buried on 6 November 2002 in Glenhaven Memorial Gardens, Kingston, Ontario.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 November 2002:
CAMPBELL, William John Elgin "Jack, Bill, Sonny" - Proud veteran of the Second World War and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 560. In St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital, Sunday, November 3, 2002, after a battle with cancer. William Campbell, at the age of 82 years. Beloved husband of 60 years to Charlotte Grace Bezanson, Lunenburg; loving father of Robert and his wife Louise, Cornwall; Linda Hetherington and her husband Brian, Sudbury; doting grampy of Steven Campbell and his wife Peggy, Ryan Campbell, Terry Hetherington and his wife Joanne, Lisa Gill and her husband Gareth. He will live on in his great-grandchildren, Taylor, Jessica, Colton, Jacob, Isaac, Abbey, Emma, Aidan and Nataha; dear brother of Glenn and Harry Campbell; Muriel Steele, Eileen (Mrs. Bob Baldwin), Doreen (Mrs. Gib Hopkinson), Jane Wright, Joan Scales; fondly remembered by his many nieces, Nephews and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Elgin and Muriel Campbell (formerly of Godfrey); sisters, Evelyn Maynard, Joyce Rinneard. Resting in James Reid Funeral Home, Catarequi Chapel, Counter Street at Highway 2, 12:30 p.m. today until time of service at 2 p.m., Rev. William Whiston officiating. Interment in Glenhaven Memorial Gardens.2
Last Edited29 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 187.
  2. [S2] William John Elgin Campbell Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 November 2002.

Joan Beatrice Crossland1

F, #23203, b. 24 June 1928, d. 14 June 2013
FatherSimeon Roy Crossland2 d. 18 Jan 1977
MotherBeatrice (?)2

Family

Douglas Stedman Steven Bezanson
Joan Beatrice (Crossland) Bezanson
     Joan Beatrice Crossland was born on 24 June 1928 at Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.3 She married Douglas Stedman Steven Bezanson on 15 September 1951. She was 23.4 Joan Beatrice Crossland died on 14 June 2013 at QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 84.3 She was buried on 19 June 2013 in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.3

     Obituary:
It is with great sadness that the family of Joan Beatrice Bezanson, 84, of Bridgewater and formerly of Lunenburg for many years, announces her passing on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the QE11 Health Sciences Centre, Halifax.

Born in Mahone Bay, on June 24, 1928, Joan was the daughter of the late Simeon and Beatrice (Awalt) Crossland.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Douglas, daughters, Valerie (Bryan) Alinard, Bridgewater, Tonia (Gary) Walters, Bridgewater and Lori (Daryl) Joudrey, Maitland; grandsons, Adam (Alexandra), Justin (Kimberley), Shawn (Shelly), Jonathan; great-grand-daughters, Jesse and Hannah, loving sisters, Betty Schwartz, Bridgewater and Iris Tanner, Mahone Bay and many nieces and nephews.

Simply put Joan was her husband’s rock. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and she loved having young people in her life. We were all welcome to stop by anytime and knew she would have a smile for us. Despite her health problems our mother had such a wonderful attitude about life. Her daughters are so thankful for the zest living and laughter she possessed and hope we can continue on in her manner.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her grand-daughter, Janelle.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg. A Graveside and Committal Service for family and close friends will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg, Rev. Laurence Mawhinney officiating.3
Last Edited22 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 187, 244.
  2. [S2] Simeon Roy Crossland Death Notice, Bridgewater Bulletin (Bridgewater, Nova Scotia).
  3. [S2] Joan Beatrice Bezanson Death Notice, ObitsForLife.com.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 187, 244, where the marriage year is 1941 on page 244, but 1951 on page 187; 1951 seems more likely based on the other evidence.

Frances Gertrude Marguerite Bezanson1

F, #23209, b. 17 September 1931, d. 28 June 2010
FatherGeorge Guilford Bezanson1 b. 31 Jan 1893, d. 22 Dec 1960
MotherGrace Stella May Langille1 b. 18 Jun 1900, d. 3 Jan 1987

Family

Angus Charles Napean Byers b. 9 Apr 1925, d. 15 May 2013
Child
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Frances Gertrude Marguerite (Bezanson) Byers
     Frances Gertrude Marguerite Bezanson was born on 17 September 1931 at First South, Nova Scotia.1,2 She married Angus Charles Napean Byers on 15 November 1949. She was 18. He was 24.1 Frances Gertrude Marguerite Bezanson died on 28 June 2010 at Fisherman's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, at age 78.2 She was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary:
It is with great sadness that the family of Frances Gertrude Marguerite Byers, 78, of Lunenburg, announce her passing on Monday, June 28, 2010 at Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg.

Born in First South, she was a daughter of the late Guilford and Grace (Langille) Bezanson.

In her earlier years, Frances worked at National Sea and then later at the Dominion Store in Lunenburg. She was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg, where she was a former member of the church choir and the ELW. For over 20 years Frances enjoyed bowling in the Ladies' Kippers Bowling League and was a member of the Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. Family was an important part of her life, especially treasuring time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking and baking, watching curling, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her little dog, Abby.

Frances is survived by husband, Angus; sons, Richard (Bernadette), Lunenburg; Stephen (Margo Forrester), Innisfail, Alberta; brother, Douglas (Joan) Bezanson, Bridgewater; grandchildren, Laura, Michelle, Nicole, Olivia, and Philicity and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Charlotte and brother, Borden.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, Lunenburg. A service to celebrate Frances' life will be held Friday at 11:00 am at Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Vivian S. Roberts, officiating. Interment at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg.2
Last Edited30 Jul 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 187.
  2. [S2] Frances Gertrude Marguerite Byers Death Notice, Sweeny Funeral Home (Lunenburg, Nova Scotia).

Angus Charles Napean Byers1

M, #23210, b. 9 April 1925, d. 15 May 2013

Family

Frances Gertrude Marguerite Bezanson b. 17 Sep 1931, d. 28 Jun 2010
Child
     Angus Charles Napean Byers was born on 9 April 1925.2 He married Frances Gertrude Marguerite Bezanson on 15 November 1949. He was 24. She was 18.1 Angus Charles Napean Byers died on 15 May 2013 at Fisherman's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, at age 88.2 He was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary:
It is with great sadness that the family of Angus Charles Napean Byers, 88, of Lunenburg announces his passing on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Veteran's Unit of Fisherman's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg.

Born in Lunenburg on April 9, 1925, Angus was the son of the son of the late Fred and Edna (Conrad) Byers.

Angus served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II and was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. After the War he worked with his father in the family business Fred Byers Plumbing and Heating until the early 80's. He then went to work as a plumber with Acadia Gas, Can Do Industries and after retirement helping his son Richard when required.

Active in his community Angus was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, over the years an avid curler at the Lunenburg Curling Club, a member of the Marine Search and Rescue and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 23, Lunenburg.

In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with family and friends boating and at the family camp at Nine Mile Lake and hunting with his good friend Rex. We have been blessed to have known such a wonderful man.

Angus is survived by his sons, Richard (Bernadette) of Lunenburg and Stephen of Alberta; brother, David of Halifax; granddaughters, Laura, Michelle, Nicole, Olivia and Philicity, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Frances and an infant sister.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg. A memorial service to celebrate Angus' life will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg with Rev. Vivian S. Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillcrest, Cemetery, Lunenburg.2
Last Edited7 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 187.
  2. [S2] Angus Charles Napean Byers Death Notice, Sweeny Funeral Home (Lunenburg, Nova Scotia).
  3. [S2] Frances Gertrude Marguerite Byers Death Notice, Sweeny Funeral Home (Lunenburg, Nova Scotia).

Donald Alfred Bezanson1

M, #23211, b. 27 May 1933, d. 18 March 2004
FatherJames Andrew Bezanson1 b. 1 Jul 1893, d. 10 Oct 1958
MotherFlorence E. Bouchie1 b. 30 Jun 1904, d. 30 Sep 1992

Family 1

Florence L. Pulsifer b. 10 Jan 1938

Family 2

Audrey Corbett b. c 1930, d. 20 Dec 2017
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Donald Alfred Bezanson was born on 27 May 1933 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 He married Florence L. Pulsifer.1 Donald Alfred Bezanson married Audrey Corbett.2 Donald Alfred Bezanson died on 18 March 2004 at Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, Nova Scotia, at age 70.3 He was buried on 22 March 2004 in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.3

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 March 2004:
BEZANSON, Donald Alfred - 70, Waterville, Kings Co., passed away March 18, 2004, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late James and Florence (Bouchier) Bezanson.

Donald had served with the Canadian Armed Forces for several years. For most of his life he worked as a carpenter and spent 13 years working as a commissionaire at Camp Aldershot, Michelin Tire, Waterville, and at the Nova Scotia Community College, Kentville. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings Branch 6, and the Valley Search and Rescue. He had formerly been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Ortona Branch 69, Berwick, and the Lion's Club. Donald was an avid CB'er and a talented musician. He played several instruments and had entertained at many concerts and house parties.

Surviving are his wife, R. Audrey (Corbett) Bezanson, Waterville; sons, Edward (Norma) Bezanson, Cambridge, Ont; Stanley Bezanson, U.S.A; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Nowacki, Gloucester, Ont; Marilyn Feren, Hamilton, Ont; stepsons, Claude (Dalli) Ogilvie, Digby; Keith (Marsha) Ogilvie, Roland (Shirley) Ogilvie, all of Auburn; stepdaughters, Faye Cudmore, Waterville; Shirley Olmstead, Coldbrook; Cheryl Smith, Cambridge; 17 step-grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Florence (Pulsifer) Bezanson; brother, Kenneth Bezanson; stepson, Laurie Ogilvie.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, March 21, in the parlor of H.C. Lindsay's Funeral Home Ltd., Berwick. A Royal Canadian Legion service and funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, March 22, in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick, Rev. James Haughn officiating. Burial in Berwick Cemetery.3
Last Edited29 Nov 2018

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 188, 244.
  2. [S944] "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Serenity Funeral Homes, 28 December 2017, Bezanson, Ruby 'Audrey.'
  3. [S2] Donald Alfred Bezanson Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 March 2004.

Florence L. Pulsifer1

F, #23212, b. 10 January 1938

Family

Donald Alfred Bezanson b. 27 May 1933, d. 18 Mar 2004
     Florence L. Pulsifer was born on 10 January 1938 at Glenmount, Nova Scotia.1 She married Donald Alfred Bezanson.1
Last Edited29 Nov 2018

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 188, 244.