Dorothy Elizabeth Keddy1

F, #23241, b. circa 1922, d. 1 June 1994
Father*Norman Leslie Keddy2 b. 1891, d. 20 Nov 1972
Mother*Evelyn A. Pinch2 b. 1896, d. 6 Feb 1979


Jeremiah Doane Bezanson b. 20 Mar 1917, d. 2 Jun 2000
     Dorothy Elizabeth Keddy was born circa 1922.1,2 She married Jeremiah Doane Bezanson on 28 October 1938. He was 21.2,1 Dorothy Elizabeth Keddy died on 1 June 1994.1 She was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Nova Scotia.2,1

BEZANSON, Dorothy Elizabeth - 72, Coldbrook, Kings County, died June 1, 1994, in Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville.

Born in West Brooklyn, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Evelyn (Pinch) Keddy. She was a member of the United Baptist Church, Kentville. She worked in Kentville at various places including the Old Red Store, Marguerite's Dress Shop and, in later years, with MT&T. For several years, she played hostess to the hockey school boys during the summer months and also managed the Country Home Dining Room.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry D; two daughters, Joyce (Mrs. Kenneth Brown), Judy (Mrs. Wayne Baxter); son, Eugene (Buzz), all of Coldbrook; sister, Lexie (Mrs. Hugh Mullane), Bedford; two brothers, Grant, Wallbrook; George, New Minas; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a brother, Aldon; three sisters, Gladys Hancock, Mildred Pudsey, Leona Duncan. Cremation has taken place.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. tonight in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Home, Kentville, where a memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Rev. Judith Gates and Rev. Dr. Freeman Fenerty officiating. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings County.2
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  1. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Section 8, Stone 20, "Dorothy Elizabeth Bezanson died 1 June 1994, age 72; d/o Norman & Evelyn [Pinch] Keddy; h/o Jerry Bezanson. [Obit Hlfx. Herald]"
  2. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."

Eugene Bezanson1

M, #23246, b. 1940, d. 18 October 2010
Father*Jeremiah Doane Bezanson1 b. 20 Mar 1917, d. 2 Jun 2000
Mother*Dorothy Elizabeth Keddy1 b. c 1922, d. 1 Jun 1994

Family 1

Eleanor Roberts

Family 2

Linda Pudsy
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Eugene Bezanson also went by the name of Buzz Bezanson. He was born in 1940.2,3 He married Linda Pudsy.1 Eugene Bezanson died on 18 October 2010 at Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, Nova Scotia.2 He was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Nova Scotia.2

Eugene A. "Buzz" Bezanson - 69, of New Minas, passed away Monday, October 18, 2010 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.

Born in Wolfville, he was a son of the late Jeremiah "Jerry" and Dorothy (Keddy) Bezanson.

He served with the Military Police and later worked as an insurance investigator for EI. He most recently helped his son at Bezanson Painting and Renovation. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, people and especially spending time with his wife, Linda.

He is survived by his wife, the former Linda Pudsey; his children, Chris (Heather), Alberta; Darren (Lori), Kentville; Kathi Rae Graves (Brian), Port Williams; Scott Robichaud, New Minas; Jo Robichaud, British Columbia; Holly-Lyn Robichaud (Jamie Sawler), New Minas; five grandchildren, Tanisha, Jordan, Jared, Nathaniel and Brandon; two sisters, Joyce (Kenneth) Brown and Judy (Wayne) Baxter, both of Coldbrook; a sister-in-law, Dorothy (Ken) Richert, Kentville; four brothers-in-law, Douglas (Lynn), Lower Sackville; Charles (Colleen), British Columbia; Alex (Kellie), Kentville; Eric, New Minas; many nieces and nephews.

He was a compassionate, kind and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be sorely missed by all who knew him and especially his best friends, Gizmo and Poe.

He was predeceased by a son, Troy.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. There will be no visitation or funeral service, by request. Burial will take place at a later date in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings County.2

Census, Residence

Lived2000Eugene Bezanson lived in New Minas, Nova Scotia, in June 2000.1
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  1. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."
  2. [S2] Eugene A. "Buzz" Bezanson Death Notice, White Family Funeral Home (Kentville, Nova Scotia).
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 204, "1940 or 1941."
  4. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Section 8, Stone 135, "Troy Bezanson died 29 June 1997, son of Eugene & Eleanor Bezanson [Obit Hlfx Herald]."

Kathi Rae Bezanson1

F, #23249, b. 2 December 1964, d. 23 January 2021
Father*Eugene Bezanson2 b. 1940, d. 18 Oct 2010
Mother*Eleanor Roberts1
Relationship6th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Kathie Rae (Bezanson) Graves
     Kathi Rae Bezanson was born on 2 December 1964 at Baden-Baden, Germany.1 She died on 23 January 2021 at age 56.1

     Obituary from White Family Funeral Homes (Kentville, Nova Scotia):
Kathi Rae (Bezanson) Graves - With broken hearts, we regret to announce the passing of our mother, daughter, sister, and aunt, Kathi Rae Graves (Bezanson), on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

She was born in Baden-Baden, Germany, on December 2, 1964. She travelled with her family for the next sixteen years. She settled in the Annapolis Valley, where she attended Kingstec Community College and worked in childcare for many years. She moved to Ontario and gave birth to her son, Nathaniel Hughes. She returned to the Annapolis Valley to raise her son. She then found her supportive and caring partner, Bryan Stuart, with whom she enjoyed the remainder of her life. She loved singing in the Baptist church choir and spending time with her family. Kathi found great joy socializing at the Kentville Legion with her mother, Eleanor.

She is survived by her mother, Eleanor "Ellie" Thomson, New Minas; son, Nathaniel Hughes, Ontario; partner, Bryan Stuart, Canning; brothers, Chris (Heather) Bezanson, Alberta; Darren (Lori) Bezanson, Falmouth; nephews, Jared (Alicia) Bezanson, New Brunswick; Jordan Bezanson, Alberta; and niece, Tanisha (Trevor) Boyd, Windsor.

She was predeceased by her father, Eugene "Buzz" Bezanson and brother, Troy Bezanson.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation, by request. A private family service will be held at a later date. The family would also like to thank the VON and Careforce staff for their professionalism and guidance during our difficult time. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.1
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  1. [S680] Kathi Rae (Bezanson) Graves Death Notice, White Family Funeral Homes (Kentville, Nova Scotia), accessed 26 January 2021.
  2. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."

Josephine Legge1

F, #23253, b. circa 1927, d. 31 May 2002


George Weldon Bezanson b. c 1929, d. 18 Nov 1997
     Josephine Legge was born circa 1927 at Springhill, Nova Scotia.2 She married George Weldon Bezanson.1 Josephine Legge and George Weldon Bezanson were divorced in 1956.3 Josephine Legge died on 31 May 2002 at Canning, Nova Scotia, in a motor vehicle accident.2 She was buried on 4 June 2002 in Canard Burial Ground, Canard, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 3 June 2002:
BEZANSON, Josephine Marie "Josie" - 75, Lanzie Road, Kentville, died Friday, May 31, 2002, as the result of a motor vehicle accident near Canning, Kings Co.

Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late James and Ruby (Benjamin) Legge. She had been employed with Hostess Foods for 30 years until the time of her retirement.

She is survived by sister, Mrs. Kathleen "Kay" Crandall, Kentville; brother, John and his wife Charlotte Legge, Centreville, Kings Co; nieces, Shirley Buchanan, Betty Jean LeBlanc and Tammy Wilson; nephews, Darrell Crandall, Ackman Legge and Brian Best; a number of grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was predeceased by sister, Mrs. Jean Best; nephews, David Crandall and James Best.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, both in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Parlour, Kentville, Rev. Dr. Freeman Fenerty officiating. Burial will take place in Canard Burial Ground, Canard, Kings Co.2
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  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 203, 253.
  2. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 3 June 2002, Josephine Marie Bezanson.
  3. [S657] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes, 1759-1960", Retrieval no.=RG 39d, Case no.=E 3605, Name 1=Bezanson (Josephine Marie), Name 2=Bezanson (George Weldon), Year=1956.