Henry Bezanson1

M, #23501, b. circa 1952, d. 22 October 2010
Father*Hugh Raymond Bezanson1 b. c 1927, d. 11 Oct 2001
Mother*Mary Perry1 b. 28 Sep 1927, d. 9 Nov 2008

Family

Emily Gammon
Relationship6th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Henry Bezanson was also known as Donald Bezanson.2 He was born circa 1952 at New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.2 He married Emily Gammon.3 Henry Bezanson died on 22 October 2010 at Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.2 He was buried on 26 October 2010 in Abercrombie Cemetery, Abercrombie, Nova Scotia.2

     Death Notice:
NEW GLASGOW - Donald "Henry" Bezanson, age 59, of Samson Court, New Glasgow, passed away October 22, 2010 in the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Hugh and Mary (Perry) Bezanson.

Henry lived in Eureka most of his life before moving to New Glasgow two years ago. Henry was an employee of Michelin Tire, Granton for 36 years. He was a member of the former Wesley United Church Eureka, he also enjoyed golfing and was an avid sports fan.

He is survived by his wife, the former Emily Gammon; sons, John (Lisa), Eureka; Allan (Janesta), Stellarton; granddaughter, Sophia; sister, Marlene (Robert) Tracey, Fort McMurray.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Raymond; and sister-in-law, Diane.

His remains will rest in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles McPherson officiating. Burial will be in Abercrombie Cemetery.2

Census, Residence

Lived1997Henry Bezanson lived in Eureka, Nova Scotia, in September 1997.1
Last Edited23 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S523] Pictou County GenWeb, "Pictou County Obituaries", mrk108.htm, transcribed from the Halifax Herald Limited, September 6, 1997 for Raymond Hugh Bezanson.
  2. [S2] Henry Bezanson Death Notice, InMemorium.ca, 22 October 2010.
  3. [S2] Hugh Raymond Bezanson Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 15 October 2001.

Jessie Alah Bezanson1

F, #23507, b. 17 April 1936, d. between 12 May 2000 and 8 December 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

Bud Proudfoot
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Jessie Alah Bezanson was born on 17 April 1936.1 She married Bud Proudfoot.1 Jessie Alah Bezanson died between 12 May 2000 and 8 December 2000; she was alive on 12 May, according to her sister's obituary, but she was listed as deceased in her stepmother's obituary on 8 December.

Census, Residence

Lived2000Jessie Alah Bezanson lived in Eureka, Nova Scotia, in May 2000.2
Last Edited14 Oct 2001

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.

Arthur Donald Bezanson1

M, #23512, b. 17 April 1936, d. 15 June 2011
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

Donelda Stewart
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Arthur Donald Bezanson was born on 17 April 1936.1 He married Donelda Stewart on 24 July 1957. He was 21.2,1 Arthur Donald Bezanson died on 15 June 2011 at Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, at age 75.2 The cause of death was lung cancer.2 He was buried on 19 June 2011 in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Westville, Nova Scotia.2

     Death Notice:
After a brave struggle with lung cancer, Arthur Donald (Don) Bezanson, 75, Westville, passed away in the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital on June 15, 2011 surrounded by his family.

Don was born on April 17, 1936 to Raymond Arthur and Clara Winnifred (MacDonald) Bezanson of Eureka, Pictou County.

On July 24, 1957, Don married Donelda Stewart of Trenton and moved to Stellarton where they raised six children: Bruce (Gordon Reddick, Riverton), Cindy (Eddie MacLean, Westville), Cathy (Ross Coady, Stellarton), Viola (Bob Nason, Westville), Karen (Donald Smith, Priestville), and Lee (Dennis Chaisson, Woodburn). Donald also had three granddaughters: Megan MacLean, Ashley Coady Deagle, and Michelle (Coady) Babineau; one great-grandson, Leeland Babineau.

Don loved his family and was extremely proud of them.

Don was the youngest of six children.

He is survived by his sisters Winnie (Roy Hattie, Pictou) and Shirley (Maurice Clayton, Bedford).

Don was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Hugh; sisters, Eleanor and Jessie; and his step-mother, Margaret Bezanson.

Don started painting with his father as a young man and continued painting for customers in Pictou County for over 50 years. He was well respected by his peers and customers. He loved his family, being outdoors, watching hockey, and knowing "How That's Made".

Don's family would like to send sincere thanks to Dr. Farrell, Dr. Eunice, Dr. Straub, and especially to the Palliative Care Unit, the Palliative Care Society, and the VON. All of who made Don's journey so much more bearable.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Roy officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.2

Census, Residence

Lived2000Arthur Donald Bezanson lived in Hopewell, Nova Scotia, in December 2000.3
Last Edited23 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 198, 252.
  2. [S2] Donald Bezanson Death Notice, InMemorium.ca, 15 June 2011.
  3. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 8 December 2000, The Halifax Herald Limited, Bezanson, Margaret Evelyn "Marg."

Joan Barbara Bezanson1,2

F, #23520, b. circa 1941, d. 22 August 2020
Father*James Noble Bezanson2 b. 1912 or 1913, d. 11 Jun 1981
Mother*Dorothy Helen Lane2

Family

W.L. Brown
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Joan Barbara (Bezanson) Brown
     Joan Barbara Bezanson was born circa 1941 at Windsor, Nova Scotia.3 She married W.L. Brown.2 Joan Barbara Bezanson died on 22 August 2020 at Hospice Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia.3

     Obituary:
Brown, Joan Barbara

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Beloved Joan, age 79, of Cole Harbour, NS. Joan passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at Hospice Halifax, after battling cancer for 7 years.

Born in Windsor, NS, she was the daughter of the late Noble and Dorothy (Lane) Bezanson. Joan attended Admiral Westphal High School in Dartmouth, NS. Joan spent 26 years of her career at CIBC/INTRIA Items Inc. where she made many lasting friendships. Her co-workers described her as kind and dedicated to her work. Joan was a member of the Christian Women’s Club and Colby Community Church where she volunteered and delighted in many of the activities. She enjoyed many other activities throughout her life including: Thai Chi, swimming, lawn bowling, traditional bowling, Elder Learners, and reading mystery novel along with Bible Study, Saturday lunch with her daughters, outings with her sister, tea with friends, games days with “the girls”, family trips, and listening to CBC radio and Seaside FM. Joan was full of compassion and her thoughts were constantly of others. This led her to lovingly knit many baby items for the IWK and deliver meals to the elderly.

Joan is survived by daughters, Jennifer (Chris) Bonnevie of Dartmouth, NS and Valerie Brown of Truro, NS; sister Maureen (George) Bennett of Westphal, NS; nephew, Ian Bennett of Seaforth, NS; and nieces Nicole (Keith)Bezanson and Heidi (Ken) Holtzman of Port Alberni, BC, and Katie (Mark) Hunt of Leduc, AB; as well as great-nieces and nephews, Karlee, Dylan, Jeremiah, Olivia, Avery, Annabelle, and Brielle. Joan is also survived by her step-children, Myra (Dave) Pritchard and Robert “Bob” Brown and brother-in-law, Dean Shewring. Joan was predeceased by her parents, Noble and Dorothy (Lane) Bezanson, and brother Jerry Bezanson.

We will forever miss her patience, loving kindness, wisdom, sense of humour and compassion. She was a shining example of Christ’s love to all. Joan was beautiful on the inside and out, especially with her elegant sense of fashion! Many thanks to the Halifax Palliative Team and the staff at Hospice Halifax for their kindness and love during Joan’s time there.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020, 11am at Hillside Wesleyan Church (Ritcey Campus - 50 Ritcey Crescent, Cole Harbour, NS). Officiating will be Pastor Jake Chitouras of Colby Community Church.3
Last Edited27 Aug 2020

Citations

  1. [S2] Joan Barbara Brown Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 26 August 2020.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 198.
  3. [S680] Joan Barbara Brown Death Notice, Cole Harbour Funeral Home & Crematorium (Dartmouth. Nova Scotia), accessed 26 August 2020.