Irving R. Lovejoy1,2

M, #23541, b. 6 April 1866, d. 1 March 1947

Family

Edith Zilla Bezanson b. 1875, d. 9 Oct 1954
Children
     Irving R. Lovejoy was born on 6 April 1866 at Woburn, Massachusetts.3,4,1 He married Edith Zilla Bezanson on 24 April 1895 at Malden, Massachusetts. He was 29.5,6,2 Irving R. Lovejoy died on 1 March 1947 at North Hollywood, California, at age 80.4,1

     Obituary from Valley Times (North Hollywood, California), 3 March 1947:
Irving R. Lovejoy

Funeral services for Irving R. Lovejoy, 81, who died early Saturday of a heart attack at his home at 11055 Fruitland ave., North Hollywood, will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the McNamara chapel.

A resident of the Valley five years, he was born in Woburn, Mass., and lived most of his life in New England. He retired from the construction industry several years ago.

He was a member of the First Baptist church, North Hollywood, and the pastor of the church. Rev. Errol O. Shour, will officiate at the funeral services. Lovejoy was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Masons in Massachusetts.

Surviving are his wife, Edith, two sons, Warren M., of Burbank, Aubrey W., of Glendale; and one daughter, Mrs. Cleora Cleary of Burbank.1

Census Summary

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1866
1870
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1940
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1940
Death
1947

Census, Residence

Census1900Irving R. Lovejoy and Edith Zilla Bezanson appeared on the census of 1900 at 38 Waverley Street, Malden, Massachusetts, with Irving R. Lovejoy and Edward Jesse Bezanson.7
Census1910Irving R. Lovejoy and Edith Zilla Bezanson appeared on the census of 1910 at 7 City Hall Avenue, Malden, Massachusetts, with Irving R. Lovejoy, Warren M. Lovejoy, Cleora L. Lovejoy and Aubrey W. Lovejoy and with several boarders, lodgers.8
Census1920Irving R. Lovejoy and Edith Zilla Bezanson appeared on the census of 1920 at 17 Garnet Street, Malden, Massachusetts, with Warren M. Lovejoy, Cleora L. Lovejoy and Aubrey W. Lovejoy.9
Census1930Irving R. Lovejoy and Edith Zilla Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 at Great Road, Littleton, Massachusetts, in the household of Robert C. Cobb.10
Census1940Irving R. Lovejoy and Edith Zilla Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 at 10116 Holmes Avenue, Los Angeles, California.9
Last Edited20 Mar 2021

Citations

  1. [S2] Irving R. Lovejoy Death Notice, Valley Times (North Hollywood, California), 3 March 1947, p. 13.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 62, but there is a question mark next to his name.
  3. [S939] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915", Irving Randolph Lovejoy; Date: 6 April 1866; Woburn, Massachusetts; Father: Allen B Lovejoy; Mother: Martha M Coll.
  4. [S416] State of California Department of Health Services, "California Death Index, 1940-1997", Irving R Lovejoy; Death Date: 1 March 1947; Death Place: Los Angeles; Birth Date: 6 April 1866; Birth Place: Massachusetts; Father's Surname: Lovejoy; Mother's Maiden Name: Call.
  5. [S930] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915", Irving R Lovejoy; Age: 29; Birth Place: Woburn; Birth Year: abt 1866; Father: Albert B Lovejoy; Mother: Martha M Lovejoy; Marriage Date: 24 April 1895; Marriage Place: Malden, Massachusetts; Spouse: J Edith Bezanson.
  6. [S930] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915", J Edith Bezanson; Age: 20; Birth Place: Falmouth, Nova Scotia; Birth Year: abt 1875; Father: Nathaniel Bezanson; Mother: Annie Bezanson; Marriage Date: 24 April 1895; Marriage Place: Malden, Massachusetts; Spouse: Irving R Lovejoy.
  7. [S4] 1900 U.S. Federal Census; Malden Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1240662; ED: 0841; Page: 12.
  8. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Malden Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_601; ED: 0898; Page: 1A.
  9. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Malden Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_713; ED: 272; Page: 12A.
  10. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 2340655; ED: 0261; Page: 7A.
  11. [S945] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915", Frederick B Lovejoy; Date: 30 July 1896; Place: Malden, Massachusetts; Father: Irving Lovejoy; Mother: Edith Bezanson.

Edward Jesse Bezanson1

M, #23542, b. 1877
Father*Nathaniel Bezanson1 b. 24 Feb 1849, d. 5 May 1904
Mother*Louise Ann Lyon1 b. 8 May 1852

Family

Sadie Alma Kerr
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Edward Jesse Bezanson was born in 1877.1 He married Sadie Alma Kerr on 11 September 1915 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.2,1 Edward Jesse Bezanson was a carpenter.3

In newspaper articles related to the abduction of Dorothy Bezanson, a man identified as Edward Jesse Bezanson claims to be her father. In other records, such as the 1930 U.S. Federal Census and his naturalization papers, Edward claims to have no children. Meanwhile, Edward's brother Parker M. Bezanson had a daughter Dorothy who is the right age to be the girl in question. I strongly suspect that the articles refer to Parker's daughter Dorothy, but I do not know if Parker was consistently misidentified by news reporters, or perhaps the brothers had reasons that are lost to history that would explain why Edward was pretending to be Dorothy's father.

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1881Edward Jesse Bezanson appeared on the census of 1881 at Windsor Forks, Nova Scotia, in the household of Nathaniel Bezanson and Louise Ann Lyon with Edith Zilla Bezanson and Pamela Robena Bezanson.4
Census1891Edward Jesse Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 at Forks, Nova Scotia, in the household of Nathaniel Bezanson and Louise Ann Lyon with Edith Zilla Bezanson, Robie Oris Bezanson, Nellie Alma Bezanson, Parker M. Bezanson and Clara Bezanson.5
Census1900Edward Jesse Bezanson appeared on the census of 1900 at 38 Waverley Street, Malden, Massachusetts, in the household of Irving R. Lovejoy and Edith Zilla Bezanson with Irving R. Lovejoy.6
Census1911Edward Jesse Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 at Falmouth, Nova Scotia, in the household of Shaw B. Lunn and Nellie Alma Bezanson with Melda Caroline Umlah, Edna Umlah and Laliah Beatrice Umlah.7
Last Edited31 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 62.
  2. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Edward Jesse; Kerr, Sadie Alma; Registration Year: 1915; Book: 1822; Page: 32; Number: 560.
  3. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 930; Page: 17B; ED: 503; Image: 865.0.
  4. [S652] Library and Archives Canada, Canada Census, 1881, Census Place=Windsor Forks, Hants, Nova Scotia, FHL Film=1375810, NA Film=C-13174, District=18, Sub-district=D, Page=22, Household=105, Name=Nathaniel Bezanson.
  5. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Forks, Hants, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6316; Family: 101; Page: 25-26.
  6. [S4] 1900 U.S. Federal Census; Malden Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1240662; ED: 0841; Page: 12.
  7. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Falmouth poll district, Mount Denson, Hants, Nova Scotia; Family: 33; Page: 5.

Pamela Robena Bezanson1

F, #23544, b. June 1879, d. 18 July 1881
Father*Nathaniel Bezanson1 b. 24 Feb 1849, d. 5 May 1904
Mother*Louise Ann Lyon1 b. 8 May 1852
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Pamela Robena Bezanson was born in June 1879.1 She died on 18 July 1881 at age 2.1 She was buried in Lyons Cemetery, Castle Frederick, Nova Scotia.2

Census Summary

1870
Birth
1879
1880
Census
1881
Death
1881

Census, Residence

Census1881Pamela Robena Bezanson appeared on the census of 1881 at Windsor Forks, Nova Scotia, in the household of Nathaniel Bezanson and Louise Ann Lyon with Edith Zilla Bezanson and Edward Jesse Bezanson.3
Last Edited6 May 2012

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 62.
  2. [S648] George Newbury, "Lyons Cemetery", June 20, 2004, "BEZANSON Pomela Robena - d Jul 17, 1881 - 2 yrs 1 mo youngest child of Nathanael & Annie."
  3. [S652] Library and Archives Canada, Canada Census, 1881, Census Place=Windsor Forks, Hants, Nova Scotia, FHL Film=1375810, NA Film=C-13174, District=18, Sub-district=D, Page=22, Household=105, Name=Nathaniel Bezanson.

Robie Oris Bezanson1,2

M, #23545, b. circa 1882, d. 29 July 1972
Father*Nathaniel Bezanson2 b. 24 Feb 1849, d. 5 May 1904
Mother*Louise Ann Lyon2 b. 8 May 1852

Family 1

Evelyn G. Bent b. Dec 1886, d. 1922

Family 2

Ethel Doncaster b. 1891, d. 1969
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Robie Oris Bezanson was born circa 1882.2 He married Evelyn G. Bent on 2 December 1907 at Falmouth, Nova Scotia.2 Robie Oris Bezanson became a widower upon the death of his wife Evelyn G. Bent in 1922.3 Robie Oris Bezanson married Ethel Doncaster.2 Robie Oris Bezanson died on 29 July 1972 at Welch's Rest Home, Maccan, Nova Scotia.2 He was buried in River Hebert Cemetery, River Hebert, Nova Scotia.1 He had no known children with either wife.2

Census Summary

1880
Birth
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1920
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1930
1940
1950
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1970
Death
1972

Census, Residence

Census1891Robie Oris Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 at Forks, Nova Scotia, in the household of Nathaniel Bezanson and Louise Ann Lyon with Edith Zilla Bezanson, Edward Jesse Bezanson, Nellie Alma Bezanson, Parker M. Bezanson and Clara Bezanson.4
Census1901Robie Oris Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 at Falmouth, Nova Scotia, in the household of Nathaniel Bezanson and Louise Ann Lyon with Parker M. Bezanson, Clara Bezanson and Eva Belle Bezanson.5
Census1911Robie Oris Bezanson and Evelyn G. Bent appeared on the census of 1911 at River Hebert, Nova Scotia, with Calvin M. Bent and May (?) and with Hilda Parry, a niece, age 5.6
Census1921Robie Oris Bezanson and Evelyn G. Bent appeared on the census of 1921 at River Hebert, Nova Scotia, with Calvin M. Bent and May (?)7
Lived1970Robie Oris Bezanson lived in River Hebert, Nova Scotia, in 1970.2
Last Edited29 Aug 2020

Citations

  1. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Robie Oris Bezanson; Birth: 1883; Death: 1972; River Hebert Cemetery, River Hebert, Nova Scotia, Canada; Memorial Number: 73267373.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 62.
  3. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", E. Gertrude (Bent) Bezanson; Birth: 1887; Death: 1922; River Hebert Cemetery, River Hebert, Nova Scotia, Canada; Memorial Number: 73267372.
  4. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Forks, Hants, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6316; Family: 101; Page: 25-26.
  5. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Falmouth, Hants, Nova Scotia; Family: 122; Page: 12.
  6. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; River Hebert, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, District: 42; Sub-district: 28; Family: 145.
  7. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; River Hebert, Cumberland, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Sub-district: 26; Page: 4; Family: 34.

Evelyn G. Bent1

F, #23546, b. December 1886, d. 1922
Father*Calvin M. Bent2 b. Jul 1855
Mother*May (?)2 b. Oct 1857

Family

Robie Oris Bezanson b. c 1882, d. 29 Jul 1972
     Evelyn G. Bent was born in December 1886 at Nova Scotia.2 She married Robie Oris Bezanson on 2 December 1907 at Falmouth, Nova Scotia.1 Evelyn G. Bent died in 1922.3 She was buried in River Hebert Cemetery, River Hebert, Nova Scotia.4

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1886
1890
1900
1910
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1911
1920
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1921
Death
1922

Census, Residence

Census1911Robie Oris Bezanson and Evelyn G. Bent appeared on the census of 1911 at River Hebert, Nova Scotia, with Calvin M. Bent and May (?) and with Hilda Parry, a niece, age 5.5
Census1921Robie Oris Bezanson and Evelyn G. Bent appeared on the census of 1921 at River Hebert, Nova Scotia, with Calvin M. Bent and May (?)6
Last Edited29 Aug 2020

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 62.
  2. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Cumberland, Nova Scotia; Family: 145; Page: 14.
  3. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", E. Gertrude (Bent) Bezanson; Birth: 1887; Death: 1922; River Hebert Cemetery, River Hebert, Nova Scotia, Canada; Memorial Number: 73267372.
  4. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", E. Gertrude (Bent) Bezanson; Birth: 1887; Death: 22 April 1922; River Hebert Cemetery, River Hebert, Nova Scotia, Canada; Memorial Number: 73267372.
  5. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; River Hebert, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, District: 42; Sub-district: 28; Family: 145.
  6. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; River Hebert, Cumberland, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Sub-district: 26; Page: 4; Family: 34.

Ethel Doncaster1

F, #23547, b. 1891, d. 1969

Family

Robie Oris Bezanson b. c 1882, d. 29 Jul 1972
     Ethel Doncaster was born in 1891.2 She married Robie Oris Bezanson.1 Ethel Doncaster died in 1969.2,1 She was buried in River Hebert Cemetery, River Hebert, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited29 Aug 2020

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 62.
  2. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Esther Carrie (Doncaster) Bezanson; Birth: 1891; Death: 1969; River Hebert Cemetery, River Hebert, Nova Scotia, Canada; Memorial Number: 73267374.

Nellie Alma Bezanson1,2

F, #23548, b. 15 April 1885, d. 1954
Father*Nathaniel Bezanson2 b. 24 Feb 1849, d. 5 May 1904
Mother*Louise Ann Lyon2 b. 8 May 1852

Family 1

Christian Umlah b. 10 Jul 1878
Children

Family 2

Shaw B. Lunn b. May 1868, d. 1945
Children
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Nellie Alma Bezanson was born on 15 April 1885 at Falmouth, Nova Scotia.3,4 She married Christian Umlah on 10 April 1901 at Windsor, Nova Scotia. She was 15. He was 22.1,2 Nellie Alma Bezanson married Shaw B. Lunn.2 Nellie Alma Bezanson died in 1954.2

Census Summary

1880
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1900
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1911
1920
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1921
1930
1940
1950
Death
1954

Census, Residence

Census1891Nellie Alma Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 at Forks, Nova Scotia, in the household of Nathaniel Bezanson and Louise Ann Lyon with Edith Zilla Bezanson, Edward Jesse Bezanson, Robie Oris Bezanson, Parker M. Bezanson and Clara Bezanson.5
Census1901Christian Umlah and Nellie Alma Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 at Falmouth Forks, Nova Scotia, with Christian's father, uncle, and brother.6
Census1911Shaw B. Lunn and Nellie Alma Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 at Falmouth, Nova Scotia, with Edward Jesse Bezanson, Melda Caroline Umlah, Edna Umlah and Laliah Beatrice Umlah.7
Census1921Shaw B. Lunn and Nellie Alma Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 at Falmouth, Nova Scotia, with Laliah Beatrice Lunn, Budd Lunn, Ruth Lunn, Joseph Lunn and Clara Lunn and also with John Hayes (M, 73, lodger.)8
Last Edited25 Oct 2017

Citations

  1. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Nellie Alma; Umlah, Christian; Registration Year: 1901; Book: 1824; Page: 43; Number: 26.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 62.
  3. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Nellie Alma; Registration Year: 1885; Page: 99000009, a delayed entry from 16 June 1945.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 62, where the date is "1884."
  5. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Forks, Hants, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6316; Family: 101; Page: 25-26.
  6. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Falmouth Forks, Hants, Nova Scotia; Family: 6; Page: 1.
  7. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Falmouth poll district, Mount Denson, Hants, Nova Scotia; Family: 33; Page: 5.
  8. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Polling District No 5, Hants, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 45; Page: 7; Lines: 14-21.
  9. [S675] Hants County GenWeb, "Hants County, Nova Scotia GenWeb, Obituary Records", Halifax Herald Limited, September 22, 2003, LANDRY (Umlah), Melda Caroline.
  10. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 198.

Clara Bezanson1

F, #23552, b. 1889
Father*Nathaniel Bezanson1 b. 24 Feb 1849, d. 5 May 1904
Mother*Louise Ann Lyon1 b. 8 May 1852
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Clara Bezanson was born in 1889.1

Census Summary

1880
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1889
1890
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1891
1900
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1901

Census, Residence

Census1891Clara Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 at Forks, Nova Scotia, in the household of Nathaniel Bezanson and Louise Ann Lyon with Edith Zilla Bezanson, Edward Jesse Bezanson, Robie Oris Bezanson, Nellie Alma Bezanson and Parker M. Bezanson.2
Census1901Clara Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 at Falmouth, Nova Scotia, in the household of Nathaniel Bezanson and Louise Ann Lyon with Robie Oris Bezanson, Parker M. Bezanson and Eva Belle Bezanson.3
LivedClara Bezanson lived in Malden, Massachusetts.1
Last Edited15 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 62.
  2. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Forks, Hants, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6316; Family: 101; Page: 25-26.
  3. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Falmouth, Hants, Nova Scotia; Family: 122; Page: 12.

Eva Belle Bezanson1

F, #23553, b. circa 1890
Father*Nathaniel Bezanson1 b. 24 Feb 1849, d. 5 May 1904
Mother*Louise Ann Lyon1 b. 8 May 1852

Family

George Alfred Rourke
Children
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Eva Belle Bezanson was born circa 1890.1 She married George Alfred Rourke on 22 June 1910.1

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1890
1900
Census
1901

Census, Residence

Census1901Eva Belle Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 at Falmouth, Nova Scotia, in the household of Nathaniel Bezanson and Louise Ann Lyon with Robie Oris Bezanson, Parker M. Bezanson and Clara Bezanson.2
Last Edited15 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 62.
  2. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Falmouth, Hants, Nova Scotia; Family: 122; Page: 12.
  3. [S675] Hants County GenWeb, "Hants County, Nova Scotia GenWeb, Obituary Records", Chronicle-Herald, May 3, 2005, ROURKE, William Edward "Bill."

Wayne Bezanson1

M, #23555
Father*Gerald William Bezanson1 b. c 1915, d. 10 Apr 1995
Mother*Laliah Beatrice Umlah1 b. 19 Feb 1908, d. 11 Aug 1990
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Wayne Bezanson died at age 12.1
Last Edited15 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 198.

Louisa Bezanson1

F, #23558, b. 1936, d. 27 February 2015
Father*Gerald William Bezanson1 b. c 1915, d. 10 Apr 1995
Mother*Laliah Beatrice Umlah1 b. 19 Feb 1908, d. 11 Aug 1990

Family

Joseph Skidmore d. 2007
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Louisa Bezanson was born in 1936 at Falmouth, Nova Scotia.2 She married Joseph Skidmore.1 Louisa Bezanson died on 27 February 2015 at QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia.2

     Death Notice from Smith's Funeral Home (Parrsboro, Nova Scotia):
Louise B. Skidmore
1936 - 2015

Skidmore, Louise B. – Age 78, of Hammonds Plains, and formerly of New Canaan passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Infirmary Site, QEII, Halifax.

Born in Falmouth, she was a daughter of the late Gerald and Lalliah (Umlah) Bezanson.

She is survived by a daughter, Heather Bullerwell (Jim), Hammonds Plains; sons, Randy (Shirley), Truro; Ronnie (Laor “Nok”), Prince George, B.C; brothers, David Bezanson (Chris), Merritt, B.C; Andy Bezanson (Sue), Milton; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 2007; a brother, Wayne.

A private family graveside service will be held in the New Canaan Cemetery at a later date.2
Last Edited23 Mar 2019

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 198.
  2. [S2] Louise B. Skidmore Death Notice, Smith's Funeral Home (Parrsboro, Nova Scotia).