Linda Mae Bezanson1

F, #23743, b. 1950
FatherLeslie Raymond Bezanson1 b. 27 May 1911, d. 1992
MotherPhyllis Loretta Davidson1 b. 1918, d. 2 Feb 2007
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Linda Mae Bezanson was also known as Linda Mackie.2 She was born in 1950.1
Last Edited25 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 204.
  2. [S2] Phyllis Loretta Bezanson Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 5 February 2007.

Jackson David Bezanson1

M, #23745, b. circa 1956, d. 24 April 2009
FatherLeslie Raymond Bezanson1 b. 27 May 1911, d. 1992
MotherPhyllis Loretta Davidson1 b. 1918, d. 2 Feb 2007
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Jackson David Bezanson was born circa 1956 at Wolfville, Nova Scotia.2 He died on 24 April 2009 at Kentville, Nova Scotia.2 He was buried on 29 April 2009 in West Brooklyn Cemetery, West Brooklyn, Nova Scotia.2

     Death Notice from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 27 April 2009:
BEZANSON, Jackson David (Jack), 53, of Kentville, passed away Friday, April 24, 2009, at home.

Born in Wolfville, he was a son of the late Leslie and Phyllis (Davidson) Bezanson. He had been employed as Office Administrator with Connors Diesel, New Minas. He enjoyed playing the guitar, Kung-Fu, motorcycling and keeping busy.

He is survived by his common-law partner, Rebecca MacKenzie; daughters, Nicole Bezanson (Mark Wood), Kentville; Kimberly Bezanson, Port Williams; sisters, Della Baker, Alberta; Ellen "Orlean" (Charles) Sketchley, British Columbia; Mary Lou Hudson (Al Luck), British Columbia; Patricia (Brian) Wirvin, Wolfville; Grace Garcia, Toronto; Cheryl (Terry) Stewart, Amherst; brothers, Leslie "Les" (Betty) Bezanson, Kingston; Charlie (Karen) Davidson, Black River; brother-in-law, Jim Dunlop, California; stepson, A.J. Wells (Jen Bond), West Gore; stepgrandchildren, Riely, Raven and A.J; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by sisters, Bernice Dunlop and Linda May "Bonnie" MacKie. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. There will be no visitation, by family request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Robyn Brown-Hewitt officiating. Burial will take place in West Brooklyn Cemetery, Kings County.2
Last Edited25 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 204.
  2. [S2] Jackson David (Jack) Bezanson Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 27 April 2003.

Hannah Maude Bezanson1,2,3

F, #23750, b. 1920, d. 9 November 2015
FatherWilliam Angus Bezanson3 b. 8 Jan 1891, d. 12 Jul 1976
MotherJeannetta Bell Naugler3 b. 1 Oct 1898, d. 8 Sep 1990

Family 1

John Ellis Lowe b. 1913, d. 1967
Child

Family 2

Roland Lightfoot
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Hannah Maude Bezanson was born in 1920 at Nova Scotia.3 She married John Ellis Lowe on 22 August 1942.2 Hannah Maude Bezanson married Roland Lightfoot on 7 July 1969.2,1 Hannah Maude Bezanson died on 9 November 2015 at Harbourview Lodge, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.4 She was buried on 12 November 2015 in Riverside Cemetery, Moser River, Nova Scotia.4

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 11 November 2015:
LIGHTFOOT (Lowe, Bezanson), Hannah 'Maude' - The family of Maude Lightfoot announces her peaceful passing on Monday, November 9, 2015, in Harbourview Lodge, Sheet Harbour. Born in Moser River on October 30, 1920, Maude was the eldest of four children born to the late William Angus and Jennetta Belle (Naugler) Bezanson.

Maude was a generous and selfless lady, who despite her age of 95 years retained her quiet style and wit. She made and kept friends wherever she lived as demonstrated by the crowds that attended the recent 95th birthday gala for 'Aunt Maude'. Maude was a lifelong adherent of the United Church and belonged to the UCW in each community she resided. Maude's homemaking skills were renowned and she lavished her friends and family with resulting bounty.

Maude is survived by her brother, Norman (Marie) Bezanson, Edmonton; grandchildren, Paul and Lacey Collier and Lisa Collier and her daughters, Paige and Claire; Bezanson nieces and nephews, Barry, Brian and Wanda Lowe; Louise, Stephen and Brent Bezanson; Donna, Robert and Karl Bezanson; and great niece, Sarah Bezanson and their families. She is also survived by many Lowe and Lightfoot nieces and nephews of whom she was very fond.

Maude was predeceased by her first husband of 25 years, Ellis Lowe; her second husband of 21 years, Roland Lightfoot; her daughter and only child, Ardith Dawne (Lowe) Collier; her parents; sister, Mary Lowe; brother, Blair Bezanson; sister-inlaw, Marjorie Bezanson; brother-in-law, Charles E. Lowe.

Visitation will be held today in St. Andrew's United Church, Moser River from 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 7:30 p.m., and where funeral service will be held Thursday, November 12 at 11 a.m. Burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery, reception will follow burial in Moser River Community Centre.4

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1921Hannah Maude Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of William Angus Bezanson and Jeannetta Bell Naugler at Moser River, Nova Scotia.3
LivedHannah Maude Bezanson lived in Kentville, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited20 Jan 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 206.
  2. [S807] Steve Bezanson, "Full Bezanson Tree."
  3. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Smith Cove Polling District No 24, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 43; Page: 9; Lines: 37-39.
  4. [S2] Hannah 'Maude' Lightfoot Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 11 November 2015.
  5. [S2] Ardith Dawne Collier Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 12 August 1996.

Mary O. Bezanson1,2

F, #23752, b. 1922, d. 20 April 1981
FatherWilliam Angus Bezanson1 b. 8 Jan 1891, d. 12 Jul 1976
MotherJeannetta Bell Naugler1 b. 1 Oct 1898, d. 8 Sep 1990

Family

Charles Elmer Lowe b. 1918, d. 1978
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Mary O. Bezanson was born in 1922 at Moser River, Nova Scotia.3,1 She married Charles Elmer Lowe.1 Mary O. Bezanson died on 20 April 1981 at Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia.3,1 She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Moser River, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 21 April 1981:
Lowe, Mary Olive, 58, of 89 Slater Street, Dartmouth, died Monday in the Victoria General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born in Moser River, she was a daughter of Jeanetta (Naugler) and the late William A. Bezanson.

Surviving are two sons, Barry, Lahr, Germany; Brian, Moncton; a daughter, Wanda, at home; a sister, Maude (Mrs. Roland Lightfoot), Kentville; two brothers, Blair, Moser River; Norman, Edmonton; a granddaughter Susan.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Elmer in 1978 and a granddaughter, Shannon in 1979. The body is in Mattatall's Funeral Home, Dartmouth, today. Wednesday it will be in St. Andrew's United Church, Moser River, where funeral service will be held at a later date, Rev. Ronald Dixon officiating, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Moser River.3

Census, Residence

LivedMary O. Bezanson lived in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited26 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 206.
  2. [S626] Bob Hegerich, Cemetery Records of Halifax County, Riverside Cemetery, Moser River, Stone #23, "Lowe C.R. Elmer "Tag", 1918 - 1978 ; Mary O. (Bezanson), (Wife), 1922 -1981."
  3. [S2] Mary Olive Lowe Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 21 April 1981.

Blair Bezanson1

M, #23754, b. 9 February 1924, d. 22 May 2004
FatherWilliam Angus Bezanson1 b. 8 Jan 1891, d. 12 Jul 1976
MotherJeannetta Bell Naugler1 b. 1 Oct 1898, d. 8 Sep 1990

Family

Marjorie Alice Turner b. 28 Mar 1932, d. 14 Oct 2005
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Blair Bezanson was also known as Blair William Richard Bezanson.2 He was born on 9 February 1924 at Moser River, Nova Scotia.3,1 He married Marjorie Alice Turner on 23 September 1950. He was 26. She was 18.1 Blair Bezanson died on 22 May 2004 at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, at age 80.3 He was buried on 25 May 2004 in Riverside Cemetery, Moser River, Nova Scotia.3

     Death Notice from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 24 May 2004:
BEZANSON, Blair William Richard - 80, Moser River, passed away May 22, 2004, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour.

Born February 9, 1924, in Moser River, he was a son of the late William Angus and Jennetta Belle (Naugler) Bezanson. Blair was a veteran of the Second World War, having served with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. He worked with D.J. Turner Ltd., for 35 years, retiring in 1982. He enjoyed salmon fishing, working in his vegetable garden and his woodlot. He was known for having the straightest wood piles on the Eastern Shore. Blair took great pride and pleasure in his family.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marjorie (Turner); children, Louise (John) Krauch, Pleasant Harbour; Stephen (Karen) Bezanson, Hatchet Lake; Brent (Linda) Bezanson, Mount Uniacke; grandchildren, Jamie (Tracey) Caddick, Rebecca (David) Fahie, Kristina (Mark) Brown, Cynthia and Haley Krauch, Andrea (George) Loveridge, Ian Bezanson, Michelle, Brianne and Danielle Bezanson; great-grandchildren, Emily and Justin Caddick, Hannah and Jeremy Fahie, Maddison, Mikayla and Meagan Brown; sister, Maude Lightfoot, Pleasant Harbour; brother, Norman (Marie) Bezanson, Edmonton, Alta.

Blair was predeceased by sister, Mary Olive Lowe; brothers-in-law, Charles E. Lowe, Ellis Lowe, Ronald Lightfoot, Gerald Turner, and Sherman Turner.

Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with prayers at 7:30 p.m., all today in Ecum Secum Funeral Home. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, in St. John's Anglican Church, Necum Teuch, Marilyn Lamb officiating. Burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery, Moser River. Reception to follow in Moser River Fire Hall.4
Last Edited20 Jan 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 206.
  2. [S2] Blair William Richard Bezanson Death Notice, Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 24 May 2004.
  3. [S807] Steve Bezanson, "Full Bezanson Tree."
  4. [S2] Blair William Richard Bezanson Death Notice, Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 24 May 2004.

Marjorie Alice Turner1,2

F, #23755, b. 28 March 1932, d. 14 October 2005
FatherCarl Turner1
MotherRita Miller1

Family

Blair Bezanson b. 9 Feb 1924, d. 22 May 2004
     Marjorie Alice Turner was born on 28 March 1932 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.2 She married Blair Bezanson on 23 September 1950. She was 18. He was 26.1 Marjorie Alice Turner died on 14 October 2005 at age 73.2

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 19 October 2005:
BEZANSON, Marjorie Alice - Moser River, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 14, 2005, in her 73rd year.

Born in Halifax on March 28, 1932, Marjorie was the youngest child of Carl and Rita (Miller) Turner. Living her entire life in the village of Moser River, Marjorie and her husband, Blair, raised their three children, Louise, Stephen and Brent, in the home they built themselves as newlyweds. Marjorie was a wonderful mother who instilled in her children the importance of life's simple pleasures and the basic values that are often overlooked. Marjorie often said how blessed she felt to be able to pass on these same things to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, to show them the joy that can be found in a spring bloom or the first hint of life in a summer garden, the wonder of a walk in the woods, the fun that is to be had in a swimming hole, and the pleasure of tasting warm baked bread with homemade strawberry jam. Marjorie was an independent and headstrong lady and jumped into any challenge with enthusiasm. She lived a full life and was loved and respected by many.

Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, Blair William Richard Bezanson, and brothers, Gerald and Sherman Turner.

She is survived by her children, Louise (John) Krauch, Tangier; Stephen (Karen), Hatchet Lake; Brent (Linda), Mount Uniacke; grandchildren, Jamie (Tracy) Caddick, Rebecca (David) Fahie, Kristina (Mark) Brown, Andrea (George) Loveridge, Ian Bezanson, Michelle, Brianne and Danielle Bezanson, Cynthia and Hailey Krauch; great-grandchildren, Emily and Justin Caddick, Hannah and Jeremy Fahie, Maddison, Mikayla and Meagan Brown, Declan Loveridge; sisters, Shirley (Laurie) Hainsworth, Calgary, Alta; Joyce (Kenny) Naugler, Moser River. Arrangements were under the care and direction of D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home Ltd., Sheet Harbour, where visitation was held on Sunday, October 16, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held 11 a.m. Monday, October 17, in St. John's Anglican Church, Necum Teuch, Rev. Marilyn Lamb officiated. Private burial followed.2
Last Edited24 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 206.
  2. [S2] Marjorie Alice Bezanson Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 19 October 2005.