St. Clair Bezanson1

M, #23846, b. 14 January 1935, d. 6 April 2020
FatherParker Reid Bezanson2 b. 17 Jun 1900, d. 18 Jun 1971
MotherFlorence Jean Kenny2 b. c 1907, d. 23 Aug 2005

Family

Doreen Raymond Raxley b. 27 Jan 1937, d. 27 Jul 2018
Child
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
St. Clair Bezanson
     St. Clair Bezanson was born on 14 January 1935 at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.3 He married Doreen Raymond Raxley.1 St. Clair Bezanson died on 6 April 2020 at age 85.3

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 9 April 2020:
BEZANSON, St. Clair Parker

Passed away unexpectedly at home on April 6, 2020, St. Clair’s spirit went to be with his beloved Doreen and their daughter Lynn. Clair was born in Sheet Harbour on January 14, 1935, to the late Parker and Jean (Kenney) Bezanson.

As a young boy Clair took on employment where he could find it, working at a forestry camp and odd jobs for his uncle. He especially enjoyed running his uncles’ team of work horses. In his leisure time growing up he enjoyed hunting, snaring rabbits and fishing. Clair loved to play guitar and sing with his family and friends. Clair was well-known playing at local dances and many evening impromptu hootenannies. In school, Clair excelled in math and in his late teens his high school principal pointed him toward a career in banking. Clair’s 38 year career with the Royal Bank of Canada started at a small branch in Middle Musquodoboit and soon took him to numerous locations throughout Nova Scotia. He went on to work in various capacities at branches in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Goose Bay Labrador before returning to Nova Scotia where he finally settled in Dartmouth. He was especially proud to have been chosen to open the first RBC branch in Porter’s Lake. In his final years with RBC he worked with the bank’s inspection team and traveled throughout the Atlantic provinces including Newfoundland and Labrador. His retirement was filled with hunting, salmon fishing on West River, driving his ATV and spending time with his friends in the back wood camps. He especially loved visits with his grandchildren, who in turn loved spending time with him.

Clair was predeceased by his parents, Parker and Jean; his wife, Doreen (Yaxley); and daughter, Lynn; brother, Aubrey; and sisters, Sigrid, Bernice, and Sylvia.

He is survived by his sister, Agnes Dorey, Dartmouth; and brother, Carl and wife Doreen, Sheet Harbour; he is also survived by his sons, David (Marion), Dartmouth; Michael (Madone), Bedford; Brian (Lisa), Harrietsfield; Jeffrey (Kristie), Moncton, N.B; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Clair had requested that no service take place and that his remains be quietly placed to rest beside his beloved Doreen at a later date.3
Last Edited9 Apr 2020

Citations

  1. [S926] John Cordes, "John & Ruth Family Pages."
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 208.
  3. [S2] St. Clair Parker Bezanson Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 9 April 2020.

Angus Lawrence McInnis1,2

M, #23850, b. 24 May 1933, d. 20 May 2005
FatherMichael Roy McInnis1 b. 1906, d. 30 Jul 1982
MotherAnnie Margaret Bezanson1 b. 31 Oct 1910, d. 15 Dec 1990

Family

Connie McGrath b. c 1936, d. 1 Nov 2000
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Angus Lawrence McInnis was born on 24 May 1933 at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.2 He married Connie McGrath.2 Angus Lawrence McInnis died on 20 May 2005 at Truro, Nova Scotia, at age 71.2

Census, Residence

LivedAngus Lawrence McInnis lived in Sheet Harbour, Ontario.1
Last Edited27 Nov 2018

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 209.
  2. [S926] John Cordes, "John & Ruth Family Pages."

Alexander Finley McInnis1

M, #23857, b. 6 July 1937, d. 1 September 1938
FatherMichael Roy McInnis2 b. 1906, d. 30 Jul 1982
MotherAnnie Margaret Bezanson2 b. 31 Oct 1910, d. 15 Dec 1990
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Alexander Finley McInnis was born on 6 July 1937 at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.1 He died on 1 September 1938 at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, at age 1.1
Last Edited27 Nov 2018

Citations

  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Alexander Finlay McInnis; Registration Year: 1938; Book: 171; Page: 644.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 209.

Guy McInnis1

M, #23858, d. before 1990
FatherMichael Roy McInnis1 b. 1906, d. 30 Jul 1982
MotherAnnie Margaret Bezanson1 b. 31 Oct 1910, d. 15 Dec 1990
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Guy McInnis died before 1990.1
Last Edited27 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 209.

Bernard R. Kane1,2

M, #23859, b. 21 July 1917, d. 10 August 2001
FatherAlbert Kane1
MotherMary Gooddale1

Family

Dorothea Bezanson b. 26 Feb 1921, d. 3 Jun 2009
     Bernard R. Kane was born on 21 July 1917 at New Boston, New Hampshire.1 He graduated from Goffstown High School in New Hampshire in 1935.1 He married Dorothea Bezanson circa 1947.3,1 Bernard R. Kane died on 10 August 2001 at Elliot Hospital, Manchester, New Hampshire, at age 84.1 He was buried on 17 August 2001 in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack, New Hampshire.1

     Obituary from The Merrimack News Connection (Merrimack, New Hampshire), 28 August 2001:
Bernard R. Kane, 84, of 21 Currier Road, Merrimack, died Friday, August 10, 2001 at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, after a short illness.

Mr. Kane was born in New Boston on July 21, 1917, a son of the late Albert and Mary (Gooddale) Kane, and graduated from Goffstown High School in 1935. He served five years in the US Army during World War II, and was stationed in the Philippines and Guadalcanal. Mr. Kane owned and operated a drug store in New Boston for many years and later worked in the carpet business. He served as a volunteer fireman in New Boston, and was commander of American Legion Post #19. He enjoyed golf, baseball, bowling, and traveling, and had a genuine interest in people.

Members of Mr. Kane's family include his wife of 54 years, Dorothea (Bezanson) Kane of Merrimack; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Stephen Kane of Merrimack and Douglas and Donna Kane of Hebron; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on August 17, 2001, at Last Rest Cemetery in Merrimack. Rev. Marguerite Gage, Pastor of St. James Methodist Church, officiated. The George R. Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack was in charge of arrangements. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to VFW Post #8641, DW Highway, Merrimack, NH 03054.1
Last Edited20 Apr 2019

Citations

  1. [S6] Bernard R. Kane Obituary, The Merrimack News Connection (Merrimack, New Hampshire), 28 August 2001.
  2. [S6] Richard Buel Bezanson Obituary, Harvard Magazine (Cambridge, Massachusetts), May-June 1997, where his sister Dorothy is identified as Dorothy Kane.
  3. [S6] Richard Buel Bezanson Obituary, Harvard Magazine (Cambridge, Massachusetts), May-June 1997.