Geraldine Faye Hamilton1,2

F, #24385, b. 11 July 1943, d. 24 December 2015
I learned Geraldine's connection to the known Bezanson lineage with help from John Cordes.


Otto Bezanson Jr.
Geraldine Faye "Cookie" (Hamilton) Bezanson
     Geraldine Faye Hamilton was also known as Cookie Bezanson.1 She was born on 11 July 1943 at Aylesford, Nova Scotia.1 She married Otto Bezanson Jr..2 Geraldine Faye Hamilton and Otto Bezanson Jr. were divorced.2 Geraldine Faye Hamilton died on 24 December 2015 at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton, Nova Scotia, at age 72.1 She was cremated.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 25 December 2015:
BEZANSON, Geraldine Faye “Cookie” – age 72, of Aylesford, NS passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 24, 2015 in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton surrounded by her family.

Born in Aylesford, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Ruth (Baltzer) Hamilton. Cookie was a cook at several pubs for many years and loved baking, cooking and sharing what she made with others. She was a very generous and caring person who for many years was an avid fund raiser for addiction services. Cookie loved her family dearly, especially all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her daughters, Karen Comeau (Dave Patterson), Scoudouc, NB; Deanna Kenneally, Auburn; Gwen Bezanson (Lee Silver), Grande Prairie, AB; her sisters, Edith Hiltz (Carol Tracey), Kentville; Ervena “Bunnie” (Stanley) Patterson, Millville; Ruthie McInnis (Tony Lunn), Three Mile Plains; her grandchildren, Rachel (Stephen) Buchholz, Lower Sackville; Pierre Comeau (Nancy Lejeune), Dieppe, NB; Kirsten Zwicker (Barry Mitchell), Margaretsville; Kelsey Patterson (Matthew Perry); Logan Silver; Kara Kenneally, all of Grande Prairie, AB; Katelyn Kenneally, Dartmouth; Kasey Kenneally (Matthew Maher), Harbourville; her great grandchildren, Peyton, Hope, Tyler and Jackson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Edgar “Beaver” Hamilton.

In keeping with Cookie's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held 11:00AM Monday, December 28, 2015 in the Middleton Funeral Home, with Rev. Leon Langille officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow the service.1
Last Edited9 Jun 2016


  1. [S2] Geraldine Faye "Cookie" Bezanson Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 25 December 2015.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 223.

Donald David Paul Bezanson1

M, #24399, b. circa 1961, d. 29 August 1999
I have not discovered Donald's connection to the known Bezanson lineage.1
Father*Robert Bezanson2
Mother*Marilyn Rutt2 b. 1940, d. 26 Jul 2015


Rochelle Hubley
     Donald David Paul Bezanson was born circa 1961.1 He married Rochelle Hubley.1 Donald David Paul Bezanson died on 29 August 1999 at Herring Code, Nova Scotia, in a tragic drowning accident.1 He was buried in St. James United New Cemetery, Sambro, Nova Scotia.3

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 31 August 1999:
BEZANSON, Donald David Paul - 38, Herring Cove, died August 29, 1999, with his daughter, Kendra, as a result of a tragic drowning accident in Herring Cove.

Born in Halifax, he was a son of Robert Bezanson, Kentville, and Marilyn (Sapaogeon) Gray, West Pennant. He was employed as a truck driver with the Alberta Pipeline.

He is survived by Rochelle Hubley; daughter, Kayla, both at home; brothers, Ricky (Heather) Bezanson, Ardoise, Hants Co; Robert Bezanson, Toronto; Randall (Natalie) Bezanson, Herring Cove; John Bezanson, Harrietsfield; Wayne (Karen) Comeau, Waterville; Steven Comeau and Robbie (Kelly) Bezanson, both of Centreville; sisters, Belynda (James) Gray, Desaree Gray, all of West Pennant; Debora (Cliff) Goodhew, Terence Bay; Cymba (John) Byers, Halifax; Deanna (Larry) Woodworth, Woodville; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his stepfather, Ivan Gray.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, both in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, Rev. Anne Singer officiating. Burial in St. James Cemetery, Sambro.2

     Donald David Paul Bezanson was mentioned in an article that appeared in National Post (Toronto, Ontario) on 31 August 1999:
Waves blamed for two N.S. deaths By Rebecca MacEachern

HALIFAX -- High waves whipped up by hurricanes off the U.S. coast may have contributed to the deaths this weekend of a man and his eight-year-old daughter, who were swept off a rock and drowned at a popular Halifax Harbour lookout spot.

Donnie Bezanson, 38, and his daughter, Kendra, were pulled from the icy waters off Herring Cove on Sunday.

Mr. Bezanson had taken Kendra and his younger daughter, Kalya, 4, for an after noon walk along the rocky shoreline when police believe the two were washed into the Atlantic by a particularly high wave.

The waves were running as high as three metres in Herring Cove and other communities along Nova Scotia's southern coast on the weekend, and meteorologist Ken Kirkwood said two hurricanes currently raging well to the south proba bly contributed to the tragedy: "We're ex periencing some high waves along with some brisk winds which can make for pretty powerful swells."

High waves nearly claimed another life at Queensland, a beach about 45 minutes from Halifax. Police say a woman was tossed by a wave and struck her head on sand or rocks.

A lifeguard pulled her from the water and she was taken to hospital.

The Daily News, with files from The Canadian Press.4
Last Edited27 Feb 2021


  1. [S467] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "Lunenburg County Obituaries", 31 August 1999, Bezanson, Donald David Paul.
  2. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 31 August 1999, Donald David Paul Bezanson.
  3. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Donald David Paul Bezanson; St. James United New Cemetery, Sambro, Nova Scotia, Canada; Memorial Number: 82789356.
  4. [S898] News Item, "Waves Blamed For Two N.S. Deaths", National Post (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 31 August 1999, p. 2.