William Edward Rourke1

M, #25046, b. 11 November 1911, d. 1 May 2005
FatherGeorge Alfred Rourke1
MotherEva Belle Bezanson1 b. c 1890

Family

Effie (?) d. b 1 May 2005
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     William Edward Rourke was born on 11 November 1911 at Mt. Denson, Nova Scotia.1 He married Effie (?).1 William Edward Rourke died on 1 May 2005 at QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 93.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 3 May 2005:
ROURKE, William Edward "Bill" - 93, Falmouth, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, after a short illness.

Born on November 11, 1911, in Mount Denson, he grew up and lived in Falmouth. He was a son of the late George and Eva (Bezanson) Rourke. Bill's story is one of hard work from an early age in the woods, farms and orchards onwards. He was a carpenter, a farmhand, a logger, and he picked up numerous jobs and skills in a long career. Bill was well-known in the region for his ability to contribute to the construction of numerous homes and buildings in the area for the past 70 years. He was a good honest man, with a kind spirit, well-rooted in the local community. Bill and his wife, Effie, built a strong relationship together as they worked side by side while raising their family. As a father and grandfather who harbored a strong sense of commitment for being there for his family, he will be missed.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Eva Allen, Halifax; sister, Myrtle Deal, Halifax; brother, Lester (Gwen), Falmouth; grandchildren, Susan, Rose, William, Danny, Randy, Shelly, Robert, and six great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife Effie; son, Carl; brother, Arthur; sisters, Shirley, Bessie, and Erma.

Visitation will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 4, at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in the Ste. Croix Cemetery, St. Croix.1
Last Edited29 Aug 2014

Citations

  1. [S675] Hants County GenWeb, "Hants County, Nova Scotia GenWeb, Obituary Records", Chronicle-Herald, May 3, 2005, ROURKE, William Edward "Bill."

Myrtle Rourke1

F, #25047
FatherGeorge Alfred Rourke1
MotherEva Belle Bezanson1 b. c 1890

Family

(?) Deal
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Myrtle Rourke married (?) Deal.1
Last Edited29 Aug 2014

Citations

  1. [S675] Hants County GenWeb, "Hants County, Nova Scotia GenWeb, Obituary Records", Chronicle-Herald, May 3, 2005, ROURKE, William Edward "Bill."

Arthur James Rourke1

M, #25052, b. circa 1921, d. 17 August 1994
FatherGeorge Alfred Rourke2
MotherEva Belle Bezanson2 b. c 1890

Family

Irma Mae Lockhart
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Arthur James Rourke was born circa 1921 at Mt. Denson, Nova Scotia.1 He married Irma Mae Lockhart.1 Arthur James Rourke died on 17 August 1994 at Sweets Corner, Nova Scotia.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 19 August 1994:
ROURKE, Arthur James (Art) - 73, Sweets Corner, Hants County, died August 17, 1994, at home.

Born at Mount Denson, he was a son of the late George and Eva (Bezanson) Rourke. He retired in 1986 from Fundy Gypsum Company, where he was quarry supervisor, after 30 years service. He was an avid camper and fomerly enjoyed hunting and sport fishing.

He is survived by his wife, the former Irma Mae Lockhart; daughter, Julie Ann (Mrs. Herman DeCoste), Brooklyn, Hants County; son, Wayne Arthur, Newport Corner; four granddaughters, Rachel, Sara and Natalie Rourke, Brittany DeCoste; two sisters, Myrtle (Mrs. Raymond Deal), Lower Sackville; Shirley (Mrs. Howard Peach), Falmouth; two brothers, William, Lester, both of Falmouth.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Bessie Gold, Irma Cox.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. today in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, Rev. Garnet Parker officiating. Burial will be in Ste. Croix Cemetery, St. Croix.1
Last Edited5 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Arthur James (Art) Rourke Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 19 August 1994.
  2. [S675] Hants County GenWeb, "Hants County, Nova Scotia GenWeb, Obituary Records", Chronicle-Herald, May 3, 2005, ROURKE, William Edward "Bill."

Shirley Rourke1

F, #25053, b. circa 1917, d. 6 November 1995
FatherGeorge Alfred Rourke1
MotherEva Belle Bezanson1 b. c 1890

Family

Howard Burton Peach
Child
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Shirley Rourke was born circa 1917 at Falmouth, Nova Scotia.2 She married Howard Burton Peach.2 Shirley Rourke died on 6 November 1995 at Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 8 November 1995:
PEACH, Shirley Alice - 78, Falmouth, Hants Co., died November 6, 1995, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor.

Born in Falmouth, she was a daughter of the late George and Eva (Bezanson) Rourke. She was a member of St. George's Anglican Church, Falmouth, St. George's Church Ladies Guild and Leila Rebekah Lodge, Windsor.

Surviving are sons, Walter, Brian, Alberta; Oliver, Ontario; Donald, Brooklyn, Hants Co; daughters, Vivian (Mrs. Walter Munroe), Brenda, Scotch Village, Hants Co; brothers, Bill, Lester, Falmouth; sister, Myrtle Deal, Sackville, Halifax Co; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Burton Peach; son, Laurie; brother, Arthur Rourke; sisters, Bessie Gold, Ermie Cox.

Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Rebekah Lodge service 7 p.m. Thursday, both in Lohnes Funeral Home, Windsor. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday in St. George's Anglican Church, Upper Falmouth, Rev. Duane Tanswell officiating. Burial in St. George's Anglican Cemetery, Upper Falmouth.2
Last Edited10 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S675] Hants County GenWeb, "Hants County, Nova Scotia GenWeb, Obituary Records", Chronicle-Herald, May 3, 2005, ROURKE, William Edward "Bill."
  2. [S2] Shirley Alice Peach Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 8 November 1995.

Bessie Rourke1

F, #25054, d. before 1 May 2005
FatherGeorge Alfred Rourke1
MotherEva Belle Bezanson1 b. c 1890
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Bessie Rourke died before 1 May 2005.1
Last Edited29 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. [S675] Hants County GenWeb, "Hants County, Nova Scotia GenWeb, Obituary Records", Chronicle-Herald, May 3, 2005, ROURKE, William Edward "Bill."

Erma Rourke1

F, #25055, d. before 1 May 2005
FatherGeorge Alfred Rourke1
MotherEva Belle Bezanson1 b. c 1890
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Erma Rourke died before 1 May 2005.1
Last Edited29 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. [S675] Hants County GenWeb, "Hants County, Nova Scotia GenWeb, Obituary Records", Chronicle-Herald, May 3, 2005, ROURKE, William Edward "Bill."