Elsie Malay1

F, #26342, b. 27 November 1905, d. 27 January 1995
FatherChadwick Murray Malay1 b. 13 Jul 1882, d. 11 Jan 1961
MotherAnnie Parker Bezanson1 b. 23 Apr 1887, d. 11 Apr 1957

Family

Horace Trindall
Children
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Elsie Malay was born on 27 November 1905 at Malay Falls, Nova Scotia.2,3 She married Horace Trindall.2 Elsie Malay died on 27 January 1995 at Malay Falls, Nova Scotia, at age 89.2 She was buried on 30 January 1995 in St. James United Church Cemetery, Lochaber Mines, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 28 January 1995:
TRINDALL, Elsie Frances - 89, Malay Falls, Halifax Co., died January 27, 1995, at home.

Born November 27, 1905 at Malay Falls, she was a daughter of the late Chadwick and Annie (Bezanson) Malay. She moved to the United States at the age of 15 and was employed with Nicko's Candy Factory. After her husband's retirement, they returned to Malay Falls in 1964. She was a member of St. James United Church, Lochaber Mines.

Surviving are sons, Charles, Malay Falls; Richard, Brocton, Mass; sister, Effie Rutledge, Lochaber Mines; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Horace; son, Horace Jr; daughter, Effie; sisters, Abbie Crowell, Eva DeCoste, Janie, Helen; brothers, Enos, Colin.

Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today and Sunday in Crowell's Funeral Home, Sheet Harbour. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday in St. James United Church, Lochaber Mines, Rev. Glen Spears officiating. Burial in church cemetery.2

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1911Elsie Malay appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Chadwick Murray Malay and Annie Parker Bezanson at Lochaber Mines, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited8 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 141; Page: 16.
  2. [S2] Elsie Frances Trindall Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 28 January 1995.
  3. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 141; Page: 16, March 1905.

Abbie Malay1

F, #26343, b. August 1908
FatherChadwick Murray Malay1 b. 13 Jul 1882, d. 11 Jan 1961
MotherAnnie Parker Bezanson1 b. 23 Apr 1887, d. 11 Apr 1957
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Abbie Malay was born in August 1908 at Nova Scotia.1

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1911Abbie Malay appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Chadwick Murray Malay and Annie Parker Bezanson at Lochaber Mines, Nova Scotia.1
Census1921Abbie Malay appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Chadwick Murray Malay and Annie Parker Bezanson at Lochaber Mines, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited8 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 141; Page: 16.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Sheet Harbour Polling District No 25 A, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 43; Page: 16; Lines: 1-9.

Colin Malay1

M, #26344, b. April 1911
FatherChadwick Murray Malay1 b. 13 Jul 1882, d. 11 Jan 1961
MotherAnnie Parker Bezanson1 b. 23 Apr 1887, d. 11 Apr 1957
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Colin Malay was born in April 1911 at Nova Scotia.1

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1911
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1911
1920
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1921

Census, Residence

Census1911Colin Malay appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Chadwick Murray Malay and Annie Parker Bezanson at Lochaber Mines, Nova Scotia.1
Census1921Colin Malay appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Chadwick Murray Malay and Annie Parker Bezanson at Lochaber Mines, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited8 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 141; Page: 16.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Sheet Harbour Polling District No 25 A, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 43; Page: 16; Lines: 1-9.

Enos Malay1

M, #26345, b. circa 1913
FatherChadwick Murray Malay1 b. 13 Jul 1882, d. 11 Jan 1961
MotherAnnie Parker Bezanson1 b. 23 Apr 1887, d. 11 Apr 1957
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Enos Malay was born circa 1913 at Nova Scotia.1

Census Summary

1910
Birth
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1920
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Census, Residence

Census1921Enos Malay appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Chadwick Murray Malay and Annie Parker Bezanson at Lochaber Mines, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited8 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Sheet Harbour Polling District No 25 A, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 43; Page: 16; Lines: 1-9.

Janie Malay1

F, #26346, b. circa 1914
FatherChadwick Murray Malay1 b. 13 Jul 1882, d. 11 Jan 1961
MotherAnnie Parker Bezanson1 b. 23 Apr 1887, d. 11 Apr 1957
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Janie Malay was born circa 1914 at Nova Scotia.1

Census Summary

1910
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1920
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Census, Residence

Census1921Janie Malay appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Chadwick Murray Malay and Annie Parker Bezanson at Lochaber Mines, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited8 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Sheet Harbour Polling District No 25 A, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 43; Page: 16; Lines: 1-9.

Eva Malay1

F, #26349, b. circa 1919
FatherChadwick Murray Malay1 b. 13 Jul 1882, d. 11 Jan 1961
MotherAnnie Parker Bezanson1 b. 23 Apr 1887, d. 11 Apr 1957
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Eva Malay was born circa 1919 at Nova Scotia.1

Census Summary

1910
Birth
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1920
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1921

Census, Residence

Census1921Eva Malay appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Chadwick Murray Malay and Annie Parker Bezanson at Lochaber Mines, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited8 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Sheet Harbour Polling District No 25 A, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 43; Page: 16; Lines: 1-9.

Harold Allison Bezanson1

M, #26351, b. 30 November 1935, d. 26 September 2012
FatherAllen Benjamin Bezanson1 b. 17 Aug 1904, d. 7 Dec 1987
MotherLucille Morris1 b. c 1904, d. 15 Oct 1978

Family

Patricia Moana Gray b. 1 Jul 1934, d. 8 Jun 2004
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Harold Allison "Buzz" Bezanson
Image credit: Sandi Bezanson-Chan
     Harold Allison Bezanson was born on 30 November 1935.1 He also went by the name of Buzz. He married Patricia Moana Gray.1 Harold Allison Bezanson died on 26 September 2012 at age 76.1

     Obituary from The Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, British Columbia), 29 September 2012:
BEZANSON, Harold A. "Buzz"
November 30, 1935 - September 26, 2012

With his children by his side, Buzz passed away peacefully after several years of declining health.

Predeceased by his wife Patricia, Buzz is survived by his son Allen, daughter Sandi and son- in-law Tom and son Steve as well as his grandchildren Alex, Kevin, Hayley, Ally and Bethany.

Buzz was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia. He enlisted in the RCAF in 1952 at age 17 and was stationed in Ottawa. Some of his fondest memories were of his experiences as a drummer, travelling with the RCAF Rockcliffe Pipe Band. In 1957 he was transferred to Air Division HQ in Metz, France. Buzz had wonderful experiences while stationed in Europe, not the least of which was meeting the love of his life, Patricia Gray, also a member of the RCAF. They married in 1958. A transfer in 1961 brought the family, now including Allen and Sandi, to the West Coast of Canada - Richmond, BC, where youngest son Steve was born. After leaving the Air Force in 1966, Buzz had a career in sales until his retirement in 1995. Buzz and Pat lived in Richmond for 37 years before moving to Cloverdale. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6 and was proud of his involvement with the Amos Ferguson Manor. After losing Pat in 2004 and suffering a stroke in 2006 Buzz returned to Richmond where he spent his final years.

The family wishes to thank Dr. M. Frey, the compassionate staff of Pinegrove Place Care Home and his special caregiver Helen. We are also grateful for the love and support given to Buzz by his companion Karen. In respect of Buzz's wishes there will be no memorial service.2
Last Edited28 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S795] Sandi Bezanson-Chan, "Facebook Comment," message to John Cardinal, 29 March 2014.
  2. [S2] Harold A. "Buzz" Bezanson Death Notice, The Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, British Columbia), 29 September 2012.

Patricia Moana Gray1

F, #26352, b. 1 July 1934, d. 8 June 2004

Family

Harold Allison Bezanson b. 30 Nov 1935, d. 26 Sep 2012
Patricia Moana (Gray) Bezanson
Image credit: Sandi Bezanson-Chan
     Patricia Moana Gray was born on 1 July 1934.1 She married Harold Allison Bezanson.1 Patricia Moana Gray died on 8 June 2004 at age 69.1

     Obituary from The Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, British Columbia), 12 June 2004:
BEZANSON - Patricia Moana (nee Gray) passed away unexpectedly on June 8, 2004 in St. Paul's Hospital at the age of 69. Pat is lovingly remembered by her family, her husband Buzz of 45 years, son Allen, his children Kevin and Bethany; daughter Sandi Bezanson-Chan (Tom), her children Alex and Hayley Chan; son Steven, his daughter Alexandra; sisters Roberta, Carol and Gail and brother Doug.

A true daughter of Canada, Pat was born July 1, 1934 in Elk Point, Alberta and was raised in Little Red River and Fort Vermillion in Alberta's Peace River Country. After attending high school in Edmonton, Pat enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and served in Ontario and Quebec as well as with NATO in Metz, France. It was in Metz that she met and married Buzz and where her two eldest children were born. A transfer in 1960 took them to Richmond, BC, where her youngest son was born. They lived in Richmond for 37 years before moving to Cloverdale.

Special thanks to Drs. Frey and Firmer and the staff of 4 North at Richmond Hospital, as well as Drs. Webb and Tang and staff of the CCU at St. Paul's Hospital, with particular thanks to Harold. In keeping with Pat's wishes, the family will have a private memorial.2
Last Edited28 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S795] Sandi Bezanson-Chan, "Facebook Comment," message to John Cardinal, 29 March 2014.
  2. [S2] Patricia Moana Bezanson Death Notice, The Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, British Columbia), 12 June 2004.

Mabel Bennett1,2

F, #26357, b. 28 February 1901, d. 16 March 1992

Family

Ernest Dudley Bezanson b. 26 Nov 1898, d. 19 Jul 1957
Children
     Mabel Bennett was born on 28 February 1901 at Kentucky.2,1,3 She married Ernest Dudley Bezanson.2 Mabel Bennett and Ernest Dudley Bezanson were photographed with Berdice Bezanson and Minnie Shaw circa 1929. Mabel Bennett died on 16 March 1992 at age 91.4,3 She was buried in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Evendale, Ohio.5

     Death Notice from The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio), 19 March 1992:
BEZANSON
Mabel, wife of the late Ernest D. Bezanson, mother of Berdice Mellett, Ellen Kramer and Ernie Bezanson, also leaves two sisters, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Monday, March 16, 1992. Residence Norwood.

Friends may call at the Tredway-Pollitt Funeral Home, Inc., 2131 Cameron Ave., Norwood, Friday, 12:30 P.M. until time of funeral service 1:30 P.M.4

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1930Ernest Dudley Bezanson and Mabel Bennett appeared on the census of 1930 at 3964 Taylor Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, with Berdice Bezanson and Ellen Bezanson.6
Census1940Ernest Dudley Bezanson and Mabel Bennett appeared on the census of 1940 at 4000 Taylor Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, with Berdice Bezanson, Ellen Bezanson and Dudley Bezanson.2
Last Edited24 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S909] Ohio Department of Health, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007", Mabel Bezanson; 16 March 1992.
  2. [S5] 1940 Canadian Census; Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio; Roll: T627_3187; ED: 91-30; Page: 22A; Lines: 34-37.
  3. [S3] Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S2] Mabel Bezanson Death Notice, The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio), 19 March 1992, p. B5.
  5. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Mabel Bezanson; Memorial Number: Rest Haven Memorial Park, Evendale, Ohio; 91937451.
  6. [S5] 1930 Canadian Census; Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio; FHL Film: 2341540; Roll: 1806; Image: 931.0; ED: 0414; Page: 16B; Lines: 61-64.

Berdice Bezanson1

F, #26358, b. 23 October 1927, d. 1 June 2012
FatherErnest Dudley Bezanson1 b. 26 Nov 1898, d. 19 Jul 1957
MotherMabel Bennett1 b. 28 Feb 1901, d. 16 Mar 1992

Family

Raymond Mellett b. 15 Mar 1925, d. 27 Oct 1974
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Berdice Bezanson circa 1946
     Berdice Bezanson was born on 23 October 1927 at Ohio.2,1 She was photographed with Ernest Dudley Bezanson, Mabel Bennett and Minnie Shaw circa 1929. Berdice Bezanson married Raymond Mellett.3 Berdice Bezanson became a widow at age 47 upon the death of her husband Raymond Mellett on 27 October 1974.4,5 Berdice Bezanson died on 1 June 2012 at age 84.3

     Obituary from The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio), 4 June 2012:
MELLETT, Berdice - wife of the late Raymond Mellett. Survived by children Greg (Carol) Mellett, Sharon (the late David) Hale, Brenda Mellett, Donna (Dan) Gehlert & Sallie (Pat) Kerrigan. Grandchildren Allison Hale, Matt & Melissa Gerhlert, Shawn & Nick Kerrigan. Sister Ellen Kramer, brother Ernie Bezanson. Went to join the love of her life June 1 at age 84.

Visitation Tuesday June 5, 11 am to 1 pm. Service immediately following at Norwood Christian Church, 4400 Ashland Avenue.3

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1930Berdice Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Ernest Dudley Bezanson and Mabel Bennett at 3964 Taylor Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio.6
Census1940Berdice Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Ernest Dudley Bezanson and Mabel Bennett at 4000 Taylor Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio.1
Last Edited24 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S5] 1940 Canadian Census; Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio; Roll: T627_3187; ED: 91-30; Page: 22A; Lines: 34-37.
  2. [S912] Ohio Vital Records Office, "Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964", Mable B. Bezanson; 23 October 1927.
  3. [S2] Berdice Mellett Death Notice, The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio), 4 June 2012.
  4. [S2] JRaymond G. Mellett Death Notice, The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio), 29 October 1974, p. 37.
  5. [S3] Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Raymond Mellett; Issue State: Ohio; Issue Date: Before 1951.
  6. [S5] 1930 Canadian Census; Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio; FHL Film: 2341540; Roll: 1806; Image: 931.0; ED: 0414; Page: 16B; Lines: 61-64.

Ellen Bezanson1

F, #26359, b. circa 1929, d. 11 June 2013
FatherErnest Dudley Bezanson1 b. 26 Nov 1898, d. 19 Jul 1957
MotherMabel Bennett1 b. 28 Feb 1901, d. 16 Mar 1992

Family

George William Kramer
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Ellen Bezanson was born circa 1929 at Ohio.1 She married George William Kramer.2 Ellen Bezanson died on 11 June 2013 at Summerville, South Carolina.2

     Death Notice from The Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), 12 June 2013:
Ellen Bezanson Kramer SUMMERVILLE - Ellen Bezanson Kramer, 84, of Summerville, SC, widow of LCDR George William Kramer, died Tuesday, June 11 2013 at the Village at Summerville. A Memorial Service will be held Friday afternoon, June 14, 2013 at the Lola Johnston Memorial Chapel at the Village at Summerville at 2 o'clock. A private burial will be held at a later date at Beaufort National Cemetery.

Mrs. Kramer was born February 3, 1929 in Cincinnati, OH, a daughter of Ernest Bezanson and Mable Bennett Bezanson. She was a US Navy veteran of World War II. She was a lifetime member of Yeamans Hall Presbyterian Church in Hanahan and attended Summerville Baptist Church. She was a 23 year volunteer with the Red Cross at the Navy Hospital and was a founding member of the Charleston Chapter of the Christian Women's Club and served on the board for many years. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, Mark Kramer of Hanahan, SC and his daughters, Paula Anne Kramer and Samantha Harriet Kramer; one daughter, Karen Callahan of Houston, TX and her children, Jennifer Osborne, Michelle Chable; and Michael Osborne and his wife, Kimberly; one brother Ernest Bezanson of CA, and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Berdice Mellett.2

Census Summary

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2013

Census, Residence

Census1930Ellen Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Ernest Dudley Bezanson and Mabel Bennett at 3964 Taylor Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio.3
Census1940Ellen Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Ernest Dudley Bezanson and Mabel Bennett at 4000 Taylor Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio.1
Last Edited16 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S5] 1940 Canadian Census; Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio; Roll: T627_3187; ED: 91-30; Page: 22A; Lines: 34-37.
  2. [S2] Ellen Bezanson Kramer Death Notice, The Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), 12 June 2013.
  3. [S5] 1930 Canadian Census; Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio; FHL Film: 2341540; Roll: 1806; Image: 931.0; ED: 0414; Page: 16B; Lines: 61-64.