Laurie Peach1

M, #27329
Father*Howard Burton Peach1
Mother*Shirley Rourke1 b. c 1917, d. 6 Nov 1995
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Last Edited10 Apr 2015


  1. [S2] Shirley Alice Peach Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 8 November 1995.

Hazel Christina Oickle1,2

F, #27332, b. 14 May 1943, d. 30 April 2017
Father*Elvin Oickle2 b. c 1908
Mother*Annie Eliza Bezanson2 b. 11 Feb 1922, d. 17 Dec 1995


Donald Fleet b. 14 Jul 1936, d. 3 Mar 2021
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Hazel Christina Oickle was born on 14 May 1943 at New Chester, Nova Scotia.1 She married Donald Fleet circa 1961.1 Hazel Christina Oickle and Donald Fleet were living at Ecum Secum, Nova Scotia, in 1995.2 Hazel Christina Oickle died on 30 April 2017 at age 73.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 3 May 2017:
FLEET, Hazel Christina

Age 73, Ecum Secum, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Saturday, April 30, 2017. Born in New Chester May 14, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Elvin and Annie (Bezanson) Oickle.

Hazel was employed as a waitress at Liscombe Lodge for 32 years, also a member of the Ecum Secum Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for many years. She was devoted to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed dancing in her earlier years, cooking, break open tickets and watching her favourite TV shows: Family Feud and General Hospital.

Survived by her husband of 56 years, Donald; sons, Michael (Elizabeth), Ivan (Susan), both of Ecum Secum; grandchildren, Nicole (Joey), Makayla, Sophia; greatgrandchildren, Dakota and Clayton; step great-grandchildren, Brandon and Tyler; sisters, Maude Fleet, Ecum Secum; Nora Moser, Moser River.

Visitation tonight (Wednesday) 7-9 p.m. in Ecum Secum Chapel. No funeral or flowers by request. Family burial at a later date. Special thanks to the entire staff of Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital for their kindness and compassion shown to Hazel and her family while she was a patient.1
Last Edited13 Mar 2021


  1. [S2] Hazel Christina Fleet Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 3 May 2017.
  2. [S2] Annie Eliza Oickle Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 19 December 1995.

Betty Bezanson1

F, #27336, b. 1925, d. 10 July 2016
Father*Harold Theodore Bezanson1 b. 1905, d. 1960
Mother*Blanche Whitman1 b. 2 Dec 1900, d. 1999


Joseph Bent d. 2002
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Betty Bezanson was also known as Mary Elizabeth Bezanson.2 She was born in 1925.2 She married Joseph Bent.1 Betty Bezanson died on 10 July 2016 at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 12 July 2016:
BENT (Bezanson), Mary Elizabeth 'Betty' Age 91 of Bridgetown East, formerly of Middleton, died July 10th, 2016, in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Betty was born in 1925 and raised in North and South Williamston, Annapolis Co. She was a daughter of Harold (Ted) Bezanson and Ella (Blanche) (Whitman) Bezanson.

Betty graduated from Lawrencetown High School in 1942 and went to Normal College in Truro to pursue a teaching career. Mom taught for a short time in Forest Glade, Prince Albert and Mosher’s Corner. It was while boarding in Mosher’s Corner that she met and married our father, Joe. Mom was a fantastic cook, enjoyed her daily crossword puzzle and instilled the love of reading in each of us.

She is survived by daughters, Mary Wagner (Donald), Lower Sackville; Anne-Marie Underhill (Richard), Brickton; Linda Bent (Vincent Marshall), Bridgetown North; sons, David (Cheryl Putman), South Williamston; Gordon (Sharon), Mount Hanley; Richard (Susan) Mount Hanley; Alan (Michele), North Kingston; Ronald (Theresa), Nictaux; Glendon (Elaine), Paradise; Neil (Judy), Lawrencetown; Roger, Prince Albert; Andrew (Kathy Robar), Meadowvale. Betty is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Joseph Arleigh Bent (2002); her parents, Ted (1960) and Blanche (1999); her sister, Kathleen (Bezanson) Gridley (1992); Bent (2007); and grandson, Joseph Robb (1996). She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

We would like to take this time to thank the staff at Grace Haven for their kind attentive care and also the nursing staff at SMH who made our last hours with Mom so much easier to bear. In keeping with Betty’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 13th in Middleton Funeral Home where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 14th with Licentiate Elaine Bent officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow the service. Private family interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton.2
Last Edited30 Jul 2016


  1. [S2] Kathleen (Kay) Whitman Gridley Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 9 September 1992.
  2. [S2] Mary Elizabeth 'Betty' (Bezanson) Bent Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 12 July 2016.

Joseph Ian Robb1

M, #27340, d. 24 February 1996
Father*David Robb1
Mother*Linda Bent1
Relationship7th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Joseph Ian Robb died on 24 February 1996 at Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, Nova Scotia.1 He was buried on 26 February 1996 in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton, Nova Scotia.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 26 February 1996:
ROBB, Joseph Ian - infant son of David and Linda (Bent) Robb, Granville Ferry, died February 24, 1996, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.

Surviving are maternal grandparents, Joseph and Betty Bent, Mount Hanley; paternal grandparents, Ian and Sheila Robb, Berwick; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Blanche Bezanson, Bridgetown; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Evelyn Middlemas, Berwick.

Private graveside service will be held today in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton, Rev. Tim McFarland officiating.1
Last Edited13 Apr 2015


  1. [S2] Joseph Ian Robb Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 26 February 1996.