Blanche Bezanson1

F, #24961, b. 2 October 1910, d. before 10 June 2003
Father*Richard Melbourne Bezanson1 b. May 1880, d. 2 Mar 1964
Mother*Edith Schofield1 b. 7 Jun 1881, d. 26 Oct 1962

Family

Olav Morholt b. 20 May 1907, d. Jun 1979
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Blanche Bezanson was also known as Eve Blanche Bezanson and confused with her sister Evelyn. She was born on 2 October 1910 at Canning, Nova Scotia.2,3,4 She married Olav Morholt.5 Blanche Bezanson died before 10 June 2003 possibly in December 1977 in Florida.3

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1910
Census
1911
1920
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1921
1930
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1950
1960
1970
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2000
Death
2003

Census, Residence

Census1911Eve Blanche Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 at Canning, Nova Scotia, in the household of Richard Melbourne Bezanson and Edith Schofield with Laura Mae Bezanson, Evelyn Kathleen Bezanson, Jessie Gertrude Bezanson and Jennie Rae Bezanson.6
Census1921Blanche Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 at Marriott's Cove, Nova Scotia, in the household of Richard Melbourne Bezanson and Edith Schofield with Laura Mae Bezanson, Evelyn Kathleen Bezanson, Jessie Gertrude Bezanson, Jennie Rae Bezanson, Marjorie Elizabeth Bezanson, Eileen Bezanson, Daisy Marguerite Bezanson and Ethel Bezanson.7
Lived1977Blanche Bezanson and Olav Morholt lived in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, in 1977.8
Last Edited2 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 140.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Eva Blanche; Registration Year: 1910; Page: 54900941; Number: 54900943.
  3. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 12 June 2003, Marjorie Elizabeth Morash.
  4. [S3] Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Blanche Morholt, Born=2 Oct 1910, Died=Dec 1977, Residence=33708  Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, FL, Last Benefit=33708  Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, FL, Issued=NY (Before 1951).
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 140, in the entry for "Blanche."
  6. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Kings, Nova Scotia; Family: 121; Page: 12; Lines: 13-19.
  7. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Chester West, Canaan, Chester, Sherwood, Windsor Road, Marriotts Cove, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 13; Lines: 35-45.
  8. [S3] Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Blanche Morholt, Born=2 Oct 1910, Died=Dec 1977, Residence=33708  Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, FL, Last Benefit=33708  Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, FL, Issued=NY (Before 1951) and Olav Morholt, Born=20 May 1907, Died=Jun 1979, Residence=33708  Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, FL, Last Benefit=10308 Staten Island, Richmond, NY, Issued=098 (Before 1951).

Donna Faye Valanne1,2

F, #24963, b. circa 1943, d. 20 September 2011

Family

Ronald McNeil Bezanson
     Donna Faye Valanne was born circa 1943 at New Brunswick.1 She married Ronald McNeil Bezanson on 13 August 1960 at New Brunswick.1,2 Donna Faye Valanne died on 20 September 2011 at Pembroke, Ontario.3

     Obituary from The Pembroke Daily Observer (Pembroke, Ontario), 23 September 2011:
BEZANSON, Donna - Peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 in her 69th year, Donna Bezanson (nee Valanne) of Pembroke, beloved wife of Ronald Bezanson. Loving mother of Brian (Kim) of Pembroke, Judy (Alain) Wood of Quebec City, Brenda Lowerison of Belleville and Kevin (Angie) of Pembroke. Also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and many brothers and sisters. A private family visitation and funeral service will be held at the Neville Funeral Home, Pembroke, followed by cremation.3
Last Edited29 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S860] Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, "Vital Statistics from Government Records", Marriage Certificate; Microfilm F24375, SUnbury County, Code B4/1960, Number 3427, Ronald McNeil Bezanson and Donna Faye Valanne, 13 August 1960.
  2. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 14 June 2000, Beverly Eugene "Jake" Bezanson.
  3. [S2] Donna Bezanson Death Notice, Pembroke Daily Observer (Pembroke, Ontario), 23 September 2011.

Laurie Reginald Crowell1

M, #24964, b. 2 January 1947, d. 22 December 2007
Father*Reginald Crowell2 d. 21 Jun 2000
Mother*Melinda Bezanson2 b. 9 Mar 1913, d. 17 Jun 2003

Family

Audrey Mosher
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Laurie Reginald Crowell was born on 2 January 1947 at Windsor, Nova Scotia.1 He married Audrey Mosher circa 1963.1 Laurie Reginald Crowell lived in Bishopville, Nova Scotia, on 17 June 2003.2 He died on 22 December 2007 at Bishopville, Nova Scotia, at age 60.1 He was buried in Bishopville Cemetery, Bishopville, Nova Scotia.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 25 December 2007:
CROWELL, Laurie Reginald - 60, Bishopville, Kings Co., passed away Saturday, December 22, 2007, at home.

Born on January 2, 1947 in Windsor, he was the son of the late Frank "Reg" and Melinda "Lindy" (Bezanson) Crowell. Laurie was involved with the Avon Credit Union in various capacities after being elected to the board in 1975. In 1976 he was elected chair of Avon Credit Union and remained chair until amalgamation to Valley Credit Union in 1994. He was elected as Chairman of the Board of Valley Credit Union in 2001, and was re-elected at the end of each term, where he remained as Chairman to this date. He was a member of the executive, a member of the personnel committee and a Delegate at Provincial and National Meetings on behalf of VCU. "5 O'Clock Crowell" will be remembered for his love of music and entertaining. He was a member of Local 583 of the CEP, and also served as president for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, the former Audrey Mosher; daughter, Barbara (Butch) Robinson, Windsor; Mike (Allison), Rothesay, N.B; Stephen (Julie), Prince Edward Island; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Elva (Dave) Peach, Falmouth; Ella (Doug) Young, Hantsport; Mary (David) Robarts, Hantsport, and their children as well as extended family and friends. Cremation has taken place.

Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday, December 27, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, December 28, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Bishopville Cemetery at a later date.1
Last Edited4 May 2014

Citations

  1. [S2] Laurie Reginald Crowell Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 25 December 2007.
  2. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 19 June 2003, Mabel Melinda "Lindy" Crowell.

Elva Mae Crowell1

F, #24966, b. 25 June 1949, d. 28 June 2021
Father*Reginald Crowell2 d. 21 Jun 2000
Mother*Melinda Bezanson2 b. 9 Mar 1913, d. 17 Jun 2003

Family

David Peach
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Elva (Crowell) Peach
     Elva Mae Crowell was born on 25 June 1949.1 She married David Peach.2 Elva Mae Crowell lived in Falmouth, Nova Scotia, on 17 June 2000.2 She died on 28 June 2021 at Falmouth, Nova Scotia, at age 72.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 2 July 2021:
Elva Mae (Crowell) Peach

Just three days after her 72nd birthday, on Monday, June 28, 2021, Elva passed away suddenly at home in Falmouth, going on to be with her loved ones who passed before her. Born on June 25, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Reg and Lindy (Bezanson) Crowell.

Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). There will be no visitation by request. A private invite only funeral service, keeping with COVID-19 guidelines will be held in Falmouth Baptist Church with Rev. Gail Whalen-Dunn officiating. COVID-19 guidelines must be respected and we thank you for understanding.1


     Obituary from DeMont Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service (Windsor, Nova Scotia):
Obituary of Elva Mae Peach

Just three days after her 72nd birthday, on Monday, June 28, 2021, Elva passed away suddenly at home in Falmouth, going on to be with her loved ones who passed before her. Born on June 25, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Reg and Lindy (Bezanson) Crowell.

She will be forever missed by her loving husband, best friend and partner in life of 52 years, David; daughter, Tammy Blue (Rick Hill); grandchildren, Chloe and Caleb, Amanda (Saxen); great-grandson, Julien; Melissa (Myles); daughter, Sandy (Wayne Hopkins); grandsons, Avery and Cole; son, Dave (Kara); granddaughters, Natalie and Ally (Ryan); great-grandsons, Jaxson and Xander; her cats, Kitty and Tommy; her first friends, sisters, Ella (Doug Young) and Mary (David Robarts); sisters-in-law, Audrey Crowell and Dianne (Frank Phillips); as well as, several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Elva was predeceased by her in-laws, Rex and Nora Peach; son-in-law, Marc Blue; brother, Laurie Crowell and grandsons, Logan Blue and Addison Hopkins.

Elva was the salt of the earth. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and the best Grammie to all her kids, blood or not. You could always count on Mom to be there for all and everyone. She had the amazing gift of knowing when someone needed her, a friend, a pick me up, a plate of cookies, a pie or a shoulder to cry on…never judging, just being her Elva way.

At the age of 12 she began sharing her voice of an angel at weddings, anniversaries, funerals, churches, community choirs, family gatherings, camping sing songs and kitchen parties bringing the love of music wherever she went. She loved GOD and her church family whole- heartedly and lived her life through her undying faith. Guaranteed she is now directing a choir of angels in heaven. She loved her job of 52 years as a hairstylist beautifying clients, friends, family and nursing home clients, as well as for 25 years, funeral clients. Her clients held a special place in her heart, they were never just clients, they were her friends.

Mom, along with her partner in crime, were passionate of their many travels and passed on their love of day trips, camping, travelling and exploring, to their children. She has multiple journals of all their road trips across Canada and the USA, with Florida being one of her favorite winter vacations.

Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor. There will be no visitation by request. A private invite only funeral service, keeping with COVID-19 guidelines will be held in Falmouth Baptist Church with Rev. Gail Whalen-Dunn officiating. COVID-19 guidelines must be respected and we thank you for understanding.3
Last Edited2 Jul 2021

Citations

  1. [S2] Elva Mae (Crowell) Peach Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 2 July 2021.
  2. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 19 June 2003, Mabel Melinda "Lindy" Crowell.
  3. [S680] Elva Mae Peach Death Notice, DeMont Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service (Windsor, Nova Scotia), accessed 2 July 2021.