Hulda (?)1

F, #26362


Henry Cornelius Bezanson b. 9 Jul 1884, d. 7 Aug 1971
     Hulda (?) married Henry Cornelius Bezanson.1
Last Edited31 Mar 2014


  1. [S808] Library and Archives Canada, "Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918", Bezanson, Henry Cornelius; MSA; Date: 2 May 1918.

William Van Adestine1

M, #26366, b. 8 November 1944, d. 12 September 1945
Father*Herbert Van Adestine1 b. 11 Dec 1909
Mother*Sabine Catherine Desveaux1
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     William Van Adestine was born on 8 November 1944 at New Waterford, Nova Scotia.1 He died on 12 September 1945 at New Waterford, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited1 Apr 2014


  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Van Adestine, William; Registration Year: 1945; Book: 222; Page: 633.

Jean Margaret Paige1

F, #26370, b. August 1915, d. 21 September 1915
Father*Colin Roderick Paige1 b. Feb 1887
Mother*Sadie Melvin Bezanson1 b. 22 Jan 1890, d. 7 Apr 1973
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Jean Margaret Paige was born in August 1915.1 She died on 21 September 1915 at Pictou County, Nova Scotia.1 She was buried in St. Phillips Cemetery, Westville, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited3 Apr 2014


  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Paige, Jean Margaret; Registration Year: 1915; Book: 44; Page: 273; Number: 989.

Joy Winnifred Cavanaugh1

F, #26371, b. 4 August 1942, d. 20 June 2011
Father*William Cavanaugh1
Mother*Margaret Malay1 b. 15 Sep 1922, d. 7 Dec 2002


David Levy
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Joy Winnifred Cavanaugh was born on 4 August 1942 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 She married David Levy.1 Joy Winnifred Cavanaugh died on 20 June 2011 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, at age 68.1

     Death Notice from South Shore Now (Bridgewater, Nova Scotia), 28 June 2011:
Joy Winnifred Levy - 68, of Chester, formerly of Italy Cross, passed away Monday, June 20, 2011, in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.

Born in Halifax on August 4, 1942, she was a daughter of the late William "Bill" and Margaret "Love" (Malay) Cavanagh. Joy was a loyal and committed member of the Royal Canadian Legion branches in Chester and Bridgewater. A very warm and loving person, her family was everything to her, especially her grandsons. Joy was also a gentle soul who was very sensitive to the needs of others with an engaging personality and plenty of hugs. Joy and her loving husband, David, were each others one and only best friends and soulmates.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Kimberley Joy (Michael) Carter, Hammonds Plains; two sisters, Gay Melanson (late Garron), Truro, and Yvonne "Vonnie" (Steve) Joyner, Ottawa; three brothers, James "Jimmy" (Shirley), Kingston, Ontario; Kenneth "Kenny," Winnipeg; William "Billy" (Leora), Bridgewater; three grandsons, Ethan, Colby and Jax Carter; her beloved aunt, Winnifred "Winnie" DeVanney; many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

She was predeceased by a brother, Kevin; her maternal grandparents, Sadie and Joseph Malay. Sadie "Granny" Malay was Joys kindred spirit and inspiration and the person she modelled her life after. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. There will be no visitation or funeral service, by request. A private family burial will take place at a later date in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville.1
Last Edited29 Apr 2014


  1. [S2] Joy Winnifred Cavenaugh Death Notice, South Shore Now (Bridgewater, Nova Scotia), 28 June 2011.

Gerald Kennedy1

M, #26378, b. circa 1913
Father*James L. Kennedy1 b. 12 Jun 1886, d. 12 Dec 1952
Mother*Winnifred M. Bezanson1 b. 9 May 1889, d. 24 Oct 1954
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Gerald Kennedy was born circa 1913 at Nova Scotia.1 He appeared on the census of 1921 at 27 Stan Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the household of James L. Kennedy and Winnifred M. Bezanson with George Albert Kennedy and Walter Kennedy.1 Gerald Kennedy was the informant listed on the death certificate of James L. Kennedy who died 12 December 1952.2 Gerald Kennedy was the informant listed on the death certificate of Winnifred M. Bezanson who died 24 October 1954.3,4

Census Summary

Last Edited10 Apr 2015


  1. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Halifax (City), Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sub-District: 60; Page: 15; Lines: 18-22.
  2. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Kennedy, James Lawrence; Registration Year: 1952; Page: 6194.
  3. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Kennedy, Winnifred May; Registration Year: 1954; Page: 5257.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 102, 186.

Barbara Hirtle1

F, #26379, b. 24 July 1932, d. 5 October 2013


Fred Collicut b. c 1922, d. 5 Mar 1994
Barbara (Hirtle) Collicut
     Barbara Hirtle was born on 24 July 1932 at Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.2 She married Fred Collicut in 1961.2,1 Barbara Hirtle died on 5 October 2013 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, at age 81.2

Barbara Kathleen Collicutt

Date of Birth: Sunday, July 24th, 1932
Date of Death: Saturday, October 5th, 2013

It is with great sadness the family of Barbara Kathleen Collicutt, 81, of Bridgewater, announces her passing on Saturday October 5th, 2013, at the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.

Born in Bridgewater, she was the daughter of the late Walter Willison and Marguerite Kathleen (Slauenwhite) Hirtle. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

In her earlier years, she attended school in Bridgewater. She had saddle horses and enjoyed the farm life. After losing her father at the age of 15 in 1948 she went to work at Holmes Dry Goods store and later at the Olive and Taylor Drug Store (Rexall) to supplement the family income and keep the farm. In 1956 she returned home to work with her mother in the gardens and look after the animals.

She married Frederick I Collicutt in 1961, their son followed in 1963. Barbara worked hard all her life, aiding with Fred’s busy schedule as one of Canada’s leading Mercury salesmen. This continued up until just a few years ago as her son has stayed in the car business.

Barbara was a nature and animal lover and could identify every bird and flower you cared to ask about. She was an Elvis fan and collector of antiques. She was also an antique car enthusiast- an interest she shared with her son and grandson who was the joy of her life for the past sixteen years and was able to take her on drives before her passing. Barbara was a genuinely kind and caring person who made and kept friends easily.

She is survived by her son, Andrew (Gladys) Collicutt, Lunenburg and a grandson, Fred.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick I. Collicutt and a brother, Elmer Raymond in infancy.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the physicians, nurses and staff of the South Shore Regional Hospital, Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, QE II and

Valley Regional Hospital for their love and care of Barbara over the past few years.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg and where a memorial service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held on Saturday October 12th at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Mark Marshall officiating. Interment will be at a later date.2
Last Edited5 Apr 2015


  1. [S2] Frederick I. Collicut Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 7 March 1994.
  2. [S2] Barbara Kathleen Collicut Death Notice, Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home (Lunenburg, Nova Scotia).