Lloyd "Wayne" Crowe1

M, #27121, b. circa 1955, d. 9 September 2013
Father*Lloyd Crowe1
Mother*Frances Bezanson1 d. b 2 Nov 2002
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Lloyd "Wayne" Crowe was born circa 1955 at Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia.1 He died on 9 September 2013 at Colchester East Hants Medical Center, Truro, Nova Scotia.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 12 September 2013:
CROWE, Lloyd "Wayne"

Age 58, Truro Heights. The passing occurred on Monday, September 9, 2013, of Lloyd "Wayne" Crowe in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, surrounded by his friends and family.

Born in Tatamagouche, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Frances (Bezanson) Crowe. Wayne worked for Canada Packers for 19 years and finished his career at Eassons Transport. Wayne was a very well-known and well-liked man by everyone. He loved sports and coached his kids in baseball. Wayne was a member of North River Fire Brigade for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Penn (Cameron); his son, Johnathan (Tasha) and daughter, Krista; his pride and joy, granddaughters, Lexi and Lydia. Also surviving are sisters Lavenia (Robie), Joanne (Darren); several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be sadly. missed by special friends, Ken Upham, Ralp Lynch and Steve Fraser.

He was predeceased by brother, Gary (in infancy); maternal grandparents, Alice and George Bezanson; paternal grandparents, Lonel and Carrie Crowe.

Special thanks to Dr. Singh, Dr. Henderson and all the caring doctors and nurses that have been with Wayne over the years! Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m; funeral service on Friday, September 13 at 1 p.m, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with Rev. Ian Harrison officiating. Interment in Tatamagouche Mountain Cemetery.1
He was buried on 13 September 2013 in Tatamagouche Mountain Cemetery, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited16 Mar 2015


  1. [S2] Lloyd "Wayne" Crowe Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 12 September 2013.

James Bradford Bezanson1

M, #27123, b. 21 November 1974, d. 15 June 2012
Mother*Elle Bezanson2
Relationship6th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     James Bradford Bezanson was also known as Jamie.3 He was born on 21 November 1974 at Concord, New Hampshire.1 He died on 15 June 2012 at Laconia, New Hampshire, at age 37.1

     James Bradford Bezanson was mentioned in an article that appeared in The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) on 16 June 2012:
Police: 4 motorcyclists die in crashes across NH

CONCORD, N.H.—State police say four motorcyclists were killed in collisions with other vehicles on Friday, a grim beginning to the final weekend of the 89th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week.

The cyclists were killed in a series of accidents spanning four hours in Nashua, Nelson, Laconia and Dummer.


In Laconia, a motorcycle driven by 38-year-old Jamie Bezanson of Concord crossed the center line of a road and hit a pickup truck driven by 47-year-old Craig Harrison of Manchester. Bezanson was pronounced dead at the scene. Harrison was treated for minor injuries at a hospital.4

     James Bradford Bezanson was mentioned in an article that appeared on the New Hampshire State Troopers Association web site "NHTA Blotter":
On June 15th, 2012, at approximately 3:03 pm, New Hampshire State Police Troopers assigned to the Weirs for Bike Week, responded to a report of a collision between a pick up truck and a motorcycle. The collision was reported to be on Rollercoaster Road. Upon their arrival, both vehicles were located. Investigation revealed that the pick-up truck operated by Craig Harrison age: 47 from Manchester, NH was driving eastbound. The motorcycle being operated by Jamie Bezanson age: 38 of Concord, NH was driving westbound. Bezanson crossed the centerline striking the pick-up truck on the driver’s side. Bezanson was pronounced dead on the scene by the NH Medical Examiner’s Office. Harrison was transported to Lakes Region General Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The State Police were assisted on scene by Laconia Police and Fire Department and the NH State Police Technical Accident Reconstruction Unit.

     Obituary from The Concord Monitor (Concord, New Hampshire), 20 June 2012:
TILTON - James "Jamie" Bradford Bezanson, 37, of Tilton, died Friday, June 15, 2012 in Laconia.

Born in Concord Nov. 21, 1974, he grew up in Canterbury, the son of Elle Bezanson-Gowlis and his stepfather, Vincent Gowlis.

He was employed by Audley Construction as a pipe layer foreman. Jamie had a passion for life and loved to laugh as well as having a unique sense of being able to make light of all situations. He was a hard worker who always stayed active, whether it was riding his motorcycle, cutting firewood or racing cars. Jamie was an active member of the Sons Of The American Legion Post #31 in Penacook where he loved to listen to stories and play cards with the other members and friends.

Jamie was a loving father, son, brother and uncle who will be greatly missed. He leaves his fiancee, Heather Thompson of Tilton; his son, Michael E. Bezanson of Lancaster; a daughter, Kaitlin Cushion of Tilton; his parents, Elle Bezanson-Gowlis and her husband Vincent Gowlis of Canterbury; his "SISTA" Selena Herbert of Canterbury; a half-sister, Kelly Johnson of Vermont; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Jamie's family wishes to express sincere gratitude and thanks to the Stankatis & Kopper families as well as to all the many loving family and friends "you know who you are" for their support in this time of bereavement.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home, 42 Washington St. Penacook, NH 03303. A reception will immediately follow at the American Legion Post #31 on Charles Street in Penacook.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, June 30, at 4 p.m. at the family home.1
Last Edited16 Apr 2016


  1. [S2] James Bradford Bezanson Death Notice, The Concord Monitor (Concord, New Hampshire), 20 June 2012.
  2. [S2] James Bradford Bezanson Death Notice, The Concord Monitor (Concord, New Hampshire), 20 June 2012.
  3. [S2] James Bradford Bezanson Death Notice, The Concord Monitor (Concord, New Hampshire), 20 June 2012.
  4. [S19] Article, "Police: 4 motorcyclists die in crashes across NH", The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 16 June 2012.

Richard A. Mather1

M, #27124, b. 11 September 1953, d. 9 December 2013
Father*Alden R. Mather1 b. 10 Apr 1923, d. 6 Nov 1986
Mother*Eleanor M. Bezanson1 b. 22 Aug 1925, d. 29 Oct 2018
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Richard A. Mather was born on 11 September 1953 at New London, Connecticut.1 He died on 9 December 2013 at age 60.1

     Obituary from The Day (New London, Connecticut), 14 December 2013:
Newport, N.C. - Richard A. Mather passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.

He was born in New London, on Sept. 11, 1953, the son of Eleanor (Bezanson) Mather and the late Alden Mather.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie; and his three children, Jessica, Ashley, and Fred of North Carolina; his mother, Eleanor of Niantic; and sister, Marylou and husband, John, of Massachusetts.

A Memorial Service was held at the 1st United Methodist Church in Morehead City, N.C.1
Last Edited16 Mar 2015


  1. [S2] Richard A. Mather Death Notice, The Day (New London, Connecticut), 14 December 2013.

Myrna G. Bezanson1

F, #27127, b. 5 April 1941, d. 15 February 2014
Father*Hardy Theodore Bezanson1 b. 21 Jun 1914, d. 4 Dec 1989
Mother*Lois M. Palmer1 b. 1914, d. 1991


Robert P. Nolan
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Myrna G. Bezanson was born on 5 April 1941 at Berwick, Nova Scotia.1 She married Robert P. Nolan circa 1965.1 Myrna G. Bezanson died on 15 February 2014 at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River, Massachusetts, at age 72.1

     Obituary, 19 February 2014:
Myrna G. (Bezanson) Nolan age 72 of Swansea died Saturday, February 15, 2014 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Robert P. Nolan to whom she had been married for 49 years.

Born in Berwick, Nova Scotia she was daughter of the late Hardy T. and Lois (Palmer) Bezanson. She was a graduate of Berwick High School and Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was an LPN for twenty years for the Southeast Residential Services, Dept. of Developmental Service retiring in 2001 and was an avid Red Sox fan. She was a communicant of St. Dominic Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters: Barbara A. Perry and her husband James of Westport, Melissa G. Dugan and her husband Ian of Somerset and Jo-Ann M. Wasylean and her husband Stephen of Newport, RI., one sister Sherry Palmer of Nova Scotia, three grandchildren Anthony J. Perry, Gage R. Dugan and Abby G. Wasylean. She was also sister of the late Theodore Bezanson.

Her funeral will be Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Road, Swansea followed by a funeral mass at 11AM in St. Dominic Church, 1277 GAR Highway, Swansea. Burial in Vinnicum Woods Cemetery in Swansea.1
She was buried on 21 February 2014 in Vinnicum Woods Cemetery, Swansea, Massachusetts.1
Last Edited29 Jul 2023


  1. [S2] Myrna G. Nolan Death Notice, Dignity Memorial, 19 February 2014.

Bruce A. Bezanson1

M, #27129, d. 2001
Mother*Lena Bezanson1 b. 2 Oct 1924, d. 20 Jun 2012
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Bruce A. Bezanson died in 2001.1
Last Edited16 Mar 2015


  1. [S2] Lena E. Steele Death Notice, The Union Leader (Manchester, New Hampshire), 28 June 2012.

Derek Adrian N. Bezanson1

M, #27135, b. 26 January 1962, d. 17 September 2011
I learned Derek's connection to the known Bezanson lineage based on research by John Cordes.
Father*Winston Spencer Bezanson1 b. c 1942, d. 17 Dec 2011
Mother*Gerri (?)1
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Derek Adrian N. Bezanson, aka "Uncle" Bezanson
     Derek Adrian N. Bezanson was also known as Uncle.1 He was born on 26 January 1962 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 He died on 17 September 2011 at Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, at age 49.1 He was mentioned in an article that appeared in Metro Canada on 17 March 2015.

Derek Adrian N. Bezanson
January 26, 1962 - September 17, 2011

Bezanson, Derek Adrian "Uncle" age 49 of Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully September 17th, 2011 at home.

Born in Halifax, he was the son of Gerry and Winston (Delores) Bezanson. Derek was a long time resident of Lower Sackville. He drove cab at Satellite Taxi for about 30 years. Many of Derek's friends will remember him for his quick wit and dry sense of humor. He was known by many as "Uncle".

He is survived by girlfriend, Cindy Boudreau; daughters, Cherish Monique of Vancouver, Rebecca Lea Rose "Becca-Boo", of Dartmouth; step-son, Devin; sisters, Deb (Gary), Tami (Brian), Nikki (Donnie); grandson, Jordon; nieces Callahan, Khrysty, Karlee, Khace, Rhylee, Kamdyn and nephews, Codi-Ray, Derek "Doozer", Kevin, Scott, Joshua and Phoenix.

Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 Wednesday and Thursday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville. Cremation to follow. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2pm in Atlantic Funeral Homes. Rev James Haughn officiating.

"Dazed and confused...relationships are like work, mother, and I took the day off" - Derek.1
Last Edited5 Apr 2015


  1. [S2] Derek Adrian N. Bezanson Death Notice, Atlantic Funeral Home (Sackville, Nova Scotia), September 2011.