Sylvia Jean Bezanson1,2

F, #28462, b. circa 1930, d. 12 September 2019
Father*Parker Reid Bezanson2 b. 17 Jun 1900, d. 18 Jun 1971
Mother*Florence Jean Kenny2 b. c 1907, d. 23 Aug 2005

Family 1

Victor Clarence Redmond

Family 2

Otis Alexander Keddy b. 1918, d. 2008
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Sylvia Jean Bezanson
     Sylvia Jean Bezanson was born circa 1930.1 She married Victor Clarence Redmond.2 Sylvia Jean Bezanson married Otis Alexander Keddy.2 Sylvia Jean Bezanson died on 12 September 2019.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 14 September 2019:
KEDDY, Sylvia Jean Age 89, Halifax, died Thursday, September 12, 2019. Born in Sheet Harbour, she was a daughter of Parker and Jean (Kenney) Bezanson.

She was a nurse and served in various Hospitals in the Halifax area.

She is survived by her daughters, Elaine Ross (Kirk), Diane Lutwick (Gary), Sigrid Dalton (Peter); son, Clyde Redmond (Sandra); sister, Agnes Dorey; brothers, St. Clair and Carl; three stepchildren and their families; 10 grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Victor Redmond; second husband, Otis Keddy; brother, Aubrey; sisters, Sigrid and Bernice.

Celebration of Life Sunday, September 15th at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn United Church, Rev. Phillip Kennedy officiating. Reception to follow in Woodlawn United Church Hall. Burial will be held in Brookside.1
Last Edited16 Sep 2019


  1. [S2] Sylvia Jean Keddy Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 14 September 2019.
  2. [S926] John Cordes, "John & Ruth Family Pages."

Doreen Raymond Yaxley1

F, #28465, b. 27 January 1937, d. 27 July 2018


St. Clair Bezanson b. 14 Jan 1935, d. 6 Apr 2020
     Doreen Raymond Yaxley was born on 27 January 1937.2 She married St. Clair Bezanson.2 Doreen Raymond Yaxley died on 27 July 2018 at age 81.2 She was buried on 1 August 2018 in St. James Cemetery, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 30 July 2018:
BEZANSON, Doreen Raymond

Age 81, Dartmouth, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Montreal, January 27, 1937, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (March) Yaxley.

Doreen was employed with Eatons and the Royal Bank for several years. She was a long-time member of the U.C.W. at Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth. She always made sure that Christmas was a special time for her family.

Survived by husband, St. Clair; children, David (Marion MacDonald), Dartmouth; Michael (Madone Valcourt), Bedford; Brian (Lisa Staar), Harrietsfield; Lynn (Terence Clements), Middle Sackville; Jeffrey (Kristie Wood), Moncton; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by brother, John (Gemma Gilbert).

Cremation has taken place. A graveside committal service for immediate family only will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 1st in St. James United Church Cemetery, Sheet Harbour, Rev. Marilyn Murphy officiating.1
Last Edited29 Jul 2020


  1. [S944] "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing The Halifax Herald, 30 July 2018, Doreen Raymond Bezanson.
  2. [S926] John Cordes, "John & Ruth Family Pages."

Lynn Bezanson1

F, #28469, b. 7 July 1965, d. 13 January 2019
Father*St. Clair Bezanson1 b. 14 Jan 1935, d. 6 Apr 2020
Mother*Doreen Raymond Yaxley1 b. 27 Jan 1937, d. 27 Jul 2018

Family 1

Dale MacLeod

Family 2

Terence Clements
Relationship6th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Lynn Elizabeth Clements (Bezanson/MacLeod)
     Lynn Bezanson was born on 7 July 1965 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.2 She married Terence Clements.3 Lynn Bezanson died on 13 January 2019 at Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia, at age 53.2 She was cremated.2 Her ashes were interred on 18 January 2019 at Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 15 January 2019:
Lynn Elizabeth Clements (Bezanson/MacLeod)

Age 53, Middle Sackville, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Halifax, July 7, 1965, she was the daughter of St. Clair and the late Doreen (Yaxley) Bezanson.

Lynn was employed as a nurse for 34 years; most of her career spent working in the Cardiac Unit 4 West at Dartmouth General Hospital and part-time at In Patient Holding Diagnostic Imaging at QEII Health Science Centre. Lynn had a passion for camping with her family both in Keji and at Highbury in the Annapolis Valley where she made many lifelong camping friends. She always looked forward to spending the last days of summer and Labour Day weekend at the cottage on Aylesford Lake. Lynn loved country music, playing crib, roses and she loved to travel, her favourite trips being a recent trip to Nashville and to the UK to visit the hometown of her loving grandmother Yaxley. Christmas was always a special time for Lynn and she enjoyed having a traditional family Christmas with her kids. Lynn also loved her ever- faithful dog Rosie Bear who never left her side. Lynn was always selfless; caring for others and putting their needs ahead of hers out of love for her family and friends.

Survived by husband, Terence; children, Natasha (Michael) Ryer, Dartmouth; Cody MacLeod (Kelly Adams), Dartmouth; step grandson, Brayden Ryer; her children's father, Dale MacLeod, Dartmouth; brothers, David (Marion) Bezanson, Dartmouth; Michael Bezanson (Madone Valcourt), Bedford; Brian Bezanson (Lisa Starr), Harrietsfield; Jeffrey (Kristie) Bezanson, Moncton, N.B; many nephews and nieces.

Predeceased by mother, Doreen last year.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, January 17th in Atlantic Funeral Home, Dartmouth. Memorial Service will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 18th in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Marilyn Murphy officiating. Reception to follow. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens.2
Last Edited15 Jan 2019


  1. [S926] John Cordes, "John & Ruth Family Pages."
  2. [S2] Lynn Elizabeth Clements (Bezanson/MacLeod) Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 15 January 2019.
  3. [S944] "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing The Halifax Herald, 30 July 2018, Doreen Raymond Bezanson.

Evan Holt1

M, #28475
Father*Stanley Douglas Holt1 b. 4 Jan 1943, d. 26 Nov 2018
Mother*Jean Langille1
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Evan Holt died as an infant.1
Last Edited28 Nov 2018


  1. [S2] Stanley D. Holt Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 28 November 2018.