Donald George Bezanson1,2

M, #30102, b. 28 February 1952, d. 24 May 2023
Father*Walter Donald Bezanson2 b. 19 Jan 1932, d. 30 Aug 2021
Mother*Eileen Reid2
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Donald George Bezanson
     Donald George Bezanson was born on 28 February 1952 at Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia.1 He died on 24 May 2023 at age 71.1

     Obituary from Colchester Community Funeral Home (Truro, Nova Scotia):
Donald George Bezanson
February 28th, 1952 - May 24th, 2023

It is hard to believe that our brother is no longer with us. Donald had a smile that would light up his face. He had a love for horses. When Donald and one of his sisters got together, they would share photos of the horses.

He would stop in on Sundays to visit family members for a chat and a coffee. Most of his Sunday was dedicated to his mother, Eileen. It was very seldom that he would miss his visit with her. They would talk, have dinner, and sit down to watch a movie together. Mother will hold those memories of each Sunday close to her heart.

Donald was born in Middle Musquodoboit and lived in Newton Mills. He spent many years working in the woods. He worked hard through the week; his weekends were spent visiting family and friends.

Later in life, Donald moved to New Glasgow. Of course, making new friends along the way. There he worked on a farm tending to horses and other livestock, still working in the woods on occasions.

Donald came from a large family that will always miss him. Every memory of him will always be with us, even his quirky comments. He always had something to say. If he was thinking it, sure enough we were going to hear it. Which made him stand out to those who had the pleasure of knowing him. Donald's memories have touched many hearts. And many hearts will hold those memories.

Donald is survived by his mother, Eileen (Reid) Bezanson; siblings, Steven (Judy), Upper Stewiacke, Michael (Judy), Middle Musquodoboit, Perry (Lynn), Stellarton, Linda, Truro, Dianna, Aylesford, Betty (Martin), Middle Musquodoboit, Walter John, Upper Stewiacke, Leslie (Joe), Truro, Elizabeth (Frank), Shelburne, and Joanna (Clark), Upper Stewiacke.

Donald was predeceased by his father, Walter Donald Bezanson.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A graveside service will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke on Tuesday, May 30th at 1 p.m. with Marty Clark-Ettinger, DLM officiating. Followed by lunch at the home of Donald’s brother, Steve.1
Last Edited19 Aug 2023


  1. [S680] Donald Bezanson Death Notice, Colchester Community Funeral Home (Truro, Nova Scotia), accessed 19 August 2023.
  2. [S680] Walter Donald Bezanson Death Notice, Colchester Community Funeral Home (Truro, Nova Scotia), accessed 1 September 2021.

Matthew Bezanson1

M, #30120, b. 4 April 1984, d. 30 October 2021
I have not discovered Matthew's connection to the known Bezanson lineage.1
     Matthew Bezanson was born on 4 April 1984.1 He died on 30 October 2021 at age 37.1

     Obituary from Edmonton Journal (Edmonton, Alberta), 13 November 2021:
BEZANSON, Matthew "Matt"
April 4, 1984 - October 30, 2021

On Saturday, October 30, Matt passed away at the age of 37 years. He will be remembered by his loving wife, Lauren Connell; beloved son, 2 year old Jackson; and dog, Ollie. He is also survived by his parents, Lee and Bernadine Bezanson; sister, Tarah (Brian) Samuel; niece, Abby; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gerry and Cindy Connell; brother-in-law, Ryan (Tasha) Connell with their children, Ella, Lochlan, and Cali; and brother-in-law, Brendan Connell (Michaela Johnston); extended family of loving aunts, uncles and cousins on both sides of his family, as well as all the special friends so near and dear to Matt and Lauren.

Matt was a loving, devoted husband to his wife, Lauren, and an amazing father to his son, Jackie. His family was his joy. He enjoyed a close bond with his many friends and with his close and extended family. He loved the outdoors, Banff, camping and the lake, playing hockey and many other sports. Matt brought joy and a sense of fun to everything that he did.

A funeral will be held on Friday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery, 16204 Fort Road, Edmonton. COVID restrictions will be in place as per the Restrictions Exemption Program. Please check the Alberta Health website for details.

There will not be a reception following the service, but a day of celebration of Matt's life will be held this summer for Matt's family and friends.1
Last Edited16 Nov 2021


  1. [S2] Matthew Bezanson Death Notice, Edmonton Journal (Edmonton, Alberta), 13 November 2021.