St. Clair Bezanson

Obituary of St. Clair Parker Bezanson

Passed away unexpectedly at home on April 6, 2020, St. Clair's spirit went to be with his beloved Doreen and their daughter Lynn. Clair was born in Sheet Harbour on January 14, 1935, to the late Parker and Jean (Kenney) Bezanson. As a young boy Clair took on employment where he could find it, working at a forestry camp and odd jobs for his uncle. He especially enjoyed running his uncles' team of work horses. In his leisure time growing up he enjoyed hunting, snaring rabbits and fishing. He loved to play guitar and sing with his family and friends. He was well-known playing at local dances and many evening impromptu hootenannies. In school, Clair excelled in math and in his late teens his high school principal pointed him toward a career in banking. His 38 year career with the Royal Bank of Canada started at a small branch in Middle Musquodoboit and soon took him to numerous locations throughout Nova Scotia. He went on to work in various capacities at branches in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Goose Bay Labrador before returning to Nova Scotia where he finally settled in Dartmouth. He was especially proud to have been chosen to open the first RBC branch in Porter's Lake. In his final years with RBC he worked with the bank's inspection team and traveled throughout the Atlantic provinces including Newfoundland and Labrador. His retirement was filled with hunting, salmon fishing on West River, driving his ATV and spending time with his friends in the back wood camps. He especially loved visits with his grandchildren, who in turn loved spending time with him. Clair was predeceased by his parents, Parker and Jean; his wife, Doreen (Yaxley); and daughter, Lynn; brother, Aubrey; and sisters, Sigrid, Bernice, and Sylvia. He is survived by his sister, Agnes Dorey, Dartmouth; and brother, Carl and wife Doreen(Helpard), Sheet Harbour; he is also survived by his sons, David (Marion), Dartmouth; Michael (Madone), Bedford; Brian (Lisa), Harrietsfield; Jeffrey (Kristie), Moncton, N.B.; son in law Terry Clements; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Clair had requested that no service take place and that his remains be quietly placed to rest beside his beloved Doreen at a later date. Donations may be made in Clair's memory to St. James United Church Cemetery Fund in Sheet Harbour. Online condolences may be sent to: www.crowellsfuneralhome.ca
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