BEZANSON, Fern Gladys (Dell) – Age 87 of Wallaceburg, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2022 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Fern was born on January 23, 1935 to Allan and Ada (Hunter) Dell in Becher, Ontario and later moved to Port Lambton, Ontario with her beloved husband and best friend Roy Franklin Bezanson (2010). Fern attended Duthill S.S. No. 9 school and Wallaceburg District Secondary School. In 1952, Fern was employed with Bell Canada as a switch board operator and later promoted to a supervisor position. In 1969, she drove a school bus for ten years with the Lambton County Board of Education. Loving mother to Eric (Stacey) Bezanson of Wallaceburg and Allan (Debbie) Bezanson of Petrolia. Loved and cherished grandmother of David (Sam and Niah), Connor (Jessica), Jared (Marissa), Kaitlyn (Riley) and Jenna (Alex). Predeceased by her sisters Marion Thibert (2004) and Margaret Marlatt (2020).
Fern was a talented musician who taught herself to play by ear. She was known for playing the piano and accordion at the same time. She organized the band “The Joy Makers”, volunteering her musical talent for many years, entertaining at nursing homes, residences, churches and numerous events. Fern never passed a piano without stopping to play. When her talent on the piano went viral, she provided joy to thousands, if not millions, of people. Fern was a faithful woman who loved the Lord, her family, her church and community. She will be deeply missed by her Sandra Crescent friends and all who knew and loved her.
Friends and family will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held at Church on the River, 3886 St. Clair Parkway, Port Lambton on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 10:30am. Interment to follow at Duthill Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Church on the River. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.