Bezan, Theodore (Ted)
Quietly in the early morning of December 20th 2021, Dad took his last breath. He was 97 years old.
Dad was born in Lennard, Manitoba, on October 14th, 1924 to parents Kozma and Vera (nee Mintenko) Bezan. He leaves to mourn his passing, his 3 children and their families:
Daughter Veronica, husband Doug Frost of Morden, MB and their children Kimberley (husband James) Wall of Winkler, MB., and Michelle Frost of Vancouver, BC. Kim and James have 2 sons, Cody (wife Morgan) Wall of Plum Coulee MB., and Bradley (deceased)
Son Ronald, and wife Nancy Bezan of Roland, MB and their children Trevor (deceased), Cori (husband Joel) Grey of Winkler MB., and Matthew (girlfriend Desirae) of Roland MB
Son Wayne, and wife Carla Bezan of Miami, MB and Wayne’s children Jeremy (wife Brianna) Bezan of Miami MB, and Rhiannon (husband Braden) Wilks of Winnipeg MB.
In addition, many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great- nephews.
Dad had 2 brothers and 5 sisters. Peter living in Grand Island NY, and Jim (wife Wendy) of Roblin, MB. His sisters
Lena (husband Peter) Gaber – deceased, Vicky (husband Peter) Peters – deceased, Ann (husband Nick) Flonder – deceased, Mary (husband Mike) Krawchuk – deceased, and Ollie (husband Eric) living in Inglis, MB
Dad attended Shellbank School at Lennard, MB. At the age of 23, he left the family farm and moved to Kitchener Ontario, where he was employed in metal fabricating facilities in nearby Waterloo, and Galt. After living in Kitchener, Galt and Ayr ON, he moved the family to Winnipeg MB in 1965 and owned his own aluminum windows, doors and siding business. He relocated that business and the family to Miami MB in midyear 1969. After a decision to sell the business, dad spent a brief period of time in Brandon MB to obtain journeyman papers in carpentry by attending Assiniboine Community College. He then moved back to Winnipeg and worked with Motor Coach Industries and MacDonald Industries until 1982. From then to his retirement out to Morden MB in 1992, he was self-employed doing renovations, repairs, and maintenance to businesses and rental properties in Winnipeg. In Morden, he was very proud of his house and yard, and regrettably had to move from it when health issues and age were prohibiting his abilities to maintain it. He moved in to the Legion House Seniors Apartments until the last few months of life got difficult to be on his own, then moved to personal care first in Crystal City, then Manitou MB, where he passed away.
A very proud man, a man of Faith, a dreamer, and of course a problem solver, we were blessed to enjoy a near century of his experiences, stories and his love. He is now where he had prepared his life to take him.
God Bless and care for you Dad, you deserve it!
Thank you cannot truly express our gratitude to the Health Care workers he had assisting him at the Legion House, at Boundary Trails Hospital during times of late life injury, to the nurses and doctors at both the Crystal City Hospital and at his final residence in Manitou Care Home. He was aware of what each of you provided, he called you his “angels”!
After a brief final viewing and saying goodbye’s on Tuesday evening December 21 2021 at Doyle’s Funeral Home in Carman Manitoba, Dad will be cremated. A ceremony to celebrate his life, and a burial in the Miami Cemetery will take place in spring or summer 2022. Announcement to follow closer to that time.
Thank you to Doyle’s Funeral Home for helping us with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Dad (Ted Bezan) to the Pembina Manitou Health Centre, Personal Care Home, Box 129, Manitou MB R0G 1G0