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Bezaire, Greg

Date of Death: January 30, 2019

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It is with immeasurable sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother and Friend Greg Bezaire on January 30, 2019.Greg battled against all the odds with a rare cancer Cholangiocarcinoma and proved his “Super Hero” status with grace, positivity, courage, strength and dignity. The Nelson community has lost a bright light.

Greg was born on June 8, 1970 to John and Lynda Bezaire in Windsor Ontario. The oldest of four siblings he worked helping the family Landscaping Business from an early age. At 15 years old he worked at the prestigious Essex Golf & Country Club where he found a passion for golf and business operations. In 1992 he moved to Nelson to attend the Golf Management and Operations Program at Selkirk College. Not only did he fall in love with the city of Nelson it is here where he met the love of his life Angela and where he has raised his family and made his home for the past 26 years.

Greg went on to work as a Territory Manager for Mark Anthony Wine and Spirits, Pacific Insight as a Key Accounts Manager and Drop Manufacturing as the Director of Business Development. Greg travelled extensively across the country, the United States and Mexico for work. He was a big part of many successes in his business dealings throughout those years. He was touched by all the people he encountered and was blessed to work with all of them.

Greg was a dedicated volunteer in the community. The countless hours and care he took on was admirable. He served on the Economic Development Commission, Co-Chairs on both the Blewett and Trafalgar Parent Advisory Committees and a Board of Director for the Nelson Glacier Gymnastics. He was a committed, results orientated person who was always trying to better his children’s lives as well as all the children in our community. He would say the quality of people he sat with on these boards are “superb” human beings and he was proud to sit alongside them meeting after meeting.

Greg was so blessed to have many cherished friends and wonderful neighbours throughout his life. He was an infectious and loving soul with true kindness and generosity.

When he loved, he loved!!

Of all Greg’s passions – the ultimate foodie and chef, vast knowledge of wines & spirits, love for sports, the outdoors and the company of friends his deepest passion was his family. He married Angela Catenacci in 1996 and they are raising two outstanding individuals Ethan age 16 and Olivia age 13. They will continue his legacy of kindness, compassion and empathy with whomever they are surrounded by.

Greg leaves to mourn the loves of his life Angela, Ethan and Olivia. His Windsor Ontario family, Father John Bezaire, Brother Derek Bezaire, Sisters Tracy & Rob Perron (Carter, Madison) and Nicole Bezaire (Taiya). In Nelson, Mother-in-Law Sharon Fletcher, Father-in Law Jack & Norine Catenacci (Gino), Brenda (Catenacci) & Nick Aubin (Kate, Megan) of Kelowna, B.C. and Mark Catenacci  (Gavin, Sarah) of Calgary Alberta. As well numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins and extended family.

He was predeceased by his Mom Lynda Bezaire on January 11, 2018 and his beloved Yellow Lab Lexy in 2012.

A celebration honoring Greg’s life will take place at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate in Nelson B.C. on February 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with the Inurnment taking place after at the Nelson Mausoleum. There will be a reception to follow in the Spirit Bar at the Hume Hotel at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers an LV Rogers High School Scholarship has been set up in Greg’s honour.

“Greg Bezaire Leadership & Community Minded Volunteer Award”

Nelson Royal Bank Account # 03200-5081047

Or e-transfer to gregbezaire.scholarship@outlook.com

 

Always Stay Humble & Kind                                           Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose

 

 

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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Rob Richichi
Relation: Long time friend

Our sincere condolences to one of the nicest humans we have ever met. Thinking of all of you at this very difficult time.

From: Berdine Jonker

So sorry for your loss.

From: Scott Hebert
Relation: Good old working friends and we use to cruise downtown Windsor together every Friday and Saturday night.

Dear family and friends, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of a old friend of mine, Greg and I worked many years together at Essex Golf and Country Club and had many great laughs along the way. So sorry rest in peace my old friend. Scottie Hebert

From: Ramona Faust
Relation: Local Government community work

I met you when we were planning the Blewett playground. You rallied support from many sources and truly understood partnerships. Rest in Peace and many thoughts of light and love to your family.

From: Abby Napora
Relation: Friend

Dear Angela, Ethan and Olivia – my heart aches with you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I am sending big love and hugs your way.

From: Christie Phillips (McIvor)
Relation: Friend

Angie and family I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of Greg and fun times full of many laughs with my family. Sending you much love during this difficult time. Greg will be forever loved and missed dearly. ❤️

From: Vicky Bosch
Relation: Cousin

Sending my condolences to the family , I’m so sorry for your loss. I will light a memorial candle on Saturday. You will be in our thoughts

From: Tracy MacRae
Relation: friend

So truly heartbreaking. A devastating loss. Angela, my darling girl, you have our unconditional love and support always.

From: Susan Maximick
Relation: Worked with Greg

Sorry for your loss Angela and family. He will be missed be everyone that knew Greg. R.I.P Greg.

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Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
February 9, 2019
Beginning at 11:00am

Location:
Cathedral of Mary Immaculate

A celebration honoring Greg’s life will take place at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate in Nelson B.C. on February 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with the Inurnment taking place after at the Nelson Mausoleum. There will be a reception to follow in the Spirit Bar at the Hume Hotel at 1:30 p.m.

Memorial Gifts

In lieu of flowers an LV Rodgers High School Scholarship has been set up in Greg’s honour.

“Greg Bezaire Leadership & Community Minded Volunteer Award”

Nelson Royal Bank Account # 03200-5081047

Or e-transfer to gregbezaire.scholarship@outlook.com

 

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