IAM District Lodge 14 Retiree
Former Grand Lodge Representative/Organizer
IAM Local Lodge 1722 Member / Formerly IAM Local Lodge 1579 Member
(September 20, 1929 – January 27, 2022)
It is with deep sorrow that we inform you that Brother Norman Bezanson passed away January 27, 2022 at the age of 92. He is lovingly remembered by his daughter Donna and son Robert (Armando), as well as his six grandchildren Sara, Kya, Celeste, Noah, Samuel and Hope. He is predeceased by his wife Marie Ella June, sons Ellis and Karl, sisters Mary and Maude and brother Blair.
Norman Bezanson originally was a member of Northgate Aircraft Lodge No 1579 (that was chartered July 7, 1942) and later moved to Edmonton Auto Lodge No 1722 (that was chartered February 27, 1945). Norman was IAM District Lodge 14’s founder back when it was chartered on August 9, 1962, as well as being the original Business Representative.
(picture taken April 26, 2018)
Past Business Representatives
Richard Arsenault, James Patterson, Kevin Clark, Dan Uchacz
David Hagel, Lynn Nixon (Parmenter), Norman Bezanson
He was a class act and I always enjoyed when he stopped into the office for a visit. A true unionist and a dedicated IAM Representative. – Richard Arsenault, IAM Retiree
(picture taken September 27, 2017)
Norman Bezanson’s 88th Birthday Celebration
Norm Bezanson was a salt-of-the-earth trade unionist. He led with clarity, principle, quiet courage and integrity. He was never one to back down from bosses, standing up to governments, being on picket lines and participating in the broader struggles waged by labour centrals such as the AFL and the EDLC. Most of all he represented his union (IAMAW) and its members with a fierce pride, quiet leadership and friendship. He took the time to get to know the members. When Norm talked, people listened. His contribution to workers’ struggles was unwavering and immeasurable. Heartfelt condolences to his daughter Donna and family, also to his union sisters and brothers lucky enough to call him a Brother and a friend. – Maureen Werlin, COPE 458
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home (10011 – 114 Street, Edmonton). You can view the service from this link.
Rest in Peace Brother. You will be missed.