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Herbert Pasher
Hannah Clifford
David Samuel Bezanson
Mary Ann "Annie" Helena Farrell
John Charles "Jack" Pasher
Alice Edna Bezanson

David Albert Pasher


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David Albert Pasher 931

  • Born: 9 Oct 1935, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada 932
  • Died: 26 Aug 2005, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada aged 69 932
  • Buried: 21 Aug 2006, Gabarus, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

bullet   Another name for David was David Henry Pasher.


bullet  General Notes:

It is possible that David's middle name may have been Henry. While source documents are not available at this time, family members have said that is birth certificate shows Albert, while his baptism shows Henry. The latter is possible since his grandfather's name was David Henry Bezanson, and there is a pattern to Jack and Alice Pasher naming their children after other family members using both first and middle names.

PASHER, David Albert - 68, Toronto, Ont., passed away August 26, 2005, at home. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late John and Alice (Bezanson) Pasher. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Vange (Corbett); sons, George, David, Pius, John (Kim), Thomas (Cheryl); daughters, Cathy (Mike) Valenta, Alice; 14 grandchildren, all of Ontario; sisters, May Tattrie, Kitchener, Ont.; Bertha Skerry, Ajax, Ont.; Lydia Cain (Harold), Halifax; Betty Hatfield, Yarmouth; brother, John, Halifax. He was predeceased by son, Robert; brothers, Wilfred, John (in infancy). Cremation has taken place. Spring burial in Gabarus, Cape Breton. Donations in memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation.

bullet  Research Notes:

For about 3 years in the early 1960's, Dave was known to be in jail somewhere in Cape Breton. While family members tout non-payment of child support as the reason, efforts to retrieve records on his conviction have met with no result. The was the e-mail exchange with the Beaton Institute:

From: Beaton Institute []
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 8:36 AM
Subject: RE: Request for information

Good morning George:

The Beaton Institute offers a free half hour of research, followed by an hourly fee of $30.00 an hour. I used that half hour to look through our Index to the Cape Breton Post - the index is certainly not complete, but the name does not appear (under various spellings) nor the date (1961) as one in which a crime was noted. But again, our Index is a very basic one. I also checked our collection of family trees and biographies and this surname does not appear.

If you are in the local area, you will find the Cape Breton Post on microfilm (back to 1900) at both the Cape Breton University Library and the McConnell Library in downtown Sydney. You would be able to read each issue as it looked when it was published. Usually, there are articles regarding the crime itself, the trial, and the sentencing.

If you live away, you will have to find someone to undertake this task for you. We can't accept the request as we have very limited staff and this will require some time. The best way would be to join the Cape Breton Mailing List at: , where you could send out a request for someone to do newspaper research for you. You could also ask researchers on this List if anyone has any information about David Pasher, as someone may have already picked up the information in their research.

There are also "Pasher"s living in both New Waterford and Glace Bay; you may want to call them to ask if anyone in their family is doing family research and then ask for their contact information. You will find them using

I'm afraid that I don't have any other suggestions for you, but I'm hoping this has been of some help.

All the best,

Anne Marie MacNeil
Archival Research Assistant
Beaton Institute
Cape Breton University
P.O. Box 5300
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Canada B1P 6L2
Telephone: 902-563-1329
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From: George A. Pasher []
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:48 AM
To: Beaton Institute
Subject: Request for information

Dear Sirs,

Further to my conversation with one of your representatives this morning, I am sending this e-mail to see if you have any records available to help me find out what happened to my father in the 1960's. Here is the story… My father, David Pasher (middle name is either Henry or Albert) was absent from my life for several years in the 1960's. My uncle tells me that he was in jail, but the charges are unknown. I have contacted both the Cape Breton Regional Police and the Nova Scotia Provincial Courts and both tell me that the police and court records from the 1960's have been purged/destroyed. In my conversation this morning, the lady suggested that it is possible that it may be recorded in newspaper records.

Is it possible to search whatever records you may have to see if you have any information on him?

David Albert Pasher born 09 Oct 1935 (according to the birth registration)
David Henry Pasher (according to his baptismal record)
He would have been convicted/incarcerated any time from about 1961 to about 1967 - I was about 3 years old when he left and about 8 years old when he came back.

If you need any more information to execute a search, please let me know.

Many thanks!
George Pasher

bullet  Birth Notes:

registered in Halifax


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• He resided at 27 Balfour Avenue in 2000 in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. 115


David married Living

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