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Ed Bezanson


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Old 08-07-2018, 12:17:48 PM
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The antique tractor community has lost another of its pillars. Ed Bezanson, "The Connecticut Yankee" passed away last night. I received a call with the sad news from his son Peter a few minutes ago. Ed was an enthusiastic friend of the antique tractor community who wrote the "Yankee's Attic" department for Antique Power magazine for over 20 years. I wish to thank Ed for his contribution to the antique tractor community.
Ed was also a personal friend who will be greatly missed.
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:11:55 PM
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I am sorry to hear that. I always enjoyed Ed's posts.
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:02:54 PM
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Really sad to hear, I always enjoyed his input to the site. I learned much from him.
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:25:56 PM
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Ed was a great fellow. It is hard to imagine the knowledge we have lost with his passing. He had a wealth of information about tractor mechanicals, Caterpillar and Fordson tractors, and many other makes.
I talked with Ed several times in the last few months. He knew what was coming at him but he said he was going to give it a good fight - and he did. I think he stayed fairly active until the last few weeks.
One thing Ed told me, was the love he had for Smokstak. He said that posting on Stak, and having fellowship with other Stak members, was very important to him. It must have been even more important in the last year.
Best wishes to Ed's family and his close friends.
May you rest in Eternal Peace Ed.
Rick Mannen
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:06:08 PM
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I enjoyed Ed's post here on Stak and his write up each month in Antique Power


Condolences to the family
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:31:15 PM
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Hello all,
My name is Marc Bezanson and I am the youngest son of the yankee. This is my first post, but I follow the stak daily... I would like to thank you all for your kind words. Tractors run strong in my family and my brother peter and I will be continuing much of my dads work in the community. Our home club is the Zargray farm museum in Colchester ct. most of his and our collection will be headed there early next year as plans are in progress for there new tractor shed 84’x200’. We’re happy dad was able to see this vision through.any donations can be made in his name to the zargray farm 180 southplum rd Middletown 06547

Guess I’ll have to figure out how to post pics to keep u guys up date on our projects now...:confused:
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:18:49 PM
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God speed Ed What a great guy.. spent many a cold day at auction chatting tractors w him in PA.. and up at the Ct shows.. A wealth of knowledge..
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:24:28 PM
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I enjoyed speaking with Ed,a t the Zagray Farm Museum, a number of times. A wealth of knowledge. Rest in peace, Ed.

Ed Darowski
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:44:29 PM
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My heart sank a little when I picked up the phone and Peter said who he was. I was afraid of the news I was getting ready to hear. Ed was a great guy that had a true, down deep, sincere appreciation for not only the tractors, but the history and the people associated with them. I know he was especially proud his boys were going to carry on his collection. He told me that, it meant a lot to him. Godspeed my friend, rest in peace and I'm glad you are no longer in pain.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:26:12 PM
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I will wear his shirts proudly!

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