Bernard "Bernie" Edwin Anthony Beleskey

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My name is Bernard "Bernie" Edwin Anthony Beleskey, Born, Wednesday, November 27th 1941at 4:30 PM EST, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie Ontario, Canada

I married Jane Elizabeth Thompson, October 16th 1966, in London Ontario,

She was  born Thursday, July 8th. 1943, at Toronto Western Hospital, lived in Brampton, Ontario, Canada - Daughter of William David "Bill" & Betty Thompson

Jane & Bernie

Had one son Kevin Blair Beleskey More information

I am the son of "Edwin Joesph Beleskey" & Mother Phyllis May "Palmer" Beleskey


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Edwin was born Wednesday, April 12th 1916 in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, Died at 68, Sunday, October 21, 1984,  Buried in Barrie Union Cemetery

Died of bowel cancer, October 21, 1984 Buried in Barrie Union Cemetery Grave Stone

Edwin had 4 Siblings Vernon, Dorothy AKA "Doe", Charles "Chuck" and an adopted son Douglas Keith Beleskey ( My uncle )

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He married, Phyllis May Palmer on Tuesday, May 14th 1940, she was born Sept 15th 1918 in Toronto Ontario, Canada

Year of the Spanish Flue Pandemic

Phyllis passed away, May 15, 2018, in her 100th year. Mom's Memorial

They had 3 Children Bernard "Bernie", Barry and Brent more: at

My Grand Father I called Grampa and Grandma

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The Grand Son of John "Jack" Joseph Beliski  Known as Beleskey, Born, Wednesday, September 5, 1888 Died - Thursday, February 24, 1966.

Married Mary Amelia Ruth Burton, [ Burton History here ] Wednesday, May 14th 1913,  [ Wedding photo here ]

Daughter of Col. Thomas A. Burton Brantford, ON

Mary was born, Thursday, May 10th, 1894, died Tuesday, July 28, 1964

More info on siblings here
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My Great Grand Paternal Parents

The Great Grand Son of Valentine Joseph "Jack" Beliski, (died 58) 1858 - 1916

Valentine Joseph Beliski, 1858 - 1916 and Jennifer aka Jennie ( Dobroski  ) 1855- 1927 Valentine Died in Germany at 58 years of age. 

Children: Emma, Rose, Nellie, Hellen, Lita and one son Jack

Possible Siblings Valentine

- Nellie Beliski was born in 1893 in Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada, The Daughter of Valentine Beliski and Jane Debrosky.

Nellie Beliski married Anson Buck on November 20, 1912.

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The Great, great, grandson of *John Anton Beliski [ Bilicki ]  Sr. Born 1837 married in Strausberg, Germany Jan 30th 1853



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NB Our previous ancestors  ------ BELISKI Settlers landed in Canada 19th century one  "P. Beliski" [ Believe his name was PHILIP BELISKI ] landed in Halifax, NS, in 1899 Still doing research, believe went to US

My Family Tree Details

Bernie Edwin Anthony Beleskey was born Nov. 27th 1941 in Barrie Ontario, Canada.

  • He is married to Jane Elizabeth [Thompson] Beleskey, born in Brampton, Ontario, July 8th 1943, Married on Oct 14th 1966. In London Ontario, Canada

  • He currently lives at: 13 Springdale Drive, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, N2K1P8

  • Phone 519-745-2353, e-mail: and

The Family Tree name "Beliski" of our ancestors now dates back to 1414 in Lithuania. Our ancestors also came from Lithuania then to Prussia and then to Poland. the from Germany they arrived in Canada and United States, in the late 19th century

Our Family Name History:

As you may or may not know the Beleskey/Beliski's are of Lithuanian decent, polish heritage and traditions. The narrative obtained from the "The Historical Research Center" describes the following historical information.

The Lithuanians may have settled along the Neman (Nemanus) as early as 1500 B.C. In the 13th cent., to protect themselves against the Livonian and Teutonic knights, they formed a strong, unified state which, by absorbing neighboring Russian principalities, became one of the largest in medieval Europe. Between 1386 and 1569, Lithuania gradually merged with Poland. In 1795 it came under Russian control. Independence was declared in 1918, but Poland held Vilnius from 1920 to 1939.

The Lithuanian surname Beleskey/Beliski is of homonymic [ same as ] origin, deriving from the place name where the initial bearer lived or held land. In this instance the surname is considered to be a variant of the Polish Beliski, both finding their roots in a place names "Beles", with the addition of the suffix"-skey" which is a phonic variant of "-ski", a standard Slavic ending.

Thus the first bearer of the surname Beleskey/Beliski was someone who was identified by the members of his community as "one who hailed from Beles". In some cases, this name may also have originated from the estate of the family, in which instance, it can be interpreted "the lord of Beles".

The surname is also record as Belewicz and Bielewski. Etymologically the loponym derives from the Slavic term "biel", meaning "white". After the union of Horodla in 1413, when Lithuania and Poland united, many members of the Lithuanian aristocracy adopted the polish form of their surnames and indeed Lithuanian society was to become completely Polonized. Indeed, the variant form of Beliski was borne by a noble Lithuanian family, which was a sept of the great clan Mogila.

The ancestral seal of this house was located in the city of Zmudz, where their existence was documented in 1840. Zmudz, a Russian diocese, also called Telshi (Telshe), including the part of Lithuania lying on the Baltic; this Lithuanian district, also named Schmudien (Polish, Zmudz) or Schamaiten (Lithuanian, Zemaitis), was conquered about 1380 by the Teutonic Knights, and ceded to Poland in 1411 by the first Treaty of Thorn after the defeat of Tannenberg. The surname of Beliski was of the family which was a sept (family) of the clan of Sreniawa.

The Family Crest and our Flag of Lithuania Lithuanian History [ click here ]

The Family Tree of * Mr. Beliski Sr. 1837 - ? and Mrs. Beliski 1839 - ?

Their are two known children: [ Click on hyperlink to access family tree ]

  • "Jack" Valentine Joseph Beliski, Known as Beleskey (died 58) 1858 - 1916 born Odanski Poland, died in Germany at 58 years of age.
    His Son John "Jack" Joseph Beliski  [ later changed to Beleskey ] migrated to Guelph ON, Canada then on to live in Barrie Ontario, Canada, where he raised a family.

Also related to the Beleskey's but using the original family name Beliski.

  • "Joseph" Jack Beliski, (died 64), 1856 - 1920 Born Jan. 29th 1856 Odanski Poland - Migrated to Canada in 1887.
    Mainly settled in Guelph ON, Canada.

NB: If I missed any descendants or there are errors, please contact me