RITA MARIE BENNETT Of Gulfport, Mississippi, formerly of North York, Etobicoke and Woodstock, Ontario passed away December 2, 2012. She was predeceased by her parents Albert and Elsie May Barton, step-mother Marjory "Peg" Barton, husbands John Lindsay and L. Gordon Bennett, her infant daughter Heather Ann and step-daughter Mary Ferguson. Survivors include her sister Diana Rodger of Winnipeg, Manitoba, son Bruce "Bo" Lindsay and his wife Paula and their children Bobby and Heather of Pass Christian, Mississippi, son Scott Lindsay of San Antonio, Texas and step-children Claire Lawrence of Windsor and Peter Bennett of Toronto. She was fortunate to have many Bennett family grandchildren including Andrew Ferguson, Jodi Vahramian, Gord Bennett, Kristen Ducharme, Sara Lawrence, Amy Haines and great-grandchildren that she loved very much. A retired Scarborough and Quebec school teacher raised in Noranda, Quebec, she loved children and was grateful for her family and friends that made life complete. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for the American Heart Association are requested.

Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 6, 2012