1971 - 2017
Mara Jeannine Angel Bennett, beloved wife of Daryl Bennett passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the age of 46 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, July 28, 2017 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, July 29, 2017 between 9:00 A.M. and 10:30 A.M.
The Funeral Service was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Burial followed at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Mara is survived by her loving husband Daryl and their four children Natalie (Tom) Doucette of Lethbridge and their son Noah; Alyssa Bennett of Lethbridge; Shantelle and John Bennett of Taber. She is also survived by her mother Opal Court of Fort Macleod; brothers Aaron (Juanita) Court of Calgary, Tom (Anna) Court of Hawaii and Andy (Kaly) Court of High River, along with in-laws and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father Lowell Court.
Mara was born July 24, 1971 in Penticton, British Columbia and resided in Spruce Grove and Raymond during her youth. She attended the University of Lethbridge earning a Bachelor of Music and was well known for her ability to play the flute. She married Daryl Bennett on August 30, 1991 and they moved to Taber in 1994 where they have resided on the family farm raising their four children.
Throughout her life Mara enjoyed activities such teaching music lessons, playing the flute at home and at social and religious events (often accompanied by her husband) and attending school functions with her young children. She enjoyed keeping in touch with family and friends, going for drives, and participating in church social activities, even when MS began to restrict her mobility in her later years. Her four children were her pride and joy.
She leaves behind many friends and relatives who will miss her loving kindness.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Mara’s name may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 724 - 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2T1 www.mssociety.ca.