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Memorable Manitobans: Betty Bennett (1946-2002)

Athlete.

Born at Carman in 1946, daughter of John and Dorothy McInnes, she attended St. Daniel School, Graysville School, and Carman Collegiate. She moved to Winnipeg in 1963 and lived there until her retirement in 2000 when she moved to Elm Creek. She was participated in various sports and served on the executive of the Elm Creek Curling Club, Scotswood Golf Club, Manitoba Lawn Bowling Association, Assiniboine Memorial Business Girls Curling Club, and Bison Business Girls Curling Club. Playing pairs with her sister Elaine (Jones), she won the 1994 Canadian Lawn Bowling championship. Her funeral was held in Carman on 19 June 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 June 2002.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, page A8.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 23 November 2016

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