Lillian Eva (Haslund)Torske

Lillian Eva (Haslund)Torske

Passed on February 8, 2021

Passed peacefully February 8, 2021 at the age of 98.

She was predeceased by her husband Ole in 1997; her parents, Marius and Eva Haslund; brothers Robert and Wally Haslund; her sister Mildred Johnson; sisters-in-law Marguerite and Rachel Haslund and brothers-in-law Evert Johnson and Eric Mager.

She is survived by her sons, Larry (Eilene) Torske; Ralph (Linda) Torske; grandchildren Kristine (Rick); Lori (Scott); David (Sherry); Traci (Rob); great-grandchildren Duncan & Thomas James-Davies, Saige MacPherson, Jordan & Jaxon Torske, Mara and Addison MacLean and her sister Myrtle Mager as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Lil was born and grew up in the Monar area west of Inwood. She married Ole Torske in 1939. They spent their first married years living in northwestern Ontario. They moved back to the Torske family farm where she lived until 2007. Lil worked hard on the family farm looking after her family, growing a garden, canning and helping on the farm. She always grew a large vegetable garden and passed on lots of gardening wisdom to her family. She especially loved her flower gardens and the grandchildren all learned to be mindful of Granny’s flowers, especially her rose bushes.

Lil was a 4-H leader for many years and many local girls learned to sew under her expert guidance. She was also very active in the Inwood W.I. where she made many lifelong friends and worked hard in her community of Inwood. Inwood Fall Suppers and W.I. Teas were always highlights in her year. She was also a lifetime member of the Provincial Women’s Institute. Lil was also a wonderful cook. She enjoyed preserving, baking and cooking meals for her family and friends. You could always count on being well fed when visiting her. All of her grandkids had favorite treats that she baked for them. She was also well known in the Interlake for her wedding cakes. She baked and decorated beautiful wedding cakes for many couples in the area. She was very pleased that the last wedding cakes she made were for her grandchildren, even if it meant transporting them great distances.

In her later years, Lil enjoyed travelling and made many trips throughout North America and the Caribbean with family and friends. She always took lots of photos and enjoyed sharing her slide shows with visitors. Family and friends were very important to Lil. She was an avid letter writer, corresponding with many friends and far away family as long as she was able.

In 2007, she moved into Goodwin Lodge in Teulon. It gave the family comfort to know that she was always well cared for there and that she was close and still able to see family and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at Goodwin Lodge for the caring and compassionate care given over the years. Due to Covid-19, no funeral service will be held at this time. If desired, donations in Lillian’s memory may be made to The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.


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