Lill Levasseur

Obituary of Lill Levasseur

Lillian "Lill" Georgina Levasseur passed away at the Lady Minto Health Care Centre, Edam, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the age of 98 years. Lill was born at Lady Minto Hospital in Edam, SK. Her parents were William “Bill” and Mabel Milnthorp. Lill was the sixth child in a family of nine - John, Margaret, Phyllis, Mabel, Bill, Lill, Mary, George and Joe. Lill was raised on her parent’s farm a few miles N.E. of Edam. She helped feed and water the animals, prepare meals and do housework, milk cows, gather eggs, pick berries, weed in the garden, and look after her younger siblings. Lill completed her Grade 8 at Valley Springs School. At the age of 14, Lill started working for a farm family doing all similar chores she had done at home. She later worked at Lady Minto Hospital as a cook. Lill was flexible and could bend over backwards and pick up a quarter from the floor between her feet. Her family all enjoyed visiting neighbors, picnics at Picnic Lake, and singing and playing instruments together. Lill met George when he worked at a neighbor’s farm with her brother Bill and had come to her parents’ house. Three years later, Lill married George Levasseur on April 9, 1942 at Fairholme. They started their life together by traveling south to work as a couple for farmers in Plato, McCrorie, and Lucky Lake areas. They returned to Edam in 1943 and rented land and a home N.E. of Edam. In 1947, they moved again with their family, now including Doris and Ernie, to Blackfoot School District, Saskatchewan to do mixed farming on George’s parents’ farm. George did custom work in Edam area with his crushing and sawing outfits. He was mechanically inclined and built his own power plant, welder, and wired their home. He also enjoyed blacksmithing and made many things including, sleighs, runners, caboose, and tractor cab. George wanted to own a business; in 1958, he bought the Massey Harris dealership (now, Levasseur’s Sales & Service), garage and gas station from Alvin Norde. Their family, now including Donna and Marilyn, moved to Edam. In 1960 they bought the lumbar yard business from George Young. Lill learned bookkeeping and did the books for their businesses for many years. She enjoyed baking, sewing, gardening, and later crocheted many blankets for her children and grandchildren. She loved painting and did many landscapes of all sizes and shapes with oil, acrylic, and pastel which were given as gifts or sold. She also enjoyed singing in the church choir. Lill and George enjoyed traveling and went to B.C., Yuma, and Disney World together. In 2001, George passed away and Lill continued to enjoy country rides with family, seeing wildlife and sunsets. Holidays were in B.C., Ontario, Hawaii, Chicago, and Cayman Islands, where she parasailed at 88 years. Some of her favorite pets were Duke and Axle at the garage, and Ziggy. She enjoyed music - playing guitar, watching DVD’s of Jim and Doris’ pictures, word search puzzles, and watching figure skating and curling. Lill was very proud of her family and paintings. Lill is survived by: her daughter, Doris (Jim) Forsyth and family, Janet (Terry) VanAlstyne, Brian (Maxine) Forsyth and daughter, Kaitlyn (Logan) Otte and children, Addyson, Hudson, Payton, Otte; Brianna (Shawn) Russell and daughter, Emma Russell; Bob Forsyth (deceased) his daughter, Nicole Parkin and her daughter, Emerson Parkin: Lillian’s son, Ernie (Judy) Levasseur and family, Michael (Heather) Levasseur and children, Kayleigh and Jayden; son, Jason Levasseur partner (Renee) and Jasons children, Emily, Macey and Chandler Levasseur; daughter, Angela (Kevin) Blanchette and children, Laney, Allison and Erica Blanchette; her daughter, Donna (loving companion Ben) and their children, Laura (Melvin), Michelle, Lorne (Michele), Kevin (Debbie) and Karen (Sheldon); Donna’s 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; her daughter, Marilyn Beatch and her children, Shane (Heather) Beatch and their children, Hanna, Graham, Garrett, Gavin and Sam Beatch; Lance (Lyn) Beatch and their children, Brook, Bo and Blake Beatch; Kyle Beatch; and Chance Beatch and his daughter, Ellie; and her sisters-in-law, Nancy and Mildred. Lill is predeceased by: her husband, George; grandson, Bob; son-in-law, Jim; parents, Bill and Mabel Milnthorp; parents-in-law, Charles and Mary Levasseur; brothers, John, Bill, Joe, George; and sisters, Margaret, Phyllis, Mable and Mary. The Prayer Vigil will be held at the Christ The King Roman Catholic Church, Edam, Saskatchewan on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM CST. The Funeral Service for Lill will be conducted from the Edam Community Recreation Centre, Edam, Saskatchewan on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM CST. Donations in memory of Lill may be made to PNRHA - Lady Minto Gazebo or The Christ The King Parish - Edam Catholic Cemetery. Lill's funeral card can be viewed or downloaded from the link below. https://indd.adobe.com/view/47907fcc-94d5-4ae4-820e-6be59a3d9437
Monday
10
February

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Monday, February 10, 2020
Edam Community Recreation Centre
Box 32
Edam, Saskatchewan, Canada
Sunday
9
February

Prayer Vigil

7:00 pm
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Christ The King Roman Catholic Church
1416 Railway Avenue
Edam, Saskatchewan, Canada
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