Lillian Christina Wasden was born in August 1925 in Mildred, Saskatchewan to William and Eva Roth. Lillian, known as Tina to her family, grew up on the homestead in Mildred, SK. She took her schooling at Mirror Lake in a one room schoolhouse.
Tina met Ernest Peter Johnson at a barn dance and she later married him. They were blessed with 8 beautiful children, seven girls and one boy. Tina shared her birthday with four of her daughters. As well, her oldest daughter and her youngest daughters share their birthday.
Tina moved back to Saskatchewan from Victoria, BC and married Ron Wasden. Tina worked long hours at the farm, raising her cows, chickens and a large vegetable garden, along with learning how to drive a car and getting her license at almost 60 years old, after spending hours riding a tractor around the fields!
Tina was a loving but firm, no nonsensical Mama! We remember coming home to fresh baked bread and cinnamon buns. Her grandchildren aspired for the day when they were taller than Grandma, which was around their 12th birthdays! She loved knitting and fortunately her children are all recipients of her knitted kitchen towels and dishcloth sets!
Tina was predeceased by both her husbands: Ernest Peter Johnson and Ron Bryce Wasden; her parents, William and Eva Roth; her brothers, Ben and George; and sisters, Ruth and Cyla.
She is survived by her children, Dorothy, Marilyn (Robert), Carolyn (Dave), Sandra, Ervin (Elaine), Jackie (Brian), Verna (Ted) and Bev; her step-son, Dale; her 16 grandchildren; her 30 great-grandchildren; her 1 great-great grandchild; and her brother, John.