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Lola touched so many lives in her 93 years... She died peacefully on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at the Élisabeth Bruyère Residence in Ottawa, Ontario. Dear wife of the late Henry Torunski; mother to the late Linda Torunski (spouse Jane) and Eric Torunski (spouse Lori); grandmother to Isabella and Lukas; and dear sister to six siblings: Carmel, Elva, Aline, Raymond, Cleo and Normand. A private ceremony will be held at the Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa later in the month. To express your sorrow, please consider making a donation to the Élisabeth Bruyère Foundation directed to the Brain and Memory Program.

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Eric & Family

Sincere condolences. Not easy no matter the age or situation. Losing the second parent makes us appreciate more the people we have in our lives. Prayers are with you and your mom. Cousin John Jr.

John Boulay, November 29, 2022

Eric Torunski and Family

So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a wonderful woman and a good friend to me. I will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nancy Bahen, November 30, 2022

Eric and family

I was so, so sad to hear of Lola's passing. What a woman indeed. She taught this Alberta girl a thing or two - ever the teacher that she was. She broadened my horizons on our drive through Quebec and the Maritimes with her lived experience and rich perspectives on life. As my cruise cabin buddy, we spent many nights playing crib accompanied by a cool sea breeze and good bottle of red. And my visits with her both in Ottawa and in Alberta were always a pleasure. My condolences to you and the family.

Joanne Rimmer, December 4, 2022

Eric & Family

Dear Eric & Family,

I was sad to read about Aunt Lola’s passing. please accept my Deepest Sympathy.

Maureen Torunski

Maureen Torunski, December 5, 2022


Bonjour Erick,
j'aimerais te transmettre mes sincères sympathies pour le décès de ta maman.
Je garde de très bons souvenirs de ta mère, elle a toujours été très sympathique avec moi...:).


Marie-Josée ( cousine )


Marie Josée Landry, December 5, 2022

Torunski and Snider Family

Lola was an amazing person. Not just smart but witty as all get out. She tried, bravely, to teach me the card game Hand and Foot, of which she was a Master but I was not very good at it and that was my fault, not hers.

I remember having some fascinating conversations with Lola over the years. I very much enjoyed just sitting and chatting with her.

But the most fun was watching her in casinos. She was a Master there as well.

She will be missed by me but I am grateful for the wonderful memories. My condolences to you all on such a painful loss.

Margaret Halberg, December 7, 2022

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