LASKOWSKI, Janet Penfrid (Mysdke). (1922 – 2013). Janet was born in Seattle on August 5, 1922. After having served the Lord most of her life, she now lives forever with the Lord Jesus, having passed into His presence on August 8th, 2013. With her family of Norwegian background she became part of Emmanuel Bible Church, made a public confession of Christ at age 17. Janet graduated from Prairie Bible Institute in 1945 and went to Brazil as a missionary with the mission Crossworld, formerly Unevangelized Fields Mission. She met and married missionary Ted Laskowski of the same Mission and with him served in Brazil for 40 years. For 12 years she was the hospitality arranger of the Mission Base “Grand Central”-type hostel in the port city of Belem at the mouth of the Amazon. She is survived by husband Ted, daughter Joanne and son Philip and their spouses, and her sister Thelma and youngest brother, Norman, as well as five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. On retiring in 1988 in Canada, Janet accompanied her husband’s ministries in churches and to the local Portuguese immigrant fruit farmers of the South Okanagan in central British Columbia. For these they had a weekly Portuguese gospel radio program, which Ted recorded in his home studio and which were aired on the local radio station in Osoyoos. In 1997 they moved to Abbotsford, on BC’s lower mainland, just two hours from their children living in the Seattle area. If alive today, she would say, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church, 2950 Blue Jay St., Abbotsford, BC. Online condolences to the family may be made at:


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