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Born: Aug 11, 1929

Date of Passing: Jan 04, 2022

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On January 4, 2022, at 7:54 p.m. in the evening, our precious wife, mother and grandmother, Janet Evelyn Johnson, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
She battled with a number of health issues throughout her life, with Parkinson's being the most difficult. She spent the last ten months of her life confined to bed and wheelchair. As the end drew near she was getting weaker and weaker. Mom was ready to go home and on January 4 her request was granted and she went home to be with her Lord and God. She had family with her when she took her final breath. She is now safe in the arms of Jesus. She leaves to mourn her, her husband Leonard; children, Charles (Donna), Wesley, Michael (Leanne) and Doris (Scott); nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mom was born on August 11, 1929 in Allegra, Manitoba to Michael and Michelina Kowalchuk. She was the youngest of eight children. She was predeceased by both her parents and all of her siblings. Mom was the last remaining member of her immediate family. Mom attended Rattray School in the Brokenhead area for her early years and then moved into Winnipeg and attended St. John's High School.
On June 19, 1954 Mom married her one and only love, her husband of 67.5 years, Leonard. They had a good many years together and loved each other to the end. Mom was "Wifie" and Dad was "Hubby". Dad often referred to Mom as his "girlfriend." Thankfully Dad was able to be with Mom and hold her hand when she breathed her last breath.
Mom's first and only job was with Winnipeg Paint and Glass where she worked for seven years before and after she was married. When Mom had her first child she left her job at Winnipeg Paint and Glass and began what would be her most important career, that of being a Mom. She was an amazing Mom and loved all of her children and gave them everything that she could give without asking for anything in return. She was the personification of agape love. She extended that same love to all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom loved and cared deeply for her family and gave herself to them completely. They were her pride and joy.
Mom's greatest attribute was her strong faith in God and Jesus. That faith never waivered even while she was confined to bed and wheelchair. Despite all of her many health issues, Mom would often say that "God has been good to me." She never complained about her health issues but instead she worked through them and never let them stop her from doing whatever needed to be done. She loved the Lord and did her best to serve him each and every day. She put her faith and trust in him and it showed in how she served others.
Mom was a great cook and baker. Anyone who came to our home for a meal never left hungry. There was always more than enough food to eat and then go back for seconds. She was also an accomplished knitter. She made many sets of gloves, scarves, hats, etc. Her biggest knitting accomplishment was the many afgans that she made for family and friends. She must have knitted at least 30 of them, some large enough to fit a large double bed. Mom enjoyed doing things for others whether it was taking a meal or baking, knitting, sending cards or just phoning people to see how they were doing. It brought her great joy to do things for others. These were some of the ways that she served her Lord.
Mom was a faithful member of the Central Church of Christ in Winnipeg. While her health permitted her, she rarely missed attending the worship assemblies. This was important to her and she loved her church family. There were many newborns in the congregation that benefited from her knitting. She would often knit an outfit for the little one. Because of Parkinson's disease and arthritis, she wasn't able to knit as much as she wanted but she would still provide something for the babies that came along in the church or within her family.
Mom was (and still is) an amazing Mom. She gave of herself and loved her family unconditionally. She never let her health issues keep her from caring for her family. She always put her family ahead of herself. Mom will be sorely missed by all of us as she was a big important part of all of our lives. Mom has gone home to heaven to enjoy her rest which she so richly deserves. It is hard to believe that she is gone but she is now safe in the arms of her Lord Jesus and enjoying her new home in Heaven. Mom, you will never be forgotten and always loved. She fought the good fight, kept her faith and finished the race and she has received her crown of righteousness from the Lord.
Funeral services will be held at Chapel Lawn on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg. Due to COVID issues, it will be a smaller service with mostly family in attendance. Only those vaccinated will be allowed to attend. It will be by invitation only, please R.S.V.P. to Chapel Lawn for reserving a spot.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 08, 2022

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Our sincere condolences to the Johnson family on the passing of Janet. She was a most lovely and kind person and faithful Christian who is now safely home with the Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this sad time. Kent and Alison Malm - Posted by: Kent and Alison Malm (friends of family) on: Jan 13, 2022

  • To the Johnson family, one and all; most especially, Leonard . . . I was, of course, sorry to hear of Janet's passing; but, know that she now rests in peace together with the loved ones who have gone before us. May the Lord bless and keep you, all, as you mourn her passing. And, may God grant her soul eternal rest. Blessings, Maureen Penner and Salvatore Catalfamo - Posted by: Maureen Penner (Friend/Acquaintance) on: Jan 10, 2022

  • David and I were very saddened to hear about Aunty Janet's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Uncle Leonard and all of the family during this difficult time. Aunty Janet was a loving and caring person and will remain in our hearts forever. We have great comfort in knowing that Aunty Janet was a faithful servant and has gone to be with the Lord. Love, David and Madeline - Posted by: David and Madeline Quilliams (niece) on: Jan 08, 2022

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