Flags Lowered for Freeman Don Lobb – City of Mission – District of Mission

It is with heavy hearts we announce that City Freeman Don Lobb passed away on Feb. 21 at the age of 95.

The Freedom of the City Medal is the highest honour that the municipality can bestow and is given for exceptional and distinguished community service. When a Freedom of the City Medal recipient passes away, we lower the flags at our facilities to honour and remember them.

Born in Mission, Don was an integral and special member of our community throughout his lifetime. Don’s connection with the cedar shake and shingle industry began at an early age with his Dad’s mill in the Coquihalla, followed by the family mill in Stave Falls.

One of Don’s most important contributions to Mission began with his dream to provide services and housing for local seniors. What began as a small church group, soon grew to become what is now known as the “Mission Association for Seniors Housing” (MASH). As Chair of MASH for many years, Don championed the need for senior housing, particularly affordable housing and assisted living. His work and advocacy led to the development of The Cedars, a provider of assisted and supportive living housing for seniors, that has been serving the community since 2006.

His community spirit and leadership have created a lasting legacy in our city, and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his wife Eleanor (who is also a Freedom of the City medal recipient) and the entire Lobb family at this time.

Don Lobb 2016