Mark Rose was born in Prince Edward Island, and moved to British Columbia with his family at the age of nine. He lived in Mission until 1959 and then moved to Hatzic with his wife Mildred and two sons.

Rose was a member of the Mission District Council for nine years, served as councilor and alderman, and was honored by the district when he was named Freeman of the District. He was instrumental in the administration of the Draper Creek Water Works which provided water for Hatzic before the District of Mission water supply system included Hatzic. Rose also served as president of the Agricultural and Horticultural Association and chaired the United Appeal committee.

As committed to his principles as he was generous of spirit and of his time, Rose dedicated himself to his community and stood up for what he believed was best for the community. Quietly driven, he put aside his own interests for the benefit of his community.

V. BACH

Source: Mission City Record, May 6, 1979