As Mission’s chief constable for a number of years, John Vosburgh was a well-respected member of his community. He was born in Beamsville, Ontario, and served as Company Quartermaster at Camp Sarcee in Calgary for two years during World War I.

After the war, he moved to Mission with his wife and four children and became a successful fruit farmer as well as an expert on beekeeping and making honey. Vosburgh was a member of the Masons, Pacific Chapter, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Oddfellows.

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Source: Fraser Valley Record, February 1, 1940

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