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Centennial Park in Black Diamond Renamed in Honour of Bob Lochhead

Bob Lochhead photoBob Lochhead was born and raised in the foothills. He spent most of the last thirty years volunteering in our area with the Foothills Lions Club, the Griffiths Memorial Centre, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Valley Neighbours Club.

At last night’s Black Diamond Council Meeting, Town Council voted in favour of changing the name of Centennial Park on 5th Street SW to the Bob Lochhead Memorial Park.

Bob passed away earlier this year and in recognition of his outstanding service to the Black Diamond community it was suggested to the Town that the Centennial Park be renamed in his honour. Bob was a long-standing Lions member and the Lions Campground is located in the park that will now bear his name.

Maureen Parson, Bob’s daughter is thrilled with the decision. “Dad would be so impressed and so proud,” she said.

Bob was awarded the Citizenship of the Year Award by the Town of Black Diamond and the Seniors Service Award by the Province of Alberta in 2011.

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  • Diane Bray , July 17, 2014 @ 4:13 pm

    I am so happy for Maureen and Dave and their entire family. This will be a wonderful tribute to your dad for years to come. He was an awesome man and was so loved by so many. This is wonderful. He gave so much, to so many people in his life. Your dad is smiling his beautiful smile in heaven.

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