Lois E. Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, 2018 Honoured Mother

The Honourable Lois Mitchell is an accomplished businesswoman and a proud, longstanding member of Alberta’s dedicated corps of community volunteers.  She began her duties as the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta on June 12, 2015, choosing to make history education a focus during her tenure in office.  She is the Founding Patron of the History and Heroes Foundation.

A passion for sport and education led her to studies in Physical Education at the University of British Columbia and a position teaching Phys Ed and English.  He Honour married Doug Mitchell in 1961 and eventually settled in Calgary to build their careers and raise their four children.

Lois Mitchell had maintained a firm commitment to community service and volunteerism throughout her life, including a 12-year tenure as Honourary Consul Colombia for Alberta and Saskatchewan, volunteer service on board of Canada World Youth and as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Latin American Research Centre at the University of Calgary.

In 2015, she received Honourary Doctor of Law degrees from the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary.  In 2012, she was named a Member of the Order of Canada and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.


August 7, 2018


2018 Honoured Mother