Robabeh Mowafaghian taught her children the importance of loving others instead of expecting to be loved.
Although she was a widow raising a family, she firmly believed in helping the poor and sharing what she had.
She would have been proud of her only son. After enjoying great success as a construction company owner in pre-revolution Iran, Mr. Mowafaghian moved to Vancouver in the 1980s.
Since founding the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation in 2003, he has been quietly giving away his wealth. Mr. Mowafaghian has translated his mother’s philosophy of helping others into a distinguished career as a philanthropist. Building on his foundation’s mandate to better the lives of children through health and education, Mr. Mowafaghian contributed $300,000 to the BC Women’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit Campaign. The Djavad Mowafaghian Physician and Family Meeting Room is named in his honour.