Approximately 75 Mission seniors will be moving from the extended care unit to Abbotsford by fall.
The Dr. Stuart Pavilion at Mission Memorial Hospital will be demolished to make space for the recently announced 200-bed complex residential care facility for seniors.
According to the Fraser Health Authority, this will add 25 per cent more residential care beds in Mission.
While construction is taking place, the displaced residents will go to Ebenezer Care Home on Marshall Road, which was owned and operated by a society until its 2009 closure.
Fraser Health has leased the premises until 2013.
The relocation will be hard for those who visit their loved ones regularly, said some family members.