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Art wall in Langley City honours memory of Craig Davies

Family and friends of the late graphic designer Craig Davies attended the unveiling of a metal “art wall” in his honour at McBurney Lane Monday afternoon. Among them were Kate Davies (with red scarf), and granddaughter Keeley (in blue toque). Acting Langley City mayor Ted Schaffer is standing behind them. Davies, who died of cancer last year, was a key member of the Langley business community for more than 30 years and was longtime chair of the Downtown Langley Merchants Association. - Dan Ferguson/Langley Times
Family and friends of the late graphic designer Craig Davies attended the unveiling of a metal “art wall” in his honour at McBurney Lane Monday afternoon. Among them were Kate Davies (with red scarf), and granddaughter Keeley (in blue toque). Acting Langley City mayor Ted Schaffer is standing behind them. Davies, who died of cancer last year, was a key member of the Langley business community for more than 30 years and was longtime chair of the Downtown Langley Merchants Association.
— image credit: Dan Ferguson/Langley Times

A metal art wall was unveiled in Langley City on Monday afternoon, to honour the memory of the late Craig Davies.

The 1.5-metre high curved sheet of aluminum with words like “give back,” “volunteer,” and “make a difference” cut into it stands in McBurney Plaza.

Davies, who passed away last summer, operated the Design One Graphic Group for more than 30 years.

His son Grant said the memorial captured his father’s passion for the shape and look of letters.

“The words really reflect his love of type,” he said.

City of Langley acting mayor Ted Schaffer described Davies as a strong advocate for the business community in downtown Langley and a dedicated volunteer who made significant contributions to events like Arts Alive, the Langley City Community Day parade and the city’s annual Christmas parade.

“Craig epitomized what it means to give back, to support others and to make a difference,” Schaffer said.

Davies was named the George Preston Business Person of the Year by Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce in 2011.

He served for many years as chair of the Downtown Langley Merchants Association board.

More than 20 people attended the event, most of them family and friends.

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