Former City of Langley Councillor Dave Hall stands with his bike during the City's announcement for new bike lanes along 203 Street in October, 2015. Hall passed away Jan. 4 after battling cancer.

Former City Councillor Dave Hall passes away

Council member stepped away from his duties late last year to focus on his battle with cancer

  • Jan. 4, 2016 8:00 p.m.

Former City of Langley Councillor Dave Hall has died.

The City made the announcement on Monday, praising Hall for both his passion for the community and his devotion to his role as a member of council.

First elected seven years ago, Hall, who stepped away from his duties late last year to focus on his cancer battle, was a champion of recreation in the City, serving on numerous committees, including Parks and Environment, as well as with business development and planning.

Prior to his time on City council, Hall served for nine years as a trustee in the Langley school district. He was a resident of the City for more than 30 years.

Hall, who passed away early in the morning on Monday, Jan. 4 at the age of 63, was a well-rounded fitness and sports enthusiast who brought his enthusiasm to many different City held functions and activities.

Personally, he enjoyed his Al Anderson morning swim and his daily cycling routine while continually committing to specific endeavors like the City of Langley Tri-it Triathlon and the annual Terry Fox Run.

As an advocate for the new Timms Community Centre, he was looking forward to trying out the walking/running track in the new facility, which is scheduled to open in February.

“Dave was a devoted member of council,” said Mayor Ted Schaffer.

“He regularly conducted his own research to understand the issues and possibilities within our city. Dave often brought an opposing view to the council table, which contributed to compelling and engaging discussions.”

City of Langley flags will fly at half-mast in remembrance of this dedicated, passionate and thought-provoking man, states a release from the City.

In lieu of flowers, the Hall family requests that any donations be directed towards organizations that support cancer research, such as the Terry Fox Foundation or the BC Cancer Foundation. More information about a Celebration of Life will be provided as it becomes available.

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