A memorial tree and plaque were unveiled at Al Anderson Pool in honour of the late Coun. Dave Hall on Sunday morning by Langley City Mayor Ted Schaffer and Hall’s wife, Ellen.

Tree, plaque dedicated in memory of Dave Hall

Langley City councillor is remembered as ‘kind and caring man’

As the last contestant crossed the finish line of the Tri-It Triathlon at City Park on Sunday morning, a small crowd gathered for another, more “bittersweet,” celebration.

A memorial copper beech tree and plaque, installed in the northwest corner of Al Anderson Memorial Pool, were unveiled in honour of the late Coun. Dave Hall, who passed away from cancer in January.

Hall was an avid supporter of the triathlon, which now features a special “Dave Hall Classic” category for participants ages 60 and over.

Members of Langley City council, along with family and close friends of Hall were in attendance at the unveiling, which was held prior to the triathlon awards ceremony.

“It’s a bittersweet moment as we are together once again to remember our dear old friend Dave Hall. It’s been almost six months, now, since his passing and I personally still think of him often,” said Mayor Ted Schaffer.

“We as a council, and among staff, still share fond memories and chuckles over some of his finest moments.

“He was a kind and caring man, and since his passing I have really gained more insight into how many lives he’s touched.

“But he did love to challenge some of his council members and staff. And we do miss him.”

Hall’s friend, Dave Rife, spoke of the late councillor’s passion for athletics and the City, calling him a “caring gentleman, unassuming, well spoken and thoughtful.”

“I couldn’t have had a better individual to call my best friend,” he said.

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