Outspoken former Langley City councillor dies

Dave Hall served on both Langley City council and the Langley School Board.

Dave Hall has died, just weeks after resigning from Langley City council due to cancer.

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

Hall served on City council for the past seven years, including working on numerous committees. He resigned in late November.

Hall had often served as a kind of unofficial opposition on the City council, where he frequently disagreed with his fellow councillors. Budget debates often became heated as Hall pushed for more openness in City meetings and procedures, and tighter controls on taxpayer spending.

Hall was also a Langley School District trustee for nine years, including a term as board chair.

As well, he was a fitness and sports enthusiast who was devoted to the community. He encouraged young people to be active and was a volunteer at events such as the annual Tri-it Triathlon and Terry Fox Runs.

Hall lived in the City for more than three decades, served 20 years on the City’s Advisory Planning Committee and 17 on the City Park, Recreation and Environment Committee.

The City has lowered flags in his honour.

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

 

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