Active volunteer Dale Ball passes away

He has been active in the business community and in volunteering in many endeavours.

  • Mar. 12, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Longtime Langley resident and well-known businessman and community volunteer Dale Ball passed away on Wednesday.

Longtime Langley resident and well-known businessman and community volunteer Dale Ball passed away on Wednesday.

Well-known Brookswood businessman and active community volunteer Dale Ball passed away on Tuesday, March 10, after a short battle with cancer. He was 66.

He was the owner of Brookswood Mobile Homes and active in Rotary and many other service organizations.

He has also been involved in many other community activities over the years, ranging from business groups to youth activities.

He was president of Langley Chamber of Commerce in 1993 and 1994, and was named H.D. Stafford Good Citizen of the Year in 2002. He was also named business person of the year at the chamber’s business excellence awards in 2006.

Most recently, he had been a member of the mayor’s task force on community engagement in Langley Township. He attended the first meeting last month, but later had to resign due to the illness.

He is survived by his wife Mary, sons Anthony and Jason (Laurel), grandchildren Carter, Jordyn and Lincoln, brother Austin (Bev) and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 30 at Christian Life Assembly, starting at 2 p.m. His family has asked that donations in his memory be made to any of the numerous charities he supported — Langley Care Foundation (Langley Lodge); Rotary Foundation of Canada; Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation; B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation; Langley Centennial Museum and Langley School District Foundation.

Tribute was paid to him at Tuesday’s Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce meeting, with president Kristine Simpson commenting that he continued to be a valued adviser to the chamber up until very recently