Ipswich Mayor David Hale Death | Obituary – Former Ipswich Mayor David Hale age 74 passed away, He was a Conservative councilor for Holywells Ward from its establishment in 2002 and had previously represented the St Clement’s Ward before boundaries were redrawn.
He was mayor of the town in 2008-9, during the time when a Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition was in control at the borough.
A former senior fire officer, David was liked and respected by councilors from all sides and was regarded as a very fair chair of meetings when he was mayor.
He lived with his brother Peter in Severn Road. David had been treated for lymphoma, a form of cancer, for many years – but Peter said he remained active until a few days before his death. “David had been frustrated by the current situation like many people – he liked to get out and visit heritage railways across the country and couldn’t do that,” he said.
“But he developed an infection, was taken to the hospital early on Monday and I got a call on Tuesday morning to say he had taken a turn for the worse.
We express our sympathy and deepest condolences to Ipswich Mayor David Hale Death’s family today and in the days, weeks, months, and years that are to come as they cope with his passing. May his soul rest in peace.
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