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I did not serve with Dale as he retired in 2013 after serving on Council for thirty distinguished years. He was passionate about serving Calgarians, and made a huge impact on all the communities that he represented in Ward 1. I want to say thank you to Dale for his public service, and my condolences to his wife Yvonne and the entire Hodges family at this difficult time.


Dale Hodges, Calgary’s longest serving alderman who led a colourful and committed 30-year career for the city, has passed away at the age of 82.

Hodges served 10 terms on Calgary city council, from 1983 to 2013, representing Ward 1 in the city’s northwest.

He sat on numerous boards and committees during his tenure, including transit, planning and the Calgary Parking Authority.

“It is with deep sadness that we announce Dale Hodges passed away peacefully on Dec. 31 at Agape Hospice following a lengthy illness,” reads a statement from Hodges family sent to CBC News.

“Dale will be greatly missed by Yvonne, his wife of 52 years, family and friends.”

Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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