Dale Cripps was born in Vancouver on June 13, 1929, and died peacefully at his seaside home in North Saanich, BC, on May 12, 2013, after valiantly trying to overcome cancer. He had a remarkable career that spanned over 50 years and was involved in the Kemano, Arrow Lake Dam and Port Mann Bridge projects, was project engineer during construction of the Knight Street Bridge and Cassiar Connector, and played a key role in both the Coquihalla and Sea to Sky Highway projects. He loved his work, and in later years spent considerable time in China with SNC Lavalin instructing highway design and construction. His community interests included Sea Scouts, West Vancouver Band, North Shore Light Opera, sailboat racing at Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Saanich Stroke Club, and Palm Court (light) Orchestra (Board of Directors). His love of music and passion for building things was passed to his children.
Dale was predeceased by Beverley, his wife of 53 years, in 2006, and is survived by his children, Roy, Gerry (Sue), Shari, and David (Tina); seven grandchildren; and his brother, Michael (Diane).