Bill Dall – Family Man
Bill Dall was
• the husband of Patricia,
• the father of Marilyn, Jennifer, Ian, Peter and Richard
• grand-father of Cameron, Skylen, Erima, Jayenna,
Fergus, Douglas and Alice
• great-grand-father of Micayla, Xavier and Zoe.
He is remembered by his family, who share their experience and recollections of William as a father. Click on these links to experience different aspects and perspectives from Mara, Jenni, Ian, Peter, Rick.
Bill valued education, and he and Patricia made considerable financial sacrifices to send their 5 children to schools carefully chosen for their educational excellence.
More than formal education, he valued independent thinking….. scientific curiosity in its truest sense…. and open-mindedness.
Photo credit: Jenni Dall
Bill was a very practical man, and found relaxation and satisfaction in working with his hands.
He loved wood, and even the most utilitarian objects – a chopping board, a box for old newspapers, a plunger for the garbage grinder – were crafted precisely and beautifully, and finished with loving care.
His more complex projects – telephone table and stool, jewellery cabinet, shelf unit – remain as examples of fine carpentry that comprise a physical legacy to complement his intellectual legacy in the field of marine science.