Dale Vincent Batchelor, 82, of Sonora, passed away peacefully on Monday. Dec. 10, 2018, at his home in Sonora, after a brief battle with cancer. Born on March 1, 1936, in Wales, Canada to Sandra and Vincent Batchelor, and younger brother to Dan Batchelor, he lived most of his life in Sonora, where he was a friend, father and figure of local color that many knew and cared for.

Dale was a very creative and passionate man who was a skilled photographer, and enjoyed recording local music talent and supporting his community. He was the owner of Video Plus Productions for many years, creating videos of Sonora High School’s graduation ceremonies, that many still treasure.

In his spare time, he loved travelling the local area capturing images and portraits, many that can be seen throughout the local business of Sonora. Dale was a true son of Sonora and spent countless hours supporting his community. Although Dale will be greatly missed, he will live on, not only in our hearts and memories but in the beautiful images he captured of Sonora and its surrounds.

Dale was extremely loving and proud of his two sons and their families; Brett Batchelor, his wife Joy, of Sandpoint, Idaho; Mark Batchelor and his wife Emily, of Perth Western, Australia. He is also survived by his three granddaughters and three grandsons.