Old Sedberghians from the 1950s and friends who met Jean at recent Christmas parties will be saddened to hear of his death on October 30th, at the age of 86. He was our French teacher from 1955 to 1958.
James Horton Godber - known to us simply as Jim - graduated from Sedbergh in 1948, but he never really left the Valley. For all Jim's long life he was a caring friend of the school, sometimes critical, but always loyal and interested in whatever was going on in the "Bergh". He liked people and we liked him. Jim had things to tell us, ideas to suggest to us, thoughts to make us think, but he knew how to listen too. Kindness and generosity were his hallmarks. For the last twenty years of his life, Jim mentored me, giving good advice and guiding me through some very difficult rough seas when his own life was not smooth sailing at all. I shall miss him. For all of us who knew him, Jim was a great friend.
The following obituary appeared in The Montreal Gazette on July 4th, 2015:
Old Sedberghians will be saddened to hear of the death of Shawn Leibovitch, '87 on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015. This news has only reached me today as I have been away. The funeral was last Sunday, April 26th.
The following obituary was published in the Montreal Gazette on April 24th.
I have just received the obituary and funeral arrangements for Nora Lavoie, who died on December 30, 2014.
The Lavoie family invite Nora's friends to the Funeral Complexe of the Petite Nation, 101 rue Principale, St-Andre-Avelin, Qc. on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 10:00am on. A funeral ceremony will be held in the chapel of the Complexe at 11:00am.
"Nora Isabel Patten Lavoie died on Tuesday, December 30th at the age of 91.
Old Sedberghians from so many periods of the School's history will be saddened to know that Nora Lavoie died on Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014, in the Veteran's Hospital at Ste Anne de Bellevue.
This wonderful, kind, loving and compassionate lady (Vincent Lavoie's wife) was a familiar face to so many of us. Nora and Vincent have always reminded me of what love is all about.
Those of us who knew Nora send our heartfelt thoughts to Vincent and to the Lavoie family. An obituary and information about funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.