Old Sedberghians from all periods of the school's history will be saddened to hear of the death of John Dawson. John's loyalty to Sedbergh especially through his yeoman service to the Sedbergh Foundation is little known by past students. For many years, John worked tirelessly as the Secretary of that organization offering a vast knowledge of everything that was required to keep the Foundation legally on track. His manner to his colleagues was always soft and caring, his smile engaging, and his laughter contagious. And all this was bound up in efficiency "par excellence" because John always dotted the "i's" and crossed the"t's"
On a personal note, many years ago,as a young boy in a school of hard knocks, I learned to respect "J.D". because as a senior at Sedbergh he looked out for me, listened to me, and gave me good advice. I have never forgotten that. And that's the way John has always been. I shall miss him.
We send condolences to all John's family and friends.
The following Obituary has been sent to a number of daily papers in Canada: