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: