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John David Trim - 1930-2013

Old Sedberghians will be saddened to hear of the death of John Trim, who graduated from Sedbergh in 1946. I have only just received the following obituary from his daughter, Heather.


March 9, 1930 - September 25, 2013

John passed away peacefully at Bridgepoint with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife Joyce, children Heather (Stew) and David (Joanna) and grandchildren Nicole, Kate, Courtney, and Stephen.

John was born in Montreal and loved the city. However, a career opportunity beckoned in Toronto, so newly married John and Joyce made the move. A highlight of John's professional path was being appointed NACE(National Association of Corrosion Engineers) International President(1988-1989).

Many fun filled years were spent at their "farm" in Heathcote. John was an avid gardener and loved spending time growing and harvesting vegetables from his extensive garden. One could often find John sitting by the fire, smoking a cigar while completing his crossword puzzle. He enjoyed his gin martini and made a mean Caesar too.

John and Joyce had a well-travelled life together both for work and for pleasure. John always relished meeting new people and much enjoyed putting to use his multilingual skills. Fly fishing was John's other passion casting his line from Iceland to Argentina and many places in between. His life was well lived.

Thank you for the wonderful care at Bridgepoint. You guided and advised us with compassion and understanding.

A celebration of John's life will be held in the next few weeks. In lieu of flowers, if you wish a donation can be made to the Bridgepoint Foundation.