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Peter Chapman - 1939-2019

Old Sedberghians from the 1950s will be saddened to hear of the death of Peter Chapman in June of this year.

The following obituary was published in the Victoria Times Colonist in early July -

"Chapman, Peter J: Peter passed away peacefully at home on June 25th. He is survived by his wife, Sue, stepchildren Travis and Jaymie, sister Janet, brother David, and their families. Peter was a man of many talents and interests, from athletics in his youth, dam building to Scope Photography and imprinting and beyond. He was never hesitant to try something new and his inventive mind knew no bounds. He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He now rests in God's loving embrace. Condolences may be offered to the family at"

My own personal and abiding memory of Peter (Horse as we used to call him) is of his tearing down to the pump house in the Valley to turn on or off the pump before our afternoon group showers in the locker room!

We send our condolences to Peter's family and friends. Thanks to Michael Furst for the information about Peter's death.

Gil Price - 1939-2019

Old Sedberghians of the 1950s and 1960s will be saddened to hear of the recent death of Gil Price.

The following obituary appeared in the Montreal Gazette on October 26, 2019:

Gil died peacefully in his 80th year in the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, N.Y., with his wife, Lady, at his bedside. A resident of Constable, N.Y., Gil was born and brought up in Quebec City. He was educated at Sedbergh School in Montebello, Quebec. His business career took him to Montreal, then to Malone, N.Y. where he opened a branch of Seaway Plastics. His interests included the MG car, and he was a long-time member of the Montreal MG Car Club. At Gil's request, no services. Condolences may be passed via the Spaulding Funeral Home of Malone, N.Y.

We send our sincere thoughts to his wife, Lady, to his family, and to all of Gil's friends.

John (Mole) Evans - 1927-2017

One of the early students at Sedbergh, where he had many adventures and made lifelong friends, Mole, as he was known to his friends, moved in the 1960s with his wife and family to  Vancouver,. He was an avid waterfowler and spent many happy hours on Westham Island and at Lakemount in the Fraser Valley. His hobbies included carpentry and he liked nothing better than to have a project in hand. He had a kind and generous nature, a great sense of humour and a real zest for storytelling (Sedbergh stories abound).

A celebration of Mole's life will be held at a later date. Online condolences can be left at

Old Sedberghians who knew Mole send our sincerest condolences to his family and friends. 

Michael Pitfield - 1937-2017

Michael Pitfield spent his early years at Sedbergh, graduating in 1946(?) with a McGill Matriculation at age 13. He spent much of his life "contributing to the fabric of our country, including as Clerk of the Privy Council and as an independent Senator, as Vice-Chairman of Power Corporation, and through charitable work, including as Chairman of the Ottawa Heart Institute". His close connection with Sedbergh continued after the great fire when he organized Prime Minister Eliot Trudeau to come to the Valley to reopen the new school in 1981. A funeral service will be held this Friday, October 27th at 11 a.m. at St. Georges Anglican Church, 1001 Avenue des Canadiens de Montreal, in Montreal. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ottawa Heart Institute, Montreal Neurological Institute and Parkinson Canada.

All Old Sedberghians who knew Michael send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Kersten Kloss - Nov 4, 1966 - June 2, 2017

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Kersten Kloss on June 2, 2017. He will be greatly missed by his children Mitchell and Kristiana Kloss as well as family and friends. He is at peace now after a lengthy illness and will rest at his two favourite places: in the Ocean at St. Martin and at his childhood cottage at Lac-des-Seize-Iles, Quebec. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and will be announced.