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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.

Jean Antonin Billard - 1930-2016

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.

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