The Trent University community was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Ronald Setterington on January 16, 2016. He started teaching at Trent in the 1968 in the Psychology department and moved on to become the chair of the department from 1986-1992. Dr. Setterington retired in 2002. During his time at Trent he taught in both Peterborough and Durham and was very well liked by both staff and students.
Below is an excerpt from his obituary notice:
Setterington, Ronald Graydon - I had 78 glorious years. By my good fortune, I was to be born in Ontario to parents, Jane and Don Setterington, who cared deeply for me. They nurtured in me a love of learning, a strong appreciation for family and many other natural gifts…The natural gifts I received from my parents and the unwavering support of my wife allowed me to achieve a Ph.D. in Psychology, to become a professor at Trent University and to found Tri-County Community Support Services 40 years ago with the goal of assisting intellectually and developmentally disabled persons. It was my great privilege to work with my friend, Gerry Fucile, and many other wonderful colleagues at TCCSS for many years. The family will receive friends at Comstock Funeral Home, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 11:00a.m. for a celebration of Ronald's Life. Online condolences may be made at www.comstockfuneralhome.com. Read the full obituary here.
The University extends heartfelt sympathies to Dr. Setterington’s family and friends, and to all who knew him in Peterborough and at Trent University. In honour of Dr. Setterington’s time at Trent, the University will lower the flag atop the Bata Library to the half-mast position on January 22.