The Trent University community was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Alana Jean Hermiston on June 8, 2016. A graduate of Trent University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Dr. Hermiston went on to complete her Masters and Ph.D. at other institutions before returning to Trent University in 2001 where she worked until 2013. She held numerous positions at Trent in the Sociology department, including: workshop leader, marker, course instructor, and assistant professor.
Below is an excerpt from her obituary notice:
Hermiston, Alana Jean - B.A. (Hons.), M.A., Ph.D - Passed away June 8, 2016 at PRHC at age 45. Predeceased by her mother Claire (2007), Alana will be sadly missed by her father Ian, sister Jennifer (Jeno), Brother Evan and her cherished pets Hubert, Wyatt and Baxter. Alana taught sociology for many years at Trent University and Fleming College and at the time of her death was a professor in the School of Justice and Community Development at Fleming College. Alana seamlessly combined her natural flair for teaching with an unwavering commitment to her students, many of whom while saddened by her passing, will recall fondly how she lit up a classroom. Cremation has taken place and in keeping with Alana's wishes there will not be a remembrance service. The family is most thankful for the exemplary care, compassion and support of Dr. Jonathan Mallory and the staff of the PRHC Palliative care unit. Online condolences may be made at www.comstockfuneralhome.com
The University extends heartfelt sympathies to Dr. Hermiston’s family and friends, and to all who knew her in Peterborough and at Trent University.