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Trent University Mourns the Death of Dr. John Austin Wiseman


Wednesday, June 29, 2005

The Trent University community was saddened to learn of the death of retired librarian Dr. John Wiseman, Librarian Emeritus, on June 28, 2005.

Dr. Wiseman was hired as the University's head of acquisitions in 1967. Throughout his 29 year career at the University, he held a number of positions in the library including Librarian and Acting University Librarian. He served as resident Don at Traill College (1968-71), resident Don at Otonabee College (1983-88) and senior Don at Otonabee College (1984-88).

An accomplished artist, Dr. Wiseman generously donated a painting each year to the University's United Way campaign and was a regular performer with the Peterborough Theatre Guild.

Dr. Wiseman is survived by his wife Freda and his son Marcus (Toronto). Funeral will be held at St. Alphonsus, 1066 Western, Peterborough on Saturday, July 2, 2005 at 11 a.m. In honour of Dr. Wiseman, the flag atop the Bata Library has been lowered to the half staff position.

Posted June 28, 2005







































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