John Hillman, MA (Oxon.), PhD (SUNY Buffalo) of Peterborough in his 72nd year, died at home on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 with his beloved wife Ruth (née Villa-Landa) by his side. Dear father of Hugh (Peterborough), Bronwen (Mexico City) and Megan (Toronto) and predeceased by daughter Menna. John was a professor of Sociology/CDS at Trent University (1968 – 2004) and an ardent and respected researcher of the International Tin Cartel and related topics. His other interests ranged from steam trains to gardening, from cemeteries to social justice. His long flowing beard will be remembered by many. A memorial service after the manner of Friends (Quakers) will be held at Champlain College in mid September. Friends, colleagues and former students are all welcome. Condolences to the family, directions to the service and donations to the P.R.H.C. Foundation (designated to landscaping of courtyards) may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or by calling COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL HOME at 705-742-1875.
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