Flags lowered for emeritus professor, staff member
February 10, 2015
Flags on campus are lowered in memory Peter Hennessy, an emeritus professor in the Faculty of Education, and Raymond Caird, a former staff member in Physical Plant Services.
After graduating with honours from Queen’s University (History and Political Economy) in 1948, Professor Hennessy taught for several years at various secondary schools. In 1958-59, he and his family lived in England where he completed the requirements for the Diploma in Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.
In 1968, he was one of the original appointments to the Faculty of Education. He served until his retirement in 1984. Professor Hennessy wrote many articles and books and was active in the John Howard Society and the Citizens Advisory Committee at the Kingston Penitentiary.
Cremation has taken place with interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bancroft. A memorial service is planned for April 3 with the details to be announced a later date. The family would like to suggest that donations be made to the Canadian Red Cross in lieu of flowers.
Mr. Caird worked in Physical Plant Services. A cremation has taken place according to Mr. Caird’s wishes. There will be a celebration of his life in the summer.