Douglas "Doug" Hermiston Senior (born 23 September 1939) is the second husband of Marilyn Hermiston.
He has at least nine biological descendants, and 11 step-descendants.
Doug was born 23 September 1939 in Winnipeg.
Doug worked for twenty years in the army as a radio operator, including with postings in Germany beginning around 1960, where his first two children were born. He later worked in the life insurance field, and as a courier/operator.
As of 2018 he is retired.
Doug spent 20 yrs in army before I met him (he was married 18 yrs to Linda, mother of his 3 children). He was in life insurance sales, several other sales positions, and finally had his own courier company for a few yrs. From 1992 on he drove courier for a couple of diff companies. Retired a bit, worked a bit. Think he finally retired for good in spring 2001.— Marilyn Hermiston, email to Michael Currie, 25 August 2019
In 1960, he married Linda Gail Shute (born 21 March 1942 in Chester, Nova Scotia), who worked as a manager in the food service industry.
With Linda he had three children:
- Douglas Russell Hermiston, Junior (born 17 December 1961 in Germany)
- Kimberley Leeanne "Kim" Hermiston (born 27 April 1963 in Germany)
- Sean Allan "Hermy" Hermiston (born 5 June 1970 in Winnipeg)
Doug and Linda separated in 1970. (Linda later partnered with a Dennis Smith, who worked in Life Insurance Sales, and in the 1970s had one child with him: Whitney Smith.) Doug and Linda officially divorced in about 1979.
On 24 April 1981 he married Marilyn Currie. Marilyn did not adopt his three children because Doug's first wife remained a significant part of their lives.
Doug adopted Marilyn's two children from her first marriage:
- Sharlene "Shar" Telles-Langdon (born 28 November 1970)
- Shaun Frederick Moffatt (born 12 September 1973)
Grandchildren and beyond
Doug Hermiston at least six biological grandchildren, all from Sean:
Thanks to Troy, he also has five step-great-grandchildren (the last two of which are separated by two "steps" since they are not Troy's biological children either):