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Memorable Manitobans: Wilfred Whyte McCutcheon (1919-2008)

Educator.

Born at Leeds Village, Quebec in 1919, son of Robert and Harriet McCutcheon, he held degrees from McGill University (BSc), Sir George William University (BA), Acadia University (BEd), University of Toronto (MAS), and Cornell University (EdD). He served as founding Dean of Education at Brandon College (1954-1967) and later taught at the Ottawa Teachers’ College and the University of Ottawa, retiring in 1974. In recognition of his pioneering work in education, he received honorary doctorates from Concordia University (?) and Brandon University (1989). He died at Ottawa, Ontario on 31 March 2008 and was buried in Lennoxville, Quebec. He is commemorated by a Brandon daycare and a scholarship at Brandon University.

Sources:

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 10 May 2008, page 22.

“Daycare changes name to honour generous donor,” Brandon Sun, 5 December 2010, page 3.

We thank Gerald Brown for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 August 2016

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