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Memorable Manitobans: Beatrice Caroline Mutchmor (1901-1999)

Community activist.

Born at Bracebridge, Ontario on 1 January 1901, she came to Winnipeg with her family and attended Alexander School and Kelvin School, and the Model School. She took teacher training at the Winnipeg Normal School, graduating in 1922. On 28 June 1922, she married Shirley McLaughlin Mutchmor (c1897-1967) at Winnipeg. They had three sons, including R. M. Mutchmor.

For over 60 years, she was a member of Crescent Fort Rouge United Church during which time she served as a leader of CGIT, Sunday School superintendent, and Treasurer (1941-1949) and President (1950-1951) of the Women’s Association. From 1951 to 1974 she was a member of the Guild and Board of Macdonald Youth Services, serving as President of the Guild (1951-1961) and President of the Board (1972-1974). From 1945 to 1964, she was a member of the Board of the Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg during which time she served as Recording Secretary, Press Representative, and on several committees. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Community Welfare Planning Council (1959), Block-Plan Chairperson of the Residential Canvass for the Community Chest (1964), Co-Chair of the Red Cross Block Plan Residential Campaign (1965), a member of the Steering Committee of the Volunteer Bureau (1965-1974), a member of the Board of the Family Planning Association of Manitoba (1969-1974), and a member of the Board of the Home Welfare Association (1969-1974). In recognition of her exemplary community service, she was given a Good Citizenship Award in 1974.

She died at the Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg on 14 June 1999.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“6 Manitobans honoured by tourist association,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 November 1974, page 11.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 June 1999, page 52.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 July 2016

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