Memorable Manitobans: Richard Malcolm “Dick” Mutchmor (1928-2000)
Born at Winnipeg on 14 April 1928, son of Shirley McLaughlin Mutchmor (c1897-1967) and Beatrice Caroline Kenny, he was educated at Grosvenor School, Robert H. Smith School, Kelvin High School, and the University of Manitoba, receiving in 1949 a BSc degree from the latter institution.
He taught Physics at United College before entering the Faculty of Education in the fall of 1950. A year later, he joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division, spending the next 44 years as a teacher at Hugh John Macdonald School (1951-1959) and Gordon Bell High School (1959-1965), Vice-Principal at Gordon Bell High School (1965-1970), and Principal at J. B. Mitchell School (1970-1971) and St. John’s High School (1971-1973). While teaching, he received BEd (1956) and MEd (1968) degrees from the University of Manitoba.
In the spring of 1982, he was appointed Superintendent of Secondary Schools then, after an administrative reorganization in 1990, he became Superintendent of North Schools. He retired in 1995.
Active in the community, he served on the executive of the Winnipeg Teachers’ Association, Winnipeg School Masters Club, Children’s Home of Winnipeg, Knowles Centre, Fort Garry Public Library, Winnipeg Ski Club, Clearwater Bay Yacht Club, and was Rear Commodore of the Winnipeg Canoe Club.
He died at Winnipeg on 13 April 2000.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 April 2000, page C11.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 2 February 2022