Mr. Mutz taught at Florence Nightingale School at Guelph and 12th Ave. in Vancouver in 1957 and 1958. I was one of his science and social studies students. He and Mr. Loewen were the first male teachers I had. Mr. Loewen tried to teach me math. (I wasn't very good at it.) Mr. Mutz was a very good teacher and made his subjects interesting. We had a science table in the back of the classroom and it held many interesting objects, including a live salamander in a tank and a human scull (contributed by a student). When teaching social studies, he gave us interesting personal facts about the famous people about whom we had to learn.
When he came back from Africa, one of my classmates contacted him and he hosted a get together for us in his apartment. He had goldfish in an aquarium and my art class picture of a scary mask on his living room wall.
Years later, we bumped into each other on Davie Street in Vancouver. I was living in the West End in those days too. It was great seeing him again. He was a warm and caring teacher who made learning enjoyable. Rest in peace Mr. Mutz.
Donna Perez (nee Broughton)