Daryl MUTZ
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MUTZ, Daryl
Sadly, Daryl Mutz passed away on January 27th. Born 83 years ago in Vulcan, Alberta he moved to B.C. as a young child. He completed high school and university in San Jose returning to train as a teacher at the Vancouver Normal School. Over the years, he taught at many schools including in Kenya, South Africa but ended his teaching career in the lower mainland at Sir Charles Tupper and Princess Margaret. A very dear friend, Daryl was an inspiring teacher and an exceptional artist. He will be deeply missed by his brother Stirling in California, his extended family, and his many friends. A memorial gathering will be held at a future date.

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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Feb. 8 to Feb. 9, 2014.
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July 6, 2020
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)
Donna Perez
Student
September 7, 2018
I remember Mr Mutz from Sir Charles Tupper. He had profound affect on my life. RIP Mr Mutz, I think of you often.
Dianne (Heather) Cawsey
Student
March 5, 2017
Daryl Mutz was the best teacher I ever had at Sir. Charles Tupper Secondary 1966-1967 Very supportive. I have thought of him often throughout the years. Sad to read he has passed RIP Mr. Mutz <3
Norah Clayden Gregor
Student
February 17, 2014
I remember Daryl with a smile on his face, always. At Princess Margaret Secondary School, where I worked with him as a fellow teacher, he had the gift of working with the special needs students. His quiet and gentle personality was always appreciated by myself and fellow teachers. Daryl, I remember, had wonderful hobby as a gardener growing flowers to which he retired to (he told me this quietly one day as we discussed his retirement. My wife Annie and I will always remember him. Fred John
Fred John
February 10, 2014
DARYL JOHSON
February 10, 2014
GREAT TEACHER.VERY WELL LIKED BY HIS STUDENTS,ITS BEEN MANY YEARS AND WE STILL TALK ABOUT HIM ,HE TAUGHT BOTH MY HUSBAND AND I.WE LEARNED ALOT ABOUT MUSIC ,HE USED MUSIC LYRICS TO TEACH HIS CLASS.PINK FLOYD NEVER FORGET.HE MADE OUR TIME AT PRINCESS MARGARET ENJOYABLE.THANK YOU MR.MUTZ FOR SUCH GREAT MEMMORIES
DEBBIE AND TERRY NOCIAR
February 9, 2014
I am sitting here with my Grade 7 class picture in front of me from 1958! I am saddened to hear of Mr. Mutz' passing. This man left a lasting impression on my life. He was the first male teacher I had ever had, he was very handsome and he truly cared about each of us and made school so interesting and fun.

As I look at this picture now I can't believe how young you looked, Mr Mutz. What amazing teaching skills you possessed at such a young age! What confidence you instilled in us. So much so that 56 years later you are still thought of and remembered with great respect and love. A number of us were at Nightingale's 100th Celebration and your name came up often as a teacher we all loved and remembered with great fondness. You will be missed!
Sharon Douglas (nee Ruddick)
February 9, 2014
Mr. Mutz.
Thank you.
So small, these words. Their burden immeasurable.

Thank you for introducing me to the world.
Thank you for being a friend to a confused young teenager.
Your students have long held you in their memories.
You were unique, to us 'Nightingale' kids.
You were our first male teacher. Your views, your very presence, an open window to the range of life's possibilities.
I hope to repay my debt to you by how I hold my grandchildren.

Mr. Mutz, you gave me courage that who I am was of value.
My teachers; you, Mr. Burns, Miss Brown, are with me in the best of my actions.
The ripples of goodness continue long after the cause has ceased.

Graeme Bregani,
class of 1958.
Graeme Bregani
February 8, 2014
The news that my old friend Daryl had died came as a great shock. We met in Teacher Training 60 years ago, traveled together, taught school together and kept in touch over the years. We got together three of four times a year for good talk over lunch, catching up on news, reminiscing , gossiping. Daryl had always enjoyed good health so the news of his death came as surprise as well as a shock. He had a most interesting and varied life that one can only envy him. His students must surely have benifited greatly from his extraordinary experiences.His selfless care of his friend Art was a good indication
of Daryl's character. It's hard to believe that my friend of 60 years is no longer with us. With his death a part of me has died as well. We are, as the poet says, a part of all that we have met
. Chorus Angelorum te suscipiat, et cu Lazaro quandum paupere aeternum habeas requiem.
Rest in peace, Daryl, you and I shared a lot and you will not be forgotten.
My sincere condolences to his brother Stirling and to his extended family.

Patrick Burns, Vancouver.
Patrick Burns
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