Gathercole, Frederick (1908–93)

In recognition of his lifetime of service to the education profession, Dr. Frederick Gathercole of Broadview was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1985. Trained as a teacher at the Regina Normal School, Gathercole furthered his education with degrees from Queen’s University and the University of Manitoba, and a doctorate from the University of Toronto. He taught in classrooms across the province before becoming superintendent of Saskatoon’s public elementary schools from 1950 to 1966. Then, he was director of education for the city’s elementary and secondary schools until 1973. Gathercole also served as chairman of the Board of Governors of the University Hospital in Saskatoon and chairman of the Saskatchewan Alcoholism Commission. In addition to his Saskatchewan Order of Merit, Dr. Gathercole was named Saskatoon’s citizen of the year in 1973. Born on April 12, 1908, he died on December 23, 1993.

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