Haycock's early life
was saddened by the death of his mother when he was
three and his father when he was 17. By the time Haycock
was 17 he was already one of Canada’s War Vets.
He was sent home in 1917 with an honourable discharge,
after having been discovered to be still under age after
more than a year of overseas training.
Resuming his schooling in 1917, Haycock
worked summers at the Geological Survey of Canada survey
camps, played in a dance band called The Harmony Six,
assembled early radio receivers, and spent a year working
in a garage on “motorcars”.
Follow the links to read about the various chapters
of his life:
to the North and to A.Y. Jackson
Career/ Musical Pursuits
Painting/The Call of the North
Infatuation of the North
|Maurice Haycock at the age
of 15, enlisted in WW1. He recieved an Honourable
discharge in 1917 at age 16.