An Active Philanthropist:
Haycock was an instructor at the Ottawa School of Art,
teaching at Nepean High School in the 1950’s.
He was a popular guest speaker at Kiwanis Club and other
local community, cultural, educational and recreational
institutions. For many years he was known in the amateur
radio community as “Doc”, VE3LC, (“three
loose connections”) the good natured and dependable
operator of phone patches for Arctic dwellers who wished
to call home from remote posts such as Alert.
In 1960 Haycock was a co-founder of
the Ottawa Youth Orchestra and in 1965 formed the Ottawa
Civic Symphony, which later became the Ottawa Symphony
Orchestra. In February, 1975 at a concert in the National
Arts Centre, on the 10th anniversary of the creation
Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, Haycock was made an honorary
citizen of the City of Ottawa and awarded the key to
the City for his contributions in science, art and music.
February 24, 1975 was declared “Maurice Haycock
In 1980 Haycock was the recipient of
the distinguished Massey Medal, awarded by the Canadian
Geographical Society for geographical and cultural contributions
to Canada. In 1986 he received an Honourary Doctorate
from Acadia University.
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
| In 1980 Haycock was the recipient
of the distinguished Massey Medal.