Andrew F. Motherwell was born in Killam, Alberta, in 1927 and graduated with a BSA (Animal Husbandry – Dairy and Farm Machinery) in 1949. Later he received an MEd (Educational Administration) in 1976.
“I left UBC in 1949 to run a dairy operation on my father’s farm at Cobble Hill, Vancouver Island, BC. I later started my own farm at Westholme, north of Duncan. To pay for it I went logging and wound up in Quesnel, BC logging, sawmilling, scaling, on my own and as a contractor.
In 1957 I began teaching agriculture in Quesnel. Later I became a counselor and finally in 1963, a Principal. I was a Jr. Secondary principal for 17 years. It was destroyed by arson in 1979 and was not replaced. In 1981 I went into Real Estate and was part owner for 11 years until I retired in 1992. I have been a Cariboo Regional District director for 17 years; am an avid outdoorsman and one of the founders of the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail in BC, near Quesnel. I have taken part in most land planning processes in the region; am an Ecological Reserve warden for the Ulkatcho reserve #64; and was a founder of the Fraser Basin Council.
Married to Carol; I have one daughter, Lark, and three step-sons. We live on a small farm a and I am physically very active, though have been an insulin-dependent diabetic for 44 years.”