Founders & Builders

The following people founded the community of Schumacher and played a very important role to
build it into a dynamic and diverse place to live.


Frederick W. Schumacher

mine owner, investor & philanthropist








Alexander Oliphant (aka Sandy McIntyre)

prospector, discovered McIntyre Mine



John Paris (Jack) Bickell

President, McIntyre Porcupine Gold Mines Ltd & philanthropist (5th from left in photo). His legacy is the JP Bickell Foundation, which in the 1950’s was established upon his death, and created with financial wealth obtained from the McIntyre Mine and other investments.

R. J. (Dick) Ennis

Manager, McIntyre Porcupine Gold Mines Ltd (2nd from left in photo)