Born in Stoughton SK on 30 Jun 1925. The family moved to UK in 1936. In 1941 he joined the RN as a boy Seaman. A Commissioned Sub Lt in 1946 he gave up the commission and moved back to Canada and in 1952 joined the RCN. He attended the RN School of PT in 1954 and has served in Cornwallis, Stadacona, Esquimalt, NDHQ, and again in Esquimalt where he retired in 1971 as LCdr to work at UVic as the Personnel Officer then retired from there in 1983.