Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1941 and raised in St John’s, Newfoundland, Lachine, Quebec and Hamilton, Ontario. He joined the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry in 1959 and the regular force in 1962
He was a career officer in the Royal Canadian Armour Corps and retired in 1997. His second career was in security management and consulting. He retired again in 2007 and then served on the Board of Directors of the Commissionaires.
He received a BA from the University of Manitoba, and an MA in History from York University in Toronto.
An amateur, but eager, historian focusing on World War II on the Eastern Front, the Cold War, and the US Civil War, he also enjoys reading, music, travel and sometimes enjoys his sixty year battle with golf. He has published his father’s wartime experiences, It Happened like This and a biography of Major Danny McLeod, Always a Leader. The Lives of Major Danny McLeod.
He lives in Kingston with his wife Judy. They have three children and seven grandchildren, at last count.