Born in Bloomfield, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, William’s dream as a boy was to become a cowboy. However, after high school, he enlisted in the Canadian Forces and served twenty-five years, after which he served twenty-five years with Commissionaires Ottawa. A total of fifty years in uniform!
In 1993, at age fifty-three, William and two friends faced their toughest challenge: an eighty-eight day, three thousand kilometer walk, from Halifax to Thunder Bay, without vehicle support and sleeping in a tent to raise awareness of the Alzheimer disease.
William has been writing songs and poems for many years and is presently compiling his third CD, ‘Don’t Step on my Dreams’. William is proud of his two children and is now enjoying retirement living in Ottawa with his wife Mary.