I was born in Manchester, England and came to came to Canada with my mother where I attended elementary and secondary school.
I graduate with a BSc from the University of British Columbia. I studied theology for two years at the Union College of British Columbia and I worked in geological exploration in B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
I taught secondary school in Botwood, Newfoundland. There, I purchased a printing press and started a magazine, This Magazine is About Schools. I was Study Secretary and then General Secretary of the Student Christian Movement of Canada, organizing conferences and work projects for university students from across Canada.
I was a teacher at Conestoga College of Applied Arts and Technology. I also taught secondary school in North York, Toronto and Peel County.
I established an alternative school, The Everdale Place, for young people of elementary and secondary levels at Hillsburgh Ontario. I also opened a Co-operative Nursery School for local, rural children. This became known as The Station Road Nursery School and continues to function in Erin, Ontario over thirty years later.
I established The Local Paper, a monthly newspaper in Erin Township.
I was a book reviewer for the Globe and Mail newspaper in Toronto.
I worked as a maintenance supervisor for a long established private club in Montreal while seeking to improve my French.
I was a Beekeeper, and taught young people the craft as a possible vocation for themselves.
I produced The Free Press, an occasional newspaper dealing with important international affairs.
I wrote: How My Sister Won the War and Pacified the Middle East, a homage to his sister and other women for their role in the armed forces during WW2.