I was born and raised in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. My wife and I and our oldest two children moved to South Porcupine in 1978 where we took up residence and has been our home ever since. Shortly later our second two children were born here in Ontario.
I am married to Elaine and we have four children: Buzz (Jennifer), Barbara (Andrew), Joshua (Melinda) and Jeremiah (LeeAnne). We have been blessed with 10 grandchildren (Gabrielle, Alyvia, Chloe, Joshua, Jordan, Logan, Andrew, Benjamin, Elliot and Jeremiah) who are the joy of our life.
I worked for Tisdale Public Works Shop for over 33 years and retired in June of 2013. For many years I would tell my wife and friends that I was going to run for council someday. This has always been something I have always wanted to do.
I am so pleased that Ward 2 decided to take a chance on me and give me this opportunity to serve them. My promise to the residents of Ward 2 is that I will always be available to take their calls and hopefully be able to get an answer for them.
I am looking forward to the next four years as Councillor for Ward 2.