I was born in St Boniface, Manitoba in 1945. I spent most of my youth in Ross, Manitoba on the family farm. I attended High School in Ste Annes and spent three years at the University of Manitoba graduating in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree. I joined the Canadian Forces in May 1969 as a Communications and Electronics (CELE) officer. In Oct 1989 I retired from the military and become an Information Technology expert within the Department of National Defense. I retired in 2005.