Born in 1948 in Grand-Mere, Quebec.
- Raised in Espanola, Ontario.
- High School: Espanola High School and University of Toronto Schools (1967).
- Graduated 1970, University of Toronto, B.A.
- Graduated 1973, University of Western Ontario Law School.
- Articled with Fraser & Beatty – Toronto – 1973 -1974.
- Called to the Ontario Bar – March 21st, 1975.
- Has practiced Law in Sudbury and Espanola from 1975 to the present.
- Blessed with a wonderful life partner and three beautiful children.