Immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1951 at the age of five.
Joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1963. After leaving the navy, I worked on a Merchant Ship.
Married my wife Terry in 1968 and lived in South Vancouver before moving to Ladner in 1970. In 1972, we moved to North Delta where we have lived for the past 50 years. It is a wonderful community that I am proud to be part of. A safe and friendly community in which we brought up our two children.
Before joining Teamsters Local 213, I worked for Seaspan, Dairyland and Canada Post. I then bought a semi-trailer and reefer and began long hauling, produce.
Worked for B.C. Safety Council as a driving instructor for all classes with the exception of Class 6 – motorcycle division.
Joined Teamsters Local 213 and became a licensed driving instructor for the Teamsters Joint Driving School. I was also licensed by the Department of Transport B.C. to give the appropriate driving tests and issue corresponding licenses.
In 1984, I joined the Teamsters Local 155, Film Division as driver. I also held the positions of Transport Coordinator, Transport Captain and Co-Captain. It was also my privilege to be Union Shop Steward on several productions. While holding this position, I served on Disciplinary Panels and on The Health and Safety Committee.
Recently, I became an Advocate with Worksafe on behalf of an injured worker.
I would like to see our community continue to be a safe place to live.
To keep taxes down.
To see our council meetings split equally between North and South Delta and that the agenda for these meetings also be equally split.
More emphases on senior awareness. This includes telephone and computer fraud, senior bus service and more advertising of services available and their availabilities in our local paper.