Bill Smith was born in Shawville, Quebec .He graduated from McGill University with a B. Ed in 1966 and subsequently taught school for thirty-nine years. Retired now, he lives in the peaceful rural community of Bristol, Quebec, with June, his wife of fifty-one years. His son, Andrew, works as an industrial designer in Ottawa.
Music is an important passion; Bill’s piano seldom remains quiet even for a day. He is a firm believer in the importance of the family unit, as well as committed, long-term friendships.