You've heard about self-made men but you never met one like
A French-Canadian from an Alberta homestead, he learned radio
technology to get into the RCAF during the Second World War, and
his nimble fingers danced from the dit-dah of the Morse Code into
the developing world of radio communications.
A salesman's salesman, he went to Japan after the war, and found
markets in Latin America and Cuba for Canadian electronics, then
gave it all up to transform a rugged wilderness acreage into a
He still works the world by ham radio, call sign VE7CHN, from
his idyll on Lillooet Lake, a little-known getaway in a bowl of
snow-capped mountains near Pemberton, British Columbia.