William earned a BA and BEd at University of Manitoba. He taught high school in Clover Plains, Man., and later, in Winnipeg. William and Augusta raised 4 children, travelled the world, welcomed in-laws and grandchildren, built garages, attended symphony concerts, participated in the life of Elmwood MB Church and planted many gardens. William’s Mennonite Historical Atlas (1990, revised and expanded 1996), which sold 7,000 copies, represents 30 years of research and 8 trips to the USSR/Ukraine. He received the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada (MHSC) 2013 award of excellence. William volunteered for MHSC, the Manitoba Museum, the book section at the Kildonan MCC Thrift Store, the Mennonite and MB archives, and the ice cream booth at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. He was a man of deep faith that translated into compassionate, honest living.