Watson, Wilfred

WATSON, Wilfred, writer, teacher (b 1 May 1911, Rochester, England; d 1998, Nanaimo). He moved to DUNCAN with his parents at age 15 and went to work in a SAWMILL. During WWII he attended UBC, then joined the navy. After graduate work at the Univ of Toronto he taught at the Univ of Alberta until his retirement in 1976; that year he and his wife, the writer Sheila WATSON, moved to NANAIMO. The couple co-founded the literary magazine White Pelican (1971–78). His first book of poetry, Friday's...

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