William Coward was born in England on December 20, 1911 to parents William Sr. and Elizabeth (Judd) Coward. When the family immigrated to Canada, they first lived in Saskatchewan, then Grouard AB, and then in Dreau (near Girouxville AB). William and his 2 younger brothers, Fred and Frank, went to school in Falher, staying in a convent during the week, and coming home on weekends. In 1927 the family moved to a homestead near Dreau. William served in England during WW II, where he met his wife, Elsie. (His brothers also served in the war.) Elsie and William were married June 10, 1944. When they returned to Canada after the war, they settled in Whitemud AB for a short time. William obtained his teaching degree at the university, and taught for 17 years in Linaria, Viking, and Daysland. In 1974 William and Elsie retired to Calgary. They had 3 children: Tom, Robert, and Ruth.
Source: Reflexions Vol II pp. 456-457 (photo p. 456)