William Petrie - Bio

As a late boomer I only had a few hints in my youth about my paternal heritage. I did know however that there's a MacGregor past I'd need to learn more about someday.

It wasn't until I came back to the GTA after a few decades in Quebec that I began digging into both sides of my parentage. With the help of others in genealogical research I now can trace my paternal lineage back to Petries in 18th century Edinburgh and found living ‘fourth cousins’ in Scotland.

I've spent most of my career life in information systems as everything from a programmer to VP but I'm now taking it more easy managing Knowledge Architecture and Business Analysis for Canada's leading source of media measure and meaning. As a contrast to this techie background, I've  also had music and theatre as a hobby since my youth. I've performed in plays, musicals, a number of years at Second City in Toronto, fronted various bands as keyboardist, guitarist and lead singer. I definitely didn't inherit a shyness gene from any  side! I'm still singing with church and local choirs.

I'm enjoying the wonderful warmth and welcome from Clan Gregor and I'm eagerly looking forward, with the great help of my wife Sylvie, sharing our MacGregor heritage, news and stories