Bill was born and raised in the Halifax metropolitan area of Nova Scotia. He currently resides in Williamswood, Nova Scotia, with his wife. He has two grown children and two grandchildren. For over 30 years, Bill worked as a printer and volunteered his time as a firefighter. He is currently retired and enjoys escaping the Canadian winters by spending time in Florida. Bill was diagnosed with acromegaly in 2003 and had transsphenoidal surgery and medical therapy to treat his condition.