- Veterans of the North
Francis Patey was born and raised in St. Anthony, on the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula.
He is the author of five other books related to life in northern Newfoundland and Labrador. He is married to the former Agnes Bartlett of Fortune Arm, Griquet.
He has one son, Christopher, living in Pouch Cove and one daughter, Joanne, living in Ontario. He has three grandchildren: Madison, Melissa and Jessica.