Gil Owen, born in 1949, was raised and attended school in Saanich, graduating from the University of Victoria in 1970 with a major in English and minor in Sociology. He did further study at BCIT in Building Technology.
Gil and his wife, Suzanne, raised four sons in Brentwood Bay as he operated his own residential design and construction company. His hobbies include reading and boatbuilding while also enjoying sailing, hiking/climbing, ski touring and travel.
Although, previously, he has coached and supported his sons in their various sports endeavours, he now also looks forward to participating with his five grandchildren.
Gil and Suzanne continue to live in Brentwood Bay.