Victor (Vic) Runtz was born in Arnprior, Ontario in 1922. During his navy career in WWII he visited Charlottetown and fell in love with an “islander” and the Island. After a career as editorial cartoonist at The Guardian, the family moved to Bangor, Maine, but the love of P.E.I. never diminished. Upon retirement he returned to P.E.I where he died at the age of 79.