Richard Wilbur was born in Montreal in 1926 and maintained a dual career as a teacher of Canadian History and a freelance journalist. He taught history at the Arcadian Academic for 9 years and then after moving to St Andrews taught in Saint John. For 25 years he was a freelance writer which included writing a newspaper column on the Fisheries. He also worked for the CBC newsroom for 4 years, which took him to Toronto, the West Coast and Halifax.
His books include The Rise of the French New Brunswick, The Silver Harvest and The Fundy Weir Men Story, which won the Canadian Historical Association Regional Certificate.
Richard Humphrey Wilbur died on March 31, 2016