This article is taken from WHHS guest speaker Rev. David Curry, March 4 2010, and is based on addresses to the Clan Donald in September 2008. Flora MacDonald’s Winter in Windsor Sorrow and loss, pride and gain are part and parcel of the Scottish Legacy in the land which we call Nova Scotia, New Scotland.
Born in Windsor in 1825, William Smith lived a life of travel and adventure on the West Coast that few of us can dream of. Along the way, he changed his name to Amor deCosmos (“over of the world”). Following is an article printed in the Victoria Daily Colonist at the time of his death.