Gilles and his wife Lorraine have 5 children and 13 grandchildren. They have been married for 50 years. They live in Domremy, Sask. where he works for the town and drives school bus. He started his racing career in 1973 and continued to race until 1981. Some highlights of Gilles’ driving career included Top Wagon in 1978 and Best Driver Award in 1979 along with numerous show titles. In 2006 Gilles decided to start another wagon outfit, his son Kevin does the driving for him now. Gilles enjoys working and spending time with his boys Ben and Kevin and their families that race along with him.