F.T. Flahiff first met the renowned Canadian author Sheila Watson when they were both graduate students in Marshall McLuhan’s graduate seminar at the University of Toronto. The two formed a connection that, 40 years later, compelled Watson to entrust her biography to Flahiff. Always Someone to Kill the Doves: A Life of Sheila Watson was released in 2005.
Flahiff would make Toronto his permanent home, teaching at St. Michael’s College at the U of T until his retirement in 1999.