Moses Coady was born in the Margaree valley of Cape Breton. He became a Roman Catholic priest and a visionary adult educator. He was best known for his leadership role in the Antigonish Cooperative Movement that began in 1929 in response to the chronic decline in the fisheries, the closing of mines and the onset of the Great Depression. In 1939, Coady published his classic work, Masters of Their Own Destiny. He dedicated the book, “To all those unnamed noble souls who without remuneration are working overtime in the cause of humanity.” He died in 1959.