Dr. Earl Vincent Metcalfe was born on the 8th of August, 1907 in St. Thomas, Ontario. His parents were Alfred Metcalfe and the former Edith Annie Bell. They immigrated to Canada in 1905, from England. Dr. Metcalfe had 2 older sisters, Doris May and Edith Catherine, who were both born in England. According to the 1911 and 1921 census’ indicate that Dr. Metcalfe was raised in St Thomas.
Dr. Metcalfe attended the University of Western Ontario and graduated M.D. in 1933. He set up his medical practice on Lake Street North in Wheatley, Ontario in 1934.
On the 15th of June 1934, Dr. Metcalfe married Lila Moore, in St. Thomas, Ontario. She was born on the 25th of April, 1908, the daughter of John Henry Moore and the former Agnes A. Cushman. Her father was a barber and at the time of her birth, the Moore family resided at 22 Jackson Street in St Thomas.
Their home was located on Monroe Street in Wheatley. Their son, Ronald Earl Metcalfe was born on the 21st of April, 1935. They also had a daughter.
In 1941, Dr. Metcalfe graduated from The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine with his degree in Psychology. Dr. Metcalfe answered the call to duty and served in the Royal Canadian Medical Corps during World War II. Upon his return from his service to his country, Dr. Metcalfe moved to London, Ontario and eventually became the Chief of Psychology at Westminster Hospital and a Senior Associate in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario. He specialized in treating the injuries of the veterans.
Dr. Metcalfe died in 1972. His wife Lila died in 1985. They are buried at Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery, 190 Wilson Ave., St Thomas, Ontario.
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