Dr. Harold David McCann was born in Dutton, Ontario on the 31st of August, 1919. He was the 3rd of 4 children born to George Arthur McCann and the former Adeline Jane Meteer. His parents were farmers and his siblings were; Charles Alfred McCann, Manson Richard McCann and Margaret McCann.
Dr. McCann was educated locally before graduating from the University of Western Ontario Medical School in 1945. He assisted Dr. John R. MacPherson in Duart between 1946 and 1947 before moving to Rodney (Elgin County). Dr. McCann built a small office at the corner of Victoria and Jane Sts. He eventually built another office on Furnival Road. Even after he moved to Rodney, Dr. McCann continued to travel the relatively short distance in to Chatham-Kent to see his patients.
Dr. McCann married Yvonne Mae Duckworth on the 25th of September, 1948. Mrs. McCann was born in St Thomas in 1923. Dr. and Mrs. McCann had 2 children and they resided in a home on Stinson Street.
In 1950 Mrs. McCann and Mary Miller opened a ladies wear store in Rodney. It was called the Mar-Von Shop.
Mrs. McCann died in London in 1987. Dr. McCann died in 1997. They are buried at the Fairview/Dutton Cemetery.
*Dr. John R. McPherson is also featured on the Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute website.