Dr. James Douglas Lake was born in Ridgetown on the 16th of April, 1921. He was the youngest of 2 children born to Dr. Walter Edward Lake and the former Alice McVean. His father was a long-time medical physician in Ridgetown. Dr. James Douglas Lake had an older brother named Charles Osgood Lake.
Dr. Lake grew up at a home located at 51 Main Street East in Ridgetown with his parents and his brother. He attended school in Ridgetown prior to attending the University of Western Ontario. He graduated M.D. in July of 1943. Dr. Lake returned to the Town of Ridgetown to practice medicine following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather (Dr. Charles Bailey Lake).
Dr. Lake married Matilde Morel de Bardin in 1954. She was born on the 25th of July, 1916 in Bueos Aires, Argentina.
In 1959 Dr. Lake was practicing medicine in New York City, New York. His office was located at 66 East 79th Street and his residence was located at 655 Park Avenue in Manhattan. Dr. Lake is listed in the 1967 University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College Yearbook as a Clinical Associate in the Otolaryngology Department.
Dr. Lake died in 1989. He was buried at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
*His father Dr. Walter Edward Lake and his grandfather, Dr. Charles Bailey Lake, also appear on the Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute website.