James “Douglas” Lake 
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Years in Practice:
1943 to 1989
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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 and graduated from the Ridgetown High School, 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).  His father died on the 5th of September, 1947.  Dr. James Douglas Lake moved to the United States in 1948.

Dr. Lake married Matilde Morel de Bardin on the 18th of December, 1954.  The wedding announcement was published in the 28th of December, 1954 edition of the Chatham Daily News.  Mrs. Lake was born on the 25th of July, 1916 in Buenos 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.

In his spare time, Dr. Lake enjoyed flying and playing tennis.

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.