Dr. Thomas ‘Gordon’ Douglas Richardson was born on the 29th of September, 1907 in Port Dover, (Norfolk City) Ontario, the son of Rev. Joseph Richardson and the former Edith Gordon. His father was a Methodist minister and Dr. Richardson had a younger brother Howard. According to the 1921 census, the Richardson family resided on Queen Street in Petrolia, (Lambton County) Ontario.
Dr. Richardson graduated from Victoria Medical College in 1931. He interned at the Ottawa Civic Hospital where he was the house surgeon. After he completed his internship, he settled in Wallaceburg. His name appears on birth and death records as late as 1936. Dr. Richardson married Mary Grace ‘Maisie’ MacLean in Beachburg, Ontario in April of 1936 . Mrs. Richardson and her twin brother James were born on the 31st of August, 1910. She was raised in Beachburg, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander MacLean. Her siblings included Donald, Laura and another set of twins Jean and John. Mrs. Richardson was a registered nurse who graduated from the Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing.
Dr. and Mrs. Richardson were the parents of a daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Richardson were residing in Parry Sound, Ontario in the 1950’s and Dr. Richardson worked at the sanitarium.
Dr. Richardson died on the 25th of March, 1960. Mrs. Richardson died on the 8th of March, 1974. They are buried at the Springcreek Cemetery in Mississauga, Ontario.
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