Name:
Gordon Alan Lewis 
Location served:
Dresden  
Years in Practice:
1929 to 1964
Area of Specialization:
Family Medicine  

Biography:

Dr. Gordon Alan Lewis was born on the 11th of December, 1903 in New Westminster, British Columbia.  He was the youngest of 4 children born to Thomas “James” Lewis and the former Ella May Douglas.  His father worked in the logging industry and his siblings were; Helen “Audrey” Lewis, Lewis “Glen” Lewis and Merle Elizabeth Lewis.  Dr. Lewis’s mother died on the 5th of October, 1908 when Dr. Lewis was 5 years old.  His father married Mary E. Malcomson on the 17th of June, 1913.  Mrs. Lewis died in 1918 and it is unknown if they had any children together.  His father married Emma Jane Allen on the 9th of March, 1922.  It is unknown if they had any children together.

According to the 1921 census, Dr. Lewis was working in a logging camp on Cracroft Island, which is located in the Johnstone Strait off the west coast of British Columbia.

Dr. Gordon A. Lewis attended university in British Columbia and obtained a B.A. prior to attending The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.  While at The University of Toronto, Dr. Lewis enjoyed playing basketball and rugby.  He graduated M.D. in 1929.

Dr. Lewis married Dorothy Isobel Abbott on the 20th of June, 1930 in Toronto.  Mrs. Lewis was the youngest of 2 children born to Archibald Abbott and the former Emma Airhart.  Her father was a lawyer and she had a brother named Archibald Cecil Abbott.  On the marriage record, it recorded that Mrs. Lewis was a clerk.

In the 1930’s Dr. Lewis set up a medical practice in Oil Springs, Lambton County.  Dr. Lewis was known to see patients in Camden Township, (Chatham-Kent).

Dr. and Mrs. Lewis had 3 children; Jane, Audrey and Douglas.

Dr. Lewis retired from the practice of medicine in 1964 and moved to Oakville.  He died on the 5th of March, 1965.

*Dr. Lewis’s brother, Lewis “Glen” Lewis served with the Canadian Armed Services during WWI.

**Dr. Lewis’s paternal grandparents raised their family in Dresden, Ontario.  His brother and his paternal grandfather’s name was Lewis Lewis.

***Dr. Lewis’s daughter Dr. Audrey Ann Lewis (1936-2014), became a physician and specialized in anesthesiology.  She practiced medicine in Boston.