Dr. Lawrence ‘Lou’ Malloy was born in Kingsville (Essex County) on the 27th of September, 1925. His father Joch Malloy was born in Stephenson, Scotland and his mother the former Mary Ellen O’Brien, was born in England. However his parents were married in Essex County, Ontario. Dr. Malloy was named after his maternal grandfather and in 1925 his parents were farmers.
Dr. Malloy was a pupil at Kingsville Public School and Kingsville High School. During World War II, Dr. Malloy served with the Royal Canadian Air Force as an air gunner and ultimately achieved the rank of Sergeant.
Dr. Malloy attended medical school at Queen’s University and graduated with a medical degree in 1951. He completed an internship at Hamilton General Hospital the following year.
In 1953, Dr. Malloy opened a general medicine practice in Ridgetown. He served the area as a family physician for fifty years before retiring in 2002. Following his retirement, Dr. Malloy continued to work part time at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance as a surgical assistant.
A longtime resident of Rondeau Park, Dr. Malloy was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed watching hockey and baseball, as well as playing golf and curling. Dr. Malloy was a member of the Ridgetown Canadian Legion and the Ridgetown Golf and Curling Club.
Dr. Malloy died on the 12th of May, 2008. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Ridgetown.