Lawrence Malloy 
Location served:
Years in Practice:
1953 to 2002
Area of Specialization:
Family Medicine  


Dr. Lawrence ‘Lou’ Malloy was born in Kingsville (Essex County), Ontario on the 27th of September, 1925.  Dr. Malloy’s 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.  According to the 1931 census, Dr. Malloy and his parents lived on Main Street and his father was employed as a fisherman.  Dr. Malloy attended 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 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on the 12th of May, 2008.  He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Ridgetown.