Dr. Peter Glen Sheldrick was born in Chatham, Ontario on the 17th of June, 1946. Dr. Sheldrick was the eldest of three sons born to Albert Maxwell Sheldrick and the former Anne Proskurniak. When he was 4 years old the family moved away and he grew up mainly in Toronto, where he attended Don Mills Collegiate. He then went on to the University of Western Ontario where he attained his M.D. degree in 1971. After interning at the Calgary Foothills Hospital he returned to Chatham were he took over the family practice of his uncle, Dr. Robert B. Barlow in 1972. His office was located at 143 Thames Street and later at 11 Victoria Avenue until he semi-retired in 2008. Since then he has continued to do locum tenens work for other doctors.
Dr. Sheldrick served the Public General Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital in several capacities such as President of the Medical Staff and Chairman of the Medical Records Committee. He was President of the Kent County Medical Society in 1987.
His avocation is Egyptology about which he has written papers and given lectures. He is a permanent member of the Dakhleh Oasis Project and has worked annually on that archaeological site in the Western Desert of Egypt since 1979. He enjoys his cottage on Sparrow Lake, winters in Mexico, playing slo-pitch baseball and world travel.
*Dr. Sheldrick’s uncle Dr. Robert Blake Barlow also appears on the Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute website.