Robert “Adair” Bayne 
Location served:
Chatham, Ridgetown  
Years in Practice:
1933 to 1945
Area of Specialization:
Family Medicine  


Dr. Robert “Adair” Bayne was born in Newbury (Middlesex County), Ontario on the 10th of December, 1903.  Dr. Bayne was the son of William Bayne and the former Mary Anne Adair.  His father was a merchant who owned a general store in Newbury.  According to the 1921 census, the Bayne family resided on Haggerty Street (in Newbury).  Dr. Bayne had an older sister named Margaret Gilmore Bayne.  She died at the age of 22, on the 25th of November, 1923 and was buried at Oakland Cemetery near Glencoe (Middlesex County).  His father died in Newbury on the 13th of August, 1926.

While he was still a student in medical school Dr. Bayne married Margaret B. McDonald on the 20th of August, 1932.  Mrs. Bayne was born on the 30th of December, 1905 in Ekfrid Township, Middlesex County.  She was the 3rd of 5 children born to Archibald McDonald and the former Elizabeth “Libby” Bell.  Her parents were farmers and her siblings were; William Earl McDonald, Richard David McDonald, Gordon A. McDonald and Eliza McDonald.  Dr. and Mrs. Bayne were married at the residence of her parents in Glencoe.  They were married by her brother, Rev. William Earl McDonald. On the marriage record it recorded that Mrs. Bayne was a dietician.

Dr. Bayne attended the University of Western Ontario and graduated M.D. in 1933.  Dr. Bayne established a medical practice in Ridgetown soon after his graduation.

Dr. and Mrs. Bayne had 2 children; William Adair Bayne and Margaret Ann Bayne.

In 1941, Dr. Bayne’s medical practice was located at 247 King Street West in Chatham.

Dr. Bayne died on the 26th of February, 1945 while living at the Physician’s Residence at the Queen Alexandra Sanatorium in London, Ontario.  He was buried at the Oakland Cemetery.  His wife Margaret B. Bayne died on the 2nd of February, 2000 in Mississauga, Ontario.  She was also buried at the Oakland Cemetery.