Dr. Stanley “Jay” Richardson was born in Wallaceburg, Ontario on the 1st of July, 1927. Dr. Richardson was the youngest of 5 children born to Dr. Stanley Alexander Richardson and the former Marie Piper. His father was a respected family physician in Wallaceburg and his siblings were; Myrtle Laurene Richardson, Verne Floyd Richardson, Thomas William “Laird” Richardson and Helen Richardson who was stillborn on the 8th of May, 1920.
Dr. Richardson was educated locally in Wallaceburg before attending Ridley College in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Dr. Richardson pursued a B.A. at the University of Toronto graduating in 1950. He continued his education at the University of Western Ontario graduating M.D. in 1953. Dr. Richardson interned at George Washington University Hospital in Washington D.C. He went on to do his residency in Ob-Gyn at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C. from 1954-1957. In 1958 he was an assistant resident at Westminster Hospital in London, Ontario. In 1959 he was a research fellow in endocrinology at the J. B. Collip Research Laboratory, University of Western University.
Dr. Richardson married Evelyn Bernice Shaw on the 20th of July, 1946 in Tupperville. Mrs. Richardson was born in Chatham Township (Chatham-Kent), Ontario on the 24th of March, 1928. She was the youngest of 5 daughters born to Elmer Roy Shaw and the former Margaret Cameron. Her parents were farmers and her sisters were; Mary Beatrice Shaw, Bessie Pearl Shaw, Jean Elizabeth Shaw and Verna Kathleen Shaw.
Dr. and Mrs. Richardson had 5 children; Bryan, Cameron, Kevyn, Tamara and Tobin.
Dr. Richardson served on the Wallaceburg District Elementary School Board for many years. Professionally he belonged to the Dominion Ob-Gyn Society, the Western Ontario Ob-Gyn Society and the American College of Abdominal Surgeons.
In their spare time Dr. and Mrs. Richardson enjoyed curling, golf, boating, playing cards and sharing special times with their family and friends.
Dr. Richardson practiced medicine in Wallaceburg specializing in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for over 35 years.
Dr. and Mrs. Richardson retired to Collingwood, Ontario. Dr. Richardson died on the 7th of November, 2012. Mrs. Richardson died on the 20th of April, 2013. Dr. and Mrs. Richardson were buried at Riverview Cemetery in Wallaceburg.
*Dr. Richardson’s father Dr. Stanley Alexander Richardson also appears on the Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute website.