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Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Vol 2
Louis A. Roy, M. D.


Dr. Louis A. Roy, a veteran of the World war, now engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in Lethbridge, was born in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, January 30, 1888, his parents being David and Annie (Morrison) Roy, both of whom were born near Guelph, Ontario, and were married in that province. The former was a son of James Roy, of Scotch descent, one of the early settlers of Ontario. In the year 1882 David Roy removed westward to Saskatchewan and purchased land, casting in his lot with the pioneer settlers of the region. He now makes his home in the town of Moosomin, having put aside the active cares of farm life. In politics he is a Liberal and his religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church.

Louis A. Roy was educated in the public schools, attending the Hill- burn country school and the high school at Moosomin. He afterward pursued both the arts and medical courses in the University of Toronto, winning his B. A. degree in 1909 and his professional degree in 1911. His training was thus thorough and comprehensive, well qualifying him for the important, onerous and responsible duties of the profession. He afterward devoted two years to practice in the Royal Victoria Hospital at Montreal, thus gaining that broad and valuable experience which can never be so quickly acquired in any other way as in hospital practice. In June, 1913, he came to Lethbridge to assist Dr. DeVeber and Dr. P. M. Campbell and in 1915 was admitted to a partnership. Through the intervening years he has continued to practice successfully here, save for the period of his service in the World war. He enlisted in July, 1918, as a member of the Canadian Army Medical Corps and was placed in charge of the laboratory at Orington, England, there remaining throughout the period of his enlistment. He returned in January, 1919, and resumed practice here. He keeps abreast of the trend of modern professional thought and scientific investigation and is thoroughly alert to the opportunities of the Profession and the responsibilities that devolve upon the physician. He has made steady progress in his chosen life work and is regarded as one of the capable young physicians of southern Alberta.

Dr. Roy married Miss Therese de Grosbois and they became parents of a son, Douglas, who is four years of age. The wife and mother passed away February 6, 1920, and Dr. Roy has since married Blanche Prieur and there is one child of this union, Donald, who is in his first year. Mrs. Roy is a member of the Roman Catholic church. Dr. Roy has never been a club man, but devotes his entire time and attention to his professional interests and duties, which he discharges with a sense of conscientious obligation. He belongs to both the Alberta and the Canadian Medical Associations.


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