Outstanding Men — Dr. Metcalfe of Almonte

Outstanding Men  — Dr. Metcalfe of Almonte


Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 16 Jan 1932, Sat,
  3. Page 17



    Dr. Archibald Albert “Archie” Metcalfe — The Man with the Red Toupee – John Morrow

  4. Memories of Dr. A. A. Metcalfe of Almonte– Florence Watt

  5. Will the Real Dr. Metcalf Please Stand Up? Rare Photo Found!!

Dr. Metcalfes house- almonte.com**The Old Country Doctor. **A tribute to the late Dr. A. A. MetcalfeYears have passed since those old days,And I think I can see him yet,The Country Doctor, coming along,Our worries and troubles, we’d soon forget.When sickness came into our homeWe tried every remedy that we knewWhen all things seemed to fail,We’d call our doctor, and he’d come through.Snow-filled roads or sleet and rainOur good old doctor always came,His step at the door, and a shake of the handWas always welcome, for he’d understand.His horse was put in the stable and fed,And doctor was ready, with his patient in bed,The temperature he’d take, and a look at the tongueAnd then his medical work was begun.The concern was seen in his keen old eyes,But the sick little patient got no surpriseFor he was as kind as he could beAnd they soon felt better when him they’d see.When a new baby was on its way,He’d settle down, prepared to stay.Till the new-comer arrived, and all was done,Pleased that it was over, he’d head for home.He was our doctor for forty years,Always sharing our joys and tears,A friend on whom we could dependDown through the years, to the very end.We missed him so when he passed awayOne cold and stormy winter’s day.But a just reward will surely comeFor the good deeds that he has done.MRS. FLORENCE WATT, Almonte , Ontario

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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