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Bro. Dr. Isaac S. LeDrew

Did you know one of Twillingate’s most well-known pre-Confederation doctors was a member of Twillingate Lodge? A native of Cupids, Isaac S. LeDrew started his working career as an educator. He served as the second principal of Twillingate’s high school from 1897-1900, resigning to pursue a medical career, and graduating from the University of Toronto. Buying the practice of Dr. Frederick Stafford, Bro. Dr. LeDrew served as a private-practice physician at Twillingate from 1904-1933. He is remembered for opposing, and later boycotting, the local Memorial Hospital project. He served on Twillingate’s Methodist Education Board from 1906-12. After leaving Twillingate, Bro. Dr. LeDrew set up practice in St. John’s.

by Dr. David Clarke

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