Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe was Marmora's resident doctor in 1908, assisting Dr. MacKechnie in the house on Forsyth Street later owned by Dr Parkin. His fame skyrocketed on May 28, 1934 when he delivered the famous Dionne Quintuplets in Callander, Ontario. With skill and zeal he ministered to the five babies whose combined weight was 13 1/2 pounds. Dr. Dafoe had the honour of presenting his little patients to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth during their visit in 1939. He was given the Order of the British Empire. Dr. A. R. Dafoe died at North Bay on June 2, 1943, aged 60.
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