Eldon Lee was a rancher, fighter pilot and doctor. Born in Chico, California on May 5, 1923, he was raised with his younger brother Todd on a Cariboo ranch. They first arrived in Canada in June of 1929. After serving as an RCAF bomber pilot, he graduated from the University of Washington Medical School in 1952, interning at the Vancouver General and Shaughnessy Hospitals. With his wife Marjorie and the first of their six children, he moved to Hazelton and became a rural doctor. He later specialized in obstetrics at Vancouver General, worked for a year in England and then became the only obstetrician and gynaecologist north of the 51st parallel in B.C. He was a resident of Prince George for three decades. In retirement he studied Latin and Greek, and piloted ultralight planes. With his brother her co-wrote Tall in the Saddle: Ranch Life in the Cariboo (Heritage House, 1995). He died on September 2 (Labour Day), 2018.


From California to North 52: Cariboo Experiences (Caitlin, 1994)
Tall in the Saddle (Heritage, 1995). With Todd Lee.
The Hutchwell Papers (Self-published, 1995)
A Western Doctor's Odyssey, From Cariboo to Kos (Heritage, 1996)
Scalpels & Buggywhips (Heritage 1997).

[BCBW 2018] "Medicine" "Cariboo"