Catherine Marcellus recalls her role as a physician’s wife in the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s in Mission. She also recalls the public image of the doctor’s family, and the social roles, obligations and expectations they were aware of. Marcellus talks about her public life, and what was expected of her as a wife and mother of “the doctor’s kids”. She reflects on the benefits and challenges of this role, as well as household routines and domestic life.

Title: Mission History – A Doctor’s Family
Box: L
File: 4
Topic: A Doctor’s Family
Interviewer: Susan Mathieson
Interviee(s): Catherine Marcellus
Date: October 1, 2001
Scope: 2 audio tapes
Length: N/A
Summary: Catherine Marcellus recalls her role as a physician’s wife in the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s in Mission. She also recalls the public image of the doctor’s family, and the social roles, obligations and expectations they were aware of. Marcellus talks about her public life, and what was expected of her as a wife and mother of  “the doctor’s kids”. She reflects on the benefits and challenges of this role, as well as household routines and domestic life.