With a name and birth date you can get his birth certificate from the Registrar in Douglas.
This will give the names of his parents, father's occupation, and address where he was born.
From this you should be able to find his parents in the 1901 census.
Their marriage may already be recorded on my web site at www.lawsons.ca
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