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Augustus (Gus) Richard Legge

Augustus (Gus) Richard Legge

Born: November 13th, 1940

Passed in: Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: May 10th, 2016

Jeffrey's, NL
With heavy hearts the family of Gus Legge announce his peaceful passing after a courageous battle with cancer on May 10, 2016 at the age of 75 years at Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, Stephenville, NL. Gus leaves to mourn and celebrate his life; Greta his wife of 51 years, who was his pillar of strength during his ordeal. His three sons; Wade (Trudy), Kirkland (Alison), Preston (Sharon). Cherished grandchildren; Brandon (Vanessa), Mitchell (Jennifer), Ashley, Ryan, Kyle and Olivia. Gus was predeceased by his parents Emmanuel and Annie, brother Eugene; sisters: Sandra Benoit, Dorothy (Gordon) Hounsell and Colleen Compton. He is survived by brothers: David Legge, Harry (Sheila) Legge, Roland (Connie) Legge; sister Levina (Joe) Curnew, sister-in-law Laverne Legge, brothers-in-law Martin Benoit and Gary Compton. He also leaves an extensive list of relatives, nephews, nieces and lifelong friends. After spending a long standing career with College of the North Atlantic, Stephenville, Gus enjoyed his years of retirement. Some of the great joys of his life was time spent with his family, cooking up a breakfast at Crabbes River Beach and his great love of the salmon rivers with his fishing rod. Not to be forgotten his Saturday evening BBQ's and enjoying every sports channel there could possibly be on television. Over the years, Gus devoted much time to service work which included his church community of Jeffrey's. He was the last surviving Charter member of the Three Rivers Lions Club, McKays; where he seen its beginnings in 1975. Our family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Barry Porter for his compassion and caring; the many staff at Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, Stephenville and the Cancer Care Unit at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook. In keeping with Gus' wishes cremation has taken place. The family will be receiving friends at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, Jeffrey's from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gwen Butler officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Jeffrey's. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made in his memory to the Autism Society of Ontario at donate.autismontario.com or to the memorial fund at St. Mary Magdalene Church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Stephenville Crossing.

 
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