Norman LEGGE


LEGGE, Norman R. Norman R. Legge, 84, died on March 28, 2004 in Livermore, California. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta on April 20, 1919 and graduated from the University of Alberta with a BSC in 1942 and a MSC in 1943. He received his PHD from McGill University in 1945. He worked as a research chemist for Polymer Corporation (formerly Polysar Corp.) in Sarnia, Ontario, moved to Kentucky Synthetic Rubber Corportation as Director of Research in Louisville and then was with Shell Development and Shell Chemical until his retirement. He received the Goodyear Medal in 1987 for spearheading the development of Kraton polymers at Shell Chemical. He was a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Chemical Society - Rubber Division. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean Legge of Henderson, Nevada (formerly of Rancho Palos Verdes, California), five children, Joanne C. Headley of Livermore, James T.H. Legge of Rancho Palos Verdes, Sheena L. Brougher of Henderson, Seonaid L. Eaton of Amherst, New Hampshire, Glenn R. Legge of Houston, Texas and ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held July 31st in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Published in The Edmonton Journal on June 22, 2004
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