GRAHAM LEGGAT
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GRAHAM LEGGAT Peacefully passed away at Scarborough Centenary Hospital on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of 57 years to Marilyn Leggat. Loving father of Karen Alexandra and Graham Charles (predeceased). Proud Grandpa of Vhary, Isabelle and William. Graham will also be missed by his sister Mary, sister-in-law Eleanor, brothers-in-law James and Douglas and daughter- in-law Lillian. Predeceased by his brother Alec. Graham was a former Aberdeen, Fulham and Scottish International football player. While in Canada, Graham distinguished himself as a colour commentator for both CBC and TSN, covering a number of World Cups and Olympics. He is best remembered for his popular television series Soccer Saturday. A memorial service will be held at the McDougall & Brown Funeral Home "Scarborough Chapel", 2900 Kingston Rd. (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 2 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior. Flowers are gratefully accepted. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.


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Published in Toronto Star on Sep. 1, 2015.
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October 1, 2015
Only just found out about this sad news. my late father Eric Fraser, a keen sportsman from Aberdeen always thought highly of Graham.
Iain Fraser
September 5, 2015
Hi Marilyn,

With sadness we read today in the Toronto Star that Graham passed away last week. Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family. No words can bring true comfort at this time, but know that Henry and I are thinking of you during this difficult time. When you have a moment, please give me a call and let me know where you are. We would love to see you again.

Sincerely,

Sonja and Henry
September 4, 2015
Dear Marilyn,
Susan and I are saddened to hear about your loss. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your loved ones. May fond memories of Graham bring you comfort in this difficult time.
George Gin
September 4, 2015
Sorry to hear of Graham's passing I remember him scoring 2 goals on his debut for my team Rotherham United at Orient and signing autographs after the game,a true gent.
Stephen Baldwin
September 3, 2015
Mrs. Leggat and Family,

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McGrail family (my father Simon and brothers Mark, Christopher, Justin and myself, Susan). We are sorry for your loss -- Graham was a very special man who will be missed.
Susan McGrail
September 3, 2015
Dear Marilyn,
So sorry to hear of your loss. I am your cousin Nan Greig. My sister Irene sent me the news. It's been along time since we connected but my thoughts and prayers are with you now.
Nan Mock
September 2, 2015
I worked with Graham at TSN and he was always gracious and fun to be around. Truly a soccer man, he loved to talk rugby as well! My condolences to his family. He will be missed.
Brian Spanton
September 1, 2015
My deepest condolences are extended to the entire Leggat family. Graham was a terrific person, first and foremost, a credit to the great game of soccer, a wonderful storyteller and master of ceremonies. We were blessed to have known him. We think of him now catching up with his many legendary soccer buddies who predeceased him. Rest in peace, Graham.
John Iaboni
September 1, 2015
Deepest condolences to Marilyn and family. Graham was among my favourite people in 42 years as a sports writer. As colleague Frank Orr accurately said, you always felt better after chatting with Graham than you did before.
Jim Kernaghan
September 1, 2015
It was with sadness that i learned of Grahams passing yesterday. I spent many hours sharing life experiences with Graham during his time as CEO of Ontario Special Olympics. He indeed was so accomplished in so many ways He will be sadly missed by family and friends.
Paul McDonald
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