Laura Louise (Down) Legge

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LAURA LOUISE LEGGE QC (nee DOWN) January 27, 1923 - October 5, 2010 Born on her family's farm in Courtland, Ontario on January 27, 1923 to James and Lucy Down. Died peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 5, surrounded by family. Beloved wife of the late Major General Bruce Jarvis Legge, mother of Elizabeth (George Meanwell), John (Mary Stokes) and Bruce (Shelly Gallagher), grandmother of James, Max, Elizabeth, Rosemary, Lucy, Victoria, Bruce and Olivia. Predeceased by her brothers John, Roger and Stanley and sister Isabel. She is survived by her sisters Dorothy and Bertha. Governor General's Medalist, Tillsonburg High School 1939; BA (Hons) UWO; Registered Nurse 1945 (Toronto General Hospital, Gold Medal). Called to the Bar (Osgoode) 1948. QC 1967. Elected a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada 1978 and its Treasurer in 1983. LLD 1985, Order of Ontario 2003. Past President of the Women's Law Association, the Soroptimist Club of Toronto, and of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. Past Chairman of the Ontario Safety League. Funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 8 at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto M4V 1X4. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to Women's College Hospital Foundation ( or to Grace Church on-the-Hill (

Published in the Toronto Star from Oct. 6 to Oct. 8, 2010