Obituary of Louise Legate
Peacefully at her home, surrounded by the love of her family, Dorothy Louise Legate (nee Paterson), of Owen Sound, went to be with her Lord and join her husband, on Saturday morning, September 28th, 2019 at the age of 88 years. Dearly loved wife for 62 years of the late Douglas Legate (July 2nd, 2019). Louise passed with dignity and grace surrounded by her children, Mary, John (Barb) and Donald Legate, all of Owen Sound. She was the much loved Nana to Olivia, Bryton (Tyler Cogar), Shelby (Matt Pritchard), Sarah (Tyler Langner), Jacob and G.G. to her 8 great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her sister, Ann Sears (Skip), of Toronto; her brother, William Paterson (Phyllis), of Waterloo; her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Garfield and Hazel Paterson (nee Cornett); her parents-in-law, Rupert & Cora Legate (nee Miller); her sister-in-law, Margaret Bannister (Bob). Louise was a graduate of Stratford Teacher’s College and taught kindergarten in Niagara-on-the-Lake, in Owen Sound at Ryerson, Dufferin, Alexandra and then at Holland-Chatsworth Public School. She was an active member of her church community, in the UCW in Chatsworth and Owen Sound and truly enjoyed her ministry through music in her church choir. The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to Amanda from VON and Mary from Paramed for their care and assistance that allowed their mother to stay in her own home. They also extend a very special thank you to Dr. Cam Tweedie for his wonderful support and Susan Dignard for her care.
A Private Celebration of Life for Louise Legate will be held in the Chapel of the BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 250 – 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K – 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 with Mr. David Moss-Cornett officiating. An Interment for Doug and Louise Legate will be held at a leter date in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. In lieu of flowers and if so desired, the family requests donations to the Chapman House Hospice to be made in Louise’s memory. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family on-line at www.woodfuneralhome.ca