Gordon Thomas Legge, beloved husband of Laurie and dad to Brendan of Calgary, went missing in the mountains on February 22, 2004. His remains were found on Tuesday, May 11, 2004.
Gordon was born and raised in Calgary, attended U of C and began his journalism career with the Calgary Herald, Banff office. In a career that spanned more than thirty years, he wrote for News of the North in Yellowknife, the Canadian Press, Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, and MacLean’s magazine before rejoining the Calgary Herald in 1987 as Religion Editor. His religion assignments took him around the world from Rwanda to Central America to the former Soviet Union. He was deeply touched by the faith of all peoples and shared their stories in his articles and columns. Gordon was working with the Billy Graham Evangelical Association/Samaritan’s Purse at the time of his death. Gordon is survived by his wife Laurie, son Brendan – the light of his life; mother Eva, brother Ray, step-sons Jay (Wanda), Rob (Kerri), Craig (Corinne), grandchildren Nathan, Laura, Andrew, and step-mother Vi Legge. Gordon was predeceased by his father Harold Thomas in 2002.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North), on Monday, May 17, 2004 at 7:30 P.M. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Ascension Catholic Church (1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W.) on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to L’Arche Association of Calgary, 307 – 57 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2T6 Telephone: (403) 571-0155.
In living memory of Gordon Legge, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences