Don­ald Keith Legge

Truro Daily News - - OBITUARIES / PROVINCE -

Don­ald Keith “B.F.D.” – 68, Truro, passed away peace­fully on Thurs­day morn­ing, Oc­to­ber 12, 2017, at Vimy Court, Bi­ble Hill.

Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Keith and Thelma (Acker) Legge.

Don­nie was pres­i­dent of AJ Walker and Son un­til his retirement in 2003.

As a child, he was a proud mem­ber of First Bap­tist Boys Choir. He was very com­mu­nity minded and chaired and served on many or­ga­ni­za­tions. In the early 80s he spear­headed “Down­town Truro Re­vi­tal­iza­tion Pro­gram.” He served on and chaired Truro De­vel­op­ment Corp., Truro Busi­ness Im­prove­ment District Com­mis­sion and Truro Busi­ness Im­prove­ment District Com­mit­tee. Don­nie was on the orig­i­nal com­mit­tee to cre­ate Colch­ester Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Or­ga­ni­za­tion, but his favourite by far was Truro Park­ing Com­mis­sion. He chaired the com­mis­sion and it did work at a level un­heard of at that time and set prece­dence for small towns in the Mar­itimes; he di­rected the Park­ing Com­mis­sion to buy land for park­ing and of­ten sold the land for de­vel­op­ment. He was of­ten asked to speak at meet­ings and con­ven­tions be­cause of its ground break­ing work, but its suc­cess couldn’t be copied be­cause it was Don­nie’s very large per­son­al­ity that made it work.

He was a very com­mu­nity minded man whose pas­sion and fore­thought was to make Truro the best it could be for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

He was Ref­eree in Chief and served as past pres­i­dent of Truro Jr B Bearcat Hockey Team, Truro Mi­nor Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion and Nova Sco­tia Pro­vin­cial Ex­hi­bi­tion Com­mis­sion, coached and ref­er­eed hockey and baseball, mem­ber of Ducks Un­lim­ited, Truro Kins­men Club and The Truro Club. He en­joyed rac­ing cars and mo­tor­cy­cles at Onslow Speed­way and At­lantic Mo­tor­sports Park.

In his spare time, he en­joyed snow­mo­bil­ing, four wheel­ing, “hunt­ing and fish­ing,” his an­nual trip to Scraggy Lake with “the boys” and play­ing cards, es­pe­cially 45s, and most re­cently learn­ing how to play Bridge.

Don­nie is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 44 years, Su­san (Black); chil­dren, Pa­trick (Jill), Shortts Lake; Levi (Amanda), Stewiacke; Mackie (Michelle Hutt), Onslow; Zoë (Stewart) Dowe, De­bert; grand­chil­dren, Lu­cas, Con­nor, Cordelle, Ry­ley, Ri­ley, Max, Zachary, Liam, Brid­get, Colin, Emmeline; par­ents-in-law, Gor­don and Joan Slack, De­bert; sis­ter, Ca­role (Howard) Phee, On­tario; sis­ter-in­law, Josie (Gerald) Babineau, De­bert; broth­ers-in-law, Gary Black, De­bert; Joe (Toby) Slack, Lit­tle Dyke; nieces and neph­ews, Yan, Melodie, Lacey, Jenna, Keith, Olivia, Alec. Along with his par­ents, he was pre­de­ceased by his brother, War­ren.

Spe­cial thanks are ex­tended to Dr. Adam Alek­sis and the staff of Vimy Court for the won­der­ful care and com­pas­sion shown to Don­nie and his fam­ily.

There will be a cel­e­bra­tion of Don­nie’s life from 1-3 p.m., Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15, 2017, at Best Western Glen­garry (MacDon­ald Room), 150 Wil­low Street, Truro. Pri­vate fam­ily funeral ser­vice will be held. If so de­sired, do­na­tions in Don­nie’s mem­ory to Colch­ester SPCA or TAAC Re­vi­tal­iza­tion Project are wel­comed.

Ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to Mat­tatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro.

Pri­vate mes­sages of con­do­lence may be sent to the fam­ily by view­ing Don­nie’s obit­u­ary on-line and se­lect­ing “Send A Con­do­lence” at: www.mat­tatal­l­varn­erfh.com.

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