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Rev. Ross Legere1
F, n. 1947-01-30, d. 1996-09-08
- Relationship | lien de parenté: Petite-fille à la 9e génération de Jacques Léger dit Larosette
- [S2149] Mrs Mary Legere - obituary, Chronicle Herald, Halifax NS, June 15, 1976, pg 25.
- [S2150] Rev. Ross Peter Legere - obituary, Chronicle Herald, Halifax NS, September 30 1996, pg C18;The Chronicle Herald Halifax, NS
Wednesday, September 11th, 1996 pg C18
LEGERE, Rev. Ross Peter -
Died unexpectedly in Toronto, Ont., after a brief illness on Sunday, September 8, 1996. Rev. Legere was born in Halifax in 1947, a son of the late Joseph Roy Legere and Mary Elizabeth (Power) Legere. At the time of his death, he was on the staff at St. Patrick's Secondary School, Toronto, serving as chaplain and teaching English and religion. He ministered on weekends in two local Toronto parishes, Corpus Christi and Holy Name. He was on leave from the Archdiocese of Halifax. Ordained in 1973 at St. Joseph's Church, Halifax, by Most Rev. James M. Hayes, Rev. Legere served as assistant at St. Peter's Church and St. Thomas More Church, Dartmouth and at St. Michael's, St. Catherine's and St. Agnes churches, Halifax. He was pastor at St. John the Evangelist Church, Windsor and St. Andrew's Church, Eastern Passage. He graduated from St. Patrick's High School and Saint Mary's University, Halifax. He began his divinity studies at Holy Heart Seminary, and graduated with a master of divinity from Atlantic School of Theology. He studied at the University of Louvain, Belgium. He obtained an MA in liturgy from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and a bachelor of education from the University of Toronto. Rev. Legere taught at Atlantic School of Theology in the 1980s, and also taught many parish programs in liturgy. He began the catechumenate process in several parishes in the Halifax archdiocese and worked extensively with those preparing for initiation at Easter. Rev. Legere is surviving by his twin brother, Ralph and wife Phyllis; niece, Alison. There will be a memorial service at St. Patrick's Secondary School in Toronto at a later date. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Snow's Funeral Home, Halifax. The wake will be at St. Agnes Glebe, Mumford Road, Halifax, on Thursday, September 12, from 2 p.m. The evening prayer vigil will be in St. Agnes Church at 8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral mass will be held Friday, September 13, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, Archbishop Austin Burke officiating. Committal in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
- [S4884] Rev. Ross P. Legere, cimetière Gates of Haven, Lower Sackville, NS, photographié par Rick Legere le 15 juillet 2008.