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Clayton "Clay" Legge

Passed 09/03/2022

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Obituary For Clayton "Clay" Legge

Legge, Clayton (Clay)
1939-2022

Clay Legge, 83, of Halifax passed away peacefully on September 3rd, 2022 at Hospice Halifax with his family by his side.

He was born in Heart’s Delight, NL son of the late Edmund and Gertrude (Fost) Legge.

He is survived and dearly missed by his wife Ruth (Powell) Legge of Halifax; his daughters, Jayne Johnson (Doug) of Hammonds Plains, and Carol Nemeth(George) of Bass River, N.B; the absolute joys of his life, granddaughters, Michelle and Sammy Johnson (Tim Naerebout) of Hammonds Plains; sister Janet (Robert) Crocker of Bedford; brother Dave (Pauline) Legge of NL; along with several nieces and nephews.

Clay worked for The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) for over 40 years and was admired and well respected by both clients and colleagues alike. He and Ruth made many lifelong friends over the span of his career, all of whom will miss his twinkling blue eyes and devilish teasing nature. He was a wonderful friend and the quintessential old school banker.

Clay was happiest puttering around in his workshop and loved woodworking. He had an amazing talent of building model ships, true treasures for those lucky enough to own one.
Most of all, Clay loved his family and was so very proud of the accomplishments of his two beautiful granddaughters. He was the best husband, Daddio and Grampie to his girls, and we will treasure his memory forever.

Honouring Clay’s own wishes, the family will be having a private graveside service in Sussex, N.B.

For those who wish, donations in Clay’s memory to Hospice Halifax would be greatly appreciated by the family

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  • 09/17/2022

    Ruth and family so sorry for your loss of a great gentleman he was always so pleasant to be around and so glad I have my corner table to remember him take care Jean dentremont

  • 09/14/2022

    Ruth, Wayne and I extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Lots of great memories of Clay during his time at RBC in Kentville. Well admired by staff and customers alike. He always had a smile and a kind word. Hold your memories close during these dark days. Donna Johnstone

  • 09/12/2022

    Janet , David & families ,and to extended Legge families We are saddened to hear of Clayton's passing, Our Sincere Condolences to all , Thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time , Allister & Linda Stone May God Bless ,♥️♥️🙏🙏

  • 09/12/2022

    Jayne and Family, so very sorry to hear of you Father's passing. Thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time. With deepest sympathies, John Outerbridge.

  • 09/11/2022

    I am sending my thoughts and condolences to the immediate and extended family. Beverley Stone (1st cousin)

  • 09/09/2022

    Dave, Pauline and Clay's family: I am saddened indeed to learn of Clay's passing. Although we didn't directly work together we did meet from time to time at conferences and RBC gatherings and of course, I knew his connection to Dave as well as his Trinity Bay upbringing. Over the years I heard nothing but the highest regard and compliments about Clay, a testament to his professionalism. Somewhere in my RBC mementos I have a photo of Clay, Eileen Baird and myself at one of the bank's gatherings from a number of years ago. Always remember his big, friendly smile. Sending you my thoughts and prayers.

  • 09/09/2022

    Ruth and family. Sending my deepest condolences on Clay's passing,so, so sorry!! Worked with him many, many years ago...such a lovely man who will be missed by his RBC family. Mona Sauriol

  • 09/09/2022

    Dear Janet, David & families. I am sorry to hear of Clayton's passing. Thinking of you at this most difficult time. Condolences to all the family. Audrey Eustace (1st. Cousin)

  • 09/09/2022

    We have lost another one of our fine RBC Family, a real gentleman. Sincere condolences to all his family. Ella Sly

  • 09/09/2022

    Dear Ruth and family Clay was a great man to work with always kind and caring .He was one of the good ones and will be truly missed. Sending sincere condolences to you all . I hope all your happy memories sustain you in the days ahead . Love Donna

  • 09/09/2022

    Dear Mrs. Legge I was fortunate to know Clay while he was in Kentville with the RBC. He was always a pleasure to deal with. I am also lucky to have a constant reminder of him as I am the proud owner of the first canoe that Clay made in his workshop at home in Coldbrook and it looks as good now as it did when it was just finished. Jack Smellie

  • 09/09/2022

    Ruth, Dave, Pauline and all family, please accept our sincere condolences on Clay's passing. He was a well respected Royal Banker and a fine individual who it was always a pleasure to be around. Rest In Peace Clay!

  • 09/08/2022

    Ruth, Carol, Jayne and family, so sorry to hear of Clay's passing. Ruth I remember the Sunday morning visits, when Clay and I worked together in St. Stephen. We always had a chuckle and managed to solve some world problems. He was a true gentleman and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family during this difficult time. Brian & Jean Anderson.

  • 09/08/2022

    Dear Ruth and family We were saddened to learn of Clay's passing and offer our sincere condolences. Clay was a great colleague and such a nice gentleman. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our hearts and thoughts are with you all during this sad time. John and Judy Williams

  • 09/08/2022

    Dave & all of your Family . So sorry to learn of Clays recent passing . Please accept my sincere sympathy . May many wonderful memories help you all through the coming days . Take care , Dianne

  • 09/08/2022

    To Ruth and your family from Maureen and Jim in St.John's NL . We have many fond memories of Clay a gentleman for sure ---- God Bless .

  • 09/08/2022

    Condolences to Ruth and family from Gerry and Dianne on PEI .We were so sad to hear of Clay's passing . We have many great memories of Clay when we spent time at Golden Shores Together at the same complex.

  • 09/08/2022

    The word "Cleese" jacket in my posted memory earlier should have read "Fleece" jacket. Always pays to check what you write!

  • 09/08/2022

    Carol, so sorry to learn of this news. Sending warm hugs and deep sympathy to you and your family to navigate the days ahead. Love to you and best wishes, Sharon Cameron

  • 09/08/2022

    So very sorry for the loss you all carry for a husband, dad, a granddad, and brother - and more hats I'm sure. I worked with Clay in the early 90s as part of his Business Banking Team in Kentville. As a Fellow Newfoundlander, I was asked to "do something funny" at his retirement party. I knew Clay had been delivered at home by a midwife so entered the room wearing a nurse's cap, a plaid Cleese jacket and a pair of rubber boots. I was carrying a huge stainless steel bowl, a towel and some old contraption I found at home. I can't remember what I said that night, but do remember the smile on Clay's face and the laughter of the dinner guests. It was a privilege to be part of that evening for a quiet, gentle and kind man. You will be mightily missed Clayton Legge. RIP.

  • 09/08/2022

    Carol, Jayne , Ruth , Michelle and Samantha, we want you to know that we are thinking of you all today and in the days ahead as you journey through these sad times. We met Clay and Ruth many years ago while vacationing with Ruth and Reg. We felt as if we had known them for ever. We have many wonderful memories of our times together playing cards, sharing meals , shopping and laughing together. Clayton was such a talented artist, humble kind man , devoted husband and caring Dad and Grampie! He will be missed by many . We hope that your wonderful memories will help to sustain you at this difficult time. Sending caring warm thoughts, Barbara and Bob Parsons

  • 09/08/2022

    Ruth and family we have lost one of the "best" and there aren't enough words to cover all the good things about Clay. He was a true gentleman and I will miss his sense of humor!!! Hugs to all of you. Love Kate

  • 09/08/2022

    Carol - So sorry to hear about your Dad. I really only met he & Ruth once, but we shared the experience of working for the bank. He did have a certain charm about him. Carol & Ron Berry

  • 09/08/2022

    So sorry to learn of Clay's passing.Good memories of my working with him in the 70's. Always smiling, a good guy.RIP Clay. Jim weir

  • 09/08/2022

    Dear Jayne & Family, We are saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Sending you lots of love and hugs 💔😪😇❤️🙏 Elaine and Dino ❤️

  • 09/08/2022

    So sorry to hear of Clays passing,my deepest condolences to you and your family.I worked with Clay In RBC he was great guy. Drew Preston.

  • 09/08/2022

    Ruth and Family, so sorry to hear of Clay passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • 09/08/2022

    Clay was absolutely one of our greatest friends....love and sympathy to you all. He will forever be with us as we sit and rock in one of his rocking chairs..such talent. Ken and Eileen

  • 09/08/2022

    Ruth and family so very sorry to here of Clay's passing. My memories are always his smiling face and sense of humour. A true gentleman. My thoughts are with you. Kathy Steen

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