Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Robert Lambton Leggett

Male 1930 - 1996  (66 years)


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  • Name Robert Lambton Leggett 
    Born 13 Jan 1930  [1
    Gender Male 
    Interesting business 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-165334P 
    Died 5 May 1996  Richmond, British Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I165334  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

  • Notes 
    • ROBERT LEGGETT 1930-1996

      Robert Lambton Leggett arrived in Blair in 1955 to open the Blair Machine and Welding shop. While he filled a valuable role as Blair's Mr. Fixit, Mr. Leggett is best remembered as Blair's unofficial historian. The history of his adopted community and its buildings became Mr. Leggett's passion. Through research of land documents and discussions with the town's people, Mr. Leggett documented the histories of each of the town's properties, points of interest and influential people and families. Mr. Leggett left Blair in 1988 to settle in Richmond, British Columbia. He died there on May 5, 1996 and is buried at the Blair Cemetery.

      Source: Obituary Cambridge Reporter Cambridge Obituaries Binder Ito M, page L-43 Cambridge Archives.


      Cambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [used with kind permission of Jim Quantrell]

  • Sources 
    1. [S34] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Blair CC#4501 Internet Link.
      Leggett/ Robert Lambton. Jan. 13, 1930/ May 5, 1996/ Historian, Philisopher, and Fixer of/ Blair 1953 - 1988/ the village Smithy is gone

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 May 1996 - Richmond, British Columbia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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