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William Edward “Bill” Leggette - 1940 - 2018

the family of Bill (William Ed- ward) Leggette bring news of his passing on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018, at his happy place: the barn.

band of Marie (nee Parry) Leggette for 57 years; father to Joe, Mark, Michele, Heather and Scott; father-in-law to Rana, Mary Lynne, Paul, Rob and Lisa; grandfather to Cody, Kai- ley, Rory, Brooke, Cole, Kelsey, Lane, Emily, Hannah, Bailey, Josée, Phoebe, Carter and Quinn. Bill is survived by his

Bill was the loving hus- It is with great sadness that

time for his increasingly busy life: spending time with his 14 grandchildren; playing guitar and singing every Wednesday

From Our Founder

Remembering June 1984

Hi there… sorry I missed my

deadline for the June 1984 issue of The Rider.

Let me catch up here. Our July Rider had a front

page story by Linda Harrison Sis- son. Her story was on the Burling- ton-Aldershot Lions Club’s annual International Horse show. I’m sure anyone who was there remembers how well the show was attended. Especially the Ormerod brothers along with Bob Carey and the Bul- lock brothers. They put on a fabu- lous show well organized. I wish we could go back and see that all over again. Especially when I flew

brother Bob (Ida) and his sister Bonnie (Gord), and is pre-de- ceased by his brother Dave (late Mary). Bill is also mourned by extended family Art and Shel- ley, Aimee, Billy and Barbie. Bill retired in 2003 to make

afternoon with the “girls”, and any chance he got; swimming twice a week at the Jack Burger Recreation Centre; volunteering

with the Kendal Lions Club; breaking and training horses; at- tending rodeos; and building everything from rec rooms to

my aircraft over the park, being very careful to make sure I didn’t disturb the show. Bayview Park was a great venue. I took some great pictures from my Piper Warrior. Now where did I put them?

Cathy Barlow was the official

photographer at the Burlington show with her husband Michael Zenon, who was the director on several of the Police Academy movies was assisting her at the show.

Windjammer made our front

page again as this fabulous steed was headlined as leading Ontario yet again. This well trained barrel horse was cleaning up the circuit with Joanne Morehouse in the sad- dle.

Queen Elizabeth II was visit-

ing horse ranches in Kentucky and Wyoming. Horses were her biggest pastime. When she returned in Oc- tober to the Royal Yacht Britannia, which was docked in Toronto,

Lions Club or a charity of your choice.

Katherine Finn, The Riders busi- ness manager, was invited on board to meet her Majesty. Katherine was the ONLY EQUINE publication representative invited. How about that.

The Toronto Zoo received two

Przewalski horses from the London Zoo.

Potomac Horse Fever, a diar-

rheal disorder, was a US Atlantic coast threat to the horses in that re- gion. The fever first raised it ugly head in 1979.

Protesters swarmed the

Markham Fairgrounds protesting the ORA Rodeo. This uninformed group of idiots caused a lot of trou- ble for the management and rodeo officials. The performances went on as scheduled.

The AQHA relocated the

records of eight million hooves, (that’s 2 million horses) and other archives to their new 83,000 square

Do you love Fergus? Read more of his adventures at!/page_comics

Thomas Street, Port Hope, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Kendal

Joe Leggette with father Bill Leggette.

foot facility in Amarillo, Texas. Gennie Cuthbertson of

the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario was doing super write ups about Quarter Horse Rac- ing at Picov Downs. She regu- larly produced a full page of up to the minute reports on the associations business.

The First Running of the

Nabisco Foods Rags to Riches Futurity at Picov Downs with an estimated purse of $75.000 was set for August 5th with the finals on August 19th. Where are these sponsors today? Too bad that they would prefer to give their corporate profits to the Federal Government to squander on more widgets.

The AQHA World show

was set for August 4-11 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 1,300 horses are qualified for this world event.

Separate Cheques had a

Speed Index of 99. This chest- nut stallion was standing at Tim Lawrence Training Centre at Erin, Ontario at $700.00. The Henry Equestrian

Plan was pushing hard for market share with full page coloured ads in The Rider.

Four Americans and one

Canadian were leading at the half way point in the $350,000 Labatt Pro Rodeo circuit.

The CNE were promoting

their annual Horse Show on August 22 to 25.

The WHAO were very

pleased with their Virgil, On- tario Horse shows. Kit Lehman wrote a super report about the even. She lamented about missing one of the show’s biggest supporters Bruce Crewson.

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Absorbine were promot- ing with full page colour ads their line up of qual- ity products.

My Turn I would like to thank this

FAKE president for playing right into our hands by putting big tariffs on the Chinese. They retaliated by putting huge tariffs on USA beef, pork, grain and especially soya beans. A big thank you to the Idiot of the Century for giving our Canadian Farmers a long overdue shot in the arm. Mt. T loves dealing with dictators so I guess he imagines himself as one. Do you think he will Tweet me?

The only thing that both-

ers me about the summer sol- stice is that it puts us that much closer to next Winter. How come we have two winters each year? That’s -30- for now. See

you next ish.. and thanks for looking down in this corner.

Thanks for looking down

in this corner. Aidan W. Finn CD

Founder of The Rider 1970 President, Orange aPEEL

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relatives and friends to a Cel- ebration of Life to be held this Friday, June 8, from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Port Hope Lions Recreation Centre,


ers of the Garden Hill Station and police officers who re- sponded to the 911 call. The family invites Bill’s

Lion’s breakfast Sunday morning, then went to the barn Sunday afternoon to work on his most recent car- pentry project, where he passed away. Thank you to the firefight-

of the Grand Canyon in April, got his most recent gold medal in swimming on May 24th, volunteered at

houses. Bill travelled to the bottom


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