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Old    chavezychavez            02-01-2006, 4:29 PM Reply   
Matthew Hugh Legge, 47, of Elizabeth died Jan. 11, 2006, in Parker. Services were held Jan. 14, 2006, at Crossroads Community Church in Parker.
Legge was born April 25, 1958, in Denver to Edwin and Dorothy (Cousineau) Legge.
He married Kathy Higgins on Sept. 4, 1993, in Aurora.
He was working for IBM for the past six years as a software engineer in Tech support, and enjoyed water skiing, hunting, fishing and his latest interest was snow mobiling. He liked to spend time outdoors and went camping with his family.
Legge is survived by wife; father Edwin of Peotone, Il., sons Christopher Lynch of Fairfax, Va., and Stephen Lynch of Centennial; and daughter Alicia Legge of Elizabeth. He is also survived by brother Andrew Legge of Savannah, Ga., and sister Jeanne Miller of Mokena, Il.
Tax-deductible contributions may be made to Believers Christian Fellowship, P.O.Box 861, Elizabeth, CO 80107-0861. Mark in memo "Legge Fund."
Old    chavezychavez            02-01-2006, 4:31 PM Reply   
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=15962515&BRD=2713&PAG=461&dept_id= 559878&rfi=8

Old    Shawn Wilson (wakestar8878)      Join Date: Oct 2003       02-01-2006, 4:42 PM Reply   
I'm so sorry to hear that. RIP Matt. My heart and prayers go out to his family.

I found his profile:
http://www.wakeworld.com/cgi-bin/Discus4/board-profile.cgi?action=view_profile&profile=leggester-users
Old    Brendan (kybool)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-01-2006, 5:09 PM Reply   
that is very sad, I wish his family the best.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-01-2006, 5:20 PM Reply   
Dang that is terrible. He posted on here a ton. My prayers to his wife and little girl. RIP Matt.
Old    walt            02-01-2006, 5:23 PM Reply   
I'm so shocked and sorry to hear that. Matt will really be missed around here.

Rest in peace Matt.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       02-01-2006, 5:28 PM Reply   
4,104 posts! Matt has been a fixture on this discussion board for longer than I can remember. This is devastating news. Our prayers our with you and your family, Matt!
Old    Squid (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-01-2006, 5:29 PM Reply   
Sorry to hear my prayers go out to the family. One who truly loved our sport will be missed. RIP MATT. Next time out I will pull the handle solo for a pass in his name.
Old    DJ (greenthumb)      Join Date: Mar 2004       02-01-2006, 5:36 PM Reply   
Thoughts and prayers to him and his family, may God be by thier side through this tough time.
Old    wickedwakes (sjmedic)      Join Date: May 2004       02-01-2006, 5:45 PM Reply   
Thoughts and prayers to the Legge Family, Matt will be missed here. Although I never met him, I read his posts often, and respected his opinions and love of the sport. Matt you will be missed.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-01-2006, 5:46 PM Reply   
WOW.... It is always a shock when It hits so close to home.(WW)
My condolences to his family and prayers for ALL...Sad day for the WW family.
Old    chavezychavez            02-01-2006, 5:49 PM Reply   
Oshensurfer (Scott) has been gracious enough to accept the responsibility of setting up and acting as custodian for any donations you wish to make to the Legge fund.

Paypal: leggefund@yahoo.com

Of course, if you wish to donate directly, checks can be sent to the church as listed above.

I am still in shock and disbelief. Matt was a class act, and leaves behind a loving family.

(Message edited by chavezychavez on February 01, 2006)
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-01-2006, 5:53 PM Reply   
Any idea how this tragedy happened?
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-01-2006, 6:01 PM Reply   
i'm with you chavez....still in shock and disbelief!

i've never met the guy, but i feel like i just lost a close friend. he and i have gone at it a few times, but we've also had a lot of good times on wakeworld and wakeboarder.com.

i still can't believe it...

rip matt.
Old    Steven Hahn (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       02-01-2006, 6:06 PM Reply   
Does anyone know how he past away? Like Joe, Matt and I have had numerous discussions here on WW. He will truly be missed.
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-01-2006, 6:20 PM Reply   
Many in Non-Wake discussion are just now finding out as well.

http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/4387/281788.html?1138843528

I just can't grasp it. I don't recall anyone from here ever passing away.

Matt was the first one on here that I ever communicated with.
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-01-2006, 7:54 PM Reply   
Our prayers are with him and his family!
Old    Aaron Nielsen (lzyboy)      Join Date: Jun 2001       02-02-2006, 7:17 AM Reply   
wow, heavy.....

Even though I never met him, like others I feel a loss, a gap now... Prayers go out to all of his famly friends and loved ones...

-=peace=-
Lzy
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       02-02-2006, 7:41 AM Reply   
RIP Matt, our friend.
Old    Rooster (rooster_cogburn)      Join Date: Feb 2006       02-02-2006, 7:55 AM Reply   
RIP Matt
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-02-2006, 8:00 AM Reply   
Very sad.My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. God bless
Old    TeamValdez (teamvaldez)      Join Date: Apr 2003       02-02-2006, 8:17 AM Reply   
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Matt, and to all who are affected by this loss. God is a God of comfort and Peace. No words will make it all disappear, we will continue to pray for your great loss, and that you feel Gods' loving arms around you.
Old    Misty (ivyrider)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-02-2006, 9:03 AM Reply   
My condolences to his family.

RIP Legge.
Old    David D (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       02-02-2006, 9:23 AM Reply   
Sad loss indeed...like others have said, I remember his many contributions to the forum (including many political discussions with the likes of MasterPainter, Whiskey Tango, Swass and the list goes on ) and you do get to know people even though you may have never met them in person which in this case, I have not.

He appeared to me in his posts as intelligent and definitely a class act! RIP Matt Legge, WakeWorld brother.
Old    eric fox (fox)      Join Date: Jul 2002       02-02-2006, 9:31 AM Reply   
Unfreakin believable! It's amazing that I feel sorrow for someone I have never met, but he was a big part of Wakeworld, so I guess that's it. Anyway I hope his family is doing well and my thoughts are with him and his family.

Eric
Old    chavezychavez            02-02-2006, 9:40 AM Reply   
I know some of you were interested in how it happened:


quote:

Dan,

Matt Legge passed away on 01/11/2006 due to a sudden heart attack.

Matt’s passing has affected his colleagues both internal and external to IBM.


Old    mcculloughrg            02-02-2006, 10:12 AM Reply   
Sorry to hear about the loss. I had the oppertunity to meet Matt and his family last year on Chatfield Res. He and his family were good people. It's too bad I won't have the opertunity to be on the water with him again. RIP Matt. My prayers go out to the family.

Rich
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       02-02-2006, 10:32 AM Reply   
That's awful.... My condolences to his family and his young daughter. RIP my friend.

Another reminder of how precious life is.... Sometimes we forget to be thankful for the beginning of every new day.
Old    low_key_wake            02-02-2006, 11:56 AM Reply   
I also met him at chatfield. Very nice man, and family. My deepest sympathies go to his family. That was a third of the Colorado Wakeboard scene. So young, so sad....
Old    Jeffrey Blanchard (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       02-02-2006, 12:27 PM Reply   
Peace be with you brother.
Old    Kraig Kaiser (kraig)      Join Date: Dec 2002       02-02-2006, 4:38 PM Reply   
I was lucky enough to have met Matt last summer. Rich and I met him at a get together we called the "MileHigh Meet & Greet" back in May. If we do it again we should call it the "MileHigh Meet & Greet in memory of Matt Legge". What I got from him is that he was a fun, outgoing, outspoken man who had a love of the water and spending it with his wife and daughter. He was alot of fun to be around. Looking back, I wish I would have gotten together with him more on the water last summer. He was a prominent memeber here on WW and I admired that about him. No doubt he will be missed. We all felt like we knew him from his involvement here on WW. My condolences to his wife and daughter. I've attached a few pics from the MileHigh Meet & Greet. The first one is of Matt grilling up some burgers for a few fellow boarders. The second one is of his daughter Alicia swinging on his tower. It was a fun day....a day to remember!!




(Message edited by kraig on February 02, 2006)
Old    akman            02-02-2006, 8:52 PM Reply   
RIP and my best to the family...

Remember to hug and kiss your wife and kids each day.
Old    E Double U (three6ty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       02-02-2006, 8:59 PM Reply   
Gramps,
I second that!!!!

I wish Matt's family all the best.

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