Nick Legary

Obituary of Nick Legary

Legary, Ronald (Nick)

A resident of Chatham, Nick Legary passed away with his wife by his side on June 23, 2024 at the age of 76.

Born in Chatham, Nick was the son of the late Garnet and Fern Legary (D' Clute).

Beloved and devoted husband of Mary-Jean Legary (Lammens). Loving father to Mike (Angel) Legary Michelle (Phil) Blonde and Rick (Rachel) Legary.

Caring Grandfather to Colin, Samantha, Trevor (Megan), Kaitlyn (Andrew), Austin and Emily. Cherished Great Grandfather to Theo and Jax.

Brother to Janice Legary, the late Lynwood (Bud) Legary, Sharon Krukowski and her husband Lenonard, Larry Legary, and the late Eugene and Dale Legary.

Son-in-law to the late Lia and Richard Lammens and Floyd Graham. Brother-in-law to the late Tom and Nancy Graham.

Nick will be missed by his special Aunt Zoe Devlaminck and will be missed by many Nieces  Nephews and countless friends.

Nick "Dad" was a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and protector. Nick was a factory worker at Rockwell and Navistar for many years. He enjoyed sports, especially Baseball, Hockey, Golfing and swimming in his pool. Nick loved spending time with his family; he was a devoted fan of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings. Nick played Fastball and Maple City Slo Pitch for more than half of his life. He was an umpire and coached his son Rick in Minor Hockey and Minor Baseball. His favourite pastime was watering his lawn for hours on end and tending his gardens. Nick was also a Jaycee working with the Jaycee fair, parade, corn roast, Christmas tree sales and Haunted House.

Nick provided many life lessons, some tough, some not so tough nonetheless very important. He left behind some very big shoes for his descendants, present and future to fill, but he could not have accomplished any of this without his wife Mary-Jean. His soulmate, love of his life and the matriarch of the family by his side.

Rest easy #7

Respecting Nick’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 154 Victoria Ave, Chatham, ON N7L 3A7, on Monday July 8, 2024 at 11a.m. for a Funeral Mass to celebrate Nick’s life. Interment at Maple Leaf Cemetery to follow.

Donations made in memory of Nick to a Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may be left at

McKinlay Funeral Home
459 St. Clair Street, Chatham


Interment Information

Maple Leaf Cemetery
Maple Leaf Dr
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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