It is with great sadness that OSSA announces the passing of Joyce Leggatt. Joyce has been a part of the speed skating community for many decades and can be attributed for much of the growth and development of our sport.
Some of Joyce’s most notable contributions include:
- A founding member and president of the Cambridge club
- Former president of OSSA
- Long time board member and committee member of SSC
Joyce was also very involved with the US speed skating association supporting and maintaining the North American Short Track and Long Track Championships as part of a season’s competition schedule.
Her dedication to athletes was amazing; she was always fundraising, or taking skaters to meets herself. No one ever had to stay home if Joyce had her way. She wanted the skaters to experience everything that was available to them.
Together with her husband, Jackie, Joyce was a member of the Cambridge Sports Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Cambridge Athlete of the Year-Builder. Other mentionable accolades are the Region of Waterloo Woman of the Year-Sports category and the SSC “John Hurdis” award.
Among her achievements, Joyce was Manager of Ontario’s Canada Winter Games team on several occasions and managed many Ontario Teams at Canadian and North American Championships.
While Joyce had lived a full and active life, she will be greatly missed by her speed skating family.
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