Peter passed away peacefully on 23rd March 2022 after a long battle with cancer aged 73.
The beloved father and husband is survived by his wife, Rachel; children, Patrick, William and Isabel;
and granddaughters, Siena and Isla.
Peter, the son of Alan and Emmy Legge, was born at the John Faulkner Hospital in Coburg on 11th January 1949.
He attended Melbourne University, where he studied English and Geography as part of his teaching degree.
Peter went on to have a long and distinguished career in secondary education, working at Castlemaine, Kyneton and Eaglehawk high schools.
In the twilight of his teaching career, Peter—along with his business partner, Jim Wright—established Wordswork Publications, a highly successful English grammar homework program.
Peter loved travelling the world, and took every opportunity he could to visit France to improve his French.
But more than anything, Peter loved spending time with friends and family. He cared deeply for his family, and provided a wonderful upbringing for them in Castlemaine, and never-ending support once the kids had flown the coop.
And despite being a Collingwood supporter, he was never one-eyed, loved learning about the world we live in,
and still had all his own teeth to the end.
A funeral service will be held for Peter on Wednesday 6th April in the Chapel of Mount Alexander Funerals,
12 Campbell Street, Castlemaine. Following this service you are warmly invited to join the family
for refreshments in the Tearooms at the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens.
If you wish to join us at the service via livestream,
please return to the home page of this website and click on the livestream button.
The service will be live approximately 5-10 minutes prior to commencing.
A private cremation will be held for Peter.
6th April 2022 at 2:30 PM