A Friendly Family Serving You In Your Time Of Need


Date of Service: 26/10/2023
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Amity Rose Funerals

You are invited to leave a short message for the family in the tribute section below.


Eiona Riley
November 16, 2023 12:03 pm
Thank you Dr Leggett for all the years of your service, your kindness, patience & humour. I am forever grateful for your care & safely delivering my three eldest sons.. although you were our family practitioner, you were so very highly thought of & respected by us all.. condolences to your family & thank you once again.
Erin Horsley
October 28, 2023 1:02 pm
Although my time in Albany working with Ian was brief and over 10 years ago, his impact on my approach to General Practice will be with me forever. I find myself often quoting some of his words of wisdom and lucky enough to own one of his pieces of woodwork. Ian is one of a kind in so many ways and I'm thankful to have known him. Condolences to Pat and his family and to the city of Albany who have lost one of its treasures.
David Forshaw and Anne-Marie Horwitz.
October 27, 2023 7:50 am
Ian was our family doctor for over 30 years. We came to admire his calm, reasoned approach, reassuring at his delivery of our second daughter and reassuring at other times of crisis. Medical consultations are, of necessity, of limited duration, however we got to the point where going to the doctors was something like going to see a valued friend. It is with great sadness we hear of his passing. Our deep condolences to his loved ones.
Elyne and Kevin Fontana
October 26, 2023 11:13 pm
We had the wonderful pleasure of knowing and working with Ian for 5 years, and yet he left a place in our hearts that will last a lifetime. Ian was a loved mentor, colleague and friend from the time we moved to Albany as GP registrars and throughout our training and beyond. We were a tiny part in his working life, yet he was a huge influence in ours. We will carry with us the memories of tea room coffees, corridor chats, Ian’s always smiling and friendly demeanour, and the advice and general practice lessons he gave us. We’re sorry we couldn’t be there in person to pay our final respects, however our respect and affection for Ian will always remain. Condolences to his beautiful Pat and family
Jude Haffner
October 26, 2023 9:56 am
On such a sad day my heart goes out to Pat and family. I am grateful to have had the privilege of working with Ian in birth suite, where he was the master of calm reassurance. Always unflappable, with a strong belief in women. Ian always had the best gossip to share too.
Jemma Mustey
October 26, 2023 9:43 am
I have been so fortunate to have Ian in my life for the past 26 years. He has been my Doctor, bringing my beautiful Bree into this world. He has been my teacher, my mentor, someone I can truly rely on and call on at any time and most importantly, my friend. He has always been there for me, whether professionally or personally and for that I will be eternally grateful. I have so many precious memories that will stay with me forever and will always treasure my gorgeous hall stand Ian "whipped up". I can just see him now, sitting back with a cup of tea, sailing into the sunset. My thoughts are with Pat, Scott, Marian, Guy and family at this sad time xxx
Jeff Tompkins
October 26, 2023 9:00 am
A fine doctor, a respected colleague, an accomplished sailor, an envied wood worker, a good man.
Maureen Nichols
October 26, 2023 7:02 am
Ian’s calm approach was always reassuring when one needed medical advice. His creative landscaping is an inspiration to those of us that share a passion for gardening, matched with his passion with the seascape. Our condolences to Pat and all family members, Maureen and Ian Nichols
Lawrence Emery
October 25, 2023 11:40 pm
Adios Ian. You were my Doctor for a bit. A fellow woodworker. A relative by marriage. Someone to talk with about sailing stories and travel. I write from a beautiful part of India call Udaipur in Rajasthan where it’s full of young energetic young lovers and honeymooners. Alas such is life. You lived a good life and leave behind Pat, Scott, Marion and Guy and the extended family for us to be with. My love all the way from India. Lawrence Emery
Latrice Porter
October 25, 2023 2:34 pm
Memories from knowing Ian professionally over the past 30 years during my time in Medical Services/Albany Hospital through to the Great Southern Specialist Centre - his distinct sauntering swagger down the old hospital corridor and then through to maternity at the new hospital, being vocal at MAC and O&G meetings (calling it how it was) , and the many junior doctors who benefited from your supportive mentorship. You will be missed by many. Heartfelt condolences to the family and his colleagues/staff at SRMG x
Matthew Hodge
October 25, 2023 1:33 pm
2 of Ian’s qualities that impacted me and that I have tried to apply throughout my medical career were his unhurried manner even in the most stressful medical situations and his clear unembellished communication with his patients and with his peers. He told as it was.
Helen Durell
October 24, 2023 5:44 pm
Connection; what Ian brought to life, landscape, community and medicine, for me has been immeasurable. I have connection to an Ian-influenced community. Ian has been a mentor to me for at least 20 years and I have seen his ability to connect with junior doctors like no other, marrying the science and art of medicine seamlessly. Ian's patients remain fascinating, his colleagues impacted and his family courageous. Thank you Pat and family for sharing him so generously with us all.
October 24, 2023 2:36 pm
Memories of many sailing stories shared during my nursing days at the old hospital. A very calm reassuring GP & a very experienced surgeon. A life well lived, a lasting legacy to family, friends, workmates, wooden boat sailors & anyone who took the time to listen. A rainbow on white sails across the harbour
Paula Karra
October 24, 2023 1:34 pm
Thursday morning Scones will always make me think of Ian and of course his wonderful adventure stories. Condolences to family and friends.
Oliver Angliss
October 23, 2023 8:52 pm
Ian was such a special friend and colleague. During my time in Albany he became a mentor, inspiring in me the art of general practice but also how to have fun outside of work. I loved his curiosity, he also had great style. I admired how Ian taught my partner Pascale in his woodworking studio, she always came back from her carpentry sessions so happy and that made me smile. It showed me the importance of being generous. We will always think of you Ian when we sit on our special Sheoak bench. Rest in peace my friend, love Oliver.
Pascale Papalia
October 22, 2023 4:37 pm
I’ve been thinking about Ian on a recent weekend in Tasmania- the sail boats, Huon pine and the Albany feel. I’m reminded of him at home; sitting on the bench that we made and looking at his bucket that he gave us (that is not to be used in the garden). He was truely special and I feel very lucky to have known him - his stories made us laugh and his knowledge made us richer. Thank you Ian, and love to your beautiful family.
Julie Faulkner
October 20, 2023 10:37 pm
Ian was our family Dr for 31 years. It was so comforting to know he knew all of our family and it was always easy to go and see him with any health concern. Anytime any of us were hospitalised he always seemed to make an appearance to check on you even if he hadn’t been the Dr that admitted you. I (Julie) had various unusual health issues over the last 16 years and Ian was always quick to check in with me. Recently we met again, both having chemo and I was really sad when I heard of his passing. We hope his family spent the last few weeks of his life together. Thank you for all your care and compassion - it just doesn’t seem fair that you have gone. Steve and Julie Faulkner, Danielle Killey( Faulkner),Emma Jones (Faulkner), Marnie Faulkner.
Maree, Aaron, Jasper, Felix & Ginger
October 20, 2023 9:31 pm
Our condolences to Ian's family. He was a beautiful man. The sailing community has lost one of it's best and we'll always remember him and his love of the ocean. Fair winds Ian & thank you for the memories. Love from the Machners
Liane Shavian
October 20, 2023 2:23 pm
Ian was such a fine man, and a great physician. I will miss him and remember him. Dear Pat, I am so sorry your person has left the planet. I send you and your family affectionate thoughts. Liane Shavian
Liz Kilkenny
October 19, 2023 4:53 pm
Very sad to hear of Ian’s passing - he is a part of so many fond memories. Ian’s humour and gentle voice will long be remembered. Thoughts are with Pat, their children and extended family and friends. Rest in Peace.
Kaye Hansord
October 19, 2023 10:22 am
Dr Leggett.. you are remembered as a wonderful doctor, noted for your gentle nature and quiet sense of humour. It was a pleasure to work with you "back in the old days" at Albany Hospital. Kaye Hansord. (Switch).
Pauline Freeman
October 18, 2023 9:19 pm
Ian what a special man who gave so much to many . Nothing was ever too much trouble the time you shared , the stories, the care you gave to those who needed it .Will always be remembered by those who were lucky enough to share time with you. Ian I loved our chats and you sharing photos of you beautiful family and your adventures. It was a privilege to be your friend and you will always hold a Special place in my heart. Sail away my beautiful friend you will always be remembered. Love to Pat Scott Marian Guy and families.
Paul Armstrong
October 18, 2023 6:47 pm
My doctor since he first arrived in Albany, a thoughtful, caring, intelligent man, we became good friends on a first name basis. Always interested in what I was doing and my family, sadly missed when he retired but even more so now. Our deepest sympathy to all his family members and staff at Southern regional medical centre
Jonathan Ramachenderan
October 18, 2023 4:22 pm
Ian was the first doctor I met when the practice brought me to Albany in 2011. I'll never forget that day I became incredibly seasick on a perfectly flat swell. Ian's office was next to mine, and his general practice, surgical and obstetric skills were unmatched. I could always ring and ask for help and Ian would be at the door. When I switched practices across town, Ian's attitude to me was unchanged, his manner relaxed and professional. And it continued that way for over a decade. I found myself profoundly sad today because I didn't follow up on his request to keep in touch as moved to the city - he called me last year out of the blue to tell me the news. But Ian is an example of us all of a gentleman who treated everyone with deep respect and always wanted to hear their story. Ian made me a better doctor. My wishes are with Pat and the family, what an extraordinary impact he made.
Allana Hetherington
October 18, 2023 12:08 pm
Ian was a master storyteller with the sharpest mind and best yarns. He even reminded me of stories I'd told him I had forgotten myself. Reception was always a safe place when Ian was at work because no one messed with his girls out the front, he was out like a flash escorting any trouble out the door. My last time in the workshop with Ian was up a ladder saying hello to his resident possum. You will be forever in my thoughts, I was very grateful to have worked alongside you and called you my friend, you gave so much to so many. Condolences and love to Pat, Scott, Marion & Guy.
Peter Cooper
October 18, 2023 11:31 am
I will miss a wonderful friend. The foreshore seems so inactive now that Ian has gone. He promised me that he would get me to a hundred years. What can I do now? Sincerest condolences to Pat and family.
Trish Attwell
October 18, 2023 9:54 am
Ian, you were a good friend for so many years. You would always greet staff on arrival at work, you took us all sailing and whale watching, you delivered my babies, you would come and check my brickwork when we were building because you didn’t think I would get the walls straight (they are still standing), you made me a lovely coffee table (not a bucket) and so much more, our catch-up conversations were never boring. Your love for Pat and the family was very strong and very special, it is so unfair that you don’t get to enjoy your well earned retirement. You will be sadly missed. Thoughts and love to Pat, Scott, Marion, Guy and families. xx
Jane Herford
October 18, 2023 6:00 am
Ian was one of those wise, experienced doctors that I always felt comfortable working alongside and knew that we were in very safe hands with him in the room. My two children, along with many others in the region, were born with Ian's professional assistance. He showed respect to the midwives he worked with and was as happy making a cup of tea for everyone as he was in an emergency. I’m sorry that he didn’t get to enjoy his well deserved retirement. Farewell Ian.
Liz Tompkins
October 17, 2023 10:30 pm
Thank you Ian for bringing me to Albany and quietly sharing your kindness, curiosity and knowledge. An amazing doctor and man. You were so looking forward to embarking on your next chapter in life with your beloved family, sailing, garden, woodwork, many (many, many) friends and all the other things you were interested in pursuing. It seems so unfair but I hope you find fair winds and calm waters wherever you are. My thoughts and very best wishes go out to Pat, Scott, Guy, Marion and to all Ian’s very close family.
Rod and Corinne Chessell
October 17, 2023 3:06 pm
Ian,s great Love of his Pat , Family , Loyal Colleagues and Friends so many, was a privilege indeed to be a part of for so many years , and thus an enduring , heartfelt loss for us ALL. With the sweetest of memories knowing at least one of his famous buckets will sail onwards aboard , * TALLY HO*. With Ian,s strong approval for many more Sea Adventures Thoughts and Care to Pat and strong Families
Colleen Donovan
October 17, 2023 2:36 pm
"I am standing upon the seashore. A Ship, at my side spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts for the blue Ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her, until at length, she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and the sky come to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says: "There, she is gone" Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all. She is just as large in mast, hull and spar as she was when she left my side. And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined Port. Her diminished size is in me... not in her. And just at the moment when someone says: "There, she is gone" There are other eyes watching her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: "Here she comes!" And that is Dying"... Poem written by Henry Jackson Van Dyke. Sail free into Eternal Peace, Ian. Sincerest Condolences to Pat, Scott, Marian and Guy. God Bless you all
Janice Fulton
October 17, 2023 1:10 pm
I will truly miss Ian, a dear colleague and friend. He showed such respect for us nurses and midwives. I will never forget his gentle and understated kindness. When my niece lost her 5-month-old daughter to SIDS on Christmas day 2007, I was working on a shift as a midwife. He said nothing but went home and brought me back a bunch of the roses from their garden that he and Pat are so proud of. I will never forget that gesture. I too have a bucket that Ian made which I was told was not a plant pot, but as I told Ian.."it is, and I am not ashamed to have it as such". Thoughts and love to Pat and the family. Sail onwards Ian. Love J xxx
Kat and Brett Lamb
October 17, 2023 12:56 pm
How just thinking of Ian makes me smile. The generous, easy welcome, the contagious calm and wide curiosity and the oh-so-beautiful-and-very-bloody-useful bucket that holds an assortment of my garden tools. So lucky to have been drawn into his circle. Sending our thoughts of care and condolences to Pat and his family.

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