Adam Bruce Leggat, 45, passed away at his home on September 10th, 2020. Adam was born in Redford Michigan on March 10th, 1975 to Donald Bruce Leggat and Barbara Lynn Morningstar. Adam lived in Phoenix Arizona where he became involved with a men’s barbershop chorus, the Phoenicians, a gold winning chorus of 80-100 men. Adam was asked to sing the notes that none of the other men wanted to sing or were too embarrassed to acknowledge, so Adam was moved into the baritone section. Adam traveled around the country with the Phoenicians and then decided to enroll at RSI, a refrigeration and heating trade school. Adam worked for a short while at 24 Hour Refrigeration before being drawn into work that came very naturally to Adam, security. Adam was passionate about helping people from all walks of life and the idea of serving and protecting was second nature to him. Adam always dreamed of taking the next step in his dream of protecting others but his lifelong battle with epilepsy remained a barrier that led to his early passing. At the time of his passing, Adam was working as a debt collector for the Bank of America. Adams coworkers describe him as quiet and friendly but to those privileged enough to call him a friend or family member, Adam was fiercely loyal with a huge heart that he wore on his sleeve. Adam was an amazing friend who did not let distance become a factor in his care and concern for others. Adam was a fantastic brother who did not get to meet his new sister-in-law or niece but loved them unconditionally nonetheless. Adam was a doting and loving uncle who always made time for his nephew, Kyle Leggat, and proudly displayed pictures of him anywhere he called home. Finally, Adam was a loving and concerned son to his mother and father. Adams relationship to his mother went beyond mother-son, to best friend and confidant. Adam and his mother relied on each other and supported each other when Matt left for the Army. The bond between them was unbreakable and was not affected by distance. Adams relationship with his father provided him the fortitude and ability to try new things and take chances. Adams father supported and encouraged Adam’s efforts to become certified in heating and cooling and then onto security. Adams stepmother, Mary Leggat, stepped into the emotional void that was left when Barbara died and Mary continued to look after and support Adam with advice and guidance when Adam needed it most.
Adam was predeceased by his mother, Barbara Lynn Morningstar who passed away in 2013 in Florida. Adam is survived by his older brother, Matthew Todd Leggat, (Jamie) and his nephew, Kyle and step niece Kalynn and step brother Kenan Laprath, and his father, Donald Bruce Leggat, (Mary). No memorial is planned due to the pandemic.
Adams first love was Torch Lake Michigan. Adams ashes will be returned to the area he loved so much and will be scattered on a path that was known to he and his brother. A memorial plaque is hoped to be placed near his grandparents, (Clare and Sylvia Morningstar) in Cherry Hill Cemetery in Canton Michigan.