HIGGINS, Warren Grey. Born January 1st, 1928 in Rabbit Lake Saskatchewan. Passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital, on December 6, 2011 at age 83 years. Devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Verna in 2009. Survived by his 5 children; Barbara, Karen (Jim) Nicholson, Douglas, James (Sandi) Higgins, and Roger (Karen) Higgins; also
5 grandchildren; Corri (Mark) Cavezza, Jayne Cowley, Jeff (Lori) Nicholson, Ginger Nicholson, and Alicia; 5 great grandchildren: Brooke & Jayla Davies (Cowley), Morgan Cavezza, Jorden and Shea Nicholson. Also survived by his dear, ever loving sister, Alice Thew, his 2 brothers Terry and Doug Higgins, and numerous nieces and nephews. Warren’s ashes were interred at Victory Memorial Gardens beside his wife Verna on Dec. 16th, 2011 with a graveside service for family and friends. Warren and his wife Verna came to the west coast from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan shortly after the end of WWII, were married and lived in Vancouver for a few years, and finally settled in the Sunnyside area of South Surrey. In 1957, they purchased a building lot, fell the trees that were on it and had them sent to a saw mill, which at the time was located in Crescent Beach. The trees were then made into the lumber that was used to construct the family home, which to this day still stands strong and proud.
Warren worked for MacMillan Bloedel (Weyerhauser) New Westminster Lumber Division for 33 years, and was a Millwright there for 28 years.
Dad was a very talented craftsman & could fix anything. He also made beautiful wooden pull toys, amongst other things he created. Dad loved to sing and he had an incredible country style voice. He was also a Yodeler extraordinaire and often yodeled to greet family and friends, much to the delight of all who heard him. We will always remember his beautiful smile and the twinkle in his eyes. A very special thank you to all the Doctors and Nurses on the 6th floor for their love, compassion & outstanding quality of care during his final days. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Assoc. if so desired.
Happy Trails Dad,
until we meet again.