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Arthur David Higgins

February 17, 1926 ~ October 7, 2019 (age 93)


Arthur D. Higgins

North Sydney

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend, Arthur David Higgins, age 93, on Monday October 7, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born in Sydney Mines, February 17, 1926, Art was the son of the late Arthur T. and Mary Ellen (Cullen) Higgins.

Art taught school at Notre Dame in Sydney Mines, before beginning his career as a Pharmaceutical Representative.  Art was an active member of St Joseph Parish in North Sydney.  He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Art is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Marguerite (Chisholm) Higgins, his children Louise (Al) Côté, Moncton, Sean Higgins, Sydney, Kathleen (Shaun) MacDonald, North Sydney, Michael (Helen) Higgins, Cole Harbour, Kerry (Gerri) Higgins, Calgary, grandchildren Carolynn (Bryan) Dubé, Marc Côté, Laura and Kieran Higgins, Kaitlin (Daniel) Thistle, Brèagh MacDonald (Ryan Cordy), Michael and Shannon MacDonald, Stephanie Higgins and Kathleen Higgins (Tyler Harding) and great grandsons Bren, Theo, Shea, Graeme, Neil and Lorne.

Besides his parents, Art was predeceased by infant sons, John, Joseph and Gerard, sisters Evelyn Higgins, Eileen Tompkins and Edith MacLean, brothers Gerald and Lorne Higgins.

Special appreciation to the staff and volunteers at An Cala of the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

There will be no visitation by request. A funeral mass for Art will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 12th at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the An Cala, Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and their volunteers or the St. Vincent de Paul Society, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to the family at .

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Funeral Mass
October 12, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Church
Archibald Avenue
North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 1L9

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