Donald Maxwell Higgins

April 27, 1943 to May 24, 2021

Obituary

Passed peacefully surrounded by family at the Health Sciences Centre on May 24, 2021 at the age of 78.  Predeceased by his parents Albert and Annie Higgins; brothers Ernie and Alfred; parents in-law Thos and Nell Knox.  Left with a lifetime of memories his wife Angela, children David (Sarah), Faren (Kenny), Rebecca (Jesse); grandchild Hunter and grand fur-babies Loca and Piper; sister Gladys (Tom), sister-in-law Elsie, and a large circle of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  After a long career driving buses for CN, he transitioned to school bus driver where he made a lasting impression on students and teachers alike.  “Mr. Higgins” will be remembered for his teasing sense of humour and his white hair in and around the stores and community of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s.  The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Paul Adams for his friendship and support, as well as the nursing teams at 5NA and 4NA for their care and compassion during Don’s stay.  Cremation has taken place and a visitation and funeral service will be held at a later date once COVID restrictions have lifted.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s memory may be made to the Kids Eat Smart Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador https://www.kidseatsmart.ca/, or a charity of one’s choice.  

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Angel so sorry to hear of dons passing our prayers and thoughts are with you

Gladie and Family my sincere sympathy in the loss of your brother Don.
May he Rest In Peace🙏

Angela
So sorry to hear about your Husband
My Deepest Condolences to you and your Family
May he Rest In Peace

Angela and Family,

Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Many fond memories of working with him; great guy to work with. Hold on to your memories.

Bob Diamond

So Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a fine gentleman. I know he will be missed. Heather George Don’s cousin.

Angela & Family

We were so sorry to hear of Don’s passing,, our condolences to you and your family . May all your happy memories give you comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless

Marion and family

Angela & family, so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. My condolences to you all at this sad time.

Angela & family, so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. My condolences to you all at this sad time.

Angela, David, Faren, Rebecca & extended family

We were very saddened to hear of Don’s passing. From the happy memories and pictures shared in recent days there is no doubt Don was an exceptional husband, father, grandfather and a great all around human being. You will miss him dearly but you will have all those great memories forever. Please accept our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences.

Dianne, Len and family

Angie and Family; so sorry to hear about Little Don’s passing;. all the happy memories you shared will give you comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Linda and Glen Hoffe.

So sorry to hear about Mr Higgins.Deepest condolences

Ange, David, Faren and Rebecca. So very sad to hear of Don’s passing. Words cannot express our sorrow. Don was not only a neighbour of ours but a true friend to our family. He will be missed greatly. Know that if there is anything at all that we can do for you we are here. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Angela and family, we were so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Take comfort in all the precious moments you had together. God bless.

Patsy and Ed Bridgeman

Gladys White & Family

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this time.

Angie & Family

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this time.

We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.
Love Ken and Yvonne Mercer

To Gladys and all the Higgins Family:
The news of Don’s passing comes as quite a shock. We are so deeply saddened and sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences. Hopefully, as with all things the passing time will lessen the heart ache and ease the pain that you are suffering right now.
Regards
Tom and Joan Strickland

So very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Sending you all big hugs!!

Gladys and family,

We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Know that you are in our thoughts.

Bob and Carole

I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all…

We are so very sorry for your sad loss and will be praying for the comfort and strength of your family.

Angela and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Thinking of you during this difficult time and I hope the good memories you have of Don will sustain you. God Bless.

Cynthia Cleary

.Deepest condolences on the passing of Little Don (Growing up we always called him that as my sisters already said) I too was so happy to see him, Angela and some of the family the day we visited.
He always had a smile for everyone. May your memories sustain you through this difficult time.

So sorry for your lost Don away made us laugh and we enjoyed his company

Angela and family, we were so sorry to hear of Don’s passing, many wonderful memories of when he & Bill drove buses with CN. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Angie and Family
It’s been a few years since I’ve been in NL but I fondly remember my last visit with “Little Don”…as we called him in our family. I went in to your home remembering my grandparents along with Uncle Albert and Aunt Annie living there. The memories were fresh and he left me with a lasting impression. I’m sure your memories are many and filled with warmth and laughter as that’s how I felt when I last saw him. Hugs and may he RIP

Angie and Family
My thoughts are with you at this time. May your memories be plenty while you honour your husband, father, and grandfather.
Wish I could be there for hugs and support.

Love Aunt Evelyn

Ange and Family
We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mr. Higgins was certainly a cheerful presence in the neighborhood, and it feels quite strange to know we won’t be seeing him out and around. Nothing can really be said at this time to take away the pain you must be feeling, but from recent experience, if you think about all the happy memories and the love you shared, it will help a lot. Please accept our condolences.

Farren and Kenny I am so sorry for the loss of Farren’s Dad. Treasure your memories, hold your loved ones close and know that your Dad will always be with you. Your Dad is watching over you. Fly high with the angels sir. Condolences to family and friends. Hugs.

To the Higgins families

Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I had the pleasure of meeting Don back in the early 70’s when he drove for CN. He stopped regularly at our place in Holyrood on the TCH for passengers and a quick coffee to go .

RIP Don

Oh my, Angela, David, Faren, Rebecca and Hunter, I can’t tell you how sorry we are. We saw Don almost everyday when we were out walking, we will definitely miss seeing him. Please remember all the good times and take care of each other. Let us know if we can do anything for you.
Don & Cora Turnbull

Angela and family
My deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you all..

Angela and Family
We were so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Although we only meet Don on a few family occasions, we had many laughs and fond memories in that short time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Kevin, Trudy, Michael and Maggy White

Angela and David, Faren, Rebecca and Hunter, Gladys, Deepest Condolence to you on the passing of Don. I always called him Little Don from our childhood days on Bell Island to our Adult years. He wasn’t a big talker but Little Don was a teaser all of his life! I will always remember he liked to kid with you!
In the Days to come remember and cherish the memories. RIP Little Don.
Judy and Wayne Mitchell

Ange and family. Very sorry to hear of Don’s passing.Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Cherish all your wonderful memories. God bless.

Angela & family so very sorry to hear of Don passing I worked with Don a very long time ago & managed to stay n contact with him for a nice while after we finished driving for c n.I enjoyed knowing & working with him RIP Don

Ange, David, Faren, Rebecca and family.

So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Our thoughts and sympathy are with you all during this most difficult time. Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss.

Our deepest condolences, sending you thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Cherish your memories.

Sorry to learn of Don’s passing
We was one of the most pleasant man in Windsor heights if not the most.!! who always had the time for a chat and most of all a good laugh , sending the most heartfelt condolences to Angela and your family

Condolences to the family. He always made my day when he would visit the store and put a smile on all of our faces.

Our deepest condolences to Dons’ family at this difficult time.
I drove bus with Don for many years and enjoyed our work years together.

Ivan Pope & Karen

Ang, David, Faren, Rebecca and Hunter there are no words to take away your sadness. Don loved you all unconditionally. Hold onto to your beautiful memories to get you through the difficult days ahead. You are in our thoughts today and will be thinking of you in the days ahead.. Sending our sincere condolences.

Angela and family
My deepest condolences to Angela and your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all..

Angela and Family, so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband Don. Condolences to you and your family !!

Angela and family, my deepest sympathy to each of you at this very sad and difficult time.. Please know you are in my thoughts and 🙏.. God Bless you all.

Angela and family,
So sorry to hear of Don’s passing, it’s been a few years since I’ve seen Don but have many fond memories of working with him many years ago. Our condolences to you and the family. RIP Don .

Angela and family, so sorry to hear of Don’s passing, many fond memories of when he worked with Barry at CN, driving bus. Take care and condolences to you and all his family and friends. Edith & Barry Mercer

So sorry to hear of Dons passing Angie, our prayers are with you in these troubled times.
Sincerely
Wayne &Viola Quibell

My deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

We are all so sorry for your loss. Don was a great friend and next door neighbour. Please accept our deepest condolences.

So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with the family

Condolences to Don’s family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. R.I.P. Don

Angela, David, Faren, and family,
So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Will always remember the twinkling in his eyes. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

So sorry to hear of Dons passing. Our deepest condolences to aAngie and family and also Gladys and family.

We are very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Angela;
My Deepest Sympathy on the passing of your husband!
May your many memories keep him close always! God Bless!!

Ang, so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and your family. Don will be missed by many. Condolences.

Sorry to hear of Don’spassin. Condolence to Angela and family. RIP Don

So sorry for your loss, condolences to the family in this difficult time.

Some of my fondest memories of Mr. Higgins were from when I was a small child, in primary school. David and I grew up together and were in the same class. On field trips, Mr. Higgins always volunteered and I was always lucky enough to be picked to be in his group. He has a teasing sense of humor and was always good for a chuckle, most definitely the fun parent. This never changed throughout the years. He always greeted me with a smile and a sarcastic comment whenever I seen him, and it was always a pleasure. He will be greatly missed. Sending much love strength and prayers to David, Faren, Rebecca and most of all Angela during this devastating time. May he rest peacefully.

So Sorry To Heard Of Dons Passing…Condolences To The Family…..

My sincere condolences to the family in this difficult time.