Lorimer Higgins
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Lorimer Melville
1934 - 2020
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Obituary for Lorimer Melville Higgins

Lorimer Melville  Higgins
Higgins, Lorimer Melville - age 85, Auburndale, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 9, 2020 in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Westchester, N.S. and living in Auburndale, N.S. at the time of his passing, Lorimer was the son of Reeta Ferdinand and Frank Higgins. Lorimer was most known for his passion and talent for playing the fiddle. He began playing at a young age and was soon travelling throughout the Maritimes, Ontario and USA playing his tunes. He was chosen to represent Nova Scotia five times at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddlin’ Championships held in Ontario. In 2005, Lorimer was inducted to the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame. He was also known for composing his own fiddle music, particularly for his grandchildren and had 26 tunes to his credit. Lorimer was also known for his love of camping, fishing and spending time with family and friends. Lorimer will be fondly remembered by his partner, Shirley Spidle and sons, Lorimer Jr. (Sheila), Dartmouth, Gary (Darlene), Truro, Jeffrey, Spryfield, Paul (Beverly), Shortts Lake; sisters, Dorothy Roode, Beryl (Richard) Slater, Carole Jackson, Gloria Martin and grandchildren, Melissa (Paul), Meghan (Jonathon), Kelly (Jaime), Eben (Adrienne), Trevor (Emma), Kyle, and Kassidy as well as many nieces and nephews. Lorimer is predeceased by his siblings, Wallace, Manson, Wilford, Wendell, Reta MacPhee and Ray and grandson, Shaymous. A service to celebrate Lorimer’s life will be held at a later date due to Covid-19. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the South Shore Regional Hospital or Cystic Fibrosis Canada - Atlantic Region. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro from where online condolences may be sent to Lorimer’s family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com