Lee Higgins

Lee Curtis Higgins

Monday, March 26th, 1934 - Monday, May 27th, 2019
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Higgins, Lee Curtis- 85, of Crowe’s Mills, passed away suddenly at his home on May 27, 2019. He was a son of the late Osborne Higgins and Alma McLellan. Lee is survived by long time special friend and travelling partner, Lorraine Colpitts and her children, Anne Welcher, Andy Colpitts and Linda Cook. He is also survived by his siblings, Iris Barnhill, Doris McNutt, Ross (Mary Lou), Ethel (Fraser) Halliday, Ella (Gary) Brown and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers-in-law, Tom Barnhill and Leland McNutt and nephew, Don Halliday. Lee spent his whole working life at Higgins Lumber Mill. He was a founding member of the Onslow Belmont Fire Brigade (OBFB). He volunteered many years for St. John Ambulance, the Colchester Historical Society, the Colchester Regional Hospital and the CNIB Transportation Service. He was also an active member of the Golden K Club. Lee enjoyed travelling, local history, curling and spending time in the woods. He will be long remembered for his hearty laugh. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. A Fire Fighter’s Tribute will precede the funeral service all held in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro on Sunday, June 2nd at 2:30p.m with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Live webcasting of these services will begin at 2:28 p.m. (Atlantic Time) and is available along with condolences by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com
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Service Details

  • Service

    Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 | 2:30pm
    Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 2:30pm
    Colchester Community Funeral Home
    512 Willow St.
    TRURO, NS B2N 5H2
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Webcasting will begin at 2:28 p.m. (Atlantic Time).
    Rev. Glenn MacLean
  • Interment

    Belmont Cemetery
    Following the reception.
  • Reception

    Colchester Community Funeral Home
    512 Willow St.
    TRURO, NS B2N 5H2
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Following the Firefighter Tribute and Funeral services.

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Private Condolence

Eldon Melanson Bear

Posted at 10:29am
To the Higgins families and friends sorry to hear about Lee's passing our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time Eldon Janet Melanson Family.

Robyn Welcher

Posted at 06:51am
To Lorraine (Momma) Colpitts So sorry to hear about the loss of Lee. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lots of hugs and kisses. Love Robyn, Troy and Milo XOXO

Garth Staples

Posted at 06:11am
Ella, Ross-- I enjoyed going to the mill as a young fellow to pick up some lumber for my father. Lee always had time to chat with me on a host of topics, there or wherever we met. He will be greatly missed in the community. Memories are forever. God's Blessings.

Ralph Fraser

Posted at 05:20pm
Dear Ella & Gary Please know that others share your great loss. Lee was such a nice man, who was always smiling and great to do business with. Thinking of you Ralph and Nancy Fraser

Lori Taylor

Posted at 12:22pm
Lorraine and family: I was saddened to hear of Lee's passing. I hope all the wonderful memories and trips that you two shared will help you during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you and your family and also Lee's family. Lori (Moore) Taylor

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Lee Curtis Higgins Memorial Service

Webcasting will begin at 2:28 p.m. (Atlantic Time).
Sunday, June 02 2019 at 02:30 pm