Higginson, Peter Clifford

Feb 22, 2021

Peter Clifford Higginson, age 57, entered eternity at 6:30 am on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at home surrounded by his wife Manon Higginson, sons Jason Higginson and Frederik Lebrun, and sister-in-law Kathleen Lalonde after a long battle with cholangiocarcinoma, also known as bile duct cancer. He will be dearly missed by his mother Frankie Higginson (his father Randolph passed away in 1992); and nine siblings, Beth Higginson (late Joseph Collins), Arthur Higginson (Leah Pisani), Shirley Higginson, Marian Holley, Judy Higginson, David Higginson, Stephen Higginson (passed away in 2006), Ruth (Tom Chmara) and Susan Higginson. Peter was uncle to Sarah, Laura, Averil, Maggie, Grant (Victoria), Melanie, Christina, Dominique, Michael, Briella, Gabriel, Gavin, Sean, Adam, Daniel, John (Christiane),Veronica Parkes (Ryan), and Nicky Drapak and son-in-law of Denis Aubin pre-deceased Nov. 26, 2018, step mother-in-law Yvette Chartrand, and Muguette Guy pre-deceased Feb. 3, 2014, and will be fondly remembered by his in-laws Kathleen (Jacques) Lalonde and Chantal (Bernard) Carrier and by nieces and nephews Serge Nantel (Michelle Dunn), Danika Durocher, Jonathan Lalonde (Kerri Darby), Katherine Parent, Joey Durocher (Josiane Tapp), Nicholas Lalonde (Jessica Monette), Bernard Laflamme (Cynthia), and grand-nephews Jeremy, Jackson and grand-nieces Miya and Maya. Also, Peter is survived by a large extended family, aunts, uncles, cousins and many close friends. Peter, who was number nine in a family of ten, was born and raised in Hawkesbury, Ontario. He adored his wife, was devoted to his sons, and protective of his mother. He had the biggest hands and the biggest heart. He loved working with his hands as a carpenter supervisor for Cadieux Construction. He will be deeply missed by his bosses Gabrielle Cadieux-Lafleche and Michel Lepage, co-workers and many friends. Thank you to Dr. Anthony Di Cintio and the many PSW home care workers, with special thanks to Johanne Richard for her extra care and compassion.  To the Bayshore nurses, thank you, especially Christina Holley, Peter’s niece, who traveled from London, Ontario to support Manon and help care for Peter. Thank you to Marian Holley for organizing the meal train and all those who contributed to the wonderful meals.  Also, thank you to Jean Kerr, Beth Higginson and the Hawkesbury Rotary Club for the gift of meals also. Thank you to Rev. Dana Johnson for her kind visits when Peter was sick and her blessing at the end.
We are so proud of Peter’s legacy to Live, Love, and Laugh:
  • to LIVE each day to the fullest whether one has a long life or only weeks or days remaining.
  • to LOVE family, friends, and strangers MORE.
  • to LAUGH and leave this world a better place accepting that God alone is the Captain of our soul and the Master of our fate.
Rest in peace Peter till we meet again. Because Holy Trinity Church in Hawkesbury is closed at this time due to COVID19, when it reopens, we’ll have a small service with live virtual access. In addition, a Celebration of Peter’s Life will be held at a future date in the summer outdoors where Peter loved to go to “Welby” the family farm by the iconic Round Barn. After this celebration, the burial of the ashes will take place at Cassburn Cemetery. No confirmed date yet. In memory of Peter and the hope to find a cure, a donation to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, 5526 West 13400 South, #510 Herriman, Utah 84096 U.S.A. would be greatly appreciated.
To express your condolences or make a donation please visit www.hillcrestfuneralhome.ca. Funeral arrangements in the care of Hillcrest Funeral Home Ltd.,151 Bond Street, Vankleek Hill, Ontario K0B 1R0 (866) 678-2001. A Tree of Remembrance for Peter will be planted in the McAlpine Forever Forest, visit www.treesofremembrance.com for more information.

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