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Veronica Higgins

August 2nd, 1933 - January 11th, 2024
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Veronica Higgins

August 2, 1933 – January 11, 2024

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Veronica (Ronnie) Higgins who passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at age 90 in Holyrood Manor, Maple Ridge.

Ronnie was predeceased by her devoted husband Peter in 1986, brother Joe and sister Jean in England.

Ronnie was born in Middlesbrough, England and emigrated to Canada in 1965. She loved spending time with family and friends, attending bingo and watching her favourite hockey team, the Vancouver Canucks. She worked at Terry Fox School for many years in the cafeteria, retiring at age 65.

Our beloved and cherished Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother is lovingly remembered by her daughter Judith (Brian), son Peter (Rox), grandchildren Trevor, (Robin), Teresa (Gordon), Amy (Boris), Jessica (Murray) and AJ. She also leaves great grandchildren, Landon, Stella, Everley, Kingston and Rio along with sister Mary, brother Bernard in England.

Special thanks to Holyrood Manor staff for their compassionate care.

Ronnie will be greatly missed but not forgotten and loved forever.

A Funeral Service will be held at Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel, 11969 216 Street, Maple Ridge, BC on Wednesday, January 17 at 10:00am with reception and burial to follow.


Susan Hyatt
January 18th, 2024

I remember our dear friend Peter talk about his beautiful mother and one day he
said "Susan, I would like you to
meet my mother".

Peter and his lovely wife, Rox had spoken about her so often to me, and when I finally
did meet Mrs. Higgins, I felt I already knew her.
What an honour it was to meet and get to know her and learn about her late
husband, her loving son, her dear daughter and all her beautiful
grandchildren. I was so happy she met and loved her granddaughter Amy's
beautiful new son, her great grandson.

She loved the Hello magazines that I got from England and gifted to her from time
to time and she enjoyed a good chat about the
Royals for sure. She also loved her sports and special television shows.

I also remember the lovely pub lunch we had on her birthday with Peter and Rox
and another couple and the laughs and good time we all had.
Martin and I enjoyed the time when we had her over for a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings and she had a second helping and remarked how beautifully prepared it was.

Another time I cooked and took a shepherd's pie over and we all had a lovely evening on the
patio overlooking the fields.

Mrs. Higgins will certainly be missed by her loving family and all that were fortunate enough to meet and know her.
May she Rest in Peace

Michael McNicholas
January 17th, 2024

Writing from Auntie Ronnie's old home, oh how she will be missed, she was always in our thoughts as my mum's sister, my mum's little sister. It must be in the early 1970's that she came over from BC to visit, in her my, my Grans house in Grangetown, openoing her case full of those cigarettes that I cannot remember the name of, showing us kids Canadain dollars (how exotic to us), aWhennd then when we got one through the post on birthdays - did we feel exotic with our friends. I now work for a company HQ'd in Montreal, we have folk in BC and I am always able to talk about our family in Canada - because that how it has always been. Auntie Ronnie came back over the years, with Uncle Peter (great man who could fill a room with his smile), Judith visits with Mum and Dad, Peter's time living in my mim's house, I think we never missed a letter at Christmas and I hope we never missed a birthday 2 August both ways. How can someone so far away always have felt so close - I think because part of her was always a little bit left in our home. We will remember her with a smile, with love, and with admiration for getting on a boat, treaking across Canada and making a wonderful life for the generations that followed her and are her and Uncle Peter's legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today and always. Michel McNicholas, son on Mary McNicholas (nee McElvaney). I am sure if my Mum could type and had a computer she would recall the wonderful memories of her little sister, she will be with you today.

Linda Sieben
January 16th, 2024

Judy, Peter and Famikyv. So sorry for your loss. I know you have many happy memories to help you get through this difficult time.
Love Linda, Shawna and Family.

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