Howard Sinclair Higgins

18 September , 19395 March , 2019

Howard Higgins

Howard Sinclair Higgins passed away on Tuesday March 5, 2019 at Parkstone Enhanced Care, Halifax. He was the son of the late John and Nora Higgins and husband of the late Ann Lillian Higgins.

Howard was an educator in the public school system where he taught academic subjects as well as Industrial Arts. Along with his wife Lily they loved to travel and spend time together. Howard enjoyed a good game of hockey either playing in his younger years or simply relaxing and watching on TV, cheering on the Habs.

He is survived by his sisters Nina Thornhill (Jim), NL, Alice Baker (Alan), Lower Sackville and Judy Brown (Gerald), Harrietsfield; brothers Terry, Harrietsfield, Neil, BC and Bill (Nancy), Ontario; sisters-in-law Esther, Upper Musquodoboit and Eleanor, BC; brothers-in-law Bob Aucoin, Halifax and Ron Bowser. Howard is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and his wife, Howard is predeceased by sisters Linda Higgins, Madeline Giles and Trudy Aucoin; brothers Marcus, Leonard, Russell and Wesley; brother-in-law Russell Giles and sister-in-law Katy.

Thank you to all the staff at Citadel Court in Parkstone Enhanced Care for their professional and compassionate care for Howard.

A memorial mass will be held 11am on Tuesday March 12, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Church, 1102 Purcell’s Cove Road, Halifax, followed by burial at Gate of Heaven.


  • Memorial Mass Tuesday, 12 March , 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, 12 March , 2019

Howard Sinclair Higgins

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Richard Rycroft

12 March 2019

Howard was my uncle and well as my Godfather. I’ll always remember and miss him. He and Aunt Lilly were always very kind and giving to me while growing up in Halifax. I have fond memories of spending time with him. One particular time he took me on a day trip adventure to McNabb’s Island. We had a great time wondering and exploring all over the island and enjoyed some great conversations. Once I had the pleasure of having Uncle Howard as a substitute teacher for Industrial Arts class in junior high school, what a novelty that was. He was a superb uncle and I’m a better man for having known him. May he rest in peace.

Sharon MacKay

11 March 2019

Judy, Gerry and family, we are so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to loose a loved one. We are thinking about you and your family at this
very difficult time.

wayne Schimp

11 March 2019

Grant Mac Laughlin and I Wayne Schimp want to express to your family how much we appreciated the "teaching time" we had together at Fairview Junior High all those years ago.
Thanks.A gentle man a great teacher.
Rest in peace friend.

Corinne Higgins-Snair

9 March 2019

God bless you, Uncle Howard.
I will forever cherish my childhood memories of trips that you took with our family to our cottage in Musquodoboit, sitting in front of a warm, crackling fire at your house on Stonehaven, and cozy pj’s at Christmastime ...Thank you. You will be always missed and never forgotten.

Love from Corinne Higgins-Snair, husband Philip and daughter Olivia