First Memorial Funeral Services

1720 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC


Thomas V. Higgins

14 July , 194919 October , 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Thomas Vernon Higgins announces his sudden passing on Saturday October 19, 2019 at the age of 70 years.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 40 years, Frances, his daughter Kristin (Ken), grandchildren Ava, Kiana and Easton Barlow. Also, Kurtis Barlow who he loved like a son.

Tom is also survived by his chosen family, Lynn and Gary Green, Bill Fulton, Ron Schmidt and Karen Roth among many other friends that he made during his 52 years in the logging industry.

At age 67, Tom started his own company “Fat Truck Hauling Inc”, continuing his career behind the wheel of off highway logging trucks (Fat Trucks) as a contract driver. He enjoyed family get togethers, car club events and his two Jack Russells. He loved to make people laugh and was happiest behind the wheel of a logging truck, his ‘66 Acadian Canso or surrounded by family and friends. Tom was predeceased by his Mom Kae, Dad Bill, Brother Rob and nephew Kyle.

Those who wish to do so may make memorial donations to either to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or a charity of your choice.

A special thanks to Dr. Julia Hickey Somerville, Dr. Bronn, Dr. Wells, Dr. Booth, Dr. Jenkin, Dr. Lai as well as the ICU medical staff, especially Michael.

A celebration of life with be held at The Bayside Oceanfront Resort (Parksville) in the Court Room on Saturday November 16th at 1pm for family and friends.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Thomas V. Higgins

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Leah & Ray Bradford

27 October 2019

To all of Tom’s family,
We are thinking of you as you face each day in a new way after Tom’s passing. We will always remember Tom from our days growing up on Wascana St. We spent many fun-filled afternoons playing pool at his house or having fun together at Barry’s house next door. The laughter still rings in our minds. We wish all of you the very best during these difficult days. Leah and Ray 🌹