HIGGINS, Edna C.

At Passamaquoddy Lodge in St. Andrews, NB on Friday, January 12, 2018, Edna Catherine (McGee) Higgins, wife of Dr. Gordon Higgins. Born in St. Stephen, she is the daughter of the late Hazen and Gladys (Horsenel) McGee. Edna was a member of the RCL. Edna thoroughly enjoyed the game of golf. For many years she was the Ladies Captain at the Algonquin Golf Club and served as club president. There is a plaque in her honour at the clubhouse. Surviving, in addition to her husband Gordon of 35 years, are her children, Brenda Hodgkiss (Ben) of Kamloops, BC, Blair Price (Carrie Parker) of St. Andrews; two granddaughters, Amber and Vanessa; three great-grandchildren, Kara and Lucas, and Brinlee; stepdaughter, Katharine Higgins (Per); stepsons, Bill Higgins and Harry Higgins (Jan), all of Calgary; one sister, Gerry Patterson of Texas, and her brother, Herb McGee; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Edna was predeceased by her first husband, Donald Price; five brothers, Peter, Paul, Blair, Doug and Bobby, and one sister, Lois. Edna and Don opened the first nursing home in St. Andrews at the old O’Dell Mansion at the south end of Montague Street. When Passamaquoddy Lodge was built, the nursing home patients were moved to the lodge and Edna became the first Matron at the Lodge. Edna was cheerful and friendly and took great pleasure in helping others. By Edna’s request, there will be no visitation. Cremation will take place. A funeral service in celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 2 p.m., at All Saints Anglican Church, St. Andrews, NB. Archdeacon John Matheson officiating. A reception will immediately follow in the adjoining church hall. The interment will be held at a later date in the spring at St. Andrews Rural Cemetery In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences to the family or donations can be made at www.humphreysfh.com Arrangements have been entrusted to the care & direction of Humphreys’ Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2B2 (506 – 466 – 3110)