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HIGGIN – James Clifford

March 20, 1930 – January 31, 2011

Jim Higgin, beloved husband of Doreen of Calgary, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011 at the age of 80 years.

A native Calgarian, Jim lived in the same house in Killarney for 70 years, and was passionate about meticulously maintaining his home and large yard. While he worked in the oil and gas industry for 38 years, Jim was a devoted family man, who took great pride in the accomplishments of his girls. He often said, “the best years of my life” were spent keeping score at softball games, whether in rain, snow, or sunshine. Jim drove to hundreds of music lessons, attended countless choral and band concerts, and loved the family road trips to the farm. Through his grandchildren, he was again, thoroughly enjoying the pleasure of watching the next generation grow into teens and young adults. Jim is survived by his wife Doreen, children Elizabeth Paynter (Graham), Leslie Nerland (Mark) and grandchildren Joshua and Rebecca, Ryan, Scott, Jesse, and Alyssa, and brother Randy (Hilda.) He was predeceased by two sisters, Anne and Kathleen. A private family service was held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (100, 119-14 St. N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6) or the Canadian Cancer Society (200-325 Manning Rd. N.E. Calgary AB T2E 2P5.) Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Jim Higgin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad, Liz. When I saw his picture in the paper, I knew it was your father. You look a lot like him and from the sounds of it, you have many of his fine qualities. My sincerest condolences.
    Reva

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  2. Derwyn & Nancy Hughes :

    Doreen

    We are sorry for your loss. You have been very strong through some really difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Nancy and Derwyn Hughes

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  3. Liz and Graham:
    Your Dad was clearly a very loving and devoted father and was obviously very involved in his daughters’, son-in-laws’ and grandchildrens’ lives. He must have been so proud of you both and your children with all your accomplishments and involvement in the music life of Calgary.
    I wish you and your family all the best in this trying time.
    Love Jane

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  4. BETTY LOU KINTON :

    DOREEN AND FAMILY,

    OUR SINCEREST CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF JIM. HE AND I HAD SHARED SOME FUN TIMES AT SOME OF THE ‘GARAGE SALES’ AT ST. GILES OVER THE YEARS.
    BETTY LOU AND DAVID KINTON

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  5. Liz and the whole family! My deepest sympathy to you. May all your memories be golden and sustain you through this difficult time. Glad to have met you in the hallway at Rocky, Liz.
    Blessings and prayers, Wilma

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