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Donna Higgins

January 10, 1943 — December 10, 2012

Donna Higgins

It is with great sorrow we the family announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and sister, Donna Higgins at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on December 10, 2012. Born in Dominion, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Elizabeth (MacNeil) Reid. In earlier years Donna worked for American Express and in the travel industry, both in Toronto and Sydney, she enjoyed reading, darts, bingo and sewing. She is survived by her daughter Cheryl (Barry), Alberta and son William (Leslie), Ont., eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild, sisters; Mary T. MacDonald, Glace Bay, Bernadette Perin, New Waterford; brothers Frank (Mary), Baddeck and Joseph (Bess), Ont., as well several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was also predeceased by her husband, James ‘Jimmy’, sisters Ruth, Peggy, and Agnes; brother Roddie, brothers-in-law Raymond MacDonald, Richard MacInnis and Aloyious Roach. Cremation has taken place and a funeral mass to celebrate Donna’s life will be held on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 11 am in the parish of Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport with Father Daniel Boudreau officiating, Burial in Ocean Avenue Cemetery followed by a reception in the parish hall. Thank you to staff of Seaview Manor for their ongoing kindness to Donna and to Un Cala Palliative Care staff for their compassionate care and kindness Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. In memory of Donna, donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit, C.B. Regional Hospital or the Nova Scotia Lung Association. To send condolences go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com

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