HIGGINS, Donna - peacefully in the arms of her family on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, Donna Marie Higgins (Kerr) of London in her 71st year. Beloved wife of the late Patrick John Higgins (2003). Donna will be forever missed by her loving children Kathleen and her husband Fernando Rascao, Matthew and his wife Lisa, and Jonathan. Treasured Nana of Andrew and Madelyn Higgins and Xavier Rascao. Sister of Dr. Allan Kerr (Suzie), Kathie (the late Andy), and the late Malcolm (Marie). Donna died at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto where she had trained and worked as a Registered Nurse. Donna's laughter, kindness and joie de vivre will be missed by her many dear friends and family. Her family is most grateful to the Neuro-Trauma ICU team. Visitation on Sunday from 3-6 pm at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 511 Cheapside St. at Maitland on Monday, August 12 at 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Movement Disorder Clinic (London Health Sciences Foundation) would be appreciated by the family.
Linda and Dave Dean
August 8, 2013, 8:17 pm
To Donna's family,
We were devastated to hear about Donna's fall and passing. We will always remember her wonderful smile,her cheerful nature and her very positive attitude. Our deepest sympathy ,thoughts and prayers are with you all.
August 9, 2013, 11:32 am
To Donna's Family. I am so sorry to hear about Donna's tragic passing. I know her from St. Marks School and will remember her lovely smile. great laugh and ever positive attitude!! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Marg Won
August 9, 2013, 12:58 pm
Lisa and Matt
I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. I have been thinking of you often and send my love to you both. May God's blessings and kindness keep you strong.
Bonnie and Pamela Quesnel
August 10, 2013, 12:10 pm
Kathleen--We were so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Theresa And Tom Henry
August 10, 2013, 4:50 pm
Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family. We didn't know Donna well but her joy for life shone through the few times we did meet. She seemed to have a very positive outlook of life and raised a wonderful family. I know she will be truly missed.
August 10, 2013, 9:59 pm
I am sorry for your loss Kathleen. My thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.
Sherry Ane Mitchell (nee Gardner)
August 11, 2013, 9:38 am
I grew up with your mother in Noranda. In fact your uncle is my sister's godfather but Donna filled in for him that day. We stayed friends all throughout her nursing days always going to Thornbury on weekends and we even shared an apt. in Toronto before we both married. Stayed in sporadic contact over the years but not enough much to my chagrin. I thought and think of her often and miss her dearly. My condolences to all.
August 11, 2013, 2:04 pm
I am sorry that I can not be there but my thoughts and prayers are with you as you all grieve this sudden, tragic loss.
With deepest sympathy
August 11, 2013, 8:49 pm
Dear Higgins Family: We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time. Love Steve & Christine, Gavin & James Knox
August 12, 2013, 11:43 am
Kathleen & family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a very special lady. I will miss her infectious laugh and bright smile.
Your Mom & Dad are together now. Please accept my sympathies.
August 12, 2013, 1:48 pm
Dear family of Donna, I was a classmate of Donna's at St Mikes '61-64. I was so looking forward toseeing her again at our 50th next year! Sharon Baker and I were the organizers every 5 years and were always happy to see Donna come in with her bigger than life presence, her smiling face and her infectious laugh. We will sorely miss her at our reunions and will speak of her at our 50th. I am so srry for your loss.
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