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Stanley Howard Higginson

08/07/1944 - 21/10/2021

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Obituary For Stanley Howard Higginson

July 8, 1944 – October 21, 2021

It is with heavy hearts and much love that we announce the peaceful passing of Stanley Howard Higginson of Grande Prairie, AB.

Stan was born in Wetaskiwin, AB on July 8, 1944. Stan worked in the Cattle Industry, Auctioneer, and Tire Business throughout the Peace Country. His infectious attitude, humor, and ability to connect with people made him successful and well known in the community.

Stan was a loving husband and a dedicated caregiver to his wife Cheryl for many years. “I want to thank my Dad for his tireless efforts caring for my Mom every day during her lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. It was an act of pure love that we witnessed, and I will always be amazed by my Dad” (Tammy & Shane).

He lived a wonderful life and enjoyed lots of great times with friends and family. He was especially proud of his grandson Sawyer, who is well on his way at the Royal Military College. Sawyer has some of Stan’s finest charismatic attributes.

A message from a family friend put it best: “I loved his stories – they were always light and funny with a twist at the end that made him laugh almost to tears. Your Mom and Dad’s friendship will never be replaced by any other”.
“He will be dancing with your Mom”.

Stan will be deeply missed by his children Tammy (Don Figol), Shane (Vicki Higginson), grandson Sawyer Figol, brother in-law Gurth Moon, and sisters Norma Mix and Peggy Thomas.

A funeral service for Stan will be held on Saturday, October 30 at 1:30pm at Bear Creek Funeral Home. A reflection of life will be held at the Jackpot Grill following the service at 10904 92 Avenue, Grande Prairie.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories
#306, 10430 61 Avenue NW, Edmonton AB.
T6H 2J3

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742 bearcreekfuneral.com

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  • Deepest sympathy to the Higginson family. We always enjoyed our visits and stories he would tell he will be greatly missed. Darrel & Darlene Bekkerus

  • So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We always admired his dedication to your mom. We shared lunch with your dad at Costco sometime. He was a fun loving man who was so kind to everyone. He treated everyone with such respect. He had such an infectious laugh. Good Memories of your dad will always keep him there in your heart. Sending our love. Ross & Theresa Moon

  • Dear Tammy (Don and Sawyer), Shane (Vicki) and Family, sending you warm and loving thoughts during this difficult time. Although I only met your mom and dad a couple of times in person over the years, I will have fond memories of how warm and inviting they both were. Your dad (and mom) just instantly made me feel so welcome. Your dad has left behind an enduring and beautiful legacy. Sincerest condolences, Kimberly Flowers

  • We are so shocked to hear of Stan's passing. Stan worked for us at Majestic Tire for a time. Before he went to look after Cheryl more full time. His dedication was complete and he will be missed by all. RIP Big Stan. Lorne and Louise Gudlaugson

  • Stan the man, as I always teased him, and he loved being bugged and giving it too. He and Cheryl were close friends with our family for roughly forty years. He was a real fire cracker and always lit up the room no matter where he went. It was as if he and Cheryl were part of our family. The world will be a much less enjoyable place without him. With Much Love and sorrow, Lori McNutt.

  • So sorry to the family for your loss. I had many enjoyable conversations with Stan when I worked at Points West. He was so attentive to Cheryl. He will be missed by many.

  • I worked with Stan at Fountian Tire years ago. Always a character and there's was no mistaking who was entering the room with that boisterous laugh of his. RIP Stanley.

  • I was very sorry to hear of the loss of Stan. I will miss his company and the story's he would tell over a cup of coffee. RIP my friend.

  • I was so sorry to hear of Stan's passing. He was a great fellow and was so very devoted to Cheryl. He was always great to visit with and will be sadly missed. Gwen (Tink) Richards.

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