Caldwell (Wright, Higgins), Clara Lillian – Of Hilden. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, on June 30, 2016, in her 94th year.
She was predeceased by her parents, Burton and Edna (Fisher) Wright; two children in infancy; husbands, Oscar Higgins, (Meadowvale); and Keith Caldwell, (Port Alberni/Victoria, B.C.); son, Gary Higgins; daughter-in-law, Donna; granddaughter, Wanda (all of Victoria); siblings, Melvin, Shirley, Evelyn, Marguerite and Helen. Surviving are siblings, Lena, Kingston, Ont.; Lloyd, Brookfield; Eric (Trudy), Appleton, Nfld., and Wayne (Elaine), Riverview, N.B. She is remembered by her son, Lester (Ada) Higgins, Middle Stewiacke; daughters, Jean (Paul) Hicks, Fredericton; Faye Higgins, Hilden; grandchildren, Vincent Higgins, Pembroke, Ont.; Susan Higgins, Middle Stewiacke; Cecil Higgins, Victoria, B.C.; Wade Higgins, Parksville, B.C.; Jason (Janice) Hicks, Fredericton; Darren (Crystal) Hicks, Fredericton; and her many great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and their families. She will also be greatly missed by her card-playing pals.
Clara resided in two provinces. She had been an active member of the United Church, and in Victoria, worked tirelessly as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling, golfing and visiting. Her last two years were spent living in Truro in Cedarstone Enhanced Living, where the nurses always knew that Clara would be outdoors walking and enjoying the weather, if they couldn't find her in her room. Her family wishes to thank the staff for their courtesy, cheerfulness and helpfulness to Clara, and to us, during this period of her life, and for making her last home a pleasant experience. Gratitude from her family to Dr. Chris Cook for his kind attendance over her.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative. A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. in Hilden United Church, Hilden, with Keith Selwyn-Smith officiating, followed by a reception. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hilden United Church or Cedarstone Resident Council, Purdy Lane. A private family interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke.