Shaymus Alexander Doucette “Shay” Cadham-Higgins

Cadham-Higgins, Shaymus Alexander Doucette “Shay” – Age 22, of East Chezzetcook. It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Shaymus Alexander Doucette Cadham-Higgins, known to many as “Shay”. Shaymus left this world on Monday, April 10, 2017, leaving behind a loving family and many friends – all deeply missing his love, laughter, and smile. Shaymus struggled with mental health issues and decided to take his own life to find the solace and peace he needed.

Shaymus attended Gaetz Brook Junior High, Eastern Shore District High School, and recently secured a diploma in the gas technician field from the Nova Scotia Community College. Shaymus was the life of the party, enjoying his time with family, friends, and his faithful companion, Taz. He enjoyed fishing, ATVing, snowboarding and being a best friend to everyone he met.

Shaymus is survived by his loving mum and dad, Bev Cadham and Lori Higgins (Sheila); his half-sister, Melissa Thorpes (Paul); grandparents, Terri Cadham, Lillian Higgins, and Lorimer Higgins; aunts and uncles, Polly Bowie (Mike), Joe Cadham (Diana), Portia Peckham (Wayne), Betsy DeLucca (Carlos), Barb Esler (John), Tom Cadham (Lana), Toby Cadham (Robin), Gary Higgins (Darlene), Paul Higgins (Beverly), Jeffrey Higgins (Debbie); many loving cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Tom Cadham.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., and funeral service will be Wednesday, at 2 p.m., both in First United Church, 7964 Hwy. 7, Musquodoboit Harbour, Rev. Joan Griffin officiating. A reception will follow the service downstairs in the church. If you cannot attend the funeral, please join us in a moment of silence, on Wednesday, at 3:15 p.m., allowing us all to collectively honour Shaymus’ memory and letting his light shine within all of us. An incredible young man gone too soon. Donations in Shaymus’ memory may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association – Halifax-Dartmouth Branch.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

“Those whom we have loved never really leave us. They live on forever in our hearts, and cast their radiant light onto our every shadow.” – Sylvana Rossetti

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