Higgins; Elaine passed away peacefully at Ty Watson on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the age of 84 with family by her side.

Predeceased by sister Denise, Elaine is survived by loving husband Andrew; children Beverly Ann, Donna Lea (Ron), Linda (Tony), Patrica (Darren) and Susan (Ian); 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sisters June (Leo), Lorna (Hank), Sylvia, Sharon (Dennis) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Born in Manitoba, Elaine came to Port Alberni with her family in the late 40’s. She attended Alberni District High School then went to work at the Three Sisters Café. She married and raised a family in Port Alberni. Moving to Vancouver in the early 60’s she began her career as a store detective for Woodwards, met Andrew and they were married in 1978. They came back to Port Alberni when retirement came. Elaine became involved in the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary and worked through the organization until she became president. In her younger years she was an active bowler and her other hobbies included painting, gardening, knitting, sewing and baking where some family claim “…. She made the best butter tarts and pickled beets around!”

A Celebration of Elaine’s life will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015, from 11:00am until 2:00pm, at Port Alberni Lawn Bowling Club, 4255 Wallace St, Port Alberni.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Elaine’s memory may be made to the Ty Watson House, 2649 – 2nd Ave, Port Alberni, BC., V9Y 1Z8.

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