Higgs, Esther (Axford)

Higgs- Esther (Axford) of Union passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Friday, November 20th, 2015, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Verne Clayton Higgs (2010) and dearly loved mother of Wayne Higgs (Pam) and Wendy Lessard (Hugh). Cherished grandmother of Verne, Daniel, Tyler, Clayton and Lee. Lovingly remembered by several great-grandchildren, a great, great grandchild, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Dear sister of  the late Kathleen Hanley and Larry Axford. Esther was born in St. Thomas, on  July 28th, 1925, the daughter of the late Clayton and Lena (Parker) Axford. She was  the longest active member  at Plains Baptist Church, joining the Church in 1944.

A private family service will be held on Monday morning at Plains Baptist Church. Interment to follow in First Yarmouth (Plains) Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Plains Baptist Church or the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com

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