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Date of Passing: Jul 07, 2022

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It is with deep sadness, that we announce the passing of Bud Higgins on July 7, 2022.
Bud will forever be remembered by his loving spouse of 23 years, Joyce, his two children, Rick (Maria), Rod (Liz), and grandchildren, Meghan, Sean and Justin. Bud was predeceased by his first wife of 39 years, Geraldine (nee Ermel) in 1995.
Bud lived a long and full life. He was born and raised in Regina and travelled the world while serving in the Royal Canadian Navy, having received several service medals after five years of service. Upon returning home to Regina, Bud and Geraldine married and started their family.
It was also during this time that Bud began his career at Burns Meats, retiring as plant superintendent in 1996, after 41 years of service. Bud was conscientious and extremely hard working, and forged numerous long-lasting friendships with his colleagues and co-workers at Burns.
Upon retirement, Bud and Joyce looked forward to their annual winter retreat in Mesa, Arizona. Bud truly loved spending time in the sun, playing slo-pitch and golf. Both he and Joyce made wonderful friendships here, marked by many fun times.
Despite health challenges over the last several years, Bud remained curious and enquiring, enjoyed spending his time reading and with his family. Known as "Pie" to his three grandchildren, he especially enjoyed hearing what they were doing and took great pride in the paths each chose in life.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. Brian Sharkey, who provided exceptional and compassionate care to Bud. We so appreciate the numerous home visits, phone calls and genuine caring that Bud received.
Per Bud's wishes, cremation has taken place. Private interment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada are greatly appreciated.
Family and friends may sign a book of condolences at www. Glen Lawn Funeral Home 204-982-7550

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 16, 2022

Condolences & Memories (16 entries)

  • Bud was a very special friend to us and will be dearly missed. We have many fond memories of our times both in Mesa and our always enjoyable visits in Winnipeg. Sincerest condolences Joyce and also to Bud's family. You shared a very special love. Big hugs Heather & Ken - Posted by: Heather White (Friend) on: Aug 22, 2022

  • Tough and fair. Enjoyed my time at Burns with Bud as my Superintendent Roland from the Powerhouse 84-88 - Posted by: roland schott (co worker) on: Aug 18, 2022

  • My deepest sympathies Joyce, to you and your family. May your memories always keep him close to your heart. - Posted by: Heather Tretiak (Cousin) on: Jul 24, 2022

  • Our sincere condolences on Bud's passing - Posted by: Jose and Maria Correia and Family (Bee Clean) (Friend) on: Jul 22, 2022

  • So sorry to hear of Bud’s passing .Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time, Gail &Gerry Sourisseau. (Friends) - Posted by: Gail & Gerry Sourisseau (Friend ) on: Jul 21, 2022

  • Bud will certainly be missed & his memory cherished. He was an exceptional boss & above all a great husband to my dear friend Joyce. I know the days ahead will be tough without his presence, but know he will always be forever in your heart - Posted by: Cathy Olive (Friend) on: Jul 21, 2022

  • Ours sincere condolences to Joyce, Rod,Liz, Rick, Maria, Meghan, Sean and Justin. We have many fond memories of times spent with both Auntie Tootsie and Uncle Bud and in later years fun times in Mesa with Bud and Joyce. It is my fondest hope that I can give you all an in person hug in the not too distant future. Love, Karen and Steve - Posted by: Karen and Steve Novak (Niece ) on: Jul 18, 2022

  • Our sincere condolences to Joyce and the family. Thinking of you during this difficult time. - Posted by: Lloyd Goodman (friend) on: Jul 18, 2022

  • Joyce, Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Bud. I’m so glad that he came in to your life and that the two of you had so many wonderful years together. Take care. Love always, Kim. - Posted by: Kim Smallwood (Friend) on: Jul 16, 2022

  • Joyce, So sorry to hear of Bud's passing, he was a wonderful man who always made me feel welcome anytime I saw him. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time. - Posted by: Peggy Rogocki (Friend ) on: Jul 16, 2022

  • Our deepest sympathies to you Joyce and Bud’s family. You two were quite the pair and always had laughs when we were together. Please know Joyce that we are thinking of you and hold all your memories close to your heart, he’ll always be near you 💖. Much love - Posted by: Dawn and Lawrence Rotinsky (Friend) on: Jul 16, 2022

  • Our condolences to Joyce and the Higgins family. Many great memories especially when Bud pitched for the Burns Smokie Dogs!!! - Posted by: Ron & Deb Skrabek (Friend) on: Jul 16, 2022

  • Joyce and Family. I send my sincere condolences for your loss. - Posted by: Elizabeth Marsh (Formerly of Burns Meats) on: Jul 16, 2022

  • Our deepest sympathy to Joyce and family. Bud was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Lorne & Wanda Buchko (Cousin to Joyce) on: Jul 16, 2022

  • We were sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. We have many fond memories of golfing with Bud and Joyce and spending quality time together. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Ken and Terry Hause (Friend) on: Jul 16, 2022

  • Our sincere condolences to Joyce and family. We have many fond memories of “Uncle Bud” when he was at Burns Meats, and it’s those memories that bring a smile to our faces as we remember him. Rest In Peace “Uncle Bud” - Posted by: Lori King & Keith Blackburn (Former employees at Burns) on: Jul 16, 2022

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