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Higby; Laurie Craig

Posted By Obits On July 21, 2021 @ 3:15 pm In Obituaries | 79 Comments


Higby, Laurie Craig Age 56
It is with profound grief that we, his family, announce the passing of our beloved Laurie. Laurie passed away suddenly on White Point Rd, in Liverpool NS on July 05, 2021 as a result of a sudden Cardiac Event.
Born in Shelburne NS, he was the son of Sheila (Goodwin) Stuart (Graeme) of Bridgewater NS and Bill Higby (Pat) of Surrey BC. He spent his formative years growing up in Lockeport NS, moving with his family to Liverpool NS in 1981.
Laurie was employed at Brooklyn Power as a Power Engineer and previously worked at Whynot Services with Gavin in his early years.
Laurie loved spending time in his garage, which he referred to as his happy place. When he wasn’t working to perfect his own car, he would be helping others with theirs. He took great pride in his car, which he spent several years doing a meticulous restoration on. He loved to go to car shows. He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of White Point Golf Club for many years, enjoying the many friendships formed there. Laurie was passionate about his friends and formed many close personal friendships in all aspects of his life. He will be particularly missed by his friends Karen Cowie and Scott Carson, whom he spent much time with. He is loved and will be missed by his many cousins and extended family.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his stepdaughter, Candace (Oickle) Buck, her husband Jonathan, and their two children, brother Jamie, nephew Brendan, and stepfather Graeme, to whom he was very close.
He was predeceased by his dog Lucky, who will be interred with him as he wished.
Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool where there will be a celebration of life on Saturday July 24, 2021 between 2 and 4 p.m., with prayers being said at 3:00 p.m. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.
No flowers by request, donations may be made to White Point Golf Club Tournament (higbymemorial@gmail.com),who wish to hold a tournament in his honour, or the Friends of Hank Snow Society (info@hanksnow.com) towards the Gavin Whynot Memorial Car show in Laurie’s memory.

To watch a recording of Laurie’s service, click on the links below

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Condolence from Dawn Hanley on July 9th, 2021 3:15 pm

So sorry for your loss Candace and family. Big hugs to you all.

Condolence from Clayton Smith on July 9th, 2021 3:22 pm

I was shocked and very sad to hear of Laurie’s passing. I enjoyed my times with Laurie at the golf course. I am sending my deepest sympathies to all his family at this difficult time.

Condolence from Karen and Ed Hathaway on July 9th, 2021 3:26 pm

So sorry for your loss ,Laurie will always be in our heart’s he was a dear friend ! Our condolences to his family and friends .We will miss you very much .

Condolence from Ronald Westhaver on July 9th, 2021 3:55 pm

Laurie was a good person always smiling . this is a shock to all his friends. Will surely miss this happy smiling guy bye bye higgy.

Condolence from Darren Whynot & Lisa Tarr on July 9th, 2021 3:59 pm

Like to send my deepest symphathy to all the family R.I.P Laurie

Condolence from Wilson(Junior) & Susan Oickle on July 9th, 2021 4:00 pm

Laurie will be missed greatly my my husband and I .Our granddaughter Candace was a big part of his life for many years.He was the best step dad that any child would have loved to have had.He stayed close to her and her family and we are so glad he got to enjoy his grand children .Rest In Pease Laurie with Lucky by your side. Wilson(Junior) &Susan Oickle

Condolence from Jill Hurshman on July 9th, 2021 4:14 pm

Thinking of you all at this very sad time

Condolence from Sherry and Troy Craig on July 9th, 2021 4:38 pm

My heart goes out to all Laurie’s family …He was. Great guy .I loved spending time with him and having nice long chats …He was someone that was very gracious.and kind..he will always be in my heart ..I will miss him dearly ..RIP my friend

Condolence from Lana Grezaud Bowers on July 9th, 2021 4:39 pm

Jamie, Sheila and family,
so sorry to hear this sad news…..you are in my thoughts at this difficult time.
Jamie, give mom an extra squeeze for me!

Condolence from Marsha&Gordie on July 9th, 2021 4:43 pm

Laurie was a great golfing buddy and friend our deepest sympathy to his family.

Condolence from Janice and Kenny Alexander on July 9th, 2021 5:05 pm

We are very sad to hear of Laurie’s passing. Condolences to all of his family and those who loved him.

Condolence from Jimmy Connors on July 9th, 2021 5:22 pm

So extremely sorry for your loss, Laurie was a tremendous man with a huge heart. He will be missed by sooo many, myself included. His kindness was unmatched and he treated all with respect.

Condolence from Dennis White on July 9th, 2021 5:26 pm

WOW ,,,this is a sad one … a good car friend no longer with us . Sorry .

Condolence from David Young on July 9th, 2021 5:49 pm

So sorry for your terrible loss, love and prayers from all of us.

Condolence from Junior whynot on July 9th, 2021 5:50 pm

I was so shocked to hear of Laurie passing my sincere condolences goes out to all Laurie family

Condolence from Leo Campbell on July 9th, 2021 5:51 pm

Very sorry to hear about Laurie. He was a valued member at our golf course and a genuinely good person. You’ll be missed Laurie.

Condolence from Terry and Donna Connolly on July 9th, 2021 5:55 pm

Lauries family, Sorry for your loss Another great car guy who will be missed.

Condolence from Susan Levy on July 9th, 2021 6:15 pm

I was so sorry to hear about Laurie. He sure was one of a kind and a great friend to many. Sincere condolences to all of his family and friends.

Condolence from Anne Hupman on July 9th, 2021 6:27 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. Keep your memories close to your heart and take care of one another.

Condolence from Shelly (Shupe) Neilson on July 9th, 2021 6:28 pm

Jamie –
I was totally floored to hear of Laurie’s passing. The right words are hard to come by when a loss like this happens. You are in my thoughts. Rest easy Laurie.

Condolence from Eleanor Roberts on July 9th, 2021 6:31 pm

To Laurie’s family:
So sorry for your loss. We will surely miss a good friend and a fellow card player. I think we laughed more than we played. We made good memories on Saturday nights and they will stay with us for years to come. Laurie was a very generous and kind man and he will surely be missed by his family and his many friends.
With loving memories,
Eleanor and Sherman Roberts

Condolence from Jeff Hatt on July 9th, 2021 6:37 pm

So sorry to hear about Laurie.
He was a great person and friend . He’ll be missed.

Condolence from Danny &Diana Hirtle on July 9th, 2021 6:40 pm

It is with the greatest sadness sending our deepest condolences to all Laurie’s family and closest friends . “ Higgy “ as we referred to him was one of a kind great all around guy , so easy to talk to . He will be missed deeply by all that had the honour to know him . May he rest easy , till we meet again .

Condolence from Debbie and Chris Wamboldt on July 9th, 2021 6:43 pm

We are so saddened to hear of Laurie’s passing.
Laurie was a good person and a great friend.
Our prayers for peace in everyone’s hearts

Condolence from Eleanor Roberts on July 9th, 2021 6:44 pm

Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Laurie — a great step-father and an all-around great friend. Laurie was always ready for a good time and a great game of cards. Although I think we laughed more than we played. Sometimes our stomachs would hurt the next day from laughing so much. We will surely miss you Laurie and remember you always.
Forever in our hearts,
Eleanor and Sherman Roberts

Condolence from MAURICE/BETTY WHYNOTT on July 9th, 2021 6:54 pm


Condolence from Trish Higby on July 9th, 2021 6:59 pm

My thoughts are with all of your family during this difficult time. I will remember Laurie for his laugh! I will also never forget his bad advice on how to cure a hangover! (inside joke).

Condolence from Rachel and Robert Dexter on July 9th, 2021 7:09 pm

To Laurie’s family and close Friends

So very sorry to hear of Laurie’s passing. Our condolences to you all at this very difficult time.

Condolence from Wannetta on July 9th, 2021 7:13 pm

My heartfelt condolences to Sheila, Jamie and family and friends. I’m at a loss for words. May you all find peace at this time of sorrow. RIP Laurie.

Condolence from Stacey Fisher on July 9th, 2021 7:14 pm

My sincere condolences to Laurie’s family and friends. He was such a kind person. I always enjoyed our chats!

Condolence from Deb Hurshman on July 9th, 2021 7:53 pm

We send our sincere condolences to you & your family. We are thinking about you and sending our love & prayers your way.

Condolence from Billand Anna Cox on July 9th, 2021 8:36 pm

Shelia, Candice and families
We will surely miss a good neighbour, we are very sorry for your loss, he was always thinking of others,
and ready for a chat, or do a favour, We are thinking of you at this sad time and praying God will grant you comfort as you mourn his passing. May he rest in peace.

Condolence from Eileen and Nun White on July 9th, 2021 8:42 pm

So very sorry to hear of Higgys passing. Life just never seems fair ,he was a great guy and will be missed for sure. R.I.P Higgy .

Condolence from Judy Hyson on July 9th, 2021 8:52 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Laurie’s passing! I loved him like a son. He will always be in my heart My condolences to his family! May he RIP.

Condolence from John & Peggy Whynopt on July 9th, 2021 9:27 pm

To the Family of Laurie:
We are so sorry for your loss. We both enjoyed working with Laurie at Whynot Services . Please know we are thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy at this sad time.

John & Peggy

Condolence from John & Peggy Whynot on July 9th, 2021 9:28 pm

To the Family of Laurie:
We are so sorry for your loss. We both enjoyed working with Laurie at Whynot Services . Please know we are thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy at this sad time.

John & Peggy

Condolence from Guilda Lloyd & Blair Stuart on July 9th, 2021 9:35 pm

Laurie was so easy to like , he was truly a beautiful soul. I’m so thankful that the last time I saw him , we hugged as we always did no matter if it was in the grocery store or on the street. To Laurie’s family & to his many friends, let the memories you have of him bring you comfort at this sad time. may we all feel blessed that we were lucky enough to know this kind and gentle man. RIP HUGS

Condolence from Tonya Carson on July 9th, 2021 9:39 pm

Very sorry to hear about his passing. My dad will forever miss his best friend. Rest In Peace Laurie

Condolence from Donna Denison on July 9th, 2021 10:20 pm

So sad to hear about Laurie’s passing – he was such a nice man, a gentleman. I’m so glad to have known him as a friend.

Condolence from Tony(Ace)/Charlene Whynot on July 9th, 2021 10:29 pm

Very sorry to hear about Laurie (Higgy) he was a good person and he will be missed by everyone that knew him. Our deepest condolences to his mom Sheila his brother Jamie and the rest of his family. A terrible loss

Condolence from Nancy & Stuart Wentzell on July 9th, 2021 11:08 pm

Dear Sheila & Graeme our prayers & thoughts are with you at this difficult time! Nancy & Stuart

Condolence from Susan Mac Leod on July 10th, 2021 1:13 am

My sincere condolences to Laurie’s family and his friends.

Susan MacLeod

Condolence from John & Kim Carson on July 10th, 2021 4:58 am

My deepest condolences to Lauries family and friends he was the best neighbor and friend we could want , He will be missed but he is with Lucky now

Condolence from Muriel and Raymond Whynot on July 10th, 2021 6:09 am

So very sorry to hear this sad news Candace May you always have your fond memories of him by your side

Condolence from Elsie Baron on July 10th, 2021 7:38 am

Truly sorry for your family loss. He had a really big heart and and always made every one feel up even when they were down. Will miss forever.

Condolence from Lorrie Wolfe on July 10th, 2021 9:50 am

My sincere condolences to Candace and her family, Jamie and family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Condolence from Chrissie & Norm Knock on July 10th, 2021 9:57 am

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Chrissie & Norm

Condolence from John Fletcher on July 10th, 2021 10:47 am

Condolences to Laurie’s family and many friends…he will be dearly missed…and always in our hearts…rest easy friend…

Condolence from Nancy Stanbrook on July 10th, 2021 11:05 am

Such a terrible loss. Laurie was so thoughtful and kind. My husband Bill worked with Laurie at Brooklyn Power. They were good friends. When Bill got sick, Laurie and Karen would travel the two hours to come and see us, which meant the world to us both. After I lost Bill, they continued to check on me. I would randomly get messages from Laurie asking how I was doing. I will miss that connection. My heart goes out to the family on the loss of such a dear man. My condolences to all his family and friends.

Condolence from John and Heather Stevens on July 10th, 2021 11:41 am

To Laurie’s family,

John and I were in shock to hear that Laurie was the person in the accident. He was such a great person. Big smile, great guy to work with. He was the one guy John could always count on at work, and who he missed most when he became disabled. We know how much he loved his family and friends. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Laurie will be missed by all that knew him, and will never forget him.

Condolence from Serena and Kerry on July 10th, 2021 11:44 am

So truly sorry to Laurie’s family and friends. He was an incredible man who will be missed by so many. Cherish your memories and hope they bring a smile.

Condolence from Wanda Levy on July 10th, 2021 5:43 pm

To all of Laurie’s family… I am thinking of you all at this difficult time. He will be greatly missed. Keep all the good memories close. Take care.

Condolence from Steve & Nancy Warner on July 10th, 2021 7:51 pm

Sheila, Graeme & Family: We are so saddened to learn of Laurie’s sudden passing and are so very sorry for your tremendous loss. We are sending you our sincerest condolences and love at this most difficult time. Steve, Nancy & Family

Condolence from Andrea Myers on July 11th, 2021 12:36 am

A true honourable kind gentle soul. Faithful and loving. Laurie did so many truly unselfish acts of kindness for so many. No words can I express to help ease the devastation we are all feeling. We all must continue on our paths, keeping solace in the fact that beyond one of the bends in the road, we will meet again. I will keep you close in my mind untill I can hold you once more. I love you baby.

Condolence from Brian MacNutt on July 11th, 2021 8:42 pm

To Laura’s family
My heartfelt condolences on such a great person. It’s a hard thing to grasp. He is going to so missed by so many people. Including me. RIP Laurie

Condolence from Wayne and Pam Westhaver on July 11th, 2021 10:08 pm

Our thoughts are with Laurie’s family at this sad time.We were fortunate to have known him as a friend and will miss him very much .RIP my friend.

Condolence from Kim Hilchie on July 11th, 2021 10:30 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Laurie’s sudden passing. My sincere condolences to Auntie Sheila and family. I know he will be sorely missed but will live on in our hearts forever

Condolence from Darren Purdy on July 12th, 2021 6:36 am

Laurie you will be missed by all who had the pleasure to meet and know you. Great guy gone way too soon.

Condolence from Jack Fancy on July 12th, 2021 9:52 am

It was great working with Laurie at Brooklyn Power. He was always so knowledgeable and took pride in his job. He will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Barry and Sharon Levy on July 12th, 2021 10:44 am

We are so very sorry to hear of Laurie’s passing.
Sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family .

Condolence from Lisa and Mike on July 12th, 2021 12:36 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Amy Plummer on July 12th, 2021 3:24 pm


I’ve been trying to find the right words to say . Sometimes you just can’t find the words to say what’s in your heart … Just like yourself, Laurie was kind, funny and loved to have fun . I always seen that beautiful car coming and was always met with a smile and a wave. Life can be so unfair and we always ask why … God must have needed a special angel, so he took the best . Hold on to those memories, he will always be right beside you . Rest easy Laurie , you will be missed ..

Condolence from Kirk Gaetz on July 12th, 2021 3:48 pm

Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Laurie thought of him as a friend. He was always eager to offer a helping hand and always pretty good at doing the task you needed help with. It was always fun just to stop out to the garage and chat . I will miss that his grin and our golf games. Rest In Peace and condolences to all who loved him

Condolence from Richard F March on July 12th, 2021 4:02 pm

Laurie was someone who I really enjoyed working with and getting to know over my last few years here in Brooklyn. He was someone you could always count on to see what was right with life and not what was wrong. Even when he got sick he still managed to stay as positive as possible and worked hard towards beating it. He brought a smile to peoples faces when he entered a room because Laurie was one of the good guys and everyone knew it. We are all missing and thinking about him.

Condolence from Doug and Sylvia Zwicker, Brian and Kim Mansfield on July 13th, 2021 9:26 am

We are so sorry for your loss. Higgy was a great guy, took much pride in his car. Life is so unfair at times, just keep the memories close to your heart. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Higgy

Condolence from Karen Crowell-Neufeld on July 13th, 2021 11:56 am

Laurie was a dear friend of my late husband Randy Crowell. In fact, I met Randy because he and Laurie were neighbours on the Bog Road. Reading Laurie’s obituary is like deja vu … he and Randy worked together at Whynot’s and Brooklyn Power. Both loved their garages and cars and both were kind and loving men with lots of friends. In fact, after Randy passed away Laurie checked in on my daughter Rachel and I often to see how we were doing. He also helped me with many things when I was preparing to move from my house at LaBelle to Ontario. Such sad and shocking news. Sending condolences to his family and close friends.

Condolence from Mary Keough on July 14th, 2021 9:16 pm

So sorry to hear of this sad news. My condolences to Laurie’s family.

Condolence from Rolland & Holly Lariviere on July 15th, 2021 7:09 am

Jamie and family,

Sending our sincere condolences to his family and friends, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult times.

Condolence from Roxanne Hilchie on July 15th, 2021 7:24 pm

So hard to find the words to send comfort to those he left behind aunt Sheila and Graeme Jamie and all who knew him he had a very busy life that was cut way to short my sincere sympathy.RIP Laurie love this picture of you and lucky the best

Condolence from Maryann and Scott Rhyno on July 16th, 2021 7:48 pm

To Jamie and family,
We were very saddened to hear about Laurie. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that you are in our thoughts. Rest easy Laurie
Maryann and Scott

Condolence from Marie and Carl Davis on July 21st, 2021 8:05 pm

Sorry to hear about your son.
Our prayers are with you and the family.

Condolence from Susan M MacLeod on July 21st, 2021 10:33 pm

To Laurie’s family and friends.
Unfortunately I did not know Laurie, but since I have talked with fellow golfers and others that knew him, it would have been a pleasant experience to know him. My sincere condolences to the family and close friends, Karen and Scott.
Sincerely, Susan MacLeod

Condolence from Wayne and Pam Westhaver on July 22nd, 2021 10:55 am

there are no words to say how sorry we are for your loss Laurie was an awesome man and will never be forgotten see u on the other side my friend

Condolence from Bonnie & Gary Herman on July 23rd, 2021 10:55 am

We will truly miss our dear Laurie. He was more like a brother to me than brother in law. Rest In Peace.

Condolence from Karen Powell on July 23rd, 2021 11:19 am

So sorry, Sheila and Graeme, to learn of your loss. I can’t quite imagine how one deals with the loss of a child, but I most sincerely hope that all the many fond memories you have of time shared with Laurie will buoy your spirits and carry you through. Know too that your many friends and associates care very deeply, and are sending positive vibes your way. God bless, Karen

Condolence from Lance & Karen Roy on July 24th, 2021 10:08 am

To all of Higby’s family it broke our hearts to hear this he was a great guy and a great friend he will sure be missed by all who knew him so please except our sincere condolences Laurie was one of the best please kept him in your thoughts and memories take care of each other

Condolence from Chris legge on July 24th, 2021 1:36 pm

Jamie and family so sorry to hear of Laurie’s passing. He was a good friend and will be missed. My condolences go out to you and your family

Condolence from Keith Milton on August 10th, 2021 2:34 pm

Just found out today. Sorry to hear. A real shocker. He seemed to be doing so well from his cancer. He will be missed.

Condolence from Norman Buchanan on August 21st, 2021 5:52 pm

I grew up with this great man, & he will surely be sadly missed. Condolences to his family. R.I.P., Brother.

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