Higgins, Gerry 'Buck' George

Higgins, Gerry 'Buck' George

May 28th, 2018

It is with great sadness the family of Buck Higgins announce his passing on Monday, May 28th, 2018. Buck was the age of 70 and passed at home with his family and devoted wife, Kathy, by his side. He fought a courageous, prolonged battle with cancer with the dignity and grace of the gentleman he was. Buck will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 45 years, Kathy, and his children Craig (Annie) and Jaime. He will also forever live in the hearts of his seven grandchildren: Emily, Aiden, Zoe, Eve, Theo, Mae and Lea. Buck’s sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Ian Dantzer, along with his nephews Brendon (Laura) and Ben (Stephanie) will always remember many special family times together.  Also fondly remembered by nieces Kelly (Andre) and Tracey Buckley.  Buck was an active member of U.A. Plumbers Local 593 and proudly reached Life Member status acknowledging his 50 year anniversary. He mentored many young apprentices throughout his career at work and also at the Union Hall. For many years, Buck was involved in the London Knights Hockey organization as Assistant General Manager and as a player agent for Newport Sports. He was instrumental in helping many young players pursue their goals. Buck was an enthusiastic South Secondary and Western Mustang football fan, braving years of inclement fall weather. His happiest moments were spent boating in the summer and travelling to numerous sunny destinations with his wife Kathy, always by his side. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London where a Celebration of Buck’s Life will be held on Friday, June 1st, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Joseph’s Veterans Care Program, Parkwood Institute, OSI Clinic for the health and wellbeing of our veterans. 

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Masonville StaffJaime and family, Thinking of you all during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Masonville P.S. staff
Koula, Jim, Stefani and DespinaJaime and family we are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a wonderful man. Xo
Michelle Campbell & Steve GarrisonTo Kathy, Craig & Annie and Jaime and family - Buck lived large and set an example for everyone on how to do everything just right. Amazing, loving family, successful career, and a retirement that was a model for the rest of us. A very fine man taken much too soon. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.
Virginia BowenDear Kathy and family. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your entire family. I’m so very very sorry for your loss.
Virginia BowenKathy and family. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your entire family. So very very sorry for your loss.
Darlene Cooper (Williams)My sincere condolences to the family at this very difficult time.
Dennis & Margaret WilliamsonJamie, and family.Wishing you love , and comfort in your time of sadness.
Peter RossKathy and family, It's hard to find the right words to express our sorrow for your loss. Looking back over the years we have many memories of Buck and take comfort in them. The kids were very excited when they got to care for Maverick while you were away on a trip. Buck gave them instructions on what to do but he had Maverick so well trained that he just about took care of himself. Andrew loved taking care of Maverick. Buck loved construction and on many occasions we'd reminisce about the old days. Many years ago, his company was working on a project with mine. He had discovered an error on the plumbing drawing and wanted an extra to relocate a drain. The project manager said no and Buck let him have it. " I've got a stamped Engineered Drawing telling me to run a drain some where it shouldn't be.......... " and he followed that up with a few choice words that I'd never seen anyone direct at an Engineer. Buck knew his trade, no doubt about that. Not too long ago he built a zip line in the back yard for his to grandchildren play on. We could see the joy on his face as he helped them along. It seemed like Buck was always working in the garden and he was always happy to provide any help he could. A good husband, father, grandfather, uncle , tradesman,neighbour, Buck was all of these and so much more. We will remember him. The Ross family
Paul WalshI am an electrician but had the privilege of working with Buck as an apprentice and journeyman. He was always a joy to be around and was a great tradesman. I have many fond memories or our time working together. Sorry for your loss. Buck will be remembered by myself and many others.
Ted & Lois WilbeeKathy & Family: Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family during this sorrowful time. Our time working together was an inspiration to myself & many others in the trade. I remember Buck as a forward thinking minded person always ready for the next challenge. A true gentleman! You have our heartfelt sympathy.
Bob & Luan MarshallKathy.... We are so saddened to hear of Buck's passing. He was a super guy in all aspects of his life. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We have fond memories of our hockey times with you folks. Cherish the memories and continue to take care of each other. Hugs! Luan n Bob
Ann McGregorDear Jaime and family, I was very sad to hear of the passing of your dear dad. Please pass on my condolences to your mom and the rest of your family as I hold all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love and hugs, Ann McGregor
Wayne SmithTo Buck's family I am so sorry to hear of Buck's passing. I am a childhood friend of Buck's we spent many hours together playing ball and hockey. Lots of great memories when I think of Buck and his Dad. His Dad coached us for many years and drove us to ball fields and hockey arenas. Rest in peace good friend! Wayne Smith
The Doughty FamilyTo the Higgins Family, We are very sad to hear of Buck's passing and would like to send our thoughts and prayers to all of you during this emotional time. Stay strong and lean on one another when needed as that's what families do. Love Jeneane, Kaelyn, Kai and Scott
Rand SimonDear Kathy and Family: I am so sorry for your loss and thinking about you during this difficult time. Buck was always such a joy to be around and I will always fondly remember our times together in the rinks watching junior hockey.
Paul and Shannon Wheeler/Gord and Chris Evans Kathy, Craig and Jamie So very sorry to hear about Buck our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.. Paul, Shannon, Gord and Chris
John PenderBuck was a great guy, a very good person. I enjoyed his company. It's sad to see an old pal go. My sincere condolences to Kathy and family. My thought are with you.
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