Gerald Higgins was a physician and an academic who enjoyed immensely his collections: art, porcelain, books and music. He also found pleasure in making things such as pottery and once, a kayak. But he especially liked to read widely, for pleasure and to understand himself, his profession and above all, his Christian faith, the foundation of his life.
Born in Wales in 1929, he attended medical school in Bristol, England where he met, married and is survived by his wife, Jean. Also surviving him are his children: Robert, David and Rachel and their spouses: Beverly and Mark; eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. His son, Paul, predeceased him.
Recognized as one of Alberta’s top 100 Physicians of the Century, he was known for his pioneering role in family medicine at the U of A and for his editorials written during his 25 years as Editor of the Alberta Doctors’ Digest. He loved his family and had a true interest in everyone he met. His droll humour and gentle ways remained to the end. Thanks to staff at Grandview Care Centre.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Richmond Park Church, 9340-69 Avenue Edmonton, AB.