Phyllis Elnora  Higgins

Phyllis Elnora Higgins

March 30, 1931-September 13,2023

As published in the September 25th, 2023 World-Spectator


Phyllis Elnora Higgins (Dauncey) passed away September 13, 2023 at Southeast Integrated Care Centre.

She was born on March 30, 1931 in Moosomin to Mossom and Alice Dauncey. She was raised on the family farm 11.5 miles north of Rocanville (NE ¼ 35-17-31). She was the youngest of five children.

She received most of her education at Oak Knoll School. In 1947, she moved to Moosomin with her parents where, in 1949, she completed her grade 11 at Moosomin Collegiate Institute.

She worked as an operator for Saskatchewan Government Telephones full-time from 1949-1952 and casually from 1961-1964.

She married Lloyd Higgins in 1952 and raised six children.

Besides maintaining the home, she worked for the family business (Lloyd’s Cleaning Service) in janitorial ways and as bookkeeper.

She also sold Avon for many years and received several President Choice Awards for sales.

She contributed in so many ways to this community: She served as president for Moosomin’s Celebrate Saskatchewan Committee (1980), secretary for Moosomin’s History Book Committee and member of Moosomin Centennial Committee (1982), and was active with St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

In later years she was very active with various singing groups (Bea’s Boys, Tuesday Singers, The Recycled Kids, Andy’s Dandies).

She leaves to mourn, her children and grandchildren: Charmaine (Len; Kirk (Maja), Randy (Erin), Deanna (Bill)), Daryl, Darcy (Divona; Sarah, Heather), Darren (Brenda; Jason (Taneeka), Allison (Chad)), Stacy, Tyler (Donna; Laura (Rory), Lisa, Thea, Drew).

Also great-grandchildren: Easton, Owen, Mason, Jace, Hayes, Ardan, Ridge, Arbor, and Mila.

The family sincerely thanks Dr. Kerkhoff and nursing staff at the hospital and home care for the wonderful care that mom received.

Also a special thank you to the Armoury Committee and Andy’s Dandy’s for their help with Mom’s celebration of life that was held on September 19.

She touched so many people with her ‘lovely’ personality.

Her gift of conversation and storytelling was a blessing to us and continued to the end.