In Celebration of

Marjorie C. ''Tootie'' Higginson (née McKeown)

December 24, 1921 -  August 16, 2018

Passed away peacefully but unexpectedly at Residence Sainte Anne Bellevue on August 16, 2018 at the age of 96 after living a life of adventure, love and rebellion. Loving mother of Karen Thomson (Frank Opolko) and Donna Thomson (Jim Wright). Wife of the late James ‘Babe’ Thomson and of Howard ‘Bill’ Higginson. Devoted grandmother to Nicholas, Natalie, Christina, Mary and Erin.

Visitation will be held at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont H2V 2P9, on Monday, August 27th from 12 to 2 p.m., immediately followed by a service in the Funeral Complex Chapel.

Heartfelt thanks go to Mom’s extraordinary caregivers, Mercy Maula, Cathy Bichay, Jenny Larin and Glenna Matthews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ottawa Rotary Home or Canadian Blood Services.


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Edith Rey (Friend of the family)

Entered August 18, 2018 from Vale Perkins

What a lovely photo! I never had the pleasure of knowing Marjorie Higginson personally but I heard plenty of stories! No wonder her daughters + grand-daughters + grandson are such passionate, strong (+ beautiful) individuals! Our deepest condolences to the extensive family + friends of this incredible woman.

Rob and Carol Wright (Relative through marriage and friend.)

Entered August 18, 2018 from Chelsea, Quebec

A strong woman, a devoted mother and grandmother and the last of a great generation at the lake. Tootie will be missed.
With our condolences.
Rob and Carol.

Frank Opolko (Son in law)

Entered August 19, 2018 from Mtl

Tootie you were one in a million. Your presence will be missed but our memories of your love and generosity will always remain.

Sylvia Brellisford (Close friend of daughter Donna's)

Entered August 19, 2018 from Stoney Creek

I remember her fondly. That's what I most loved about her was that "rebelness" (new word). Not many women of her time ever showed that side. That is how i will always remember her. May she rest in peace. 💕😊

Rose Hawkins (Friend of Donna)

Entered August 19, 2018 from California

Thank you, Donna, for sharing your incredible mom with me all of these years. Her strength and spirit inspired me. Her wit and wisdom warmed my heart. May your memories bring you comfort and your faith bring you peace. Your beautiful family is in our prayers. Love & Light, Rose, Jim, Jon, & Angel Michael


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