Thomas Higginson

Obituary of Thomas Clinton Higginson

Husband of the late Jean (Towne) Higginson. Born in Montréal, September 9, 1909, the son of Thomas and Bertha (Honny) Higginson. He resided in the Montréal area where he was educated and employed in various engineering fields, some of which required extensive travel. During World War II he worked on projects with the Department of Munitions and Supply. In 1946 he resigned as Sales Manager and Chief Engineer of Automatic Sprinkler Co. and took up residence in East Riverside (Rothesay) New Brunswick and business operations located on Water St., Saint John, NB with a branch in Halifax, NS. During the early 1950's, expansion was completed with the take-over of NB Power's property in the South End of Saint John, which then housed Eastward Industries Ltd., Automatic Sprinkler Co., Country Club Heights Ltd. and T.C. Higginson Ltd. He took a great interest in local affairs, served as president of the Saint John Board of Trade, director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, a founding member of the Maritime Provinces Economic Council which became the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC). He was chairman of the Saint John Branch of the Engineering Institute and the NB Association of Professional Engineers. In 1963 he was elected president of the Engineering Institute of Canada. He was a member and director of the Union Club and a member of the Riverside Golf and Country Club. He was a life member of the Canadian Professional Sales Association. Clint developed and lived by rules and theories concerning human energy and its relationship to well-being and that imposed by environment, resulting in unrealized loss of energy. He shared with his wife their combined interest in music, literature, painting, pottery, glass, design and travel. He was predeceased by his wife Jean, only son Thomas Henry, only brother Ralph Warren and nephew Warren. He is survived by his niece Marion Tannahill and family of Alberta and family of nephew Warren of Ontario. Arrangements are under the care of Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506-634-7424). Service details will follow in Tuesday's Telegraph Journal.
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