Mark Joseph Higginson was taken from us far too soon, passing away suddenly on the Higginson Family Farm on Thursday, May 6th, 2021 at the age of 61.
Born in Toronto on November 4th, 1959; he was the only son of the late Gerald and Margaret Higginson.
Moving to Meaford in his teens with his family, he would meet Sherree (Richards) in highschool, play the bass guitar in a band named COW and cause lots of mischief. He would leave Meaford to work in the mines out West and years later reconnect with Sherree in London, Ontario. They would spend the next 27 years creating a beautiful life in the Thornbury and Meaford Area; finally settling in at the Family Farm on the 3rd Line in Meaford. Mark and Sherree have three amazing children, Tarynn Lennox (Brett), Kenzie Higginson (Brady) and Brogan Higginson (Alexa). Although a man of few words, he had a strong and loving presence in his kid’s lives.
Mark came into his own when he became “Poppa”. He was the proudest Poppa to Locklyn and Atlas Lennox and Brooks Higginson. Locklyn and Atlas loved their play dates on the family farm with Gamma and Poppa, living the country life and watching Poppa on his tractor. With Brooks arrival in February, Mark was thrilled at the addition of a Higginson Family named Grandson. While his time with Brooks was short, he loved him dearly.
Mark was a good brother to Beth Robinson (Paul) of Toronto, and Uncle to his three nieces and many great nieces and nephews.
Landscape design and creation was his passion. Incredibly talented, Mark would free hand all landscape designs and would spend many hours at his drafting table. Having completed his Landscape Design & Technology Diploma at Fanshawe College, he would spend the next 30 years running a successful Landscape Company, Natural Stonescapes. Winning numerous accolades throughout his career and being recognized by the Landscape Ontario Awards of Excellence.
Mark loved spending time on the farm, watching his kids and grandkids enjoy the country life and summers in the pool. He loved a good game of golf with a few beers and enjoyed watching golf on Sundays, with a few beers. He had the same admiration for birds as his father did, and kept many feeders throughout the farm and they were always full of sunflower seeds. While he had many loves, his family was the true one.
In support of Marks love for wildlife and in lieu of flowers, the family is asking anyone wishing to express their sympathy to donate to The Canadian Wildlife Federation. These can be made directly to https://secure2.convio.net/cwf/site/Donation2?5360.donation=form1&df_id=5360&mfc_pref=T&s_locale=en_CA or through the Ferguson Family Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E, Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.com