ELLSWORTH AND MILLINOCKET - John Kevin Higgins of Ellsworth and Millinocket left us on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. He was born on June 5, 1955, in Bangor, son of Roland P. and Patricia (Haynes) Higgins.
Kevin graduated from Ellsworth High School, Class of 1973. After graduating from UMO, he started his 40 year career in the forestry profession in the Northern Maine woods, in which he worked for the same ground and prided himself in knowing the history of that land. He was respected by all his employers and coworkers.
After reuniting with his high school sweetheart, Cathy, they began their 23 years of marriage with him becoming a "just add water dad." He enjoyed time spent with his family, hunting, fishing, camping and working at the Snowmobile Club with his many Millinocket friends.
He is survived by his mother Patricia and the "love of his life" Cathy (Jordan) Higgins; two children, Jenny (Wilson) Berry and husband Greg of Ellsworth; Jay Wilson and wife Sarah of Coldspring, Texas; three grandchildren, Mark (Bug) and Jordan (Squeak) Berry of Ellsworth and Nicholas Wilson of Texas; two sisters, Kathi Higgins of Ellsworth; Kristin (Higgins) Wilbur and fiancé Bart Wasson of Surry; three sisters-in-law, Karen Higgins of Ellsworth; Debra (Skidda) Jordan of Ellsworth; Dodie (Jordan) Hajra of Florida; brother-in-law Gilbert Jordan and wife Lynn of Eastbrook; special nieces and nephews, their spouses and families: Jessica DeWitt, Jarad Wilbur, Sam Higgins, Kayla Mitchell, Michael Hajra, Matthew, Ridge and Phyllicia Jordan; great-nephews Alex DeWitt, Levi Jordan and Brady Mitchell. He is also survived by his great aunt Rachel Kirby of Brewer and many cousins and their families.
He was predeceased by his father Roland and twin brother J. Kim Higgins.
There will be two celebrations of life: one in Millinocket on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, from 1-3 p.m. at the Snowmobile Club; and one of Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, from 1-3 p.m. at the Masonic Hall on the Bucksport Road. Please bring memories to share.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Cancer Care of Maine in Brewer, or the Ellsworth Alumni Association.