In loving memory of Sue Higgins who sadly passed away on 13th September.
The funeral service was held on Monday 12th October at St. Marks Church, Teddington, followed by a committal at Kingston Crematorium.
Due to limited capacity, attendance was by invitation only, however a video of the service can be viewed online and personal tributes are shared below.
PHOTOS & TRIBUTES
Tributes submitted online
I will remember Sue with fond memories of all the good times from our childhood years with Christmas family get togethers at Langham Road. Although our middle years were taken up with our own families we still managed to catch up and the last year of her life we have had many conversations over the phone. She was always bright and breezy and not the type to dwell about her illness, she will always be remembered and missed.
Sue was a very special member of our Nutters group. We met on an NUT teachers course at Stoke Rochford training centre in 1997 and have met up regularly since then. The first photo shows our meetup in 1998. From Devon in the south to Rochdale in the north we travelled each half term to meet at a different town or city and always enjoyed a super long weekend. I particularly remember her enthusiasm and happiness when she took us on the Thames one year, full of memories and stories about her weekend trips to London as a child with her father who I seem to remember worked on the river in some capacity.
In recent years the meetups had become yearly and the last time we saw Sue was in London 2019 (second photo). She was her usual, buoyant, self and I’m so glad we were able to meet then.
From all of us in the Nutters group: Hilary, June, Margaret (Millie and Rose) and myself Sue we’d like to pay tribute to a very special person.
We have known and been friends with Sue for many years – in fact since our children were small and always in and out of each others’ houses. I have so many lovely memories of happy days – craft events, Christmas fairs, ladies’ lunches, teas and games afternoons to mention just a few. Sue was unfailingly kind, thoughtful and fun, her creative talents coming to the fore for our annual themed dinners. Recently she was also brave, optimistic and always cheerful during her illness. She was a very dear friend who will be so much missed and always remembered with love.
Ros, Chris, Deborah and Caroline XXXX
Darling Sue, I shall always remember you as a darling petite little girl who could be quite stubborn especially at meal times. When you didn’t want to eat you did not eat and that was that, come to think of of it I suppose it must be a thing that runs through the family. All I remember is how lovely you were and our lovely chat and a good laugh just days before you sadly passed away. That is how I will remember you, love you Sue.
Sue was a good friend & a hard working member of our Conquest & genealogy groups. We will miss her very much & send our sincere condolences. to all the family.
Patricia & Peter Bailey
Friends since babyhood. Family days out, shared holidays as children, and also when we had children of our own. Remembering our stay with you in Kiffisia, Athens, where you lived for a few years, and it was the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana which was broadcast on the Services Radio. We had our flag-waving children marching up and down! Many more happy memories and photos galore to always remember Sue. Our love to all of Sue and Andrew’s family and friends.
Jo and Jim xx
Sue was a dear friend and neighbour for many years. We had many shared times with other local friends lunching out and on many other occasions. Sometimes we would go to an art exhibition or similar in town. She was always good company and interested and knowledgeable on many subjects. She was a great help to me with family history especially when I was first starting out with computers. We also shared doggy days with our respective pooches.
Latterly we had long chats on te phone when unable to meet because she was too unwell and she bore it all so bravely. She is sorely missed.
Seeing Sue’s cheerful smiling face in the photos reminded us of the happy times we had in Greece together in the early eighties.