Nancy Pineau Higgins
Aug. 22, 1961-Oct. 4, 2017
Submitted by Craig Higgins
A loving wife, daughter, sister, and friend passed away on October 4th at Naples Florida. Nancy was born in Detroit Michigan in 1961; she graduated from Rochester Adams High School then attended Ferris State College where she earned her degree. After school Nancy worked for Saks 5th Ave. for over 20 years. Upon her retirement from SAKS she continued her retail work with Ann Taylor.
Nancy met her husband, Craig Higgins, in Detroit Mi. where they were married October 13th 2006, then they settled in Pleasanton California, enjoying the northern California life style for several years. In 2013 Nancy and Craig settled permanently in Naples Florida.
Nancy’s life long passion was the welfare of all animals, in particular the elephants. All knew her love for the elephants, and she dreamed of the day when all elephants were safe.
Nancy is survived by her husband Craig, mother Barbara Ballantyne, brothers Bob and Tim Pineau, Sister Kathy Rawlings., Craig’s children Leila, Ianne, and Joseph., many nieces, nephews, and friends, and two very special childhood friends that heave been side by side for 50 years: Tracy and Michele. Nancy was preceded in death by her father Joseph Pineau, her brother Danny Pineau, and nephew Bobby Rawlings.
Nancy never desired for any services upon this time. Her desires were any donations in her memory be made to: Preforming Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), PO Box 849, Galt Ca. 95632.
A final wish of Nancy’s was for everyone to always smile at the elephants, Nancy has now gone to be with her favorite 2 – Wanda and Winky from the Detroit Zoo