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In Memoriam: William “Bill” Higgins

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News | 29 Sep 2022

St John’s acknowledges the passing of Johnsman Bill Higgins (SJC 1969-1973).

Dear Alumni of St John’s College,
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of William “Bill” Higgins (Fresher 1969). I offer my condolences to Bill’s family.
Please find below a message from College alumni Richard Munro, which he has asked me to share with you.
Please let me know if I can be of further help at any time.
Mark Schembri


Dear ex Students of St John’s College’s 1969 Fresher and 1970 Sophomore years, 
For those who have not yet heard, I pass on the very sad news that Bill Higgins from our 1969 Fresher year died earlier this week. Bill was very popular and so many of you will have known him well in his 5 years at the College doing Science and Civil Engineering. His wife Jillian (nee O’Callaghan) was a student at Sancta Sophia. 
If you would like to send your condolences to his family, please do so by sending me an email to: and I will pass them on. 
If you are able to attend his funeral, here are the details: 
Thursday, 6th October 2022, at 1.30pm
St. Mary’s Church,
264 Miller Street,
North Sydney NSW 2060 
I hope to catch up with many of you next Thursday. 
Thank you & best regards,
Richard Munro
St John’s College, 1969-1973



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