To: Clergy and People
From: The Bishop
28th October, 2016
We are saddened by the passing of the Rev’d Canon Arthur Hoskins Huggins of Golden Vale, St. Vincent and the Grenadines,who died at 6:30 am this morning 28th October, 2016, at his home.
Canon Huggins was ordained to the sacred Priesthood on the 26th July, 1958 and served in several parishes and capacities: Assistant Priest at Holy Trinity, Georgetown; Rector St. Patrick, Sauteurs, Grenada; Rector St. George’s Parish Church, and Archdeacon of Grenada; Rector of the Cathedral Parish of St.George’s and St. Andrew, and Dean of the St. George’s Cathedral Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and also as Vicar General. He also served on the Diocesan Board of Finance, the Incorporated Trustees and the Diocesan Council, the Anglican Education Central Board of Management, Board of Governors of the Anglican High School, Bishop’s College, Carriacou and the St. Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School, Grenada, as well as Bishop’s College Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Canon Huggins will be remembered for his deep and abiding faith in God. He was one who spoke the truth in love to power.
He was a disciplinarian; some may remember him in his white cassock with the black leather belt around his waist.
He will be remembered for his dedication to pastoral ministry; one can remember his visits from house to house, through the villages in the parishes where he served. He has a great love for people and went looking for the lost or lapsed souls.
We extend our deepest Sympathy to his wife Ann, children Vannesa, Jason and Nicholas and only surviving sibling Alfred “Sutty” Huggins and other relatives and friends. Rest Eternal, Grant unto him 0 Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
With every good wish and God’s Blessings!
The R . Rev’d C. Leopold Friday
Bishop of the Windward Islands