The Diocese of the Windward Islands announces the passing ofThe Rev’d Canon Arthur Hoskins Huggins, CMG.

Kingstown, St. Vincent- November 3rd, 2016- The Diocese of the Windward  Islands announces the passing of The Rev’d Canon Arthur Hoskins Huggins, CMG on Friday 28th October, 2016.   The Diocese is truly saddened by his death.

Canon Huggins was ordained to the sacred Priesthood on the 26th July, 1958 and served in several parishes and capacities: Rector of the Parish of The 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, 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.

There will be a Vigil and viewing at 10:30am on Tuesday  gth November.  2016 at the St. Paul’s Parish Church. The Funeral is scheduled for 2:00pm  on Wednesday 9th November, 2016 at the St. Paul’s Parish Church, Calliaqua.

Rest Eternal, Grant unto him 0 Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him.  May he rest in peace. Amen.

The R . Rev’d C. Leopold Friday

Bishop of the Windward Islands