February 27, 1996 - December 02, 2012


February 27, 1996 - December 02, 2012


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Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.

The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.

Memorial Candles

A Perpetual Tribute

The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.

Memorial Trees

Circle of Life

In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.

Sympathy Cards

A Thoughtful Gesture

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The gift of giving

We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.

Financial Support

A Helping Hand

The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.

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Timothy Vincent Higgins, better known as Vinnie, 16, died Sunday, December 2, 2012 at his residence in Alpine, California after a long battle with cancer. Vinnie was born February 27, 1996 in Alpine to parents Timothy and Christy Higgins. He was a junior at Steele Canyon High School where he enjoyed participating in the school's football program. He was also a member of Queen of Angels Church in Alpine. Vinnie, known for his kind heart, winning smile and deep friendships, was confirmed just this May at Queen of Angels Parish

A Vigil Service will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at East County Mortuary & Cremation Service, 374 N. Magnolia Avenue in El Cajon, California. A funeral Mass will be held for Vinnie Higgins at Queen of Angels Church in Alpine, California on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM immediately followed by the Graveside Service at Alpine Cemetery. Friends and family are then invited to fellowship with the family and continue the Celebration of Life for Vinnie with a reception to be held at the Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Boulevard in Alpine, California from 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM.

In addition to his parents, Tim and Christy Higgins of Alpine, Vinnie will be greatly missed by sisters, Samantha Higgins and Jessica Higgins of Alpine and brother Glendon Roeper of San Diego and nephew Zaden.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials be made to the Ronald McDonald House of San Diego. For more information on this and Vinnie Higgins, please go to www.eastcountymortuary.com.

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