Obituary of Reg Biggs
(Retired Dairy Farmer)
BIGGS, Reginald Knight – passed away at the Pembroke Regional Hospital on Sunday, April 26, 2020 in his 95th year.
Reg Biggs of Pembroke, beloved husband of the late Amy Biggs (nee Bourk/James). Son of the late James and Agnes Biggs (Knight). Much loved brother to Maureen Gillan (late Art). Predeceased by brother Everett Biggs (late Rene), and sisters Marjorie Clement (late George), and Evelyn Matthews (late Norman). Reg will be missed by many nieces and nephews.
Special step-father to Alf James (Lila), Catherine Cochran (Donald), Janet James Whalen (Wally), and Pauline James. Cherished step-grandfather of Dustin James; Adam & Andrew Cochran; and James, Jerret & Jayci Whalen.
Reg was born on September 03, 1925. He was the middle child of 5, raised on the family farm west of Pembroke. As a young adult, Reg acted in several 3-act plays around the Upper Ottawa Valley. Social times were had on the farm, swimming in the creek and skating on the rink. Reg had a love for the farm and carried on running the successful pedigreed dairy operation, nineteen of those years with his business partner John Platt. Over the years, there were many prestigious awards won at the county holstein shows. Reg served as President of the Renfrew County Soil and Crop Improvement Association, as well as a County Director of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. Reg felt it was very important to give back to the community. He enjoyed volunteering at the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village, the historical society, the boys and girls club and with Camp Lauren in Deep River. Reg loved woodworking and antiques and was an integral part of the antique display at the Renfrew County International Plowing Match in 1994. Reg married Amy, the love of his life, in 1978, and they enjoyed many happy years together enjoying family and friends, square dancing with the Swinging Swallows group and traveling. They were long time active members of the Wesley United Church.
Reg's entire family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Riverview Heights for the care and friendship that they extended to Reg over the years, especially the last couple of years as he felt his age. Many thanks as well to the staff at the Pembroke Regional Hospital for the care that he received in the last couple of months.
Respecting Reg's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held at Wesley United Cemetery, Pembroke. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Upper Ottawa Valley Community Living would be appreciated. Arrangements are entrusted to Malcolm, Deavitt, and Binhammer Funeral Home, Pembroke. Online donations & condolences can be made at www.mdbfuneralhome.com, or by mail to Malcolm, Deavitt, and Binhammer Funeral Home, PO Box 74, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 6X1.