LLOYD ALBERT HIGGS
(New Brunswick & University 1958) (21 June 1937 - 20 July 2020)
Dr Lloyd Higgs was a Rhodes Scholar, a Queen's Scout, an esteemed Rotarian and one of Canada's most respected astronomers. After receiving his D.Phil. degree from Oxford in 1961, he began his career in research with the Radio and Electrical Engineering Division of NRC in Ottawa where he worked until moving to Penticton. He was director of the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Penticton, BC, where he worked on such specialized interests as planetary nebulae and supernova remnants, recombination lines in the radio spectrum, and the development of software for data reduction. Dr. Higgs joined the RASC shortly after moving to Ottawa and took an active part in a number of capacities, including a term as Centre president 1971-72. Always an enthusiastic supporter of the RASC, he contributed many scientific papers and reviews to the Society's publications and edited the Journal with care and skill from 1976 to 1980.