by Andrew Morrison | Local chef/writer and all around excellent man Owen Lightly passed away last night at Vancouver General Hospital after a year-long fight with cancer. It was two days before his 32nd birthday. I’ve only just been told, so my head is reeling. I know that while it was a privilege to publish his words, it was a bigger joy to have been his friend and a real thrill to watch him flourish. Owen was one the most genuine people I’ve ever come across in my life – a real West Coast boy with a very appropriate surname. Tonight, my family will be raising glasses and celebrating the life he lived. I trust that you and yours – in the kitchen, behind the bar, on the floor, or at home – will take a moment to do the same. Cheers, to Owen.