1982 – 2014


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.

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  1. Wow so such sad news! Owen worked with me at the Shangri-La for a period and he was one of the brightest, most calm and really good cooks I’ve ever had the pleasure to collaborate with. You will be missed!

  2. I’ll miss you Owen. Thanks for giving me my writing start with BOTE.

  3. I didn’t know him other than from his blog where his love of food and life really shone through. So so so sad.

  4. Andrew et al, thanks for sharing this man’s vision on Scout.

    Such a bright a young thing; this saddens me.

    Rest in Peace, Sir, and may your family carry your spirit forward.

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