Ken Highton


Kenneth Highton
04 Jun 1946 - 22 Jul 2011
Squares Across the Border


Passed away on July 22, 2011 at Vancouver General Hospital. Ken was predeceased by his father Joseph in 2007 and he is survived by his loving partner of 30 years, Dennis Olson; his son Ilan (Kazia) Highton of Victoria; mother Joan Highton of Victoria; brother Bev (Pam) Highton of Victoria; his extended “in-law” family of Olsons in Victoria and Edmonton and a wide circle of friends in Vancouver and around the world. Ken had an incredible passion for life, was a world traveler, a gardener, an excellent chef, lover of wine, a good book, and a good argument, and was happiest sharing his time with his family and friends. Ken will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by Dennis, his family and all who knew him. Donations in Ken’s memory may be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 47 Squire Bakers Lane, Markham, Ontario L3P 3G8.[1]


In loving memory of

Kenneth Highton June 4, 1946 - July 22, 2011 To love and be loved. Nothing more.

Forever in my heart. Love, Dennis[2]



  1. The Vancouver Sun (Vancouver BC) Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011, p.B5 col.1
  2. Legacy website ; accessed 10 Mar 2021