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This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Stephen Gordon Higden, 58, born on April 5, 1952 and passed away on April 25, 2010. We will remember him forever.
Stephen was extremely talented in so many ways.  He was an amazing artist, painter, silversmith, jeweler, animal lover, gardener, guitarist, drummer, singer, chef and much more.  He inspires me every day.  I miss him so much.
Stephen loved the beach and I know he is there right now riding his beloved horses Montana, JetFire and Moondancer wearing a headband with his long flowing hair blowing in the wind frolicking in the surf with his pups: SnowBuck, Darla, Max, Bandi and Rocky. 

April 25, 2023
April 25, 2023
Hello Sweetheart....you are always in my thoughts.
Love Always,
Kathryn
April 25, 2022
April 25, 2022
Dearest Stephen...you are always in my thoughts. I miss you.
Love Always,
Kathryn
April 5, 2022
April 5, 2022
Happy Birthday Sweet Prince. You are always in my thoughts.
Peace, Love and Happiness Always My Love,
Kathryn
December 27, 2021
December 27, 2021
Hello big brother
I miss you
I did not get to spend as much time with you as I wished but when you did come to Montréal for Christmas you made it feel magical. You were very much your mother’s son, the way you lit up Christmas with that constant naughty twinkle in your loving eyes. I am thankful for our memories together. Your artist touch everywhere you made the best pizza I ever ate. You really are a Rock Star still in my heart. You were deeply sensitive and I always loved that you could cry with me. You, me and Phillip were the cry babies of the family. The sensitive “crazy” ones. You taught me fashion style and even to wipe my ass with less toilet paper because you were far ahead of everyone else with healing Mother Earth. You always brought me “Kiss My Face” environmentally friendly body products and things you gathered in San Fran Chinatown. Everything you gave was thoughtful and generous not expensive. I still have the Samurai warrior statue and I still wear the silver and Turquoise ring you made for me everyday. Mother died with hers on, but I guess you know that already as you are together once more forever. Mom never got past losing you. I think of you together now at peace with all the animals you both adored and cared for. I hope Zen and Levi are safe with you and Mum. Love you forever - your baby sis.

A poem for your beloved Kathryn

If I were the first to die
Let grief not blacken your sky
Be bold, yet modest in your grieving.
There is a change, but not a leaving.
For just as death is part of life.
The dead live on forever in the living.
And all the gathered riches from our journey, the moment shared, the mysteries explored
The steady layering of intimacy stored
The things that made us laugh, weep or sing
The joy of sunlit snow, or first unfurling of the Spring
The wordless language of look and touch
The knowing
Each giving and each taking
These are not flowers that fade
Nor trees that fall and crumble
Nor are they stone
For even stone cannot the wind and rain withstand
And mighty mountains peaks in time reduced to sand.
What we were we are
What we had, we have
A conjoint past,
Imperishably present
So, when you walk the woods, where once we walked together, and scan in vain the dappled bank beside you for my shadow, or pause where we always did upon the hill, to gaze across the land
And spotting something, reach by habit for my hand
And finding none, feel sorrow start to steal upon you
Be still
Close your eyes
Breath
Listen for my footfall in your heart
I am not gone
but merely walk
within you
December 22, 2021
December 22, 2021
Merry Christmas Stephen.....I miss you and remember how much fun we had every Christmas. You always made me such beautiful jewelry and hid it throughout our Christmas tree. Give my Mom and Dad a big hug and kiss for me.
Love Always,
Kathryn
April 26, 2021
April 26, 2021
Eagle Dancer,
I think of you every day. I'll love you always.
April 5, 2021
April 5, 2021
Happy Birthday Eagle Dancer. I miss you every day. You were the love of my life. Peace and love to you always.
Kathryn
April 5, 2020
April 5, 2020
Happy Birthday Stephen....I love you and miss you every day
May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019
Hey brother
I think of you often. I never met anyone in my life that had more passion than you.
With you, Stevie, everything from marveling at a cricket in the hand, the perfect brush stroke on your paintings, making awesome pizzas, your beloved horses and many loved dogs, your original songs, the guitar on your back - all of which you expressed magically seemed to come from a rare place inside of you. You were not perfect. None of us are. Your artist passion always lit up the room with a mischievious grin and the biggest ( this side of Jagger ) shiny whites in the room. Steve I always saw you as a Rock Star...because you rocked the world by going into it in full on exploration mode.
You died way too soon. So many more adventures...
You were truely an animal and nature whisperer, Stephen, who also whispered in my ear so many wonderful ideas about life when I was a child. I love you dear brother my only wish you could still be whispering to me. You left me many talismans... I wear all of the beautiful silver and turquoise rings you gave me on your rare visits home in Montreal. I carry you with me. You made the world seem magical. Miss you big brother. XXO
May 13, 2017
May 13, 2017
May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay
Forever young
Forever young
Forever young
May you stay
Forever young
May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
And may you stay
Forever young
Forever young
Forever young
May you stay
Forever young
May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
And may you stay
Forever young
Forever young
Forever young
May you stay
Forever young
Songwriters: Bob Dylan

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April 25, 2023
April 25, 2023
Hello Sweetheart....you are always in my thoughts.
Love Always,
Kathryn
April 25, 2022
April 25, 2022
Dearest Stephen...you are always in my thoughts. I miss you.
Love Always,
Kathryn
April 5, 2022
April 5, 2022
Happy Birthday Sweet Prince. You are always in my thoughts.
Peace, Love and Happiness Always My Love,
Kathryn
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