John S Highgate died this past Thursday, May 26th, surrounded by family at his Blenheim home. He was our friend and we will miss and long remember him. John was 88 years old at the time of his death but clearly, he packed, a lot of life
into his time on earth.
I first met John in the 1960s and got to know him well over the next 50 plus years. Back then John was tasked to take the lead of the Highgate Construction company, a business started by his great-grandfather and
later operated by his father Stanley. The business flourished under John’s steady guidance and grew to be a major force in new home construction. In many ways, his legacy is the countless Highgate homes that dot the map of SWO.