HOWARD SYDNEY VAUGHAN September 8, 1916 - January 19, 2013 Died peacefully January 19, 2013 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, having lived a long and fulfilling life. Howard was born in Saskatchewan, the son of Sydney Vaughan and Ruby Veals. He grew up in Omemee, Ontario and was educated at MCMaster University (class of '38). During WWII he served as meteorologist with the RCAF flight training bases at Aylmer and Kingston, Ontario. His professional career was as a Secondary School educator, spending most of his years at York Memorial Collegiate Institute in the Borough of York (now Toronto). He retired from "York Memo" as Principal in 1978. Howard was always proud of his Welsh heritage and sang in choirs, barbershop quartets and many times as a soloist. He was an active member of Mt. Dennis United Church, Toronto and since retirement, Mark Street United Church, Peterborough. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (nee Wiedrick) and his two siblings Dick Vaughan and Doris Weir, both of Omemee. He is survived by daughters Barbara (John) Hendsbee of Buckhorn, Ontario, Marnie (Don) Lynn of Victoria Harbour, Ontario and son Richard (Gretchen) Vaughan of Los Lunas, New Mexico; grandchildren Jennifer, Amy, Sarah, Melissa, Kirk and Rebecca and great- grandchildren Victoria, Spencer, Nathanael, Michael and John. He is also survived by his dear friend Olive Gibson. Friends will be received at Mark Street United Church, 90 Hunter St. East, Peterborough, on Friday, January 25, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m., with lunch to follow. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be at Emily Cemetery, Omemee at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Nisbett Funeral Home & Chapel, Peterborough, 705-745-3211. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre for the compassionate care they provided Howard in his last days and also the staff and residents of the Royal Gardens Retirement Residence for the care and community he enjoyed while living there. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Howard's memory may be made to Mark Street United Church or a charity of your choice.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 22, 2013