Peter David Vaughan

24 April, 19333 April, 2021

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Peter David Vaughan after a courageous battle with cancer. Peter passed away peacefully in the early hours of April 3rd, 2021, just shy of his 88th birthday He leaves behind his wife of 60 years Joy, his son David, daughter Sandra, daughter-in-law Carol Anne and two grandsons Andrew and Brandon. Peter was born and raised in London, England, the youngest of six children - two older sisters Doris and Vera, and three older brothers: Roy, Allan and Raymond. He loved playing soccer and occasionally played for a semi-pro team in the UK. During WWII, Peter was evacuated from London and lived with Mr. and Mrs. Kelly and their son Roger in Frome, Devon for five years. He became very close to the Kellys' during that time, and Peter stayed in touch with them until their passing. Peter immigrated to Canada in 1957, landing in Edmonton, Alberta. After landing a job at British American Oil Refinery, he was transferred to Vancouver. There he met and married Ena Joy Howard. His son, David was born in 1964 in Vancouver. Shortly after Peter, Joy and David moved to Oakville Ontario where Peter took a job in the Gulf Oil Testing Centre. In 1967, Sandra was born. The family would then go on to live in Sudbury, Fonthill, Ridgeville, Milton, Hornby and finally Ballantrae. Peter retired from the oil business at age 57. He liked to stay active and continued to work, eventually becoming a Court Registrar in the Brampton Courthouse. He also did a short stint as a Limo Driver. After fighting against mandatory retirement for 10 years, Peter was able to go back to work at the age of 75 as a Court Services Officer in the Milton Courthouse. He was thrilled! And, in his spare time, he was a Marshall at a golf course, president of the Roadbuilders Association and the Hornby Improvement Association. Peter was devoted to his family, and coached his son in hockey and his daughter in soccer. He was very fond of his two grandsons and enjoyed spending time with them. He loved to putter around their one acre home in Hornby. He was devoted to his wife, and was her primary caregiver when her health deteriorated. A special thank-you to the medical staff at the Stronach Cancer Centre for the care the provided to him during his battle with cancer. Thanks to Kingsway Place Retirement Home for their care and support during his 5-month stay. And sincere thanks to the staff at Margaret Bahen Hospice for the excellent care and kindness they gave him and his family leading up to his passing. We were relieved to know that he was so well cared for by everyone. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to the Cancer Society of Canada or the Margaret Bahen Hospice. Due to Covid restrictions, we will have a small family service this Saturday, April 10th at 1:00pm. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Vaughan family.


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elise Mansoor

20 April 2021

So sorry to hear this... I was very fond of Peter. I had the pleasure to know him for over 20 years at the dental office. May you all find strength in the wonderful memories...sending prayers & hugs
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Margaret Bahen Hospice

17 April 2021

It was an honour to care for Peter at Margaret Bahen Hospice. On behalf of the entire MB Hospice family, please accept our deepest sympathies.

Gord Tanner

12 April 2021

Hi Sandra

I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing.

I fondly remember sharing a game golf with you and your dad at the Don Valley Course.

Sending my sincere condolences to you and your family.


Sonja Samsa

12 April 2021

Dear Sandra,
I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolence to your and your family.

Jennefer Davis

10 April 2021

Dear Sandy,
Thinking of you today as you celebrate the treasured life of your beloved father. I’ve learned, memories keep us strong, and time softens the edges... sending you all the light and love possible during this time of grieving. Be gentle with yourself, take your time, and know I am always available to talk.
Lots of love,

Kerry Donlevy

10 April 2021

Dear Sandra
I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing.
My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time

Mary-Lou Parissi

10 April 2021

Dear Dave, Carol-Anne, Brandon and Andrew,
We are very sorry for the loss of your Dad/Father-in-law/Grandfather. May all of the memories you have of him bring you comfort through this very difficult time. Please accept our deepest and sincerest condolences.
Love, Mary-Lou & Tracy xoxoxoxo

Carol Moores

10 April 2021

Dear Sandra,

My sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Keeping you in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Carol Moores

Sonja Samsa

9 April 2021

My sincerely condolence to your and your family.

Anna Vaughan

8 April 2021

Dear Uncle Peter, I have such wonderful memories of you. The fantastic stories of your youth and young adult life and all the interesting things you have accomplished since. Visits to the south west of England and the infectious laughter which accompanied those trips with yet more memories to share.
You were a people's person, kind, compassionate and non judgemental, a true gentleman.
My son's were so happy to have known you and grateful for spending such quality time with their Great Uncle. We love you very much and we will miss you greatly.

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