James Vaughn Anderson

February 12, 1935February 28, 2013

(James) Vaughn Anderson passed away with dignity and in the presence of loved ones at St. Joseph's General Hospital on February 28, 2013. From his modest beginnings near Arthurette, New Brunswick, Vaughn worked hard first as a Steam Engineer with Canadian Pacific Railway and later as a water well driller. Vaughn migrated to the West Coast and finally settled in the Comox Valley in 1970. Vaughn ran several successful businesses throughout his life including Atlas Manufacturing in Merville, which produces and markets an ingenious tool that has revolutionized the water well drilling industry. For Vaughn, life was always an adventure where there wasn't a road that he would drive down. He traveled extensively throughout the world for work and the pure pleasure of seeing what was out there and what was next. Vaughn's greatest strength was his ability to dream and to share that dream with those with wisdom enough to listen. Vaughn is predeceased by his parents James and Annie (Sullivan), sister Marion, and infant daughters Adrienne and Psyche. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Myrna (Yeomans), daughters Lynn Charlton (Terry), Brenda LaTorre (Ron), Laurel Anderson (Wes Sawatsky), Marion Anderson-Goodine (Blair), Emily Wand (Pat), sons Kenneth (Diana), Paul (Trudy), Jody, stepdaughters Vicki McRae (Rick), and Valerie Burgoyne (Bliss), six sisters, one brother, 23 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. We would like to thank the exceptional staff and caregivers who made his last moments comfortable. A gathering to celebrate Vaughn's life will take place Friday, March 8, 2013 at 1:00pm, at Piercy's Funeral Hoe in Courtenay, BC. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to L'Arche Comox Valley.

"As we walk so swiftly o'er the pathway of life we meet many challenges Some pain, some strife, and too happy moments of laughter and mirth Sometimes a feeling of complete rebirth But everyone strives, be he great or small, for immortality; remembered by all."

Love you, miss you, see you Myrna


  • Celebration of Life Friday, March 8, 2013

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Lynn Anderson-Charlton

March 14, 2014

Dearest Father, Grandfather & Great Grandfather.
It is hard to believe that a year has come and gone.

A light from our family is gone,
A voice we loved is still,
A place is vacant in our home,
no one can ever fill.
Our hearts are filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together. We love and miss you Papa. xoxxo

April 2, 2013

Marjorie (Anderson) White

March 17, 2013

While we were separated by distance, I thoroughly enjoyed the precious moments we did share together. I will cherish those memories until I see you again. Sleep well my brother!

March 14, 2013

Lynn, Brenda, Kenny, Paul, Laurie, Emily. It is with great sadness that I find from Marion that Vaughn has passed away. He and your mother are one of my fondest childhood memories. I always felt like I was one of the family! I remember a beautiful man that was so much fun, fun, fun. Having thought of you guys so much over the years (everytime I pass the house I have a different memory) I am so glad I found Marion on Facebook. Thinking of you all. It has been over 43 years!! Trudy (Kelly) MacInnis.