Robert C. Vaughan
December 23, 1930 – February 2, 2020
VAUGHAN, Rev. Robert (Bob) Charles Dec 23, 1930 – Feb 2, 2020
Bob passed peacefully from this life to his eternal home with Jesus Christ his Lord. His wife and family accompanied his passage with tears, prayers, music and love. He lived his life dedicated to Joyce, his wife of 64 years, his family and in service to others. Bob was predeceased by his daughter Heather, sister Marge, Parents Hilda and Cecil, and is survived by his wife Joyce, sons Steve (Peg), Greg (Ingrid), five grandchildren (Candace Shortreid, Chelsea Vaughan, Brandon Vaughan, Bethany Kanhoffen, Kelsey Kanhoffen) and three great grandchildren, (Caleb, Aaron and Nathan Shortreid). For the loving care Bob received, the family thanks Dr. Ibrahim and the staff at Cowichan District Hospital.
A memorial service will be held on February 15 at 1:30 pm at Shawnigan Alliance Church, 1603 Wilmot Ave, Shawnigan Lake B.C. V0R 2W0, with a reception to follow.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mem.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Shawnigan Alliance Church.
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Robert C. Vaughan
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Tracy & Dietmar Sedens
February 12, 2020
My parents Bruce & Betty Vaughan loved their "cousin reunions" and special memories made with Bob, Joyce, Marge, Keith and Gail.
Uncle Bob was a gentleman who was a gentle man. His words of blessing at our dad's funeral and graveside in 2012 remain among my most precious memories of both Uncle Bob and my dad.
With our love and prayers over you as you miss your dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, thankful with you for the hope of heaven ♥
February 12, 2020
I have reflected on my relationship with Bob. For some reason music has come up as a way to express some of our journey together and I have come up with some songs that might describe what he was to me.
During my studies at Carey Theological College I would need insight, affirmation and a sharp mind to direct me. Bob would often show me the way to the river: “studying about that good old way”.
Be Thou my Vision: Sometimes he would give me great perspective on who the ruler in my life was and encourage me to follow Jesus. The joy of knowing Christ was his vision and is my own vision now.
Bridge over Troubled Water: When I was experiencing problems with work, family or life in general, this song describes so well the solid bridge he presented to get over my difficulty. It was always a safe transition to the other side when he was involved
Hallelujah! Bob was always pointing to what it says in Revelation 19: 6-7. Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory!
Leonard Cohen’s poetry was always a mystery to me like Revelation in the Bible. However, conversations with Bob made him a piece of the puzzle that was part of the big picture for me.
Thank you for being my friend, Bob. A true brother in Christ! Rest in Peace.
Mary Cramond (nee Cummings)
February 11, 2020
I was sorry to hear today that your dear Bob had passed away. It is a long time since I've seen you two but I remember when you were at First Baptist Vancouver in , I think, 1962-63. My parents, Elaine and Les Cummings, had a home at 35th and Crown and you and your family lived on 16th. I, a young teenager, had the fun of babysitting a few times at your house. We all thought it was quite wonderful to have this young family around, and this enthusiastic and gifted young man on the FBC pastoral team. Bob is remembered in the FBC history as "a good listener, sympathetic sounding board and wise counsellor." I did see Bob some years ago and was delighted when he remembered me. He was clearly a people person. Please know that you and your family, are and will be in my prayers as you are missing Bob. All these years later, though I am past retirement age, I am on the support staff at FBC and sit daily just about where Bob's office was in the 60s. There are still other folks here who will remember you both so you will be prayed for here as well. Bless you! Mary Cramond
Ann (Linda) Griffin (formerly Deines)
February 10, 2020
I first met Bob in Edmonton in 1971, when I was engaged to my first husband, Don, who was a member of Strathcona Baptist where Bob was the rector. I instantly felt drawn to him as a man of God, who exuded love, kindness, helpfulness, and the total comfort of being with his Lord and God. At the time, I was a strayed Christian, and Bob was a key person in my eventual return to faith. Our relationship with Bob and Joyce grew over the years, and we became part of the Knoll Community in Mill Bay. Bob and I even commuted to work together in Victoria for perhaps two years, and we covered every topic under the sun on those rides. Bob loved to go fishing, and Don went with him and Wayne Stretch on a few of those excursions. The most infamous trip was in 1972 when we planned to take a boat to the headwaters of Great Central Lake, and then hike to Lake McBride for fishing. Unfortunately, we took the wrong trail and wound up slogging through devil's club and fighting voracious mosquitoes until we decided hiking in the middle of the creek would be safer. That night, Bob and friend Ian stayed up most of the night, drying everyone's boots and pants around the campfire. Don and I had young Steve (age 12) in our tent, and he woke up in the middle of the night screaming, "McBride! McBride! McBride!" I'll always remember that adventure. We never did find Lake McBride. When my marriage fell apart, Bob and Joyce were a big part of my support, and when happily, I married Art in 1999, Bob gave the toast to the bride, as memorable as only Bob could make it. We kept in touch even though I had moved to the USA. Bob and Joyce are very, very dear to me and I will always love them. I'm sure the trumpets were out to welcome him into heaven.
February 7, 2020
When visiting Bob in hospital if I wanted him to smile all I had to do was talk about Joyce. A great smile would break out. What love!
Brad & Wendy Dunham
February 6, 2020
Wendy & I are saddened at the passing of Bob Vaughan. As a retired pastor, I immediately felt a kinship with him when I met him & Joyce. We are assured that since Bob was a born-again believer in Jesus that He is now in the presence of his Lord & Saviour having been welcomed into his eternal reward. Our prayers are with Bob's wife, Joyce & with Pastor Steve, Peggy & the Vaughan family. May God comfort you at this time.