Richard Rogers Vaughan
It is with deep sadness that the family of Rick Vaughan announces his peaceful passing from this life on March 17, 2019 at Shannex Fredericton. A life long resident of Fredericton, NB, Rick was the son of the late William and Verna Vaughan (Rogers).
He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Dorothy Vaughan and his loving daughter Allyson Vaughan Williams (Ted) of Cascais, Portugal and his very special granddaughter Ella and step-son Dr. David Dorton (Connie) & grandchildren Will, Lilly and Zach of Lutz Florida. He is survived by his brother Steve (Jayne) of Singhampton, ON and his sisters Alexa "Pex" Legris (Joe) of Renfrew, ON and Kathleen Zwicker of Fredericton, NB and sisters-in-law Martina Vaughan of Kingston, NS and Ruth Vaughan (Gilles) of Moncton, NB and Allyson’s mother Barb Prince (Ken) of Fredericton, NB. Rick is also survived by his brothers-in-law Jim Appleton (Heather) and Jeff Appleton (Shelley) and their families. He will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and cousins with whom he had a special relationship.
Rick held a special place in his heart for his two predeceased brothers Kenny and Rod Vaughan and nephew Nelson Vaughan.
While Rick experienced health challenges beginning in the early seventies that persisted throughout his life, he dealt with each with patience, courage and a steadfast determination to participate fully in life with his family and with the community. Rick was a long-time member of the Kinsmen Club of Nashwaaksis and was a supporter of the NB Fish and Game Association. Rick rarely missed an event and his camera was a constant companion whether it was a Kinsmen dinner, a hockey game, a basketball or volleyball game or a family gathering at the beloved "Vaughan Family Camp" on the South-West Branch of the Miramichi River.
Rick took special pride in the many accomplishments and travels of his daughter Allyson and always looked forward to receiving news from "Allyson" wherever she was at that moment. He and Dorothy enjoyed numerous trips to visit with Allyson in the US and Europe. Each trip produced many good memories and of course a pile of pictures.
Of all the places Rick travelled his favourite place was always the "Vaughan Family Camp" particularly when brother Steve and nephews were about. Whether he was at the camp and part of the group or absent, Rick enjoyed hearing about the camp and knowing that the camp was being used almost as much as being there. He was generous in seeing that people had access to the camp when needed. Always willing to stop and talk, have a coffee, lend a needed tool to a friend, Rick was kind hearted and generous to those he met and knew.
The family is particularly grateful for the care that Rick has received from many, particularly Marie Murphy who visited and supported Rick in his care at both Windsor Court and Shannex Fredericton over the past 6 years. The family expresses their appreciation to Drs. Hart, Beland, K Stymiest and the staff at the Chalmers Hospital and to Dr. Kolyvas and staff at the Saint John Neuro Department for the professional care they provided Rick over many years. To the staff at Windsor Court and Frederick Hall Shannex the family says a sincere "Thank you" to each one for their kind and compassionate care.
At Rick’s request there will be no visitation or funeral. The family looks forward to a private celebration of Rick’s life at a later date. Interment will take place later in the Fredericton Rural Cemetery. For those who wish to remember Rick a gift to the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Miramichi Salmon Association Inc. or a charity of donors’ choice would be appreciated.