John Wyntour Vaughan, 92, of Nanaimo, passed away early Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Cedar Activation Unit at Dufferin Place with his wife and four children by his side. John was born on April 5, 1921, in Cumberland, BC.

After enlisting in the Canadian Armed Forces, in 1940, John went overseas before marrying Margaret Foster in 1947. John worked for MacMillan Bloedel and was a member of the IWA from 1946 until his retirement in April of 1986. During these years John worked out of Nanaimo River and Copper Canyon and spent many of those years driving the crummy picking up his co-workers in the early morning hours and delivering them home late into the evening.

John could be described as a perfect gentleman who went out of his way to help others and was always quick with a smile. He was a quiet caring man, an avid reader, and a handy man who loved spending time outdoors and with his family. John lived with his wife, of almost 67 years, in their home until his fall on December 6, 2013 and ensuing hospitalization.

John is survived by wife, Margaret Vaughan; daughter, Susan and husband John Little; son, John Vaughan, Jr.; daughter, Lois and husband Jack Foster; daughter, Amy and husband Edward Leung; brother, Ted Vaughan and wife Janet; sister, Carol who was predeceased by husband Don Ross; and sister, Joan and husband Ernie Baird. John is also survived by grandchildren: Heather, Jeremy, Marie, Bailey, Marty, Meghan and Gavin as well as eight great-grandchildren, 1st cousin Evelyn and husband Fred Dobson, and countless nieces and nephews.

Thanks go out to the kind staff of both the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and the Cedar Activation Unit at Dufferin Place for the care they provided John in the final two months of his life.

John will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

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