VAUGHN, V. Wayne

April 19, 1938 – May 18, 2014

Wayne went peacefully to a wonderful place without pain and anguish at noon on May 18, 2014 in the Foothills Hospital, Calgary with his loving wife Vicki at his side.

He was born to Florence and Wayland Vaughn at Macoun Saskatchewan where he spent his childhood. He was educated at Macoun school and after graduation migrated to the oil patch which was booming during the 50’s.

Wayne is lovingly remembered by his wife Vicki (Bzdel) of almost 54 years as well as 6 siblings. 3 sisters; Gloria (Zielinski) of Edmonton, Louise (Ralph Hughes) of Calgary, Connie (Greg Brown) of Cochrane. 3 brothers; Donald of Regina, Worsel (Krys) of Toronto, Doug (Kay) of Saskatoon as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Florence and Wayland Vaughn, sister in law Linda Vaughn, niece Gayline Vaughn, and brother in law Bill Zielinski.

His livelihood centered around the oil patch and started with battery operating in the Oxbow/Alida Saskatchewan area with future moves to Kindersley Saskatchewan and ultimately to Alberta with Sun Oil Corp and became superintendant of gas for them for Northern Alberta. He then branched out as a private consultant and was very instrumental in being part of Grad and Walker’s climb to success in the Alberta oil patch.

He enjoyed hunting and golf in his leisure hours. He was very successful as a hunter but he would agree he was less successful as a golfer but enjoyed both to the fullest.

Wayne’s battle with kidney disease spanned almost 6 years and the last few months included dialysis which proved to be insurmountable.

A Celebration of Wayne’s Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No.15, 114 – 5th Avenue West, Cochrane, with a Reception to follow.

No flowers by request, if friends so desire, memorial tributes in Wayne’s memory may be made to
The Kidney Foundation, 6007 – 1A Street S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0G5
or to a charity of one’s choice

  1. On 21/05/2014 at 9:09 am Rita Kramer Said:

    My sincerest sympathy to Vicki and all Wayne’s family. Haven’t seen him personally for many years, but he hasn’t changed one bit. A little older and more distinguished and handsome as ever. Sorry I can not be there but you will all be remembered in my prayers. Love to all Cousin Rita

  2. On 22/05/2014 at 9:57 am DOROTHY SWENSON Said:

    SINCEREST SYMPATHY to Vicki and all of the VAUGHN Family. Wayne and his father were the first members of the Vaughn family that I met when I became the school teacher that boarded at their home. In 1946, Wayne became a cherished Grade One student. The memories of those years are very much appreciated.

  3. On 23/05/2014 at 11:42 am Marlene Conlin Said:

    My sincere and deepsympathy to Vicky and his family.The Messers and the Vaughns lived only 9 miles apart as kids growing up so we were very close cousins. Had a wonderful fun time with all of them. I had no brothers and maybe because Wayne was closest in age to me I felt a special love for him. He was fun and adventuresome. He looks fabulous on the picture, a lot like Uncle Wayland.May he rest in peace. Love to all Marlene

  4. On 23/05/2014 at 7:26 pm Arie Vink Said:

    To Vicky and the Vaughn family our deepest condolences with the loss of your dear husband, father, and brother. May he rest in peace.
    On behalf of the Cochrane Royal Legion #5

    Arie Vink
    Service Officer

  5. On 28/05/2014 at 2:48 pm Jerry Wheeler Said:

    Sincerest Sympathy to the Vaughn family. Many memories of time spent at the Vaughn home in Macoun

  6. On 28/05/2014 at 7:13 pm Delores Porter Said:

    My most sincere sympathy to Vicki and all Wayne ‘s brothers and sisters, how I remember the fun times when we got to go to your place after church. Secretly Wayne was the most fun, his laughter made everyone happy. Sorry as usual I saw so little of him later but still a happy pleasant face and a handsome one as well. I’ m sorry he was asked to suffer but he will now have his reward. Rest in peace my dear cousin. Love to all Delores.

  7. On 28/05/2014 at 9:24 pm Janice Hintz Said:

    My sincere sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you Vicky and your family and the Vaughn family at this time. I remember the times we had together over the years – lots of fun and laughter. I will cherish those memories. Take care & God Bless. Rest in peace Wayne.
    Love your cousin Jan.

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