Vaughn went to be with the Lord after a long battle with cancer on April 13, 2015 in Kelowna, BC. Vaughn was born in Kingston, Ont. On September 13, 1964 and received his elementary, intermediate, and high school education in Calgary, Alta., Salmon Arm, B.C. and La Ronge, Sask. He attended the U of S graduating with a B. Comm/LLB in l989. Vaughn practiced law for 10 years in Saskatoon, Sask. and Kelowna, B.C. while commencing a long career with the Primary Reserve Component of the Canadian Armed Forces serving part and full time. He began his Military Career in 1991 with the North Saskatchewan Regiment and upon moving to Kelowna in 1994, he joined the British Columbia Dragoons where he served as Operations Officer and Regimental Adjutant. Vaughn was deployed to Bosnia in 2003-2004 as a Liaison Officer and later in his career was Deputy Commanding Officer for Regional Cadet Support Unit North in Whitehorse YT. He completed his career as a Plans Officer at 39 Canadian Brigade Group in Vancouver. Vaughn’s honors and awards include the Canadian Decoration, NATO medal for operations in the Balkans and the Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal. Vaughn was a tremendous mentor, planner and leader and he touched many lives in a positive way.
Vaughn is survived by his wife Susan, mother Ellen Norris, father Rick (Cece) Sinotte, sisters Christine (Sam) Blacklock and Jillian Sinotte (Tyler Donner), brothers Ryan (Erin Neall) Sinotte, Patrick (Crystal Naka) Sinotte and and step-brothers Lyle (Cathy) Hill and Alan Hill. Also survived by his father-in-law Leon Cairns and sisters-in-law Bonnie (Rob) Raisbeck, Marilyn (Brent) Donald, and Michele Cairns (Brad Smith) as well as many nieces, nephews and close friends.
A special thanks to the staff at the Central Okanagan Hospice House for their amazing care. A memorial service was held on Saturday April 18th, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at the Cathedral of St. Michael and All Angels, followed by a reception at the Brigadier Angle Armouries on Richter Street.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Fund or the Royal Canadian Legion. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.everdenrust.com 250-860-6440