In Celebration of

Dr. Alfred Vaughan

January 31, 1935 -  April 7, 2019

Alfred James Vaughan, (January 31, 1935 - April 7, 2019) passed away Sunday evening at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Toronto.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rosemary Vaughan (nee Sereda), of 61 years. He was the proud father of Christopher, Susan and Candace (Greg) Otte. Alfred was also a loving grandfather and role model to his grandchildren Caitlin, Hartley, Robert, Rebecca and Ava. As a family man, he lived by high moral values and his legacy will be of trust, honour, integrity and compassion.

From his birth in Toronto to proud Lithuanian parents, Annie and James Vaichulis, Alf was a hard working, kind soul who was a gifted scholar and athlete. In 1958, he graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, and continued to practice for over 30 years. He was also an integral part of the 5T8 Alumni group planning class reunions for over 60 years. Alf loved the wilderness and spent a significant amount of time building and enjoying the family cottage on Healey lake near Mactier, Ontario. He instilled a love of nature in all his children and grandchildren.
A long time member and patron of the Toronto Racquet Club, Alf also ensured that his “Old Farts Club” maintained their friendship outside the walls of the club. Alf is described by his peers as a kind, thoughtful, and inspirational sportsman.


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Paul Henderson (Long time Squash Friend at the TRC)

Entered April 11, 2019

Alf was one of the finest sportsman I ever met.
He has been my good friend for now over 50 years.
We often talked about his great days when he carried the UofT Basketball Team when we at the UofT together
when I knew him as Alf Vaichulis.
He will always be remembered fondly.

Donald Ross (Friend)

Entered April 11, 2019

Rosemary, there are many heavy hearts around the Toronto Racquet Club this week. We all share your pain and loss. Al was truly a gentlemen and an inspiration to us all. He battled so well these past years and my father David (95 in October) is a regular participant at the Old Farts Lunch. Kudo's to Al and Terry Pinfold for keeping dad involved. Regrettably my wife and I are in London on Saturday at a reunion. Our thoughts will be with you during this very sad time. Remember Alf always in your thoughts, hearts and stories. He is merely waiting on the 'court next door' Respectfully, Don Ross

Jennifer Kao 

Entered April 12, 2019 from Toronto

Dear Candace,

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Jen Kao

Bob and Gail Chapman (Joyce's Christmas dinner friends.)

Entered April 13, 2019 from Ridgeway

We have missed you both for the past few years but think of you often and and fondly.
Bob and Gail

Trudy Hebbes (Colleague at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dental Hygienist)

Entered May 12, 2019 from Toronto

Dear Rosemary:
I worked with Dr. Vaughan at Queen Elizabeth Hospital when I graduated from dental hygiene school in 1978.
We called him the gently giant, who was kind, very pleasant and treated our patients respectfully.
I played T&D squash for many years because of him.
I'm sorry that I'm just sending an entry today, I did not know Dr. Vaughan passed away in April 7, 2019 but I was looking him on Goggle to get in-touch to let him know Ada Schmidt passed away May 4. There is a visitation Sunday May 12 at Turner & Porter, Yorke Chapel.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Dental Department was a better place because of Dr. Vaughan, Mrs. Schmidt and Dr. Fraser. Trudy


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