Norval Vaughan was born on the family farm in the Llewelyn District near Bangor, SK on June 14, 1929. He was the only son of four children born to Dick (E.R.) Vaughan and Jennie Vaughan (nee Roberts). He was educated at Llewelyn School until the age of 16 at which time he began working full time with his parents on the farm. He took over the farm upon the death of his father in 1959. That same year, he married the love of his life, Ruth Gross of the Stornoway district. Together, they had four children, Richard, Linda, Kenton and Craig. Norval was an active and loving parent, teaching his children to skate and ride bikes, leading the family on far-flung camping trips, and always cheering them on, albeit in his own quiet way, in curling games and 4-H competitions. He taught his children to always explore newfound territories, even if the sign said "no trespassing". Norval was a fixture in his local community. He served, in some cases for decades, on the boards of the Llewelyn United Church, the Yorkton Co-op, the Bangor Wheat Pool, and the Bangor Morris Lodge. He also served as leader in the Bangor 4-H Club and was an active member of the Llewelyn Community Club and the local Welsh choir. He took special pride as the de facto caretaker of the Llewelyn Cemetery where he ensured the grass was always cut, the grounds were well-maintained and, when required, graves were prepared regardless of the time of year or state of the weather. It was his way of giving back to the community that had supported him throughout his life. In 2002, Norval and Ruth sold the farm and retired to Yorkton, SK. They continued to travel the world until his deteriorating health made that impossible. He passed away on April 16, 2014 surrounded by loving family members at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Norval was predeceased by his son, Craig; his parents, Dick and Jennie; his sisters Merle and Glenys; and his nephew, Brent. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Ruth; his children, Rick (Sandy Vaughan-Hastie), Linda (Ken Gulash), and Kenton (Sarah Jane Flynn); his granddaughter, Glynnis Vaughan; his sister, Morfudd Scott; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and an abundance of good friends. Friends so wishing may make donations in Norval's name to the Llewelyn Cemetery Fund as tokens of remembrance. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton, SK with Reverend Susan Griffith officiating, assisted by Shelly Morris. The organist, Elinor Morris, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, "How Great Thou Art", "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah", "Unto the Hills" and "Abide With Me" as a recessional. Following a luncheon in the Gunn Reception Room at Christie's Funeral Home, the Cremation Committal took place in the Llewelyn Cemetery near Bangor, SK. Friends so wishing may forward their condolences to the family by visiting www.christiesfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Christie's Funeral Home & Crematorium, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
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