Vaughn passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital with family by his side. He was born on October 23, 1936 in Toronto, Ontario. Vaughn was predeceased by mother, Hazel and father, Roger Cofell; sister, Diane and brother-in-law, Bobby Scott; brother, Delbert Cofell and brother-in-law, Glenn Baird.

Vaughn is survived by his children, Kim Exley, Mark (Becky) Cofell, our special daughter-in-law and “Little Bear”; his grandchildren, Payton, Xaiden, Ava and Ash. Vaughn had special fondness for nephew, David (Paula) Scott and many great and great-great nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Greta Baird (99 years); sister and brother-in-law, Deb and Billy Mayer and sister-in-law, Diane Baird and sister-in-law, Hilda Cofell.  Married to wife, Pat for 49 (plus 5) adventuresome and interesting years. “Love Kept Us Together.”

Loved his white wine, fishing and going to the Royal’s games, occasionally with  Pat and other members of the family but most of all with Joel, our good neighbour and friend.  He had a special place in his heart for our daughter, Kim (Squeeks). Her nightly phone calls checking on her Mom and Dad to make sure our day was good. Always thinking of others!  All our friends and family will totally miss his gourmet meals. Who is going to cook now?

Vaughn, his dog “Little Bear” and son, Mark were fixtures at the Wheaton GMC dealership leasing department. “What a Team”, Vaughn since 1993, Mark since 2005 and “Little Bear” since 2007. Mark wasn’t sure about the new arrival, 3 lbs. of fur.  He never grew so he resided in Vaughn’s desk drawer during business hours. Thanks Dave and Team for your understanding over the years and much loyalty. You still have our first born. The dog is retired. Vaughn is off to a new adventure.

Vaughn was blessed with loving family, many friends and loyal customers who will truly miss him.

Thanks to Dr. Chew, Connie, his receptionist and all the staff that were so kind during Vaughn’s illness at the Royal Jubilee Hospital and to Trevor and staff at McCall’s Funeral Home for their kindness and understanding.

Vaughn’s wishes were no service but a Celebration of Life which will be held at our home at 1520 Queensbury Avenue on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 1pm to 5pm.

Those we love don’t go away

They walk beside us every day

Unseen, unheard, but always near

Still loved, still missed

And held so dear

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens





    August 7, 2019

    Hi Pat, my deepest condolences to you and Mark. As you know, Vaughn and I worked together and socialized together for a number of years. He was a good friend and a great person. A hard person to replace in the workplace and a very big void left in your lives going forward. He was a special person and I want to say it was my pleasure having known him. Stay strong, he is still watching over you.

  • Brad Wallace
    July 27, 2019

    I am sorry to hear of Vaughn’s passing, I first met him when he (and Little Bear) took a fishing charter with me (Fin Addict Charters) in Port Alberni, a few times, and then I bought my new 2009 Chev. 3/4 ton truck. Great guy!

  • William C Weston
    July 27, 2019

    We were saddened to learn of Vaughn’s passing. Our sincerest condolences and sympathies to the entire Cofell family. He was a warm person and gentleman who will be missed by all.
    Bill and Dorothy Weston

  • Michael and Debbie McMullen
    July 25, 2019

    Dear Pat , Mark , Kim and family . Our heart felt condolences to you .
    Vaughn had a wonderful personality, A warm heart and a contagious laugh.
    He will be missed for sure .

  • Joan Martins
    July 23, 2019

    Deepest sympathy to Mark and rest of family. Vaughan has looked
    after my vehicle needs for many years. Always friendly and very
    considerate to me. Miss “Little bear” in the drawer – now when
    I see Mark………Sincerely …..Joan Martins

  • Kevin Cofell
    July 16, 2019

    My deepest sympathy’s Pat, Mark and Kim. He
    Will be forever missed.

  • John Domerchie
    July 16, 2019

    Condolences to Pat, Mark, Kim and Vaughn’s Family

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Vaughn. He taught me a lot in my years at Old Ontario House and Grandma Lee’s that have guided me through my own business ventures.

    You take care Pat.
    John, Brenda & Meg

  • Shelley Jordan
    July 12, 2019

    Condolences to Pat and Vaughn’s Family….

    So sad to hear about the passing of Vaughn. We had many laughs during his Dental Appointments and he kept me posted on the Hockey Games.

    A very kind and gentle man. He will be missed. You take care Pat.

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