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This tribute fund has been set up by our family in honour of Gary Vaughan who was a much-loved family member who succumbed to Mesothelioma on the 28th May 2020 shortly after his sixty-fifth birthday and is survived by his beloved wife Mandy, two sisters, five children, two step-children and 19 grandchildren.

Gary was born on 25th April 1955 in number 9 The Front Brents in Faversham Kent. Very soon after as young infant, moved to Greenhithe Kent with his parents Tony and Rita where he grew up and lived for over forty years, also residing in Dartford and finally Swanley along with his wife Mandy for seventeen years. He had many friends and was a very respected and historically knowledgeable member of the community.

Gary started his working life as a copy clerk for Vogue magazine before entering the police force and leaving very shortly after realising it was not quite for him. From 1973 to 1979 he worked alongside many other local people on the second Dartford tunnel project initially as an above-ground worker and eventually ended up working underground in various job roles. After a short stint as a self-employed taxi driver, he joined the London Fire Brigade in 1981 and remained within the fire brigade until his retirement in 2010 concluding a very happy and distinguished career.

After four years in retirement, he rejoined the workforce as a school caretaker and loved his job, the staff and the pupils at Stone St Marys School and remained there until December 2019.

Gary was a very likeable man and had many hobbies including collecting absolutely anything that interested him. He had a passion for Non-League football and used to follow Ebbsfleet United for nearly 60 years and will be sorely missed as he was a regular face on the terraces of Stonebridge Road and far away grounds whatever the weather.

Dad was an absolute gentleman to most who knew him, and he was always great company and will be remembered for his love, support, loyalty, fun and generosity. One of his favourite phrases was ‘’no trouble” and he meant it as nothing was too much trouble for him and was always there to lend his hand and advice. ​ He will always be fondly remembered and we will continue to celebrate his life for the rest of our own and we are all very thankful and privileged to have known him and will continue to love and cherish him forever.

The whole Vaughan Family would like to thank LASAG with all our hearts for the help and advice you gave to Gary and Mandy, and in particular, we would like to mention Marika as they both really appreciated her assistance, support and caring nature. ​

Donations to Gary’s tribute fund will help LASAG to continue their extraordinary work within the community and help keep the memories of all our lost loved ones alive as we continue to fight these devastating asbestos-related diseases.




Absolute gentleman. Will be missed by so many. Taken far too soon. Love Carrie, Ray, Ellis and Evan Wilkinson xxxx


To the memory of my dear lifelong friend, it was a privilege to share your life with you Gary, a true gent and companion, you will be truly missed. Rest peacefully mate, love from Terry and all the Bobby family xx


So glad that we met and I had the privilege of knowing Gary and his lovely family. Will be greatly missed by many. Sorry can't be with you today but sending much  love, Maureen.


Thinking of you and wishing you moments of comfort as you say goodnight. I’m sorry for your loss xx




In loving Memory of Gary Vaughan x


In memory of a great man. Sending my love Hooky.


From Charlotte, Paul, Dylan & George 💖 xx


Beautiful words thinking if u all xxxx


Rest in peace Gary - Nick Perrin


Rest in peace Gary - Love Christine Banks


I only knew Gary for 3 months but he made me feel so welcome as a new teacher at the school. Love to all his family. X x x


Night night, God bless, sweet dreams, big brother. Heartfelt thanks to LASAG for the support Gary and his family received  when they needed it most.


Never forgotten Gary x


In memory of a wonderful man. So many heartfelt tributes that tells how much he was loved by all who had the privilege to have known him. Rest in peace Gary xx


With love x


Thinking of you at this time Diane  and Dave Wheeler  xx


Love from the Atkins


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