It is with great sadness that the family of Vaughan Herbert Sherwood announce his unexpected and peaceful passing at home which occurred on Monday, April 10, 2023. Never one to be far from home, he was born on the nearby family farm in Upperton, NB on June 1, 1949, he was the son of the late Stewart and Gladys (Hanson) Sherwood.
Vaughan shared 51 happy years of marriage with his soulmate Mary(Totton). Their devotion was unwavering through Mary's health challenges. He is survived by Mary, their son Trevor and his partner Norma Manning, their daughter Stacy and husband Dart Nice. Vaughan was so proud of Stacy and Dart's children: Jacob, Teri-Lynn and Ashlynn. Vaughan and Mary have been together since they were very young. He took great pride in his red Ford LTD with lots of lights. While they were dating, everyone would know he was on his way through. His car was lit up with lights. After schooling, he continued farming with his father Stewart, raising beautiful Belgian horses and beef cattle. Then he purchased his first pulp truck. He cut and loaded by hand and hauled for himself and then for others. He was self employed for a company and hauled tree length wood, gravel and asphalt. He retired in 2019. His trucking handle was "Farmer". Trucking was his career but his passion in life was his family and farming. Teaching his kids all about farming as they grew up alongside him and their grandfather doing chores and traveling the horses to many shows and exhibitions. They also used the horses to give sleigh rides for about 10 years. It was always a family affair, along with Vaughan's parents who all loved each other very much.(and maybe a few nieces and nephews tagging along too.) Vaughan and Mary's first home was a stone's throw away from his parents and then Vaughan built their current home himself, doing much of the work with a chainsaw. Vaughan raised a very close knit Family. They enjoyed gathering together every summer with Stacy, Dart and family coming home from Alberta. When they were younger, they enjoyed vacations to PEI. Time together now could be spent peacefully watching the cattle and horses grazing in the pasture. Trevor is now caretaker of the family farm and Stacy and her family are starting their own farm in Alberta. Vaughan was always a jokester and loved to tease. Especially if he could get a reaction. He would wish for everyone to remember him fondly, with a smile, until we meet again.
Vaughan is survived by his loving wife and soul mate Mary Sherwood (Totton) of Upperton, NB; children: Trevor Sherwood (Norma Manning) of Upperton, NB and Stacy Nice (Dart) of Delph, AB; grandchildren: Jacob Nice (Jenna Tolsma), Teri-Lynn Nice and Ashlynn Nice; sisters: Betty Bevans (David) of Upham, NB and Phyllis Johnston of Upperton, NB; sister-in-law Linda Sherwood of Upperton, NB; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Vaughan was predeceased by his brother Gordon Sherwood; brother-in-law Travis Johnston; and niece Marilyn Bevens.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB. Visitation will take place on Saturday, April 15th, 2023, from 2 to 4PM at his home, 2513 Route 820, Upperton, NB. Interment will take place in the spring at St. Peter’s Anglican Cemetery, Upham, NB.
Donations in memory of Vaughan may be made to the MS Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and charitable donations may be made through: ReidsFH.com