April 1, 2013. – (James) Vaughn Anderson, of Anderson Water Wells and Atlas Manufacturing, passed away Feb. 28.
his beginnings near Arthurette, N.B., Vaughn worked hard
first as a steam engineer with Canadian Pacific Railway and later as a
water well driller. Vaughn migrated to the west coast and finally
settled in the Comox Valley in 1970. Vaughn ran several successful
businesses throughout his life including Atlas Manufacturing in
Merville, which produces and markets an ingenious tool that has
revolutionized the water well drilling industry. He was remembered at a celebration of life on March 8 in Courtenay, B.C.
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