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Vaughan Andrew Harding

Vaughan Andrew Harding

8th October 1980 - 12th November 2023


Vaughan passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on 12th November 2023 aged 43 years.

Much loved only son of Laurie and Nola (dec).

Your smile has gone forever,

your hands I cannot touch,

but the sweetest thing I ever knew,

was my son I loved so much.


Family and friends are invited to attend Vaughan’s funeral service

to be held in the Church of Christ, Blakeley Road, Castlemaine on Friday 24th November at 1.30pm.

Following this service the cortege will leave for the Castlemaine Cemetery.


After the burial service you are warmly welcome to join Vaughan's family for light refreshments

at the Castlemaine Golf Club.


If you wish to join us at the service via livestream
please return to the home page of this website and click on the livestream button.
The service will be live approximately 5 -10 minutes prior to commencing.



27 responses to “Vaughan Andrew Harding”

  1. Tim Hadfield says:

    Vaughan, I’ll never forget the times we spent away on holidays in America. Some of the best and memorable times of my life. You had a heart of gold mate and everyone who knew you loved you. Sincere condolences to Laurie and family. RIP mate, until we meet again, have a bottle of Jack ready.
    Tim Hadfield

  2. Stuart Dunn says:

    So very sorry to hear about Vaughan passing away. Fond memories of spending time with ‘Vinnie’ over the years at cricket and golf. Always a character, who loved a good time with a drink from the top shelf. Deepest condolences to Laurie and all Vinnie’s family and friends.
    Stuart Dunn

  3. Kellie Fishlock (Hufer) says:

    Vaughan; what can I say… you were my best childhood friend! So many hrs spent exploring the ’wild’ and being adventurers! We were so certain we were going to find uncharted land and become famous; making wood creations in your grandpa’s shed – we had NO idea what we were doing but it was fun; so many hrs playing ‘wonder boy’ on our commodore 64’s! – even finding the cheat code so we never lost any lives so we could keep going to see what the next giants head was going to be on level 4!! I missed you so much when your family moved away – it was like 1/2 of me was gone. And when you came back we had both grown into different people – we couldn’t pick up from where we were. While it’s been a long time since I’ve seen you or spoken to you, you will forever be my childhood best friend. May you rest peacefully now, reunited with your mum. Deepest condolences to Laurie. Til we meet again. Bye Vaughan.
    Love Kellie x

  4. Jake Amy & Emaly Frost says:

    We had fun years ago, cycling, bush adventures, parties, even getting caught in the middle of a shoot out.
    What a ball we had.
    We will miss you Vaughan, you lived a good life and we got to share a piece of it.
    Condolences to the Harding family, from All of our family.
    Jake Amy and Emaly Frost

  5. Alan Rilen says:

    Thinking of you Laurie at this very sad time.
    Alan and Glenys Rilen.

  6. Luth says:

    Still in shock. Vaughan you were always a good mate.
    So many great memories of late nights playing pool.
    Bendigo cup pool comps or just talking crap down street.
    You were always up for chat and a jack or two on a Friday night.
    Will miss you mate.
    Rest easy brother.
    Condolences to your family.

  7. Gary and Glenda Nevinson says:

    Our Deepest Sympathy to Laurie, The Harding and Powell Families.
    Memories are ours to keep of the wonderful times spent at Ocean Grove.
    Rest peacefully Vaughan.
    Glenda, Gary and Kurt.

  8. Sandra Grant says:

    We have 43 years of great memories of time spent with Vaughan.
    Now with his beloved mum and my dearest friend Nola.
    Our condolences and love to Laurie.
    Sam, Bill, Netta and Harper and Shannon

  9. Maree Gale says:

    I will miss you Vaughan.
    Maree Gale x

  10. Ken Maddern says:

    Laurie our thoughts are with you.
    Vaughan in his time racing his bike was larger than life .. I still remember his beaming smile.
    Ken Maddern

  11. Jodi Hall says:

    Vaughan, the shock of losing you is still sinking in.
    So many wonderful family memories we will cherish forever.
    Can’t believe we were only reminiscing some of them only recently. Mate you were a blessing for your Mum and Dad, I loved looking after you when you were little and catching up as we grew up.
    You were always on for a chat and in our adult years a couple of alcoholic beverages shared with lots of laughs.
    Will miss you mate but feel comforted that you have been reunited with your Mum and all our Angels🦋
    Condolences to Laurie and all the extended families.
    Jodi and Darren Hall

  12. Glenn Tatnall says:

    To my mate,
    Love you buddy. So many funny times we had together especially the time you did not get your KFC with me and Tim and your parents. And the time you made me listen to the cranberries and I loved them ❤️ always had your back and you had mine!!
    Till we meet again my mate.
    Lots of love to your family.
    Glenn Tatnall.

  13. Andrew Boyce says:

    I truly hope you’re feeling the love, I’m still shocked and feeling much sadness at your passing. Castlemaine won’t be the same.
    So many fantastic memories of us as young dudes at your family home on Duke Street, the base and launch pad for so many adventures and antics in the awesome rumpus room, on the Commodore 64 (or 486) or out in the bush on our mountain bikes… Great times, with great friends.
    I hope you had a blast on your 43 trips around the sun, say g’day to Nola and your Nan for me, wonderful ladies.

    Laurie, my thoughts are with you at this time of such loss.

    Peace mate, gone too soon 🙁

  14. Matthew Driscoll says:

    our thoughts and love are with you stay strong buddy.
    Love Matt & Mel Driscoll xo

  15. Melissa Jenkin says:

    R.I.P. Vaughan
    We didn’t see much of each other lately, but we did manage to catch up at Christmas time for dinner.
    Condolences to Laurie and family.
    You will missed.
    Melissa Jenkin xxx

  16. Carina Bouch says:

    Rest peacefully Vaughan in the arms of your Mum.
    We will miss our catchups.
    Love and thoughts are with you Laurie and all those who loved Vaughan.
    Love Carina, Neil & family xx

  17. Pam Scoles says:

    So very sorry for your loss.
    We have many fond memories of Vaughan when he was growing up.
    A happy and caring young man.
    R.I.P. Vaughan
    Pam, Phillip & family

  18. Zayah Ward says:

    Vinnie thanks for the amazing years we had working together at KR.
    You were one of a kind, always happy go lucky not often did we see you not smiling.
    I’ll always remember the stories you had to tell while working away, and then on a Monday you would fill us all in a great weekend you had out and about there was never a dull moment with you.
    I will always treasure our friendship; may you rest easy now.
    Forever Young…
    Thinking of Laurie and Family at this very sad time.
    Zayah Ward

  19. Elliot Scoles says:

    Sorry for your loss Laurie
    R.I.P. Vaughan
    From Elliot Scoles

  20. Kyralee Hall says:

    The shock of you passing still hasn’t set in.
    I will forever cherish the memories shared throughout the years. When us ‘Halls’ visited, you were always interested in what has been happening in our lives and we’re always up for a chat! You will be missed mate.
    Enjoy the time back your with mum and look after all of our angels.
    Until we meet again 🤍
    Kyralee and Mitch

  21. Deborah Duus says:

    Our love and thoughts go to out to you.
    Thinking of you at this very hard and difficult time on the passing of Vaughan.
    Deb, Phil and Family

  22. Daniel Peterson says:

    Vaughan it’s been a pleasure to call you a friend over all these years, starting out together in the days of Castle Bacon then moving into Ten Pin Bowling and becoming Champions for a season, having late night dinners and drinks and even camping up the Murray River, good times were shared by us all.
    Condolences to Laurie and Vaughan’s family on his sudden passing. May you Rest in Peace now my friend until we meet again.
    Daniel Peterson

  23. James kenyon says:

    To Vaughan I’m going to miss u heaps mate, will never forget the good times we had at bowling and at the pub for catch up drinks and just having a good old chat.
    Rip and say hi to your mum for me.
    James Kenyon

  24. Brock Fletcher says:

    Vaughan, what can I say? We laughed, we cried, we had so much fun! The adventures we had. Bike riding, army games, computer games, games of pool, swimming, skateboarding, cricket, footy and so much more! So many memories to cherish. We will miss you mate. You can finally rest those muscles!
    Condolences to Laurie and the family.
    Brock Fletcher

  25. Chris Edwards says:

    The Muckleford Cricket Club express our thoughts and condolences to Laurie and family with the loss of past player, Vaughan. ‘Vaughno’ had a gift of being able to lift the mood, be it at training, the Saturday game or the post-match analysis and drink. A popular and well-liked player by all who got to know him. Vaughan was always a cheerful character who no doubt will be much missed by all.
    Rest well, Vaughan.

  26. Laureyne Withers says:

    Laurie always know you raised a wonderful man, he will always be remembered as one of the best.

    Vaughan, you were such an amazing friend, you always had my back no matter what. Today as I said goodbye I shed a tear
    but then I remember all the great times we had and they bring such a large smile. I shall cherish those memories in my heart forever.
    Until we meet again, rest peacefully mate.

  27. Judith Armstrong says:

    Really sorry about your passing Vaughan. I always enjoyed our conversations to do with cricket and ten pin bowling.
    Wonderful memories.
    Judith Armstrong

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24th November 2023 at 1:30 PM

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