Vaughn Dragland


I was born in 1950 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. My father was Lawrence Dale Dragland, son of Rudy Magnus Dragland, son of Mikal Olsen Dragland, son of Ole Thorson Limmesand, from Dragland, Norway. My mother's name was Nona May Cuthill, (nee Nona May Annon.) I have one sister: Jeanne Ellen Morrison, and four brothers: Michael David Gnam, Dean Morgan Dragland, Brad Michael Dragland, and Todd Leroy Dragland.

[Vaughn Dragland] I went to the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, and have lived all over Alberta; as well as Vancouver, Victoria, & Terrace, BC; and Denver, Colorado; and now (since 1978) in Toronto, Ontario. I love to travel and have visited almost every state in the USA, almost every province in Canada, and a few places in Europe, (so far...)

I have one son: Michael Raymond Dragland, who was born in 1975. His mother is my first wife, Jane Louise Goodall.

[Vaughn Dragland & family in Hawaii - April 1, 2000: L-R Cornelia, Amanda, Vaughn, and Michael. Seated: Fallon.]
Hawaii 2000: L-R Cornelia, Amanda, Vaughn, Michael, (seated): Fallon

I was married to my second wife Cornelia Dragland (nee Cornelia Schillup) for over 40 years until she passed away, having succumbed to ALS. We have two daughters: Amanda Vale Dragland (1986), and Fallon Rachel Dragland (1988). We had many cats over the years and a beautiful golden doodle (Toby).

I have 4 grandchildren: Athena Dragland, Avery Dragland, Elias Dodd, and Roan Dodd.

[Vaughn & Tanya in Oakville - February, 2022]
Tanya and Vaughn, Oakville 2022

These days, I am happy to be spending my golden years with my beautiful lady-friend Tanya Bondarenko!

As a hobby, I haved edited and published various magazines and articles, including computer trade magazines: "COMMON Connect" and the "TUG magazine." I am currently Design Editor for the Disaster Recovery Institute of Canada's bi-lingual publication: "True North Resilience". If you are interested in seeing a few of my articles, follow this link: www.tug.ca/articles/authors/VaughnDragland.html

Or, have a look at my online design portfolio at: www.dragland.org/vaughn.