It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John Kerr Maynard on February 20, 2019 at 4:45 pm at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.
He is survived by his wife Marion of 61 years, his children Wendy Maynard, John (Jay) Maynard (Debora) and Tannis Maynard-Langedijk (Richard), his grandchildren Leigh Stewart, Corey Stewart, Bryn Ludlow, Jodi Maynard, Oliver Maynard-Langedijk, Megan Guerra (Alex), Danielle Gordon, Emmet Maynard-Langedijk, Haley Maynard and great grand-daughter Angela Gomes.
John was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. He was the youngest son of Agnes (Nan) and John (Jack) with three older siblings, Robert, Beryl and Jean. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a diploma in Hospital Administration from the University of British Columbia and a diploma in Health Systems Management from Harvard University. He served variously as an Administrator of acute hospitals ranging in size from 23 to 250 beds, psychiatric hospitals ranging in size from 200-1200 beds and as a senior civil servant in the Ontario Ministry of Health. He was the Director of Provincial Psychiatric Services and the Executive Director of the Institutional Division responsible for nursing homes, hospital planning and hospital operations.
When he left the civil service, he became the Executive Director of the Ontario Nursing Home Association establishing Nursing Home Accreditation for the Province of Ontario. He then became Vice President and a Healthcare Management Consultant at Diversicare performing operational reviews of large hospitals across Canada and was responsible for the establishment of the Ontario Veterinary College Hospital in Guelph, Ontario. After leaving Diversicare he established John K. Maynard and Associates in partnership with his wife Marion, consulting in the field of housing and healthcare for seniors for 20 years before his retirement in 2006. He and Marion additionally joined forces with their son John (Jay) Maynard to form PlanFX Systems (Canada) where he served as President of the Board.
Over the years John has been active in many service clubs including Lions, Kinsman, Rotary and was a founding member of the Probus Club in Guelph, Ontario. He served as a board member then vice-chairman of the Stonehenge Therapeutic Community (addiction treatment) and a board member of Guelph Hospice.
John served as a Warden in the Port Rowan Anglican Church, Port Rowan, Ontario and was an active member of Trinity Anglican Church in Cambridge, Ontario.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 12 Blair Road, Cambridge, Ontario on Saturday March 23, 2019 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Trinity Roof Fund would be appreciated.