John Maynard passed away on February 20, 2019, at Cambridge Ontario Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marion, three children, nine grandchildren, and one great‑granddaughter. John was born in North Battleford, SK. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a diploma in hospital administration from UBC, and a diploma in health systems management from Harvard University. John served as director of provincial psychiatric services and as executive director of the institutional division for the Ontario Ministry of Health. He was executive director of the Ontario Nursing Home Association, establishing nursing home accreditation for the Province of Ontario. As a consultant with Diversicare he performed 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 with his wife, Marion, to do consulting in the field of housing and healthcare for seniors.