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Maynard Maclennan Vollan

Maynard Maclennan Vollan

April 21 1941 – July 26, 2021
It is with a broken heart that we report the passing of Maynard Maclennan Vollan. Maynard leaves behind his partner Joan Rosene, children Chris, Kevin (Janis), Heather (Clint) Martens, their children Odessa, Summer and Skye, Richard and Jeannette Rosene, their children Ryan (Bri), Anderson, Laura (Ryan), their grandchildren, as well as numerous close friends.
Maynard was born and raised in Edmonton, where he attended the University of Alberta. After graduating with a Masters degree in Structural Engineering, he assumed control of Vollan Construction, which he ultimately turned into Courtyard Inns, the hotel chain that he built, owned and operated in Western Canada.
In 2002, Maynard and Joan retired to Sidney, where he pursued his love of sailing, biking, and travelling. He satisfied his adventurous spirit as they travelled the world, explored the seven continents and cruised the “seven seas”. Time did not deter his love of adventure, exploration and his zest for life.
But in Maynard’s words, “In the end it matters not what journeys you have been on, nor the possessions you have accumulated. What matters is who you’re with”.
To the many family and friends who were with him to share his life’s journey, we are forever grateful. We will miss him but his light, laughter, sense of humour and love will remain forever with us.
And on his final journey, we are ever so grateful to Kevin and Janis, Richard and Jeannette and their family, for their love and support, to our wonderful family doctor, Dr Robert Farmer, and Dr. Fleetwood, Dr. Joe and Dr. McGhie for the professional, kind and compassionate care and guidance given us both, the staff at the BC Cancer Agency, and the angels at the Saanich Peninsula palliative care unit.
As per Maynard’s request, there will be no memorial service, and his ashes will be placed at the location that he has chosen.
“Whenever I am missing you, I will remember how fortunate I was to have you in my life. I wouldn’t change that for the world”.

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  • Linda Timmann -

    I still can’t believe he is gone. I will always remember everything he did for Heinz and I. Maynard was a wonderful caring man. Joan, I will always remember our wonderful times together and will never forget him.
    Love and Hugs

  • June Genner -

    Our deepest condolences to Joan and all of Maynard’s family. We have each sent our emails directly to you Joan but a day later are sitting having a latte at the marina and speaking of Maynard and what an amazing man he was. So accomplished. So humble. So welcoming. So giving. We always looked forward to meeting up in the summers. Remembering also our chance meetings. Fun times like bumping into you on Celesteel at Montague. Also the day our ferry broke down and we lucked into all that delicious spontaneous Thanksgiving dinner. What a fabulous cook. He excelled in everything he took on. Noel will miss his chats with Maynard. I will miss those big bear hugs when we met up.
    Love June & Noel

  • clarence kachman -

    A real surprise I can’t believe it. My true old friend who I will miss forever. We spent many hours together from our first meeting at the U of A. Memories are forever and I have plenty of the times with you. Rest in peace buddy until we meet again. Kach

  • Bernice Gawalko -

    Joan — great memories of our “ Wine and treats “ get
    togethers. Always so much fun!
    Thinking of you — Maynard will be missed! Hugs Bernice

  • Craig E Harrold -

    I am shocked to hear of Maynard’s passing; he was always so active and kept himself in good health; my heart goes out to Joan in this time of grieving; my indepth time with Maynard was while his office-mate taking our masters program at U of A.

  • Heather E Martens -

    Love you so much dad. I’m shattered and my heart heavily aches that this happened to you. I wish I could have seen you one more time. My heart goes out to Joan. I’ll forever cherish memories of you!
    Sail on into the sunset Dad! Your heavenly horizon awaits!
    Love and hugs, Heather ❤️

  • Ron & Sheila Jacobsen -

    Since first meeting the two of you in Antarctica you became such good friends. Maynard was a very warm and caring man and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with you.

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