Dr. Paul Vendel Maynard Sr. Dies at 69

Dr. Paul Vendel Maynard Sr.

It is with great sorrow and breaking hearts, that we, the family of Dr. Paul Vendel Maynard Sr., announce his untimely passing. Dr. Maynard, age 69, a native of Zion Village, Nevis, departed this earth on Jan. 21 after a brief hospitalization at the Schneider Regional Medical center.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Ezekiel and Melvina Maynard; and his brother, Professor Charles Rawlins of Nevis.

He is survived by his dearly beloved wife, Patricia H. Maynard; two loving sons: Paul Vendel Maynard Jr. and John Maynard; and stepsons: Dwight and Dwayne Isaac.

He is also survived by his grandchildren: Dr. Celine Maynard, Vero Maynard Hillier Esq., Katy and John Vendel Maynard; step-grandson, Iori Isaac; great-grandchildren: Carleen and Justin Hillier, and John and Adosia Maynard; sisters: Lornette Swanston Morton, Esmie Williams, Dr. Brenda Maynard, Dr. Prisca Maynard, Millicent, Bernice, Eloise and Inita Maynard; brothers: Jervan and Keith Swanston and Spencer Archibald; and brothers-in-law: Keithley and Anthony Underwood, Lawrence Stott and Dwight Morton.

He will be lovingly remembered by his mother-in-law, Sara Underwood; nieces and nephews: Jeanelle Rawlins, Gillian and Prisca Maynard, Dwijae Morton, Jelani, Jae-ele, Jhr’vel, Dylan, Jelani, Rhyser, Aqui’la. Mykella and Jevan Swanston Jr.; great nieces and nephews: Dimitri, Dylandre and Dijonae Swanston, and Jrh’Deira McPherson.

He will be missed by his cousins: Solomon, Leroy, Evan and Vincent Phillip, Jacinth Maynard, Emerald Pena, Joycette Amory, Sheryl Moron, Eugene Griffin, Bernice Eaton, Sylvia Fahie, Heather Grosvenor, Giselle Walton, Greta Guishard, Vernice Griffin, Roderick Griffin, Devan Griffin, Helena Griffin, Ambrose Fleming, Alvin Fleming and Janet Bailey.

Other survivors include extended family and close friends: Rev. Dr. Bentley Thomas, Rev. Dr. George E. Phillips, Rev. Dr. Dawn Pondt, Dr. James Nelson, Dr. Lawrence Rawlins, Dr. Mervin Laws, Atty. Clive Rivers, the Hon. Vance W. Amory, Glenda Huggins, Pansy Marsham, Sonia and Clive Williams, Ophelia Powell-Torres, Lynette Gumbs, Venice Manners, John Hodge, Eustace and Karina Grant, Winston Parker and Edith Garvey; as well as many other friends and relatives too numerous to mention

Family and friends abroad may view the celebration service live via YouTube and Facebook page. The link will be posted.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Turnbull’s Funeral Home. The first viewing will be held from 3-5 p.m., Friday Feb. 19, at Blyden Memorial Chapel. (The former Apostolic Faith Church).

The second viewing will be held from 9-10 a.m. Feb. 20, at Blyden Memorial Chapel. A service of celebration of life will follow immediately after the viewing. Interment will be at the Eastern Cemetery in Smith Bay.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health regulations, masks and facial coverings must be worn at all times. All other protocols including social distancing will be observed.

Please send all special messages and tributes to drpaulvmaynardsrtributes@gmail on or before Sunday, Feb. 7.