Maynard, Fredelle, 1922-1989

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Maynard, Fredelle, 1922-1989

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  • Fredelle Bruser

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1922-1989

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Fredelle Maynard (nee Bruser) was born in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan in 1922. She was raised in rural Manitoba and Saskatchewan until her family settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 1943 she obtained her B. A. (English) from the University of Manitoba. She received her M. A. (English) from the University of Toronto and her Ph. D. (English Literature) from Radcliffe College (Harvard University) in 1947. The following year she married Max Maynard and they had two daughters, Rona and Joyce. In the 1950’s Maynard began publishing articles in magazines on topics such as childcare, health, education, marriage and family, becoming a noted expert on childcare and parenting. Maynard left her husband following the publication of her first book, Raisins and Almonds, and they subsequently divorced. In the 1970’s Maynard moved to Toronoto, Ontario and continued to publish both magazine articles and books. In 1985 she published The Child Care Crisis, and in 1988 her final book, The Tree of Life, was published. Maynard was also popular for her role in hosting two television shows on parenting. In 1989 she was diagnosed with brain cancer. She married her longtime companion Sydney Bacon that spring and later died on October 3, 1989.

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Maynard, Joyce, 1953- (1953-)

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Maynard, Joyce, 1953- is the child of Maynard, Fredelle, 1922-1989

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Maynard, Rona, 1949- (1949-)

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Maynard, Rona, 1949- is the child of Maynard, Fredelle, 1922-1989

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