It is with saddened heart that we write to inform you of the passing of John Mayne, an outstanding CES fellow and evaluation guru.
John had a great influence in the theoretical and practical sides of evaluation. Over 40 years John authored a countless number of evaluation guides for the Canadian Government and other organizations. He led numerous evaluation reviews and was the most published and cited author on evaluation in Canada and was indeed one of the most influential writers about evaluation worldwide.
John’s contribution to the evaluation community was unequivocal. He generously gave his time serving in numerous leadership positions and was very responsive to supporting the evaluators of tomorrow. For these things John leaves an indelible lasting legacy to all of us.
John’s legacy runs wide and deep amongst the Canadian evaluation community and his influence will live on as many of his contributions, which he willingly and openly shared, continue to shape evaluation in Canada and abroad for many years to come.
Our hearts go out to John’s family and friends during this difficult time.
President of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES)
On behalf of the CES National Board.