Kenneth Fyke was one of Canada’s health-care pioneers and witnessed its birth in Saskatchewan where he was deputy minister to then health minister Allan Blakeney. In 1981 and 1982 he represented Canada at the World Health Organization in Geneva. In 1984 he moved to Victoria to amalgamate two acute health care facilities at the Royal Jubilee and Victoria General. His approach to health care reform was soon cascading across Canada. In 1990 Fyke contributed to the Standing Committee on Health and Welfare, Social Affairs for Seniors and Status of Women. He was made chair of Canadian Blood Services in 1998 by Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers. Fyke is one of Canada’s healthcare leaders and world authority on health care management.