Sir Ector (sometimes Hector, Antor or Ectorius) is the father of Sir Kay and adoptive father of King Arthur in The Matter of Britain. He is a kind and good-humoured landowner.
His son, the Wart, is an innocent and nave boy who receives instruction from Merlyn before becoming King Arthur.
Early Life and Education
John Ector was born in Elmira, New York and has been happily married for 31 years. As a proud papa to three children, John enjoys an active social life outside the home.
He has a deep-seated passion for helping others reach their highest potentials. He serves as director for Education Partnership, EQUIP Global Leadership and John Maxwell Foundation.
He enjoys hiking, gardening, bonsai, collecting fine wines and Italian food, history, and walking sticks (not necessarily in that order). Most importantly, music plays an integral role in helping people connect with one another.
John served as musician and director of the Alegria Singers at First Unitarian Church in San Jose, CA from April 2013 until January 2014. Additionally, he directed the Mission College Chorus and occasionally taught beginning voice, music of the world and other music classes.
John Ector has been a professional con artist for more than a decade, honing his craft in illicit activities. However, it is his role as senior vice president of investor relations at Baytex Energy Corporation that requires him to have more hands-on responsibilities. He helps keep Baytex at the cutting edge of oil and gas exploration while upholding corporate governance, ethics and stewardship standards. To top it all off, his passion for golfing and supporting various charitable organizations continues unabated.
Achievements and Honors
John Ector has earned an array of awards and honors throughout his career, commending him for his contributions to cancer research, education, and science policy.
He was appointed to the 161st District Court of Ector County and sits on the Texas Secretary of State’s Election Advisory Committee.
He is a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, having earned him recognition with the Fleming Award from the American Geophysical Union for his research on Jupiter and its moons.
John Ector has been in foster care for three years. His mother is living in a homeless shelter and struggles with mental illness that prevents her from working.
The state Department of Children and Families has been trying to place him with his maternal grandmother since childhood, and recently a circuit court judge agreed with them.
In August, Broward Circuit Judge Jose Izquierdo ordered him to live with her. But the decision has sparked controversy and questions.
Reuniting Ector with one of her siblings could be beneficial, but it would also place him in Haiti where factory closures, food shortages and limited medical services mean healthcare isn’t a top priority for many people. Furthermore, her paternal grandfather is not actively involved in the child’s life.