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ROBERT ROSS TAYLOR

Date of Passing: Aug 15, 2013

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ROBERT ROSS TAYLOR On August 15, 2013, Robert Ross Taylor set off on another adventure. He passed peacefully surrounded by friends. His parents, Alice and Ross, predeceased Bob. His brother John, sister Lynda Armstrong, and partner, Jennifer LaBella survive him. A Celebration of Bob's life will take place at the Fort Whyte Alive Centre on Monday, August 26 at 3:00 p.m. A private interment will take place in the Glenboro Cemetery on Tuesday, August 27. A longer obituary will follow shortly. If you wish, a donation to organizations that Bob supported, such as Fort Whyte Alive or Nature Conservancy of Canada can easily be made on-line. Jamieson's Funeral Services, of Glenboro MB, allow for on line condolences at www.willmorchapel.com.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 21, 2013

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Bob and I went to the same high school, and although not close friends then, we did stay briefly in touch while he was in his first year at Ryerson. We lost contact until about 1994, when a friend of a friend connected us again. Fascinated by his tales of photographing polar bears in Churchill, I signed up for a Frontiers North venture on the tundra buggy train on the shores of Hudson's Bay in 1995, and was fortunate to be on Bob's buggy, to hear his tales, lore of the north, and terrible jokes, but most of all I was grateful for his patience with me and my point-and-shoot camera! Many wonderful things have been written about Bob, but what I will cherish the most is how faithfully he worked at his friendships, me being one. Unfailingly he phoned me once a month in Bracebridge, ON except when on safari. He always teased that I was older - by ten days. My tribute to him will be to try to be a better friend to the people I care about in my life, and to lead my life as authentically and passionately as he did. He will be missed.... - Posted by: Margaret Young (Friend, from high school) on: Aug 29, 2013

  • Had Bob several times as guide i was driver of a polar rover 6 x 6. He was was a great guide. - Posted by: baz bouvier (tour driver 6 wheel drive polar rover) on: Aug 23, 2013

  • I only met Bob a few times but felt a great warmth from him as I am sure many who met him did if only briefly. I admired the dedication and work he did for many years before I met him. Will always think of Bob whenever I see an image of a Great Grey owl. - Posted by: Tom Andrich (admirer) on: Aug 22, 2013

  • We had a great safari adventure in Tanzania and Kenya in Jan./Feb.13 with Bob and friends. Will always have Bob and Africa forever linked. May he look down on Africa and protect the beautiful wildlife that we experienced. - Posted by: Kenneth Praymak and Patricia Shuwera (Safari Adventure Friends) on: Aug 22, 2013

  • I had the chance to get to know Robert when he would bring images into our lab. The world will seem a little less colourful without him in it. He will be missed but always remembered. - Posted by: Kareena Grywinski () on: Aug 22, 2013

  • We have fond memories of sitting with Bob at the P.C.C. Competition in Winnipeg, talking about his books and his adventures. We will miss him. - Posted by: Gordon & Marie Kanne (friends through Prairie Canada Carving Competition) on: Aug 22, 2013

  • Many fond memories from school days and later several long relaxing dinners and reminiscences as we connected on my trips through Winnipeg, as well as a great photo session at Pt Pelee. You will be missed! - Posted by: Michael J Nield (Fellow student RYERSON 1962) on: Aug 21, 2013

  • Bob was the guide on our trip to Churchill many years ago when our son was six. Fourteen years later he still remembers what Bob taught him. It has been my honour and my pleasure to work with Bob as a friend at the Assiniboine Park Zoo and at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory. - Posted by: Carol Ann Morris (Friend) on: Aug 21, 2013

  • I was introduced to Bob by a mutual friend when I was looking for a holiday gift for my brother. It was when Bob had just released his Great Grey Owl book. Bob quickly became my "go to guy" for gifts of his artwork. He was an amazing man, a tremendous talent. I am sad to hear he has passed on. Rest in peace Bob. - Posted by: Sandra Torres (friend) on: Aug 21, 2013

  • Bob and I went through the school of photography and then worked together for a short while at Hawker-Siddely in Malton Ont. before he moved out west to his true calling. We kept in touch over the years and I'm going to miss the nature Christmas Card he always sent. Whenever we talked on the phone after a period of time or when he visited Ottawa it was like nothing had changed. I'll miss you old friend. Larry Witol - Posted by: Lawrence (Larry) Witol (classmate from Ryerson) on: Aug 21, 2013

  • Bob was a great friend who always had a great story to share everytime I was around him. I will miss his regular visits immensely. It will take some time to even grasp the reality that he has passed on. He is a friend I will always cherish memories of. Rest well Bob. - Posted by: Sherrie Versluis (Friend) on: Aug 21, 2013

  • I had the honour of meeting Mr. Taylor on a couple of occasions. In spite of his immense success and fame, he was a friendly and humble individual who would take the time to answer questions about his work. He was a genius with the common touch. R.I.P. - Posted by: Dr. William Stevens (Brief acquaintance ) on: Aug 21, 2013

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