Robert "Bob" Taylor

Obituary of Robert "Bob" Taylor

Robert “Bob” Taylor, passed away peacefully on March 17, 2024 at the Assiniboine Centre of the Brandon Regional Health Centre after a lengthy battle with cancer.  Bob was born July 15, 1946 in Brandon to Keston and Ruth Taylor.  He attended Park school, Earl Oxford and Vincent Massey.  Bob spent his childhood participating in air cadets and playing hockey at Park Community Centre or slapping road apples at his sister on the street. 


On a beautiful summer evening in 1964 while out walking with a friend Bob met the love of his life Sharon.  They married in 1967 and gave birth to their only child Robbie in 1975.  They spent the next 20 years traveling across Manitoba making stops at every cold hockey rink and spent their summers at Glen Lea chasing the perfect round when not coaching Robbie’s baseball teams.  In 2007, Bob found his true calling when he became ‘Dampa’ to his only grandchild Kaylee.  Bob and Sharon made many a trip to Calgary to see their beloved granddaughter.


Although not the most enthusiastic traveler, Sharon and Bob went to Germany with friends Bette and Karl Spark.  They cherished their trip to the East Coast which they timed so they could see autumn in Southern Ontario. He made several trips to Maui and cruised the Caribbean with the kids, Huatulco, Mexico with brother Brian, and he even walked all of Disney World with Kaylee looking for Princesses.  When not visiting Calgary, Bob was a regular on the coffee club circuit.  It didn’t matter what project was on the go, everything stopped for coffee time so he could chat with his friends.


Bob was a jack of all trades and had a knack for fixing anything.  He was a talented woodworker and spent much of his golden years in his shop or working on the house and yard.  He worked at Simplot, Brandon Housing Authority, Keystone Glass and drove a long haul truck for Porters.


Bob is predeceased by his soulmate Sharon (Joynt), parents Keston and Ruth (Goucher) Taylor, brother Brian (Barb Crowe), sister Sharon (Stan) Phillips, and sister-in-law Mavis Joynt.  He is survived by his son Rob (Shelly), grand daughter Kaylee, sisters Sandra (Don) Alden, Barb (Neal) Vinthers, Evelyn (Dean) Tilleman, Bev (Bruce) Wiley, and brother Dan (Shelley) Taylor and sister-in-law Merna (Earl) Allan.  Bob is also survived by many nieces and nephews.


A celebration of Bob’s life and interment will be held at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Canadian Cancer Society, 55 St. Clair Ave. W., Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M4V 2Y7.

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