Obituaries & Death Notices


Robert George (Bob) Taylor

Robert George (Bob) Taylor passed from this world on July 12, 2018 just short of his 78th birthday. He was surrounded by his devoted wife and family.

Bob was born in Oshawa, Ontario on August 4, 1940. Bob was a loving and much cherished husband, father, grandfather and brother. Bob was a devoted teacher, avid outdoorsman, historian, world traveler and adventurer.

Beloved husband of Jane Taylor (nee Wozny). Dedicated brother of Dean (Jannette). Cherished father of Robert (Shannon) Taylor, Nadine (Brett) Pickering and Matthew (Lori) Taylor. Proud Pipa/Grandpa/Papa of Madison, Dylan, Jackson, Sky, Jazz, River and Chloe. Loving Uncle to nieces and nephews; remembered fondly by his aunts, cousins and many ex-students.

Visitation for friends and family will be held at Mitchell Funeral Home on July 16, 2018 between 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Funeral service will be held in the chapel of Mitchell Funeral Home on July 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm.

Following the funeral service Bob will be interred at Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery, Huntsville, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Muskoka chapter of the Alzheimer’s Society or to the Fairvern Building Fund would be appreciated.

Thank you to Dr. G. Forestell, Doctors and Staff at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. M. Stephenson and the staff at Fairvern for their caring, compassionate and devoted care of Bob and support of his family.

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annette calvert
Posted: 7/25/2018 3:04:00 PM
I am sorry about your loss, there something in the bible there is a comfort thought at john 5;28,29 say that those who has died will live again this is hope Jehovah god to our love. deepest love family
Jordan Riley
Posted: 7/21/2018 9:29:00 AM
I was so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was my English teacher in grade 10, and much later, a colleague when I began teaching at the high school. When I think of Bob, the first thing that comes to mind is his gigantic smile and the way he used to laugh (almost nervously) at his own jokes! He was one of the most sincere and caring people I've met. My deepest condolences to your family.
Wendy McConnell
Posted: 7/16/2018 7:13:00 PM
Jane and Family...I am sending you my most sincere sympathies. Bob was a wonderful man.....kind and thoughtful, with a terrific smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Mark Pickering
Posted: 7/16/2018 11:11:00 AM
Bob was a kind, gentle, friendly man and part of our family. We really liked him. Please accept our deepest condolences. Nadine, Brett & kids, we will celebrate his life when you return.

Mark, Barbe, Alex & Dylan
Jeanette Davis (nee White)
Posted: 7/14/2018 1:39:00 PM
My condolences to the family. He was one of the best teachers I ever had.
Lori McFadyen
Posted: 7/13/2018 9:01:00 PM
He was a wonderful teacher. There are those who teach, but Mr. Taylor had a way of bringing everything to life and asking his students to dig deep for understanding. I have never forgotten those lessons, now forty years later. My condolences to his family. A true angel and one who positively influenced many lives has left this earthly place to join another sphere.
Alison Rose
Posted: 7/13/2018 7:29:00 PM
My deepest sympathy to you all. Mr Taylor made English enjoyable.
Jodi Sedore
Posted: 7/13/2018 2:06:00 PM
So sorry for your loss Nadine and family. Sending thoughts and prayers. 💕
Tammy Sawyer
Posted: 7/13/2018 12:28:00 PM
To The Taylor Clan, I am truly sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of our families together and Bob was such a great friend to my dad. Please know the Pawlowsky’s are thinking of you. With love, Tammy
Maria (Perentesis) Karakoulas
Posted: 7/13/2018 11:15:00 AM
God rest his soul. He always had a smile on his face. He was a lovely man and I was blessed to have had him as a teacher.

My deepest condolences to the family.

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