Robert E. Taylor

May 9, 1942 ~ January 30, 2020 (age 77)


Robert E. Taylor (The Walking Man)

 1942 – 2020

Robert Earl Taylor of Miramichi and formerly of Black River Bridge, passed away at Losier Hall, Shannex on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the age of 77.

Born in Chatham, on May 9, 1942, he was the son of the late Earl A and Elinor (Glendenning) Taylor.  He was a retired employee of Reliable Transport in Toronto.  He attended St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Black River Bridge.

He is survived by his daughter, Bobbi-Lee McLenaghan (Joe White) of Napan; step-daughters: Georgina McLaughlin (Vic) of Toronto, ON, Karen McLaughlin (John) of Perry Sound, ON and Tina Gillis (Kris) of Salisbury, NB; step-son, Dale Dusome of Toronto, ON; sisters: Sandra Shea of Miramichi and Virginia Harris (Benson) of Brantford, ON; brothers: Frank Taylor (Rosemarie) of Miramichi and Kenneth Taylor (Lynn) of Black River Bridge; sister-in-law, Rhoda Taylor of Miramichi; two grandchildren, ten step-grandchildren and ten step-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers David and Gerald (Elaine) Taylor.

Visitation was held at Adams Funeral Home, 140 King St., Miramichi, on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  Funeral Service was held at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Black River Bridge, on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 2 pm with Derrick Carnahan officiating.  Music for the service was provided by Barbara Somers and choir, the hymns were “Old Rugged Cross”, “One More Step Along the World I Go”, “Amazing Grace” and the recessional music “Go Rest High on That Mountain” by Vince Gill was played.  The scriptures were read by Amanda Taylor, Tina Gillis and Joe White.  A poem by Brooklyn Krygsveld was given and the eulogy was presented by Darla Burns and Natalie Mills.

Honorary pallbearers were Keith Glendenning, Stephen Glendenning, Bliss MacDonald, Eddie MacDonald, Kirk Shea, Boyce Somers, Bill Taylor, Guy Taylor and Steve Williston.  Pallbearers were Kris Gillis, Donald Hill, Doug Taylor, Joel Taylor, Mark Taylor and Joe White.  Interment will be held in the Black River Community Cemetery later in the spring.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Parkinson’s Society, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church or Black River Community Cemetery would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone (506) 773-3492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to


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