Hall William Robert Taylor

September 2, 2020 4 Condolences Print Obituary

November 22, 1964 - August 17, 2020
Cranbrook, BC

Hall was a free spirit, a child of the 60’s who was born with such a full head of hair, the nurses had to trim the front to keep it out of his eyes and, affectionately, they called him “the Beatle”. As an adult, Hall embraced his Métis heritage and culture, loved the outdoors, motorcycles, his trucks, music, guitars and his beloved cat, Frankie. Before suffering a life-changing workplace injury in “the patch”, he held many different jobs, beginning with working in the hospitality industry in Edmonton, to welding, truck driving, to operating the tour bus for a number of iconic Canadian bands and artists including Blue Rodeo, Tragically Hip, Alanis Morissette, Kim Mitchell, Amanda Marshall, Swollen Members, Sass Jordan, Tea Party, Bush, David Wilcox and Gaelforce Dance. In those circles, Hall was known as “Hollywood”. Hall’s “roadie” experiences, which had him travelling all over Canada and the USA, were among his fondest memories.

Hall was born in Windsor, Ontario, spent his formative years in Fox Creek, Alberta, moved back to Ontario as a young adult, and spent the last seven years in beautiful Kimberley, BC.

Predeceased by his father Dusty Taylor in 1988, stepfather Larry Babcock (2016), grandmother Alice Bourgeois (1999), nephew Daniel Smith (1981), and brother Scott (2006), Hall leaves to mourn his passing his mother Maggie, brother Bud Taylor (Sharon), sister Shelley Alexy (Dan), nieces Jackie Smith and Jenny Alexy, nephews Chris Smith, Andrew Zawierucha, Dustin Taylor, Mark Taylor and Taylor Alexy, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends all over North America.

The Taylor family wishes to extend deep appreciation to the medical and nursing staff at East Kootenay Regional Hospital (Cranbrook, BC), to neighbours Josh, Brian and Cheryl, and immeasurable gratitude to Hall’s longtime friends Jody Saniuk (Winnipeg) and Mike Ransom (Fox Creek, AB), for their invaluable assistance and for brightening Hall’s final days.

Flowers gratefully declined. To honor Hall’s memory, please plant a tree or make a donation to a charity of your choice.

A celebration of Hall’s life will be held at a later date.

  1. So sorry to hear of Hall’s passing. My mom, Mary Heaton, would talk about how she enjoyed when he would stop in and visit with her. I think he even took her for a ride on a motorcycle when she was probably too old to even go but they were kindred spirits. May all your good memories help at this difficult time.
    Love to all of the family, Laura Bourgeois

    • Our heartfelt condolences to all of your family from the Mercer and Winter families

  2. R.I.P. my Brother. Thank you for the Love and Kindness we shared over the last 4+ decades. Many adventures and road trips we endured together. You are an Angel who gave many people much joy in a world that needed Good People like you. Helping out in the community or teaching the young ones life lessons you were always there to help out. We will ride together again my Friend. Love always – Jody Saniuk.

  3. Condolences to family and friends. On Behalf of all of us in the Dodge Ram community that Robert so willingly donated his time and effort, your passing hit many of us very hard, you will be missed greatly and forever remembered in the legacy you left behind. Through all of your hard work you will not be forgotten. We miss you buddy. Thanks for all the advice, I truly hope you realize how important it was to each of us in our own way.

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