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Robert Taylor ZEIDLER


1932 - 2019
Robert Taylor ZEIDLER Obituary
ROBERT TAYLOR ZEIDLER February 28, 1932 - November 26, 2019 Robert (Bob) died peacefully in Victoria, B.C. at 87 years, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Toronto, Ontario and grew up there and in Gore's Landing, Ontario where he spent his summers. He graduated from Ryerson College as an Electronics Technologist. Working in a changing film and television broadcasting industry provided him challenges throughout his career which was based in Toronto, Ottawa, St. John's, and Halifax. He was an innovator in his field and a strong believer in the value of television as an educational tool. Robert and his wife, Sheila, retired to Ottawa to be close to their grandsons. In 2011, widowed Robert moved to British Columbia and enjoyed his final years residing in Victoria. He was passionate about his work, loved his family and enjoyed sailing on the Ottawa River and in the Gulf Islands. Robert was predeceased by his wife, Sheila (nee Ward) in 2010 and his only brother, Richard F. Zeidler in 2018. Robert is survived by his children, Lynn Marie (Stephen Dorsay) and Robert Michael (Donna); and his grandsons, Randall Colin Zeidler and Robin Grant Zeidler from Michael's marriage to Krista Zaleski. He will be missed by relatives and friends across Canada and the U.S. A Memorial Service will be scheduled coincident will his interment in Cobourg, Ontario Spring 2020. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Agency, 2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 6V5 (www.bccancer.bc.ca/donate) or the Knowledge Network Corporation, 4355 Mathissi Place, Burnaby BC V5G 4S8 (www.knowlege.ca). Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallgardens.com
Published in The Globe and Mail from Dec. 4 to Dec. 8, 2019
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