Robbie Taylor passed away on June 25th, 2012 in the Victoria Royal Jubilee Hospital, B.C. after a brief illness.
Robbie was born in 1946 in Fort William, and was the youngest daughter of Orville and Roberta Wieben. Following the path of her older siblings, she trained to become a pilot, and started her working career with the local family airline business, Superior Airways in Thunder Bay. After spending many years working here she moved with her husband to British Columbia where they started their own aviation business. Prior to moving, Robbie served as an alderwoman in Thunder Bay from 1973-74 and again in 1976.
She later returned to university and graduated with a Masters Degree in Social Work, which led to a teaching career at the University of Victoria until her death.
Robbie was active in several aviation organizations, most notably the Ninety-Nines, (International Women Pilots Association) and was the recipient of the Amelia Earhart Scholarship Award and more recently the Elsie McGill Northern Lights Award.
Robbie is survived by; her children Murray Taylor (Lisa), Steven Taylor (Roberta), Melanie Fraser (Adam); sisters Elizabeth Wieben (Robin Webster) Kay Oldham, brother Donald Wieben (Margaret) as well as grandchildren Trey, Curtis, Alyssa and Stirling
She was predeceased by her youngest brother Howard and parents Orville and Bobbie Wieben .
The University of Victoria has set up a scholarship in Robbies name. If you would like to donate to the ROBERTA TAYLOR Scholarship, please contact Lynne Milnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-472-5031. or at the following address: University of Victoria, Attn: Lynne Milnes, Faculty of Human and Social Development, PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 Cheques should be made out to the University of Victoria. for Roberta Taylor Scholarship in the School of Social Work .