Matilda Marie Routley (nee Reimer)

March 28, 1931 – February 12, 2021
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, Matilda “Till” Routley on Friday, February 12, 2021 in Salmon Arm, B.C., at the age of 89.
Our mother “Till” was born in Steinbach, MB on March 28, 1931 to parents, Diedrich and Marie Reimer (nee Buhr).
She studied and practiced as a Psychiatric Nurse, was a devoted wife and mother and later became a Professional Driver, driving taxi and school bus. When mom and dad met, they were devoted to each other for over forty-two years until dad’s passing. They had six children and raised them in Sardis, B.C.
Dad always loved the north country, so he moved the family to Ft. Nelson, B.C. In later years with great reluctance, they left their beloved Ft. Nelson but decided to make their retirement years in Cranbrook, B.C., close to their family.
Till was known for keeping in touch with all her extended family, life-long friends and attending Psychiatric Nursing Grad Reunions. Till was loved and will be remembered by friends at Cranbrook Alliance Church, in Salmon Arm, at Living Waters Church and her caregivers in Bastian Place.
Till was predeceased by her parents Dietrich and Marie Reimer; 3 brothers, Menno, Don, and Otto Reimer; her husband Willard Leroy “Roy” Routley, and granddaughter Rebecca Grace Routley.
She is survived by her brother Richard Reimer (Pat), her six Routley children: Reg (Jean), Ray, Colleen, Gary (Carlene), Shane (Valerie), Warren (Sharon), 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
There was a private interment held at the Ft. Steele Cemetery, Till was laid to rest with her husband Roy. There will be a Memorial Service planned to celebrate her life in the future.
We will be ever grateful to Fischer’s Funeral Services of Salmon Arm, and McPherson Funeral Services of Cranbrook. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Services.
Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com
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