Donald Conrad Routledge

29-Apr-1929 - 30-Jul-2023

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In Loving Memory of Donald

It is with sadness that the family of Donald Conrad Routledge age 94 of Tidnish Bridge announce his passing on Sunday, July 30, 2023 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst.

Born in Amherst, he was the son of the late Francis “Slim” and Inza (Simmons) Routledge.

Don worked for Christie’s Trunk and Baggage and he was in the Canadian Forces (Militia) Reserve for 44 years.

He worked over the years with his father painting lettering on many signs as well as on vehicles and buildings.

Don was a volunteer firefighter with the Tidnish Bridge Fire Department.

Woodworking was his passion and any odd job for anybody that needed. He enjoyed many evenings playing cards.

He retired from Premdor.

He will be remembered as a devoted family man and a gentleman.

Don will be remembered by his wife of 70 years, Verna (Carter), son Wayne (Cyndi), Frank (Cheryl), Tom (Gloria), Donna (Kim), grandchildren Jeremy, Justin, Jennifer, Martin, Morgan, Mark, Sarah, Shawn, Laura, Jason, Kelcie and Jared, great grandchildren Alex, Shawna, Matthew, Anna Rose, Iris, Kyler, Ryan, Brooklyn, Abby, Sybil, Blake and Charlotte, sisters in law Isabel Routledge and Norma Routledge, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and extended family.

Besides his parents, Don was predeceased by his granddaughter Jessica Routledge brothers George (Shirley), William “Bill” and John “Jack”.

Cremation has taken place.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date in the Tidnish Riverside Cemetery.

Donations can be made in Don’s memory to the charity of your choice.

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Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Fred Westcott | 10-Sep-2023

Great working with you as your stores driver back in the early 70’s. Always dedicated and friendly. Rest In Peace

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Posted by Pat Melanson | 08-Sep-2023

Don was QM when I joined D Company in 1974, he was QM when I left as a WO in 1989. A great guy, a solid soldier, a good friend, a devoted father. Rest easy, Cold Warrior, gone but not forgotten.

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