Dearest Heavenly Father, as we pray today for MLA: Bill Routley, Deputy Opposition Critic for Forests and Range. We acknowledge Your Sovereign hand in providing the experiences and opportunities that brought him to his place of leadership today. We pray that You will continue to guide him and give him wisdom and foresight. May times of refreshing and a renewed sense of purpose come upon him as he continues to serve. Bless he and his family with good health and quality time together. We ask this in Jesus’ name.
Bill Routley was elected MLA for Cowichan Valley on May 12, 2009.
Bill serves as deputy opposition critic for Forests and Range.
Bill began his career in the Forest industry working at the Youbou Sawmill where he became active first as the Safety Chairman, and then as Plant Chairman. He was elected the President of IWA Local 1-80; now USW-Steelworkers Local 1-1937.
Bill served as a Pension Trustee on the IWA-Forest Industry Pension Plan. He was a member of the IWA-Forest Industry Pension Audit Committee, and was a Trustee on the IWA-Forest Industry Health and Welfare Benefit Plan. Bill's service to the community includes five years as a School Trustee in Lake Cowichan (1980 -1985).
Bill and his wife Charmaine enjoy the company of their two grown children, son Noah and daughter Alisha who have provided the gift of five wonderful grandchildren; ages four to nine years. While Bill and Charmaine currently reside in Duncan, they started their family in Youbou and then lived at Marble Bay on Lake Cowichan for many years. Bill and Charmaine were very active in Lake Cowichan with their involvement in Boy Scouts(Beavers) and Girl Guides.Bill and Charmaine owned a home decorating business "Decorating Den" for many years.