We pray for MLA: Bill Routley today. We recognize that You have placed him in the unique role of MLA for Cowichan and that You have prepared him to serve in this way. Thank You for the gifts that You have placed in his life that allow him to be a blessing to many people through this role. Lord we pray that You would bless Bill’s life, his family, his staff and his work today. We ask that he would experience Your favor and help upon every part of his life. Be with him. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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.