Peacefully on June 14, 2011, at the Kildonan Personal Care Home, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Nellie Louisa Routley (nee Parker) passed away at age 103. Born December 23, 1907, Nellie is the last surviving child of Anna Wilson and Reuben Parker. She was predeceased by her husband, Earnest Walter (Jan 21, 1973); her grandson Kipp Ivan Lance Watts (Oct 15, 2000), and her eldest child Eunice Beryl Watts (Apr 4, 2002). Her siblings were Caroline Theresa (Cline), Ida May (Hickerson), Lorena Myrtle (Dunn), Edward Reuben, Stuart Benjamin and James Robert.
Nellie is survived by her daughter Margaret Queade Anderson (Harold) of Battleford, SK, Earl Keith (Doreen) of Winnipeg, MB and Harry Bruce (Anne) of West St. Paul, MB. Nellie is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren.
Nellie and Ernest married in Biggar, SK where she taught school for a time and where their first three children Beryl, Keith and Queade were born. With the birth of their fourth child Bruce, in Saskatoon, SK, the family was complete. Nellie and her family continued to follow her husband’s location of employment, which took them across Western Canada (Biggar, SK; Saskatoon, SK; Dauphin, MB; Trail, BC; Winnipeg; MB; Regina, SK and Vancouver, BC). After retirement, Nellie and her husband moved to Winnipeg where she lived for the remainder of her days.
Nellie spent a number of wonderful summers at the cottage at Bird River with her brother Edwin; many of her grandchildren have fond memories of the time spent there with their grandma. Nellie was a loving and dutiful daughter, sister, wife, grandmother and great grandmother. She will remain forever in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.
Special thanks to the 3rd floor staff of the Kildonan Personal Care Home for their kind and compassionate care over the past nine years.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday June 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Kildonan United church, 187 Kilbride Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2V 0Z7 with Reverend Boyd Drake presiding. A private family interment will take place at Glen Eden Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Nellie’s memory may be made to Kildonan United Church or to a charity of your choice.
Glen Eden Funeral Home