AUBURN — Arthur “Tony” Routhier, 66, of Bowdoinham Road, Sabattus, died on Friday, Jan. 7, at the Androscoggin Hospice House with his family by his side.

He was born in Canada on April 28, 1944, the son of Ovide and Celina Mongeau Routhier, and moved to the Lewiston area in 1964.

He worked for many years as a truck driver for Pioneer Plastics and later drove for the Poland Spring Bottling Co. for 15 years until his retirement in 2007.

He was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church and also a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Tony enjoyed motorcycling, working on cars and tinkering with anything that was broken.

Tony had a great sense of humor and was an unselfish man who was always there to help others before himself.

He will be missed by his family and by his many friends.

He is survived by his wife, Pearl LeBlanc Routhier, whom he married on May 14, 2004; daughter, Jessica Routhier of Lewiston; his son, Jason Routhier of Lewiston; two step-children that he raised, Christopher Jipson and Wendy Desrosiers, both of Lewiston; five step-sons, Donald Raymond and wife Pat of Pennsylvania, Steve Raymond and wife Penny of Auburn, John Raymond and wife Sandy of Poland, Ronald Raymond and wife Gail of Auburn and Tim Raymond of N.H.; sisters, Rita Nadeau and husband Conrad and Clarisse Routhier, all of Canada; brother, Armand Routhier and wife Francoise of Lewiston; brother-in-law, Gerald LeBlanc and wife Shirley of Florida; and by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of T-1 and the Oncology Department of CMMC, Dr. Mailhot and staff and the Hospice House.

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