Barbara Lou Marion (Routliffe) November 4, 1933 – March 13, 2021. It is with great sadness that the Marion family announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother, sister and wife, Barbara Lou Marion (Routliffe), in her 88th year. Barb is survived by her husband, Ralph Marion of 69 years. She was born in Lucerne, Quebec in 1933 to Frances (Chisnell) and Jack (Irwan) Routliffe (both predeceased). The middle of 3 children, she was the dear sister of Bill (predeceased) and Lynne Fulford (Bob) of Kingston, Ontario. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Claire Halpenny of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Barb lived in the Sudbury region from the time she was a teenager, where she met her husband while attending Sudbury High School. She resided in Little Current in her later years at Centennial Manor, close by her husband’s side. Barb was the loving and devoted mother to Doug (predeceased), Marty (Helene), Cheryl (Kip predeceased), Jill (Butch), Phil (Wendy), Ken (Ceilidh), and Kelee. Proud grandmother to Toni (Nick), Christopher (Krista), Eric (Leslie), Graham (Tara), Nishin (Melissa), Courtney, Steve (Ame), Kyle (Amanda), Leon (Gill), Shawn (predeceased), Sophie (Nathan), Dave (Kelly), Randy (Stephanie), Matthew, Emma, Adam, David, Dan, and Reese. Great grandmother to 20 great grandchildren and one great, great-grandchild. Barb was also an aunt to 5 nephews and 2 nieces. Mom was very proud of and loved to talk about all her children and grandchildren. During her professional career she worked tirelessly for political, labour, and social justice causes in Sudbury, working specifically as the Constituency Assistant for Bud Germa MPP for Sudbury in the late 70’s and 80’s. She also worked for the Sudbury Labour Council and for the NDP during many Provincial and Federal elections. Later in the 1990’s, she was the manager of the Sudbury Curling Club. Barb was a talented and passionate curler who volunteered her time and efforts at the club, as well as at many local, provincial, and national events. Barb was also a talented knitter and seamstress, loved golfing, gardening and made the best pies, desserts, and cheesecakes, much to the delight of us all! She leaves us with many wonderful memories. Her humorous and fun-loving presence will be greatly missed. A special thanks to the staff at Centennial Manor for their support, care and compassion during my mother’s stay at the manor. It was appreciated greatly. Due to the current restrictions, there will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Alzheimer’s Society or Centennial Manor in Little Current would greatly be appreciated.