Robert Underhill



It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father and grandfather Bob Underhill. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side on October 5, 2016 at the age of 92. He will be deeply missed by daughter Joy (Mark), son Bruce (Irene), granddaughters Amy Bernard and Dana Bernard, loved as granddaughters Cassarah McLarty-Mueller and Briasha McLarty-Mueller, many nieces and nephews and a very loved extended family in Singapore. Bob was predeceased by his wife of 58 years Nita Pearl Underhill. Bob is survived by his siblings Olive, Harold (Mary), Cecil (Arlene) and predeceased by his sister Kay and brothers-in-law Pete Gibson and Ron Kenney.

Bob left high school early to enter WWII. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy and spent most of his time guarding convoys on a corvette until the end of the war. After the war he returned to Calgary, his birthplace, and then attended the University of Alberta obtaining his degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1953 Bob married Juanita Pearl Crozier. They had a son Bruce and a daughter Joy and Bob enjoyed a successful career as an electrical engineer. Some of his hobbies were painting, cross country skiing, gardening, Skyline Hiking and travelling. Bob's greatest enjoyment was his family and his sense of humour was enjoyed and loved by all.

Bob's family would like to express their great thanks to the staff of the Kipnes Centre for Veterans for all their wonderful care and compassion.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 22, at 1:00 p.m. at United on Whyte at 7909-82 Ave N.W., Edmonton.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kipnes Centre for Veterans, 4470 McCrae Avenue, N.W., Edmonton, Alberta, T5E 6M8

In Loving Memory of
Robert Underhill
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Memorial Service
Saturday, October 22, 2016
1:00 PM
United Church of Canada
11 Fairway Dr., Unit 220
Edmonton, AB
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