Reginald J. Underhill

Born: Mon., Oct. 23, 1933
Died: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018


Visiting

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 19, 2018
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 20, 2018
Location: United Pentecostal Church, Gray Rapids, NB


Funeral Service

2:30 PM Tue., Nov. 20, 2018
Location: United Pentecostal Church, Gray Rapids, NB


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Reginald J. Underhill
      1933 – 2018

With broken hearts, the family of Reginald John Underhill of Gray Rapids, NB, announces that he passed on to his eternal reward at Region 7 Hospital, Miramichi on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the age of 85.

Born in Barnettville, NB he was the son of the late Herman and Hazel (Astle) Underhill.  In 1953 he married the love of his life, Jennie (Harris) Underhill.  Together they had five children Lois (Kenneth) Sturgeon, Winsor (Marlene) Underhill, Nelda (late Dana) Sturgeon, Twila (Donald) Shaw and Velma (William) Ward.

He was proud Poppy to Trent Sturgeon, Holly Grace, Andrea Sturgeon, Darla Crawford, Shonna Sturgeon, Miranda Underhill, Tyson Colford, Paula Colford, Gina Sturgeon, Jansen Sturgeon and Justine Jardine.  He was Poppa Reg to Brennan and Alex Shaw.  He was great grandpoppy to Keifer, Kiersten, Isaiah, Ryan, Emma, Breanna, Max, Lexie, Lauren, Lily, Daylen, Braxton, Lezley, Christian, Kyra, Cole, Chance, Cohen, Adalynn and Alayna.

He will be missed by his four brothers: Shirley (Sally) Underhill, Leslie (Launda) Underhill, Clarence (Darlene) Underhill all of Blackville, NB and Daryl (Ellen) Underhill of Moncton, NB; seven sisters: Marie (late LeRoy) Underhill of Miramichi, NB, Margie (Doug) Murphy of Ottawa, ON, Eva Underhill of Kingston, ON, Vera (Eldon) Gillespie of Barnettville, NB, Mildred (late Jay) Ewen of Elliot Lake, ON, Lorraine (Howard) Walls of Calgary, AB, and Sandra (Lionel) Underhill of Halifax, NS; numerous nieces and nephews.  He will also be missed by his brothers-in-law: Harold (Norma) Harris of Gray Rapids, NB, Burpee (Olive) Harris and Keith Blakeney all of Fredericton, NB; sister-in-law Thelma (Herman) Sullivan of Gray Rapids, NB.    

Dad was predeceased by his beloved granddaughter, Darla Sturgeon Crawford; son-in-law, Dana Sturgeon; brother, Herman Underhill Jr. (Bunny); sister-in-law, Joan Blakeney.

Dad loved his God, his wife, his children and grandchildren fiercely and there is nothing he wouldn’t do for any of us.  When there was a need in the community he was always one of the first to respond.  He proudly worked for M.F. Esson & Sons as a heavy equipment operator for over 40 years.

Visitation was held at the Gray Rapids United Pentecostal Church on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm and Tuesday from 12-2 pm.  Funeral service was held from the church on Tuesday at 2:30 pm with Rev. Graham Russell officiating.  Music for the service was provided by Janice Sullivan and Arlene Locke.  The songs were "God on the Mountain" sung by Twila & Donald Shaw and "I'll Be Waiting For You" sung by Janice Sullivan.  A Violin Solo "Amazing Grace" was played by Alex Shaw.  Opening remarks was given by Daryl Underhill and Obituary reading was done by Marlene Underhill.  Scripture reading was read by Winsor Underhill, a poem was read by Lois Sturgeon and the eulogy was given by Twila Shaw.

Honorary pallbearers were Shirley Underhill, Leslie Underhill, Clarence Underhill, Daryl Underhill, Eldon Gillespie, Burpee Harris, Hazen Sullivan, Wesley Curtis, Keith Blakeney, Herman Sullivan, Lloyd Underhill and Wardie Underhill.  Pallbearers were Trent Sturgeon, Jansen Sturgeon, Rodney Ross, William Ward, Darren Underhill and Jonathan Sturgeon.  Interment will be in the church cemetery later in spring.

As expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Central NB Nursing Home or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone 773-3492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to www.adamsfh.ca

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Betty Donovan
   Posted Sun November 18, 2018
Sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. May you find comfort in your memories of Reg at this time. Just thinking of you today from Georgia. Sincerely Betty Donovan

Shelly Williams
   Posted Sun November 18, 2018
Dear Twila and family: I am so sorry to read of the passing of your father. Please know that your family is in my prayers at this difficult time. God bless.
Shelly

Gloria mills
   Posted Sun November 18, 2018
Twila and family sorry for your loss. Gloria and Bill Mills.

Caralyn and Robert Ross (Bunnys Daughter )
   Posted Sun November 18, 2018
So sorry to hear of uncle Reggie passing. Our thoughts are with Aunt Jennie and family.

Kim Fennema
   Posted Sun November 18, 2018
May the peace of God’s promise of eternal life be a comfort during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Kim Fennema (née Ewen) & husband Rob

Nancy Ewen
   Posted Sun November 18, 2018
So very sorry to hear about Uncle Reg. Sending all my love and prayers to the Aunt Jenny and the family.

Mildred Ewen
   Posted Sun November 18, 2018
Saddened by the loss of my beloved brother Reg, so many fond memories. Condolences to Jenny and her family at this very difficult time. Wishing I were there with all of you.

Anthony W.J. McLean
   Posted Sun November 18, 2018
To the family of Mr. Reginald John Underhill,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Reginald.

My thoughts, love, blessings and prayers are with you all at this time of loss.

Sincerely, Anthony W.J. McLean

Dana Coughlan
   Posted Sun November 18, 2018
So sorry for your loss Reg was a great man.

Tim and Betty Rae Mutch
   Posted Sun November 18, 2018
Sending sincere sympathy to the Underhill family in the loss of your dear Dad and Grampie. May God give you comfort at this time.

Linda Mullin
   Posted Sun November 18, 2018
Lois, so sorry for your loss. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Paul Fiander
   Posted Sun November 18, 2018
So sorry to hear of Reg’s passing! Our condolences to all the family! The Fianders.

Tabitha (Underhill) Duffy
   Posted Mon November 19, 2018
So many fond memories of Uncle Reg and Sundays at Grammie and Grandads. Thinking of everyone and sending lots of love with a heavy heart.

Stephen Spires
   Posted Mon November 19, 2018
Lois and Family -- Very sorry to hear of your loss. His love of God and Family was very evident. He will be missed by many. Many heartfelt prayers and thoughts with you all at this difficult time. Steve & Tammy Spires

john and diana underhill
   Posted Mon November 19, 2018
So sorry to hear of the passing, our thoughts and prayers be with the family

Leonard & Linda Peterson
   Posted Mon November 19, 2018
Sending sincere sympathy to the family ....... so sorry to hear of your loss!!
Hugs & prayers

Al and Joan mackenzie
   Posted Mon November 19, 2018
Sorry for your loss everyone and We won’t be able to make it up home. Take care and hugs to everyone from both of us. Love Al and Joan.

Kristine Williston Hovey
   Posted Tue November 20, 2018
Please accept my sincerest sympathy at this sad time. Reggie was a lovely gentleman and I count myself lucky to have spent some time with him.

Lera and Wayne Beers
   Posted Tue November 20, 2018
We send our condolences to Jennie and her family in the passing of Reg and also to the brothers and sisters of Reg. May God be your comfort today and in the days ahead.

Lera and Wayne Beers
   Posted Tue November 20, 2018
Wee send our condolence to Jennie and her family in the passing of Reg and also to Reg's brothers and sisters. May God comfort you today and in the days ahead.

Edward and Joan
   Posted Tue November 20, 2018
Sorry about the passing of your Dad .Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Jack & Brenda Walsh
   Posted Tue November 20, 2018
Twila,
So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Our condolences are with you and your family. So sorry we will not be home as we are in Moncton for a couple of weeks for our granddaughters operation. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

June Scott,Janice Carter,Lois Russell, Tina Jepson
   Posted Tue November 20, 2018
Dear Twila, Velma and family
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Dad sounds like a wonderful man.

Miller Esson
   Posted Thu November 22, 2018
I was so sorry to just hear that Reg passed away. He was one of the most respected men I ever had the privilege to work with. His unmatched work ethic and endless integrity made him a pleasure to be around. After the first month of working with Reg I very quickly realized why my Dad thought the world of him. When I think of Reg the phrase "Life well lived" comes to mind because he was a great man who set a great example for all of us and now great is his reward in his new home.

Kind Regards

Nipper

Paula Harlin (Underhill)
   Posted Fri November 23, 2018
So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Reg. So proud that my dad was able to speak at the funeral. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Calvin Hambrook
   Posted Sun November 25, 2018
To Jennie, Lois & Kenneth, Winsor & Marlene, Nelda, Twila & Donald, Velma & William, and all the extended family of Reggie and Jennie, Marie, Margie & Doug, Eva, Vera & Eldon, Mildred, Lorraine, Sandra & Lionel, Shirley & Sally, Leslie & Launda, Clarence & Darlene, Daryl & Ellen

I extend to you all my deepest sympathies and condolences on the loss of your wonderful father, brother, grand and great-grandfather Reggie. While I haven't see him in many years, I remember him as a friendly, decent and good-natured man who was there for his family and friends. Your loss is felt and he will be remembered fondly by many.

Best regards
Calvin Hambrook
Toronto Ontario

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