Wilhelmina (Willy) Underwood

Wilhelmina (Willy) Underwood

UNDERWOOD, Wilhelmina (Willy) ~ March 2, 1918 – March 7, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Willy Underwood. Willy was born in Arnhem, Holland, where she met her husband Robert (Bob), and came to Canada as a war bride. They settled on a farm in Fruitvale, and raised a large, happy family.

She is survived by her children; Shirley (Lawrence) Miller, Ron (Wendy), Fred (Marge), Eric, Delina, Wayne (Heather), and David (Helen). She was very proud of her grandchildren Ryan, Karolynn, Jennifer, Tyleen, Serena, Monica, Joey, Breanne and Garrett and her great-grandchildren, Shelby and Mitchell.

Willy was devoted to her family; she spent many winter evenings knitting toques and slippers for her children, or baking bread and pies. She also loved bingo and was a regular for years at the Lion’s Bingo.

She was predeceased by her husband Bob in 1997, grandson Matthew in 2008, and grandson Adrian in 2011. She will be sadly missed and loved forever. Rest in peace Mom.

By request, there will not be a service. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

Donations in Willy’s name may be made to the BC Children’s Hospital at 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1 or online at www.bcchildrens.ca


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