24240 Rev UnderwoodUNDERWOOD: Reverend Owen….

Peacefully and surrounded by his family, Owen Underwood passed away at home on August 14, 2013, at 83 years of age. Beloved husband and best friend of Reta, married for 62 years.  Dearly loved by his children Beverly of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Judy (Neal) of Mississauga, Ontario, Phil (Michelle) of Lansing, Michigan and Carolyn of London, Ontario.  He will be missed by his adoring grandchildren Kevin (Flora), Stephen (Michelle), Derek (Daniela), Otis (Jean), Christopher, Kelly, Jeremy (Alexis), Crystal (Rashad), Jordan and his five great grand-children. Owen is also survived by his four siblings, Vivian, Louis, Lorena and Phyllis. Also loved by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Theodore and precious granddaughter Shelley.  Owen was born in Windsor Nova Scotia to the late Owen and Lorena Underwood.  He attended Bible College on the east coast and was ordained in 1952. Owen spent his life as a Minister in the Church of the Nazarene, pastoring in O’Leary Prince Edward Island, Sydney, Dartmouth and Amherst Nova Scotia, Sault Ste Marie Ontario, Holt Michigan and most recently London, Ontario where he retired in 1996 following 46 years of ministry.  Owen will be especially remembered for his unwavering devotion to his family and friends. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed winters in Florida with his life-long love, Reta. Owen was known for his humility and integrity. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh. Owen was a shining example to his family and he surrounded our lives with love. His guiding hand on our shoulder will remain with us forever.  The family would like to thank Owen’s loving caregivers that tended to his needs particularly over the last year. His dedicated personal support workers Kandie, Darlene and Jackie from the Victoria Order of Nurses, our heroes, we could not have done this without you and we appreciate you more than words can say!  Sheena Jacobs, Nurse Practitioner from CCAC coordinated Owen’s care with such grace and understanding. Owen’s primary nurse Becky and others from St. Elizabeth Health Care who thoughtfully watched over Owen with true kindness and compassion. His faithful family doctor, Dr. E. Armogan.  Your efforts have not gone unnoticed and we express our sincere thanks for helping us care for Owen comfortably at home.  Visitation will occur from 11:00 – 1:00pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at the London First Church of the Nazarene, 176 Wellington Street, London ON N6B 2L1 (at Grey), with the service to follow at 1:00pm, with Reverend Junior Sorzano officiating.  Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London.   As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society London Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London ON  N5X 2T1 or the London First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund.  A. Millard George Funeral Home, entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com  
‘The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.’ Proverbs 20:7

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