Obituary of Clarence Daryl Underhill
It is with great sadness that the family of Clarence Daryl Underhill announce his passing on April 3, 2020 at the Sussex Health Centre. Daryl was born June 26,1953 in Blackville, New Brunswick and was raised in Fredericton.
A long and short-haul truck driver, Daryl had the enviable honour of having visited every state and province in North America except British Columbia. He was led to long-haul driving by his stepfather Lloyd and absolutely loved his work. Over the years Daryl worked for Sunbury, Brookville, Arthur’s and Blacks Transport. He made many good friends along the way. Daryl’s laugh preceded him wherever he went. He had a heart for making people feel comfortable when first meeting his imposing 6’3” frame. His undeniable laugh could be heard in many rooms of his family’s home. All the kids knew when Uncle Daryl was in the house. Mary Jayne and Daryl trailered for many years at Sussex Drive-In Trailer Park and developed several strong friendships.
Daryl is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Mary Jayne (DeGrace), son Jonathan (Amanda Acker) Underhill of Dartmouth, NS, the light of his life granddaughter Ashlynn King; son-in-law Michael King; sister Wanda (Doug) Smith of Fredericton; father-in-law Francis DeGrace who loved him like a son; sisters-in-law Lori (Terry), Shari (Craig), Carrie (Peter), Tammy and brother-in-law Todd as well as several nieces and nephews. Daryl was predeceased by his father Robert Underhill, mother Dorothy “Dot” Madsen, stepfather Lloyd Madsen, brother Allie, mother-in-law Heather DeGrace, and his beautiful stepdaughter Deanna King.
A special thank you to Laurie, Kim and Michelle, Armand, Dianne, Christine and Shari for all of their help in the past few months.
A funeral service will be held at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424) on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 12:30 PM. Donation in memory of Daryl may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, SPCA or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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