Katharine Underhill

Obituary of Katharine Alberta Jane Underhill

Katharine Alberta Jane Underhill (nee Cole)

December 27, 1935 - August 1, 2023

Beloved wife of the late Albert (2015), cherished mom to Douglas (Susan), Lynne (Lynn), Diane (Kevin) and Lisa (Freddie). Grandma to Brit (Adam), Alix (Brendan), David (Jelian), Johnathan (Maleigha), Katie, Andrew, and Thomas. Great Grandma to Harper and Quinn. Much loved Aunt to Robynne, Randy (1996), Russell (Nancy) and Norman (Cathy). 

Predeceased by brothers Hugh (2015) and Douglas (1952) and sister Barbara Geddes (2020). 

Katharine was a Registered Nurse and worked and taught at Toronto General before moving back to Grimsby with Albert where they raised their children. She co-managed the family business, Cole’s Florist, for years. 


Kay loved curling, golfing, or playing bridge, and travelling with Albert, especially winters in Arizona and summers at Bobs Lake. She loved entertaining, gathering with friends, and cooking for a family crowd. She was famous for her butter tarts and pies. You could not attend any kid’s hockey, baseball, horseshow, dance, or skating recital event, without seeing her in the stands.


Special thanks from the whole family for the care and support provided by Dr. Margeson and the staff at WLMH, and Dr. Palombo and Lisa Harrison of Memory & Aging Canada.

Should you wish to make a donation in Katharine’s honour, please consider the WLMH Foundation (wlmhfoundation.ca) where Katharine volunteered for over 25 years, or the charity of your choice. 

Family will gather for a private interment service.

Arrangements have been entrusted with Tallman Funeral Homes. 

A Memorial Tree was planted for Katharine
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Tallman Funeral Homes - Vineland
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