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Joseph Underwood

Joseph Frank Underwood

Monday, March 8th, 2021
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UNDERWOOD, Joseph (1932 - 2021) -

It is with great sadness that the family of Joseph Underwood announces his passing on March 8th, 2021, he passed away quietly at Oshawa Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Joe was married to the love of his life Yvonne, for more than 67 years. He is survived by his brother Frank (Pat) and sister Harriet and predeceased by Mary, Connie, and Joan. He will be remembered as a loving and supportive father by his children Linda (Ray), Joseph (Tracey), Stephen (Rose), Douglas (Susan), and Andrew (Erin). Joe and Yvonne had many memorable days with their ten grandchildren and were very proud of having five great-grandchildren. Born in Montreal, Joseph grew up in East York, Toronto, marrying Yvonne in April 1953. He joined the Toronto Fire Department in 1955 and soon was able to combine his love of photography with his career, earning the moniker, Captain Kodak. Joe rose to the rank of Deputy Chief and retired after 38 years on the job. His leadership, friendship and teaching will long be remembered.
Joe had many wonderful adventures with his wife and family. Whether it be camping in Killbear Park, sailing Lake Ontario, or travelling Canada and Europe, he enjoyed it all with the same beautiful smile. This strong, kind and quiet man will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Words of condolence or memories may be shared at W.C. Town Funeral Chapel at

There will be a private family service following cremation. To honour Joe’s memory donations may be made to Covenant House or the charity of your choice.
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Donations are being accepted for: COVENANT HOUSE TORONTO.


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Heather Anderson

Posted at 12:04pm
My condolences to Yvonne and family...I remember you so well as Joe was my best man when Frank and I married. Such a sad occasion! R.I.P. Joe.

Deloris Goodliffe and family

Posted at 06:06pm
My deepest sympathy to Yvonne and family. Thinking of you at this time.

Carole Short

Posted at 12:44pm
My deepest sympathy to Yvonne and family. I hope that your memories will help you through this trying time. I still remember your wedding day and what a beautiful couple you were.

Liz Johnson

Posted at 12:16pm
My condolences to your family. I remember Chief Underwood who I worked with at City of Toronto Fire. He always had a smile on his face, and was always kind to all of us.

Sara Jones and Dave Montgomery

Posted at 07:45pm
Our sincere condolences to Yvonne and the Underwood family . Sara and Dave

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