Elaine Underhill Obituary, Death – We regret to inform you of the untimely death of Elaine Louise Underhill. Her daughter Tammy (Colleen), granddaughters Kelly and Faith, and son Bobby will always remember her fondly. Her younger brother, Larry, also survives her. We must remember her loving dog Smokee, who was her constant friend. Everyone who loved her will never forget her compassion, generosity, and lively personality. Her partner Richard (Dick) Burgess, her dogs Rollie and Bandit, and many more friends and family members predeceased her.Elaine was born on October 9, 1950, in Regina, Saskatchewan, and passed away on December 5, 2022, in Quesnel, British Columbia.
She has lived in Quesnel since 2007, but has also lived in Tumbler Ridge and Prince George, British Columbia, where she made many friends. Elaine accomplished a great deal in her brief life. She went to college, established a DJ service (Magic Music), a restaurant in Prince George, and various second-hand stores along the road. She always had the best garage sales! Elaine was always recognized as a hard worker, which was fascinating to observe as she grew older. Elaine enjoyed to go camping in her van and spent a lot of time at Robert’s Roost Resort in Quesnel until her health hindered her movement and she had to rely on her scooter to get around.
Elaine lived in a nice neighborhood on Baker Drive in West Quesnel, with caring neighbors who watched out for her. We’d want to thank Beth and William, two very remarkable neighbors who discovered Elaine and attempted to revive her. We cannot explain how grateful we are for what they did and will be eternally grateful for their generosity and concern for Elaine. We’d also want to thank Quesnel Fire and Rescue, as well as the RCMP, for their quick reaction. Elaine was apparently the nosy neighbor who knew everything that happened within a two-block radius. If you were a friend, she would be concerned about you and everyone else who meant anything to you.
When she was out with Smokee, she would bring treats for all the neighborhood dogs and distribute them. Elaine was known to anyone who had a dog on her walking path. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) began to take over her ability to breathe easily. She had been suffering from this for many years, and it had a significant influence on her quality of life and ability to move about the world in the last year or two. This is ultimately what stole her away from us. She fought it valiantly but was unable to overcome it. While Elaine’s family and friends mourn her death, they choose to remember her in a way that honors her spirit.
She will be remembered and cherished by those whose lives she touched. Elaine was also a long-time Legionnaire. It was a really unique spot close to her heart where she made friends and had a lot of fun. No service is planned in her honor, but you can make a donation to the SPCA or raise a glass of wine in her honor.