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Friday February 26, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Pattison Funeral Home
Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday February 27, 2021
3:00 PM
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Pastor Shane Hein officiating.
In memory of
Donald Ulrich
December 07, 1945 - February 22, 2021 - Age 75

Donald Howard Ulrich passed away peacefully on Monday, February 22, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Home at the age of 75 years, beloved husband of Joyce Ulrich of Medicine Hat. Don is survived by his wife Joyce, son Ryan (Twyla), daughter Adrienne (Ryan) Beck as well as three grandchildren Donovan and Gavin Beck and Megan Ulrich; three sisters, Ann Fischer, Betty (Archie) Daffy and Shirley Johnson as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, one bother Robert in infancy, three sisters, Irene (Ray) Lippert, Violet (Walter) Hoffman and Beatrice Cullen as well as two brothers-in-law Arthur Fischer and Larry Johnson. Donald was born on December 7, 1945 to Emil and Lila Ulrich and grew up on the family farm near Schuler. Following high school he worked for several years at a variety of jobs including the Goodyear plant, building pipelines in Alberta and Saskatchewan and seismic drilling in northern B.C. and Alberta. In 1969, he settled in Edmonton working for Central Western Airfreight at Edmonton’s Municipal Airport. In May of 1970 Don and Joyce were married. In January of 1972, Ryan was born. Although Don loved working at the Airport his goal was to be a farmer and in March of 1972 the family moved back to the family farm. Adrienne was born in 1974. Don was to live there for 48 years - just moving to Medicine Hat in August of 2020. He was pleased to receive the Alberta Century Farm Award in 2013. His grandfather Frederick Ulrich had homesteaded the land in 1913 and built the barn that stands today. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Masks are mandatory) Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Family and friends are invited to remotely attend the funeral service by searching for the Pattison Funeral Home youtube page where the video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Don with a donation, may do so to “HALO” c/o Southern Alberta Medic Air Society, #12 49 Viscount Ave SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5G4 (please make cheques payable to Southern Alberta Medic Air Society) or to the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Donald Ulrich.

Funeral service is available for watching by following this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCpcRh3lsxE

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Message from Tom Herman February 24, 2021
Joyce and family. I would like to express my sincerest condolences on Dons passing. He was a great guy. I started grade 1 with Don and we both graduated grade 12 in 1964. He will be missed by all that had the privilege of knowing Don.
Tom Herman
Message from Harold & Lorraine Biittner February 24, 2021
Sincere condolences Joyce, to you, Ryan & Adrienne's families at this sad time. Don was Best Man at our wedding and Harold & Don were best friends growing up. Harold enjoyed the phone calls with Don as they kept in touch over the years, and we especially enjoyed our visits with you both.
Harold & Lorraine Biittner
Message from Dennis and Kathleen Herman February 24, 2021
Joyce,Ryan,Adrienne and families,we are so sorry for the loss of Don.He was a loving husband,father and grandfather and so supportive and proud of all of you.
Don and Joyce were our friends and neighbors for nearly 50 years. We have wonderful memories of our travels together especially the Maritimes and Alaska,Yukon and NWT. So many friendships and good times of the 4-H years, We will all miss his infectious laugh and good nature, Cherish your memories you were blessed to have had Don in your life.
Dennis and Kathleen Herman
Message from Linda Lee February 24, 2021
I was very sad to hear of Don’s passing and would like to extend my sympathies to Joyce and family. Sending love and hugs at this difficult time.
Linda Lee
Message from Marion Stein February 24, 2021
Joyce and family
My deepest sympathy to the Ulrich family on the loss of your husband and father. May you have only good memories to carry forward.
Marion Stein
Marion Stein
Message from Larry and Mabel Hanson February 25, 2021
Joyce and family. So sorry for your loss. Glad we had a chance to see you last year in Sundry. Hugs and sympathy to you all. Larry and Mabel.
Larry and Mabel Hanson
Message from Linda Beglaw and Yvonne Harder February 26, 2021
Dear Joyce and family. We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We send you love and hugs at this difficult time and to let you know your friends are there for you.
Linda Beglaw and Yvonne Harder
Message from Merle Derzaph February 26, 2021
Dear Joyce, We express our deepest sympathy to you at this time of your loss - husband, father and friend to many. We always enjoyed Don's company at 4-H events, cattle show and visits at the bank. May his memories be keep in your hearts forever as there are many as he watches over you each day, and is united with his parents. Jim and Merle Derzaph
Merle Derzaph
Message from Grace Sanderson February 26, 2021
Betty & Archie Daffy. So sorry to hear the sad news of your brother, brother-in-laws passing. Thinking of you and sending my sincere sympathy.
Grace Sanderson
Message from Martha Hagel February 26, 2021
Dear Joyce and family
So sorry for your loss and remembering you in my prayers. I think of the good times from our 4-H days, your friendship and help.
Martha Hagel
Message from Ernest Hanson February 28, 2021
Dear Joyce and Family,
Sending you deepest sympathy during this time of great loss.
From Cousin, Ernest
Victoria, BC
Ernest Hanson