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: email@example.com subject heading: Donald Ulrich.
Funeral service is available for watching by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCpcRh3lsxE