ULRIKSEN, Hans Maltha
Hans Maltha Ulriksen of Southend Reindeer Lake passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 surrounded by his family at the age of 88 years. Hans was predeceased by his parents, Anton and Margrethe Ulriksen; brothers, Johannes, Gunnar, Maltha, and Niels-Jorgen; sisters, Ane Marie, Tutte, Karen and Ellen, his wife Jeannie and infant son Richard. He is survived by his brothers; Soren and Fred; sisters, Ingrid and Martha; children, Wayne, Tony, Ted, Terry, Diana and Jan; grandchildren, Jason, Samantha, Amanda, Justin, Christian, Michael, Cheyenne, Tyrone, Kyanna, Troy, Aaliyah and Leyland; great- grandchildren, Charlie and Avery; numerous nieces and nephews and his two dogs, Susie and Megan. Hans was born on the family farm in Denmark on January 7, 1925. He joined the military and then went into mining and adventuring which lead him to Canada in 1952. He worked in Yellowknife and Uranium City in the mines and during his off time he went to flight school in Edmonton and became a pilot. This lead him to the La Ronge area where he flew fishermen around the north and in 1962, married Jeannie. They moved to Reindeer Lake where he tried his hand at various jobs including managing the Reindeer Lake Trout Camp, working for Indian Affairs building Ice Houses and eventually the Department of Northern Resources. In 1975, Hans opened the first Gas Station at the end of Highway 102 where he became the pillar of service to many people all over the Reindeer Lake region. Hans continued to serve the people even after he closed his store; he built an airstrip which he maintained, and also continued to repair tires up until the day he died. Hans lived life the way he wanted, on his terms and he always had an opinion on everything. He will be missed very much. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Southend clinic, a special thank you to Kalie Ulriksen of Southend, the staff at RUH ICU in Saskatoon and Prairie View Chapel. A Memorial Service was held in Southend on Monday, March 11, 2013. Another Memorial Service is to be held in La Ronge at the Royal Canadian Legion on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Hans was cremated; a private family interment will take place at a future date.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Mar. 14, 2013