Patricia ULRICH
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ULRICH, Patricia Ann (née Reid)
Passed away peacefully in Ottawa at the Heart Institute, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Born September 26, 1945 in Morgantown, West Virginia, U.S.A. Beloved wife of Martin. Loving mother of Timothy (Julie) and Mark. Cherished grandmother of Heidi. Eldest daughter of the late Lloyd and Annalee (née Fike) Dear sister of the late Robert, Janet Auffray and Thomas. Sister-in-law to John and Lorraine Kozera. Aunt of Stephen and Mick Reid. A Service in Memory of Patricia will be held at Orleans United Church, 1111 Orleans Blvd., Tuesday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m. We will celebrate and honor a life dedicated to family, faith and service to others. The service is open to all who would like to attend. In memoriam donations to Interchurch Refugee Group (Interchurch Refugee Group, c/o The Treasurer, 1460 Laurin Crescent, Orleans, ON, K1E 3G7).

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Published in Ottawa Citizen on May 13, 2017.
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May 17, 2017
Sending my warm thoughts for a lovely, memorable home economist friend. She affected my early career in such positive ways through her work with international development at CHEA.
Sue L. T. McGregor
May 17, 2017
Pat's creative and caring work at CHEA for Development Education had great ripple effects across Canada and beyond. She was a delight to work with; inspiring and supportive. Thank you Pat. How lucky we were to know and work with you. My condolences to family.
Linda Peterat
May 16, 2017
Pat Ulrich-stitched life with love
Pat in life you were a Dash Master. What I mean by this is that our lives are marked by when we enter this world and when we leave; separated by one small but very important dash upon which all of our good deeds and the impact of our time here on earth rests. Pat you spread so much goodness into our church, community and our world. You truly made a difference in the lives of so many people. You shared so much love, materials, your warm smile and comforting words with whoever needed care and support. You leave behind an incredible legacy and inspiration for those of us who knew you to pick up the torch and carry on your great works.Go rest high on that mountain Pat, your work on earth is done. Oh how you will be missed! Thank you Pat for the many cherished memories and opportunities you spearheaded for us to help you in your quest, to serve, to care, to support, and to share our love with others.
Twylla Hodgins
May 16, 2017
My sincere sympathies for your loss. Pat and I beside by each in choir for years. I always admired her and her huge heart.
May 16, 2017
Pat was one of the first sisters I met in the P.E.O. Sisterhood, here in Ottawa. She was kind, welcoming, and fiercely intentional - words that I heard many people use to describe her today. Our sisterhood and our community in Ottawa will certainly feel her loss. I think she has to be one of the most organized and influential women I've met. My sympathy to the family for losing her so soon.
Julee Pauling
May 15, 2017
Pat was a very caring and supportive P.E.O. sister to all in Ontario-Quebec Provincial Chapter as well as her own Chapter O. Her love to help others was for most whether it was P.E.O. or helping refugees or for friends. She was tireless in her work for others. I wish I had known her better and now I will have to learn from memories. You will be sadly missed Pat.
Ellie Phelps
May 15, 2017
I met Pat when I went to a workshop at Orleans United. She was the first person I met at the door with the warmest smile I had ever seen. We had met before at The Orleans Choir fest and she did come to a few of my Bell choir concerts( she and My director were friends); but didn't really get to know her until that weekend. She and many others convinced me to join their church choir, and through gentle persuasion, I joined. Pat did not hesitate to offer me rides to and from church on Thursday's and Sunday's. During our short rides to and from church she would share her stories about her work her refugee and her parents, but mostly of her family with a great big smile and pride in her voice. She was there for me through all my good and bad times. Her kindness is one that I will never forget.

Pat- your heart was larger then life, your kindness is one I will never forget. Your smile was infectious and will always be etched in my mind, and Your beautiful voice will always music to my hears.
I will miss you dearly my friend, but will always know where to find you.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this season of mourning .
and may they find comfort in knowing you are where you belong, amongst the angels and resting in the arms of the Heavenly Father.
Rest in Peace my Friend and God speed, Xoxo
Keri Hugh
May 14, 2017
I am so saddened by the loss of a PEO sister, a friend and mentor. She helped me when I went on the Provincial Board, she shared a room with me at International Convention and she was always there for comfort. At our last meeting, she willingly gave $10 out of her own wallet to the leader of the program for her supplies. And beyond all that, she always had that wonderful smile on her face. Lovingly, Joanne Boulton, PPP and Chapter O
May 14, 2017
Helping With Furniture team was so saddened by the news of Pat's passing and we send our deepest condolences for her loss. Her dedication and passion to improving the lives of others was an inspiration. As President and volunteer for HWF, I had the pleasure of working alongside Pat on many occasions from setting up silent auctions, volunteer fairs, storage clean ups and to of course moving tons of furniture and household items to furnish families. Pat was always ready to not only organize but also give a helping hand. She will be very missed.
Nathalie Maione
May 14, 2017
Sorry to hear about your mom, Tim. One of my memories of her was that she always had kool-aid in the fridge for us to to drink.
Randy Wagstaff
May 14, 2017
And how is it, in true P.E.O. spirit, that Pat attended our Chapter J luncheon on Wednesday last week at her church, presenting her story of such wonderful successes with refugee families and now?

Watching her drive away in her car, waving and heading off - did she say - for lab work? She didn't mention not feeling well just a comment about lab work and now.

And now, you share the really sad news of her death. How hard and how not possible, not necessary and not real. I am so so heart aching right now, realizing that gentle plans made for a next rendezvous will not be. So much yet to share and to learn. From Pat to all of us. How hard this is.

Chapter O sisters and all of us in the Ontario-Quebec sisterhood of P.E.O. have been so lucky to have Pat as a shining star.

Lovingly in P.E.O., Sarah Helgerson
May 14, 2017
Pat was so smart and caring. She understood how to work with refugees and give them a great Canadian welcome. She had a great smile and laugh and I will surely miss her presence.
Chris Inrig, Chapter O
May 14, 2017
She was Awesome to me, full of compassion, knowledge, understanding, and worked tirelessly for her dedicated causes, PEO and the refugees. She will be missed. Jackie Hardcastle, chapter O
May 14, 2017
Sharon Gwynne-Vaughan - O

Pat was a wonderful helpful human being. She was a great PEO for fifty years. She held many offices not only in our local chapter but on the provincial board. Her mother was a PEO. Pat got many of our speakers for our programs & I'm sure we all learned a lot.

She was an active member of Orleans United Church. She helped many many refugee families.

She went out of her way to befriend many new members of PEO & took so many people to & fro on their different paths.

She was a home economist & traveled to parts of the world with her job.

Pat will be missed by many people & especially by her PEO sisters.

Pat we salute you.
May 14, 2017
I am writing to you and Chapter O to express my deep sadness and send my condolences to you all at the sad death of Pat.
Pat and I were together when I belonged to Chapter N and she demited to help form Chapter O. Although I have not seen her for many years very fond memories linger.
I know you will all miss her and a slight regret is with me that I was not able to attend our last Chapter meeting when she was our speaker. But I will always carry happy memories
For she touched my life and left love
Tina (Philips)
May 14, 2017
Louise Long, Q

Joanne, Janet, Marcia, Jackie and everyone in Chapter O, I am deeply saddened to hear about the death of our sister Pat. I am so sorry for your loss. It was my pleasure to serve with Pat on the board and also to share our love of P.E.O. with her at many conventions. She truly believed in the objects and aims of our sisterhood and was a tireless proponent of our educational projects. May she rest in peace.

May 14, 2017
Margaret Ludwig, B-QC

On behalf of Chapter B, QC, my deepest sympathies to our sisters in Chapter O.
May 14, 2017
Barbara Duff, L
So sorry to hear the news. Chapter K's last convention was to host Pat's convention when she was president and it was a pleasure to work with her. I will also miss seeing her at Orleans United Church when we visit our Daughter, Dianne Morris, in Ottawa - she always had a smile and a hug for us. My sympathy to her Chapter Sisters - you will miss her wisdom and loving spirit. We were fortunate to have been able to have Pat in our thoughts at Convention this past weekend.

With PEO Love,
May 14, 2017
Mary-Lou McCartney, Chapter R, PEO
Thank you for letting me know Joanne. I was very fond of Pat. Such sad, devastating news.
May 14, 2017
Denise Moreland, G
So, so very sorry. I had the utmost respect for Pat and her devotion to PEO. She exemplified everything PEO stands for. Heartfelt hugs to all in Chapter O. You will certainly miss Pat. Much concern and love was expressed for Pat at convention. My thoughts are with you. LIPEO! Denise Moreland, Chapter G
May 14, 2017
It is with sadness, that I am forwarding the following message about the loss of Pat.

Pat has exemplified P.E.O. and has always been there for whatever was needed. She meant so much to many of us, but her spirit of P.E.O. will live on in our hearts forever. Marcia Gosse, PEO
May 13, 2017
You have my deepest sympathy on your loss. I met Patricia in 2015 October, she introduced me to the services of others. She was one of the kind, tireless and will be sorely missed.
Anna Mudukuti
May 13, 2017
We were so very sorry to hear of Pat's passing. Her tireless efforts to help the less fortunate were an inspiration to many. Our sincere condolences to her family. She will be missed
Jan and Dean Weatherston
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