MARY ULBRICHT (nee RIES)Posted: October 14th, 2020
November 29th, 1954 October 11th, 2020
It is with great love and sad hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Mary Ulbricht, at the age of 65 years. She faced each day of her two-year battle with cancer with courage and strength. Mary Leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 44 years, Wayne Ulbricht; her three sons, Travis (Kyla) Ulbricht, Cody (Gabbie) Ulbricht and Colin (Shelby) Ulbricht; seven beautiful grandchildren, Brylin, Ries, Olivia, Leon, Warren, Mackenzie and Roland; her father, Roy Ries; two brothers, Ron (Jean) Ries and Mike (Darlene) Ries. Mary will also be remembered by her sisters-in-law, Eileen Witts (Reid), Brenda Siegers, and Sheila (Ron) Papove, Rita (Ken) Ireland, Lana (Richard) Miller; and her brother-in-law, Vic (Lori) Ulbricht. Mary was predeceased by her mother, Katie Ries; parents-in-law, Jake and Lydia Ulbricht; and brothers-in-law, Bert Siegers and John Witts. She will be fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and wonderful friends. Mary and Wayne were best friends and together they raised a family, loved to travel and enjoyed all of life’s simple blessings. Mary loved her family more than anything and devoted her years to her boys, taking them to hockey and baseball and was always their biggest cheerleader, she loved the many jobs she held over the years. Whether it was doing taxes, working an election or at the diagnostic lab, she made friends with everyone and did her work with joy. Mary loved working in her beautiful garden, golfing, cooking, baking and having coffee with friends. She very much enjoyed her years of dragon boating and the special relationships she built with her teammates. Mary’s door was always open, and she would make anyone feel welcome at her table. Her smile and laughter could light up any room. Mary’s great joy in life were her grandchildren and she was very proud of her role as Nana. Mary lived a life in which she chose to be happy everyday, and she made you feel loved every time you saw her. She will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, #1 Dunmore Road SE on Thursday, October 15th, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm or at Victory Lutheran Church, 2793 Southview Drive SE, on Friday, October 16th, 2020 from 12:00 to 12:55 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Victory Lutheran Church on Friday, October 16th, 2020 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Roland Weisbrot officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, attendance at services is limited to 100 people including funeral staff and clergy. Live streaming is available through the Victory Lutheran Church website (https://victorylutheran.ca). Memorial gifts in Mary’s memory may be made to the Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1 or to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2 Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to email@example.com subject heading Mary Ulbricht. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
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