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Obituary - Emma Ulrich

Emma Ulrich

1925 - 2012

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Ulrich(2012)
Mrs. Emma Ulrich (nee Geigle) of Whitecourt, Alberta, formerly of Medicine Hat, passed away at the Whitecourt Regional Hospital on Monday, January 2, 2012, at the age of 86 years.  Emma was born on November 25, 1925 in Thelma, Alberta, a daughter of the late Fred and Rose Geigle.  Emma was very much a family person and enjoyed being around those she loved as much as possible. Her favorite pastimes were gardening, camping, playing games such as aggravation, and loved doing puzzles.  Emma will be dearly missed by her grandchildren, Corinna (Dennis) Brown and children, Nolan and Sydney of Whitecourt, Alberta;  Clayton (Sam) Ulrich and their children, Taylor, Colton, Darby and Brody of Whitecourt, Alberta;  Cameron (Darcie) Ulrich and their children, Tyler, Blayke and Alyson of Stony Plain, Alberta.  She will also be missed by three sisters, Ida (late Edwin) Mack and family of Medicine Hat, Katie (late Art) Rath and family of Medicine Hat and Martha (Harvey) Derheim and family of Medicine Hat;  one brother, Fred (Hazel) Geigle and family of Tothill, Alberta.  Emma was predeceased by her husband, Rudolph Ulrich and her son, John Jack Ulrich.  She will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her.  Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., on Thursday, January 5, 2012, between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and again one hour prior to the Funeral Service.  The Funeral Service will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Friday, January 6, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Larry Enslen officiating.  Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery..


  1. Conocophillips team:
    Jan 04, 2012 at 05:01 PM

    To Clayton and Sam and the rest of the Ulrich family,

    Our thoughts are with you today as we can't be there to help share in your grief. Thoughts and prayers. From , Tim Vanderveen, Troy Cumberland and the Conocophillips team.

  2. James & Marie Mack:
    Jan 06, 2012 at 01:01 AM

    Dear family and friends;

    Please allow me to express our sincere heartfelt condolences to you my dearest family and friends. I am sorry that we could not be here in person, but we are with you in spirit. We share in the grief and sorrow of the moment. I have greatly appreciated aunt Emma over the years. In my eyes she was always a little dynamo – so full of life - bouncing here and there as she worked. I always remember her big smile and her good attitude toward life. I enjoyed listening to her jolly laugh. She always had such a big heart full of love for everyone. I looked forward to every time her and uncle Ralph would come to visit and when we went to visit them I always remember those fabulous home cooked meals. She could put the most delicious meal on the table. We will greatly miss aunt Emma who has gone on to be with her Savior. She has gone on ahead ~ to her heavenly home ~ and is as Fanny Crosby wrote; “Safe in the arms of Jesus” awaiting a day of glorious reunion. As I think of that day I think of the challenge that leaves for those of us who are left behind. Are we ready for that reunion day? Are we preparing ourselves for the Kingdom of Heaven so that we can be part of that glorious reunion day with our loved one? I would like to share with you what I believe aunt Emma would say to us right now, if she were able. It comes in the way of a poem;

    This isn’t death – it’s glory. It is not dark – it’s light It isn’t stumbling, groping Or even faith – it’s sight This isn’t grief – it’s having My last tear wiped away. It’s sunrise, It’s morning Of eternal day. If you could see the beauty Of the garden I’m walking through; If you could feel the touch of His hand You would want to walk here too. Where pain can no more touch me Where sorrow can never be You would be glad I slipped away To this beautiful land of eternity. My life has been full, I have savored much’ Good family, good friends, Happy times, a loved one’s touch. So when your days are over, And night is drawing nigh, I pray you too will walk with ~ My precious Lord and I.

    Our prayers go with you; James & Marie Mack

  3. Kathy & Robert Ziegenhagel:
    Jan 06, 2012 at 02:01 PM

    Our thoughts are with you. With Deepest Sympathy Kathy & Robert Ziegenhagel

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