In Celebration of

Bernard Cecil "Bernie" Ulrick

September 14, 1934 -  July 30, 2023

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Bernard Ulrick, age 88, on July 30, 2023, with family by his side.

Bernie was born to Felix and Agnes Ulrick on September 14, 1934 in Powassan, Ontario. Upon the death of his mother only a day after his birth, he joined his maternal aunt and uncle‘s household and was raised along with his nine Kunkel “brothers and sisters”.

Bernie married Mona Warner in 1957 and moved to Sault Ste. Marie, where their family began. Four sons later, they relocated to Mississauga and then lastly to Etobicoke. Bernie was a dedicated hockey coach and league convenor, a devoted Catholic and Knight of Columbus, a career lumberman and business owner. He and Mona spent many happy years at their cottage on Ruth Lake, making memories with their growing family. They travelled widely, enjoyed ice skating with childhood friends well into retirement, and were known to walk hand in hand for more than sixty years.

In 1989, Bernie donated a kidney to his son Paul, a gift which continues to flourish to this day, and remains an ongoing legacy of a life devoted to family and friends.

In 2021, Bernie moved from the family home to join Mona at Cawthra Gardens LTC in Mississauga, where they were able to spend the last few months of her life under the same roof. With Bernie’s passing, they are truly reunited at last.

Bernie is survived by four sons: Timothy (Lenore) of Mono, Paul (Mary) of Mississauga, Mark (the late Judy) of Mississauga and Greg (Lorraine) of Waubaushene, along with seven grandchildren, Kyle, Erin (Phil), Ryan (Ashley), Candice, Amanda (Jay), Adam (Ally), Courtney (Alex), and ten great-grandchildren. He was beloved Uncle Bernie to many nieces and nephews, and an exceptionally good neighbour and friend to all those who knew him.

The family thanks staff at Cawthra Gardens LTC for their kind care of both Mona and Bernie, and for their support for the extended Ulrick family over the last four years.

Family and friends are invited to visit at Turner & Porter Butler Chapel 4933 Dundas St W, Etobicoke, on Thursday August 3rd from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 480 Rathburn Rd., on Friday August 4th 2023 at 3 p.m. If desired, the family would appreciate donations to The Alzheimer Society of Ontario.


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Daryl & Joanne Thom (Granddaughter's In-laws)

Entered August 2, 2023 from Renfrew

We offer our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Bernie. Our prayers are with the family during this sad time.
Daryl & Joanne
Bill & Candace & family

Jack & Connie Schmidt (Family/Friend)

Entered August 2, 2023 from Orangeville

Our deepest sympathy.

Darlene Domagala (Neighbour and family friend)

Entered August 2, 2023 from Toronto

Hard to believe Mr. Ulrick is gone. He was literally up on his roof cleaning the eaves just a couple years ago and gently telling me off for telling him to get down! He was a much loved fixture in the neighbourhood. He must have taken a dozen walks a day, always stopping to chat and pat any dogs he came across. When he moved from the house people asked after him for months because it was so strange not to see him out and about. And he was always ready to help anyone with any task, bringing over a rake, or shovel, or whatever was needed to get the job done. Even in his eighties he could do more than most people twenty years his junior. It must have been so hard for him when his abilities declined. He will be missed. Take care Ulrick family.

Brian & Charleen Guilbeault (Great Friend to me! Teacher)

Entered August 2, 2023 from Mattawa, Ontario

Bernie was one of a kind! Friend , teacher! Now we all have patron saint for lumbermen!

doug chisholm (Friend)

Entered August 3, 2023 from Roslin

Bernie was a solid member of the "lumber" community. But foremost, he was an honest and sincere family man.
We all remember the "Bernie stories" and his great attention to detail. I am sure a few his stories will make the rounds in the next few days.
Condolences to Mark and Paul and the rest of the Ulrick clan.
RIP Bernie


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