Official Obituary of

Hans Ulrich

July 20, 1930 ~ December 13, 2022 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Hans Ulrich Obituary

It is with great sadness that the family of Hans Ulrich announce his passing, at the age of 92, surrounded by loved one’s on December 13th, 2022 at the Claresholm General Hospital.  


Hans was born July 20th 1930 in Zurich Switzerland, he was the eldest child of Hans and Lina Ulrich. He spent his early years in Oetwil am See, after primary school he went on to farming school. In 1954 Hans made the journey to Canada to see the country and learn the language. He initially spent time in British Columbia in a variety of jobs. When he returned to Switzerland in 1957 he was offered an exciting opportunity to manage a ranch near Claresholm AB for a Swiss lawyer. He came back to Canada with dear friends Florian and Luise Eberl and started managing Dr. Ammann’s Ranch in 1958. In 1960 Hans returned to Switzerland for a visit, and it’s there he met Annette Suter. They returned to Canada and got married June 25, 1960, leading to a long and loving marriage of over 62 years. Together they raised their four children – Elisabeth, Peter, Margaret and Marianne.  


Hans had a very strong passion and influence in agriculture, especially the Hereford industry. In time he and his wife were able to purchase the ranch, operating under the very successful operation of Ulrich Hereford Ranch. Hans made many friends within the industry all over North America and was well respected by his peers. The ranch split between his son and son-in-law in the early 2000s in which Hans continued to be an integral part of both operations. Hans was known to be a family man and of strong Christian faith. He spent his “retired” years still being an essential part of day to day operations by running errands, transporting grandchildren, making his weekly journey on Wednesdays for the sale at Balog Auction Mart, and always ensuring to have a good visit with friends.  


Hans leaves behind his loving wife Annette; children, Elisabeth Weber (Fritz), Peter, Margaret Schuepbach (Andy), and Marianne; grandchildren Leah Weber, Ruth & Daniel Schuepbach, and Michelle Unsworth (Clint). He is also survived by siblings Ursula Isler, George Ulrich, & Regula (Chris) Witschi. As well as many other relatives and friends in Canada and Switzerland. Hans was predeceased by parents Hans & Lina Ulrich; siblings/inlaws, Hansjakob Isler, Verena (Alfred) Wittwer, and Trudi Ulrich.  


A Celebration of life will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at the Peace Lutheran Church 4303 2 St W - Claresholm, AB at 1:00 PM


Memorial donations may be made to: Keith Gilmore Foundation Scholarship Fund, 5160 Skyline Way NE, Calgary AB, T2E 6V1, or the Claresholm & District Health Foundation, Box 2638, Claresholm AB, T0L 0T0, (403) 682-3739, 

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Celebration of Life
December 22, 2022

1:00 PM
Peace Lutheran Church
4304-2 Street West
Claresholm, AB T0L0T0


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