A Chance Meeting

Ian Cook and Sue O’Rourke

Ulrike and I initially met as members of the BC Association of Travel Writers. She was always the one organizing get-togethers such as “Beers with Peers” and a few of us would always take her up on it. When my wife and I moved to France in 2013 Ulrike and I had lost touch, but a couple of winters later we met by chance on the streets of Panjim in Goa, India.  

Of course we spent time together over the next few days and by the end of the stay, Ulrike was coming to see us in France the following winter to not only visit but to house/cat sit while we did a bit of travelling. She brought a bike with her and cycled to more places than we had during her stay. She also became very much a part of the community in our little French village and came to visit again for a summer bike tour a couple of years later. 

This is all such a shock that such a vibrant, healthy woman could have this happen so quickly. RIP Ulrike; your legacy remains.