My Friend...You Will Be Missed

Patrick Gauch

I met Ulrike in grade 10 at Centennial CVI in Guelph and she became an influence on me for the next ten years. She was a friend who was always there to support you, celebrating the good times and helping you through the bad. In grade 12 and 13, she helped me be a better writer and inspired me to be a better person.

We went off to university (she went to Guelph, I to Waterloo) but always found some time to connect. She introduced me to the new music and the Rocky Horror Show (Elora Cinema was fun, seeing the play live at the Danforth Theatre in Toronto was unforgettable).

Unfortunately, as happen in life, we lost touch. I moved east to Ottawa and Ulrike went west. From what I have read here, Ulrike didn’t stop connecting with people and impacting lives for the better. She had a full life that ended far too soon.

I offer my condolences to her family and many friends who have lost a bright light.