May 5, 1937 - June 17, 2022
Margaret Ann Ullrich (nee Swatman) passed away peacefully at St. Joseph Health Centre Guelph after a courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) on June 17, 2022 at the age of 85. Loving mother to Janet Wherry and husband Ross, Bettina (Tina) Ullrich, Marion Elliott and husband David. Loving grandmother to Briana, Derek, Nepeta, Marika, Cailin and Melina. Great grandmother to Franklin and Mabel. Predeceased by parents Elihu and Ethel Swatman. Cherished sister of Bonnie Teskey (Roger) and Grace Minnis (Don Cochrane). Predeceased in 2011 by Orvan Swatman (survived by Carol), 2008 Daniel Swatman (Shirley Wiseman) and Linda Racine in 2009. Margaret will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and her rescue "Kitty-Kitty".
Margaret grew up in Windsor Ontario and moved to Toronto in 1959. She returned to her hometown in 1998. Margaret loved to paint and has left behind a collection that will be cherished for years to come. She was involved in the Horticultural Society and took pride in caring for her prized hydrangeas. Above all, she loved to sing. She became a member of Windsor's Sweet Adeline's where she connected with ladies that shared her passion. She continued to sing right to her last day.
An on-line book of condolences is available at https://wallcustance.com/acf-death-notices/margaret-a-ullrich/. Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Leamington. As expressions of sympathy, Memorial Donations to the Windsor Humane Society or The Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
"The song has ended but the melody lingers on"
A tree will be planted in memory of Margaret A. Ullrich in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.