September 20, 1965 – December 26, 2021
On Sunday, December 26, 2021, after a short battle with cancer, Jan Ullrich, loving father of his two children William and Stephanie, passed away at age 56 in Vernon, British Columbia.
Jan was predeceased by his father, Ernest. He is survived by his two children William and Stephanie, his mother Anneliese, as well as his sisters Christin, Susan (John), and their families.
Jan was born in Winnipeg Manitoba on September 20, 1965. He was the youngest of three children. His family resided in Niverville Manitoba. At the age of 7, his family relocated to Chilliwack BC where he resided on the family farm until his graduation in 1983. His journey took him back to Winnipeg where he completed his apprenticeship in heavy duty mechanics. Jan took time to enjoy travelling to Australia and New Zealand and eventually found roots in the Okanagan. Jan moved to Armstrong BC in 1991 where he and his father built his first home at the base of Swanson Mountain. During his career as a heavy-duty mechanic, Jan also farmed full time. Through these career paths, Jan built a substantial network of professional colleagues and clients. Many of these, led to lifelong friendships. He has passed away knowing that his children will forever cherish these friendships and understand the meaning of hard work, honesty, and old-fashioned work ethics.
Jan was a hard worker and an excellent mechanic. He loved camping, hiking, golfing, and spending time with his valued friends. His greatest joy was spending time with his children, and going on road trips in his red dodge truck. Great adventures and many fond memories were made in the Christina Lake area, his favorite place.
He will be forever in our thoughts and greatly missed by all his friends in the Armstrong farming community.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca.
Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services
Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866
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