It’s with great sadness that I tell you, our adored Amy has been tragically taken from this world.
Many of you have got to know Amy from being at the store, and I’m sure many of you will feel the shock of this terrible loss. Amy genuinely cared for people, and loved helping our customers seek out a more natural way of living. Amy was so smart, and full of random knowledge! I learnt so much from her, as I’m sure many others have.
Amy’s life was so full! Besides Generation Green, Amy worked at Stella’s on Portage, at the Cinema seasonally, and was most proud of her time working at the ELA (Experimental Lakes) and was hoping to continue there again. With all of this she also managed to be a full-time student at the U of W. Amy had hopes of one day becoming a Naturopathic Doctor. And if that all wasn’t enough, she just spoke to me about wanting to do some volunteer work! She lived life!
I first met Amy when she was 15 years old. She began dating my eldest son and I was immediately taken with her. She was such a pure spirit! I swear there were times she glowed! After her young relationship ended with my son, I could not just be done with her and so began our relationship. She was a beautiful person both inside and out, and we would joke that she was my pretend daughter, but honestly, I loved her as if she was.
When I decided to open a green living store, the person I immediately thought of was Amy. She was the original “granola girl” as I affectionately call my girls. She lived and breathed all that is good, she wanted to make the world a better place, and didn’t just talk it, she walked it!
We had become a little family at Generation Green. Amy, Jennifer & Billie helped me bring a vision to life, they are Generation Green and now one of our family members is gone and we are going to feel this loss forever.