Amy Gilbert Sept.18 1990 ~ April 7, 2014

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!

36242_10150337092650475_7873269_nI 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. 150497_10150324279635475_3035311_n

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.

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5 Comments April 8, 2014
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Thank you for sending this. We will miss her – she absolutely had that glow and I knew immediately how much she cared about people, life and the path. It was easy to see what she was capable of in life in a couple of conversations. I loved her blogs and her gentle way of being. Our hearts are with you – Sherry, Jen and Billie. We send our condolences to you and to Amy’s family. Sincerely, Don & Kim Gray

Tamz April 8, 2014
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I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope you're all coping as well as can be expected.

Geraldine April 8, 2014
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this is very sad to read. my sincere sympathy to you and to Amy's family.

Candace @ Candida Free Candee April 8, 2014
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So very sad to hear this! My deepest condolences!

Tristin Tergesen April 8, 2014
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Dear Sherry & Jennifer, I am so shocked and saddened to read this news. Amy was such a beautiful person, and even though I only knew her through a few interactions at the store, I feel the loss of a truly good soul. My condolences to you and to Amy's family. This is a great loss. Kindest regards, Tristin Tergesen Sent from Tristin