October 6, 1976 – November 25, 2021
The world lost a beautiful light on November 25, 2021. Amica came into this world in Vancouver on October 6th, the daughter of Joan Sturdy and Robert Miller, granddaughter of Marie (Dixon) and John Sturdy, and Peggy (Wilkinson) and Sherman Miller. She spent her childhood up until graduation in Salmon Arm, where she welcomed her brother, Noah, into the family when she was 10 years old.
After graduating from Salmon Arm Senior Secondary in 1994, she moved to the lower mainland, where she studied criminology and volunteered at the John Howard Society. She started her career with Home Hardware in Duncan on Vancouver Island. She quickly rose to the challenges and opportunities presented to her and was transferred to Whitehorse HBC in 2011. Her talents, skills, personality, and dedication took her to the position of Operations Manager for 6 Home Building Centres in Western Canada.
Amica loved to work in her garden, go on road-trips throughout the North, camp, attend concerts, and play board games. She was “a force of nature”, as one friend put it. She was smart, kind, funny, insightful, courageous, generous and a wonderful cook. Her pottery and crochet items are a testament to her creativity and skill.
During her more recent years, she served on the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Yukon, where she enjoyed participating in many fundraising and special events. Something we will always remember about her was her down to earth straight-shooting. Amica could pierce through to the essence of any given situation and call it like it was. “A was for Ask Amica”.
A celebration of her life was held in Whitehorse, a recording of which is available at http://bit.ly/AmicaCOL (case sensitive). Donations in her honour will be gratefully received by Hospice Yukon or Special Olympics Yukon. As her name suggests, she was a friend and mentor to many people who will miss her greatly.
Shine on, Amica … thanks for enriching our lives
You will always be in our hearts.
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