Monday, June 2, 2008

R.I.P Amber

Amber Michelle Bowerman July 23, 1977 - May 27, 2008

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that AMPA and the Alberta publishing community, say good-bye to Amber Bowerman, a passionate and talented writer, a loving and joyful friend.

"We have suffered a tragic loss in our publishing community. Amber Bowerman was a talented writer and magazine professional," says Colleen Seto, AMPA's Executive Director.

"For those of you who knew Amber, and also for those who didn't, what's obvious is that she was an amazing person. We must not only mourn her death, but also celebrate her accomplished and happy life," says Seto.

For those of you wondering how you can help or pay respects, for the time being, AMPA is collecting contributions for a journalism scholarship fund in Amber's name on behalf of the family. Cheques may be made out to AMPA and sent to: #204, 1039 - 17 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0B2. Please memo "Amber." AMPA is a non-profit society, not a registered charity; we cannot issue tax receipts.

In the weeks to come, AMPA will also confirm details about plans to commemorate Amber.

Condolences may be sent through the funeral home.

Details about Amber's memorial service can be found in her obituary.

Amber, you will be greatly missed.