Remembering Erin Louise Amos

Passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 18. Erin was the much loved only daughter of Paul and Mary Louise Amos. She was the beloved mother and protector of her twin boys Malone and Maclain Amos, her pride and joy.
She graduated from Park Street Collegiate Institute and went on to attend Kemptville and George Brown College. Her passion from childhood was horses and she turned this love into a business and career, founding Top of the Hill Farm in Oro-Medonte. She first operated her business out of a tent stable until the arena was opened in 1998. Erin was a successful rider, coach and line handler. She and her students competed successfully locally, provincially and internationally (Culpepper, Virginia and Ocala, Florida). Her dream was to win the coveted General Governor’s/Lieutenant Governor’s Cup at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, and she ribboned in the top 10. She successfully coached hundreds of students of all ages to numerous ribbons, Championships and Reserve Champions. Erin had two other passions – Jack Russell Terriers and cooking. Erin always had a pack of Russells at her heels - and no clinic at Top of the Hill was complete without Erin’s special casseroles and her chicken stew. Erin excelled at coaching people and training horses. Her spirit and personality were infectious; people always knew they would have fun whenever she was around. She had a tremendous positive influence on so many lives. The sound of the truck and trailer coming up the hill from a horse show with the radio blasting and the girls and Erin singing at the top of their lungs was a sign that everyone was home safe and sound. Erin, you are safe now. In lieu of flowers, donations to an education fund for her cherished boys would be appreciated.  A visitation will be held at Carson Funeral Home – L. Doolittle Chapel, 54 Coldwater St. E., Orillia (705) 326-3595 on Friday February 23, 2024 from 1-4 P.M.


  • February 23, 2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - L. Doolittle Chapel Directions

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  1. Shannon Clancy-Weel

    I have just learned of Erin's passing and am heartbroken for her family; especially her boys. I went to Kemptville College for Equine Studies with Erin where we had many fun times. To say horses were her passion, would be an understatement. Rest easy Erin.

  2. Sandra ( of Schomberg Ontario)

    I wish we could rewind to June of 2023 when we first met....I never judged you and hope in some little way that we all made your life a little brighter for the brief time we knew you. Thank you for your honesty and smiles no matter how dark the skies seemed. Rest in Peace Angel and please know from above you can now be exactly where you longed to be, and they will feel your precense for eternity. Rest in Peace Xo

  3. Donna Paul

    Mary Lou and Paul I am deeply saddened to learn of Erin’s passing. I wish you much love and strength to get through this very difficult time.

  4. Leslie appleyard

    I was fortunate to have Mary Lou Amos as a phys-ed teacher at PSCI. She also gave me the first opportunity to babysit, Erin was only an infant then. Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to see her grow up. My heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Amos and all of Erin's families.

  5. Theresa McPhee and Rick Lenartowicz

    Mary Lou and Paul, Just read of the passing Erin. She is safe and at peace now Such a wonderful lady filled with much love and caring. I heard of Erin through a co-worker that she breed beautiful Jack Russell's, and just my luck she was waiting the birth of a litter. I have two of her fur-babies now 7yrs, Ruckus and Roxie, Erin stayed with us for a few days last August, she loved seeing them again. It was only a few weeks ago that I sent her a picture of them to brighten her day.I am in shock of the loss of this beautiful person. RIP Erin you are safe now and I sure that Ricky, Rivers, Radar, Ms Rudy and all the other's where waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge

  6. Janet Lee

    So sad to hear of Erin's passing. My Sincerest Condolences to Family and Friends. RIP Erin. You will be missed.

  7. Liz Anderson

    Dearest Mary Lou... I've just heard about your daughter's passing. I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Val

    Oh Mary Lou and Paul! I am so sorry to read this! What a terrible loss and tragedy! Sending love from me and Shannon. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  9. Connie Thielmann

    So sorry to hear about Erin's passing. My sincere condolences to her family. She was a fantastic coach and a fun loving person. She helped me get back into riding later in life and she was so amazing with the kids she taught. Always positive with feedback and advice. She will be missed.

  10. Kristin Burt

    Erin was my best friend. I met her in the shelter in Barrie and we immediately became friends. She moved out with me just before Christmas and became my family. She loved many things especially her kids and horses. Erin was loved by so many people and will always be missed. Rip my beautiful friend. We love you ❤️

  11. Elliot Linnington

    Dear Erin, I had the joyous pleasure of meeting you just a handful of times, my partner has many wonderful memories with you and I know on many an occasion you gave her a lot of strength and guidance, and she has so many great memories of days and evenings spent with you at the barn, you were a magnificent figure to her, your passing has come as a huge shock to us both, and so many others throughout the community, you are remembered in a beautiful light, with love from us both, Rest peacefully Erin x

  12. Stacy and Jamie Chapman

    Deep condolences to Erin's loved ones. My Husband and I were privileged to meet Erin who helped us add two Jack Russels to our family over the years. We are very saddened to hear of her passing. To Erin's family: "Grief is simply love, persisting". All the best from our family to yours in this challenging time. You are all in our thoughts.

  13. Colette Lalande

    Holding fond memories of Erin as a bright, engaging, lovable young girl. With deep condolences to Mary Lou and Paul.

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