Greg Hildebrand had a vast appetite for life and spread it around him liberally. He had a vivid imagination and would light up a room with his sense of fun and quick wit. He volunteered, loved the bush and music; he painted, wrote poetry, and read voraciously. 

Despite a quality education, successful career, supportive family and expert medical care, Greg suffered from depression. Greg died severely depressed at the age of 40, feeling that he was not living up to his high standards. 

The thing I admired most about him was his enthusiasm for life, the way he encouraged other people to “keep on going” even though he was fighting his own battle inside. 

In honour of Greg’s legacy, the Greg Hildebrand Award was established by his parents to celebrate his spirit of creativity and compassion.  

Read more about Greg’s story here

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