Donations for Funeral Yumiko Taura

Yesterday a tragic freak accident took the life of a member of our community here in the Bow Valley. Yumiko Taura was a motor coach driver who while standing beside her coach and unloading passengers at a prime tourist attraction along the Icefield Parkway became pinned by her own motor coach as it started to move toward three parked cars. RCMP have not determined in their investigation if it slid on wet melting icy surface or had a mechanical issue.  Nonetheless this lady has no family here in Canada. Her family lives in Japan. Yomiko has been involved in Tourism here in the Canadian Rockies for many years and her friends and colleagues have discussed that we would like to do something to either assist with funeral expenses or repatriation to her family in Japan.  If not then possibly a memorial such as a bench with a plaque in her memory. We have not been in touch with her family yet as this is too soon after the tragedy. One of her close local friends her in Banff is currently in Japan and may reach out and speak with her family before her return next Wednesday. Obviously we do not know how much any one of these options would cost but due to the fact that Go Fund Me requires us to set a goal for fund raising we have chosen $20,000.00 and may adjust it up or down later. 
May you all travel safely to your destination this Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend and enjoy your time with gratitude spent with friends and family.
  • Chiho Goto(Tanaka) 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
  • Yuko Sakamoto 
    • $50 
    • 35 mos
  • Shinji Takahata 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Mark Stevens 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • kenjiroh Arimatsu 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

John House 
Banff, AB
Kaoru Gotto 
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