Support for Ryoji Fujita's family

The world has lost a wonderful human being.   Ryoji was a beloved son, brother, friend and colleague.  He passed away on March 14, 2020 in a hiking accident .  It is believed that he was snowshoeing, in the area of Lion’s Bay, when an avalanche hit.

Ryoji was a talented Effects Artist; a rockstar at his craft.  His talent never went unnoticed and gained him recognition at many of the local Vancouver visuals effects studios like Image Engine, Sony and ILM and also in his native Japan.


Ryoji was a quiet individual, humble and well liked by his peers.

Ryoji was an outdoorsman who had recently returned from a month of hiking around the Mount Everest base camp.  He spent hours hiking local mountains like Mount Harvey, Cypress and Mount Brunswick. A 10 hour hike was not uncommon for Ryoji; he was happiest surrounded by nature. 

Ryoji’s family live in Japan and are currently unable to travel to Canada because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  They are currently exploring a special travel visa that may allow them to travel during this restricted and uncertain time.  We'd like to come together and collect donations to help contribute to his family's visa and travel expenses and the costs associated with returning Ryoji belongings to Japan.  No parent should have to say goodbye to their child and we want to do what we can to support them in this time of unimaginable grief.


I know this will be a difficult time for a lot of us who knew Ryoji.  Share your memories and keep his spirit alive. 

Understandably there will be no memorial service or gathering at this time but we will keep interested parties informed if anything is arranged in the future.

I'm a friend and ex-coworker of Ryoji and organizing this fund behalf of this family in Japan. All amount of this fund goes to  his family for their travel expenses so they can come and collect his remains here in Canada, also go towards shipping costs to return his personal effects to Japan.  As Japan is not one of the supported countries where GoFundMe can handle the funds, I'm going to collect all funds and send an international money order or transfer the money to them. 

We'll continue to update the GoFundMe site on the progress of Ryoji's family and their travel to Canada, also all the process of the funds.

 

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https://bc.ctvnews.ca/air-and-ground-search-launched-for-missing-snowshoer-in-lions-bay-1.4859618

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/snowshoer-reported-missing-9-days-ago-found-dead-in-lions-bay-1.4865008

 

私たちの同僚であり友達でもある藤田竜士君が3月14日にLionsBayにあるHatMountainという山にハイキングに行き行方不明になりました。地元の警察、レスキュー隊の懸命な捜索にも関わらず、残念ながら3月22日土曜日に彼の遺体が雪の中から発見されたという報告を受けました。ひどい外傷などないものの、外からの大きな圧力がかかった跡があるそうで、雪崩に巻き込まれた可能性が非常に高いそうです。

現在カナダはコロナウィルスのためカナダ国民以外、入国することが禁止されていますがご家族は悲しみをこらえて特別ビザを申請してこちらへ竜士君を引き取りに来ようとされています

私達もできる限り家族をサポートできるように準備を整えています。こちらの募金もご家族の渡航費用、また竜士君を無事日本に帰すためにかかる費用などにあてていただくために設立いたしました。全額ご家族の手元にお渡しいたします。

すこしでも皆様のご協力をいただければと思います

今後こちらの方にも情報をアップデートしていきたいと思います。

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  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 11 hrs
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    • $10 
    • 14 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
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  • Joel & Stacey Bautista 
    • $100 
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Organizer

Tomoka Matsumura 
Organizer
Vancouver, BC
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