Supporting Sebastian Gomez's Family

$24,311 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 167 people in 40 months
There was a fatal accident that occurred on March 11, 2016 in Chilliwack, B.C. With profound sadness, we all try to cope with the fact that at the age of 24 years old, there was a man that was taken away from his family, friends, and coworkers. His name was Sebastian Gomez. Sebastian was born in Colombia (Republica de Colombia), South America. He was survived by his wife, Mariana Valencia, son, Juan Diego Gomez, daughter, Alicia Gomez, mother, Noridia Obando, and father, Arbey Gomez and youngest brother Jose Miguel Gomez. He will forever be in the hearts of many; but his wife, son, daughter, mother and father, and other family members’ lives will be forever changed. They need our support; but not just today, this week or this month. They need it for their future. For those of you who personally know this wonderful man / family, we need to remember not just now, but months and years from now that this family needs constant support. Apart from the fact that the grief process can be trying most times, they also need to stabilize their future for these children. Also, Sebastian’s parents were saying that he wanted his parents and his younger brother to move out here from Alberta so they could be a closer knit family and all be together. It was just two weeks ago; his parents quit their jobs and brought Sebastian’s youngest brother (their youngest son) to move out here to be with their son, his wife, one-year-old granddaughter (niece), and two-year-old grandson (nephew). The parents have not found employment yet since their recent move to B.C. For anyone who has lost a loved one, you would empathize that it may be a while before they are able to. Right now, their focus is to get through the next few weeks and support one another while they learn to adjust.

The family commented that they were blessed to have these two weeks here. Sebastian and his brother have had some time to bond, and at the age of 16 he had the opportunity to have one driving lesson with his big brother. It is unfortunate there cannot be more; but he had one. I am sure it will be forever treasured.

Every single person has the ability to share their support in their own personal way. If you can donate funds to help this family, it would be appreciated. If you can donate prayers to help this family, it would be appreciated. Anything you could do to help this family would be appreciated.

As their children grow, they need to hear by those close family and friends of how wonderful their dad was. If you know Sebastian personally please feel free to email a personal message or support message to the family: remembergomez77@hotmail.com.

 

 
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We have reached over $20, 000 for this family!!! Thank you all so much for your support and bless you all for your generosity and support.
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Thank you all so much for your contributions to Sebastian's family.
To satisfy Gofundme requirements (understandable for security reasons) I must announce that I, Kristy Mclean from Abbotsford, BC , am facilitating this campaign that was requested by our coworkers to support Sebastian Gomez's wife Mariana and two young children. These funds will go directly to Mariana to support her family by a victim's trust account that was set up by myself and John, fellow coworker, naming Mariana as the sole beneficiary. The trust account name is Mariana Valencia 'In trust'. John and I will sign off to have a cheque issued directly in her name as Maria Valencia. This victim trust account, as previously mentioned, will automatically be closed after six months and a cheque will be made out directly from this account to her upon closure.
Thanks again for your support.
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We have just reached a milestone... 100 donations in one day... 108 donations in total!!! Thank you all who have contributed to this family. Time is of the essence so thank you from the bottom of all our hearts.
Must be a soccer hat - he wants it!
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Mike Winbow
40 months ago
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This young man, his crew and that same pump truck were on my site one week prior. I was the site safety officer for an 850 meter concrete pour just 6 days earlier. They all did an outstanding job. Apart from having to tell a few of the old times to keep their safety glasses on they are all a very safe group of workers, well disciplined and took great pride in the work they did. I am proud to have met this young man and wish his family, friends, and co-workers all the best, and heartfelt prayers to them all. I look forward to having them back on my site.

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Shelley Patterson Beer
40 months ago
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I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family. How is the young man that was critically injured. Prayers for him and his family as well.

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Kristy McLean
40 months ago

If you don't feel comfortable contributing online I understand, so please feel free to visit any coast capital branch to donate. As indicated in the updates, the trust is under Sebastian's wife name. Sorry i will not provide any address .. nor should anyone else, but thanks for your thoughts.

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Daniel Tourville
40 months ago

Do you have a mailing address I can send a donation to? Please PM me, thanks.

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Raised by 167 people in 40 months
Created March 13, 2016
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JL
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Justin Leisle
38 months ago
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CL
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City Projects Ltd.
40 months ago
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AF
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Andrew and Marla Fralick
40 months ago
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Thinking of you.

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Anonymous
40 months ago
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CP
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Climax Concrete Pumping
40 months ago
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Our thoughts are with you.

DT
$20
Dennis Thalmann
40 months ago
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My condolences to the family. I work in heavy construction, so this event hits home.

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Anonymous
40 months ago
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Anonymous
40 months ago
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BL
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Berts Electric Ltd
40 months ago
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HA
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Hakeem Ayubi
40 months ago
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Mike Winbow
40 months ago
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This young man, his crew and that same pump truck were on my site one week prior. I was the site safety officer for an 850 meter concrete pour just 6 days earlier. They all did an outstanding job. Apart from having to tell a few of the old times to keep their safety glasses on they are all a very safe group of workers, well disciplined and took great pride in the work they did. I am proud to have met this young man and wish his family, friends, and co-workers all the best, and heartfelt prayers to them all. I look forward to having them back on my site.

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Shelley Patterson Beer
40 months ago
2
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I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family. How is the young man that was critically injured. Prayers for him and his family as well.

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Kristy McLean
40 months ago

If you don't feel comfortable contributing online I understand, so please feel free to visit any coast capital branch to donate. As indicated in the updates, the trust is under Sebastian's wife name. Sorry i will not provide any address .. nor should anyone else, but thanks for your thoughts.

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Daniel Tourville
40 months ago

Do you have a mailing address I can send a donation to? Please PM me, thanks.

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