Community supporting Revelstoke family that lost child

A fundraiser is underway to support Kaz & Kayo, whose 15-month-old daughter Uta died tragically on Saturday.

Uta Hayashi died in a tragic accident on Saturday.

A fundraiser is underway to support the parents of a 15-month-old girl who died tragically on Saturday.

Uta Hayashi died on Saturday after being accidentally struck by a truck in the Big Eddy.

An online fundraiser has been launched to help her parents Kaz Hayashi and Kayo Yamomoto with their expenses while they cope with the loss of their daughter.

“Our hearts break for this family at the loss of such a precious life — a life that was so full of happiness and love, and gone too soon,” state the organizers. “While there are no words or actions we can do to make the situation even remotely bearable, we would like to help them financially, so they have one less stress in this terrible time.”

On Sunday, Kawakubo is donating all sales, gratuities and staff hours to the family. The money will go to cover their funeral costs, expenses and loss of wages. The restaurant will be open from 4–9 p.m. and reservations are recommended by calling 250-837-2467.

A celebration of life for Uta is being held at Brandon Bowers Funeral Home on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m.

You can donate online here: https://www.youcaring.com/kazuhito-hayashi-kayo-yamamoto-674539

Just Posted

Revelstoke resident creates global sport training program

The 20 hour course teaches the science and application of interval training at the university level

New auxilory conservation officer in Revelstoke area – for now

Zeb Martin has primarliy been hired for monitoring caribou closures

Revelstoke Rod and Gun club supports fishing proposal with conditions

The proposal considers reopening Revelstoke Reach of the Columbia Reach to angling

Jocelyn’s Jottings: A postive take on resolutions

In the last column I wrote I looked back on 2018. This… Continue reading

Growls and Hugs for Jan. 16

Someone or something got your hackles up? Or maybe someone made you… Continue reading

B.C. opioid crisis to get same world-renowned treatment approach as HIV/AIDS

A program that focuses on treatment as prevention will roll out Jan. 17

Olympian snowboarder Max Parrot diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Each year in Canada, approximately 900 people are diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery accused of sexual assault, harassment

Emery denied the allegations, but a Toronto woman says she is not the only one speaking out

Vancouver Island photographer makes National Geographic’s 2018 elite

Rare double honour for Marston from the 36 best Your Shots out of nearly 19,000 photos

Ex-Liberal candidate in Burnaby, B.C., says volunteer wrote controversial post

Karen Wang dropped out following online post singling out NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s ethnicity

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

The team counted 29 craters that were no older than 290 million years

Canada’s arrest of Huawei exec an act of ‘backstabbing,’ Chinese ambassador says

China has called Canada’s arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou ‘politically motivated’

Remorse high for Vernon man sentenced for car surfing death

Driver of car that killed friend who was car surfing gets nine months in jail

In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples

Some are outright abandoned by people who quit paying storage fees and other couples struggle with tough decisions

Most Read