Caregiver dies in car-pedestrian accident-funds needed to bring her home

Lucia Nenita Velasco was just waiting for her permanent residency. (Facebook image)


Friends and supporters start ‘abuloy’ thru Go Fund Me

By Ted Alcuitas

“It’s very hard to accept that the only box we are waiting for now would contain her remains,” says the son of Lucia Velasco who died last Tuesday (March 8, 2016) in a car-pedestrian accident in east Vancouver.

The 51-year old Velasco was crossing 41st and Kerr at 9:30 in the evening after coming home from work.

Friends have started a Go Fund Me ‘abuloy’ to help raise funds for her family in the Philippines and bring her body home.

Donors can go the Go Fund Me website at  ( ).

The Velasco Family (Facebook)

The Velasco Family (Facebook)

The native of Baguio City came to Canada three years ago to work as a Live-in caregiver and was just waiting for her permanent residency approval to sponsor her husband and a son.

“She wanted to come home and see us but she was putting it on hold until her sponsorship is finalized and she can come pick them up. Just recently, she told us she’ll be sending a box for us and to wait for it,” according to a post in the Go Fund Me website (

“Things were starting to look up for her, for our family. She was just waiting for her permanent residency this year. Her dream of bringing my father and brother to Canada were on the tip of her fingers. It’s very hard to accept that the only box we are waiting for now would contain her remains. In a blink of an eye, our mother, our best friend and confidant, our provider, the glue that binds us together, our angel, was called back to heaven.”

Vancouver Police said Velasco was hit by two cars and was pronounced dead at the scene. Both drivers remained at the scene.

26 Comments on "Caregiver dies in car-pedestrian accident-funds needed to bring her home"

  1. Should the insurance of the vehicles pay for the lost of life? Somebody have to go after the insurance or the drivers themselves (there were two vehicles involved)!

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  3. Keit & Alice Schulze | March 16, 2016 at 6:30 am |

    God bless the family and our prayers are with you. I would ask all my friends to give. We gave and hoe you will to.

  4. Keith & Alice Schulze | March 16, 2016 at 6:31 am |

    God bless this family. We gave and hope you can to! 🙏🏻

  5. My Sincere Condolences to her family… It is so sad to hear this and heartbreaking to know that her genuine effort in bringing her family together to a foreign land to join her has gone in vain . I join you in praying for the Lord to grant her eternal rest and give her family courage and endurance to fulfill what their mom started and planned for them . My Condolences….

  6. May she rest in peace . I hope that the government will help her and her family back home
    I was a victim of hit and run last june 25,2015 here in montreal and at that time , i didnt get my pr card. In Montreal , it’s a no fault insurance so the saaq will covered but only if you are a pr card holder so i nees to wait for my card till i was compensated. I’m still lucky i’m alive although i had screws in my ankle. Im with my children and grand daughter now.i canr still find the driver and the case waa closed due to lack of witnesses and evidence

  7. Ruby Niedo | March 16, 2016 at 6:27 pm |

    Rest in Peace. Condolence to the bereaved family..

  8. Prayers and condolences to the family.

  9. Have any body from the community called the Philippine Consulate already. Since she is still a citizen of the Philippines she is entitled help from the government to repatriate her body back to the Philippines.

  10. Condolences!Eternal Rest Grant Unto Her!I was a victim of a pedestrian vehicles accident more than a year ago yet my fractured haven’t recovered completely!

  11. Condolences!Eternal Rest Grant Unto Her!I was a victim of a car-pedestrian accident too more than a year ago yet my fractured haven’t recovered completely!

  12. Prayers and Condolences to the family

  13. But liability insurances on both vehicles involved should pay for the loss of life and all associated costs. The victim somehow has some life insurance too, right?

  14. Condolence!may you rest in peace..

  15. REst in peace…condolence to the bereaved family 🙁

  16. I hope the immigration will still grant the family to come in Canada as what she wants. May you rest in peace. God Bless your soul.

  17. Helen Federico | March 18, 2016 at 9:40 am |

    Condolence to the family,RIP

  18. Condolence to your family I will try my best to look into it and if anybody here in Canada can get a hold of me so I can see if I could help something.

  19. carla drilon | March 18, 2016 at 8:30 pm |

    There should be justice on this tragedy!!! Two cars were involved…their insurance should pay for all the bills..for her LIFE! CONDOLENCE To the bereaved family.

  20. Angelita Nutter | March 18, 2016 at 11:06 pm |

    Those who responsible should paying all the Expenses. ? Two cars insurance can enough to pay all expenses.R.I.P.Condolences to the family

  21. nylrebiv Nasolub | March 19, 2016 at 1:31 am |

    My deepest sympathy to the bereaved family

  22. Heart Evangelista | March 19, 2016 at 5:33 am |

    Hope that the two car has insurance to pay all the necessary expenses and hope she has also a life insurance! My deepest condolences to the family

  23. Felicia Pullan | March 19, 2016 at 3:58 pm |

    Every ofw need to have protection. Insurance is a must. I appeal to all my ofw kababayan I urge to get all life insurance at once to protect our lives and our family that all re left behind.

  24. our condolences and prayers to the family…may she rest in peace.

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