Campaign launched to raise money for bench in memory of TRU staffer

Lucy Phua died on Nov. 15 after being struck by a pickup truck on McGill Road. Friend Marnie Storie is fundraising for a memorial bench to be placed in Kenna Cartwright Park.

An online fundraiser has been launched to place a memorial bench in the favourite hiking spot of a Thompson Rivers University employee who was struck and killed by a pickup truck while in a crosswalk earlier this month.

Marnie Storie is hoping to raise $2,800 in the GoFundMe campaign and wants to place the bench in Kenna Cartwright Park in honour of TRU academic advisor Lucy Phua.

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Phua, 54, died on Nov. 15 when she hit by a left-turning truck while crossing McGill T at University Drive, near the Landmark condo development, just before 5:30 p.m.

“Dear Lucy, as a friend, co-worker and advisor, you touched the lives of so many across Kamloops and beyond. Your kind heartedness, caring and adventurous spirit made you a joy to work and spend time with,” Storie wrote on the GoFundMe page.

“Your zest to explore and experience life and culture in Canada has inspired us to erect a memorial bench in your honour.”

The fundraiser has been live for three days and has accumulated nearly $400 as of Friday (Nov. 29) afternoon.

More information is online here.

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