Nilo Tumanda, said he’s worried about his daughter, Anessa, who continues to ask where her mother is.
Leonida Jimenez-Tumanda was struck and killed by a car on December 2 as she returned home from work. She was crossing the road in front of her apartment at the corner of 43rd Avenue and Prince Edward Street at around 11 p.m.
Leonida “helped me [with] providing for the family. Now she’s gone and now I’m worried for Anessa,” Nilo Tumanda told reporters on Thursday. “She’s now my main concern because when I go back to work I need someone to help me.”
Tumanda also repeated his appeal for the driver or any witnesses who might have seen the incident to come forward. Police are continuing with their investigation.
Funeral services for Leonida Tumanda will held on Friday. Family and friends will attend a viewing Thursday night at First Memorial Funeral Home in Vancouver.
A trust fund has also been set up for the family. Donations can be made at any TD Canada branch by providing the following information:
Branch # 9466
Account # 6345314 for the Tumanda family