CALGARY — Fundraising campaigns have been launched for the families of three Calgary men who perished in Monday's derailment near Field, B.C.
Among the victims was Dylan Paradis, a former resident of Schreiber and graduate of Lake Superior High School.
Paradis was the conductor on the Canadian Pacific Railway train that left the track in a pass in the Rocky Mountains.
As of Wednesday afternoon, a GoFundMe campaign by some railway employees had collected about $50,000 of a revised (upward) $100,000 goal.
The appeal, by the victims' co-workers states "Please donate to help the families of the employees that have passed away on the Field hill. Anything that will help them through this difficult time, and afterwards, will be greatly appreciated."
The message goes on to say "We all worked with Daniel Waldenberger-Bulmer, Andy Dockrell (Doc), and Dylan Paradis, on a daily basis. We need to do all we can to take care of these men's families. The funds raised are 100% going to go to their families to help them with whatever they need. The funds will be distributed with the Unions involvement to ensure that this is done fairly."
A second GoFundMe campaign is also operating with the goal of raising $20,000 for the family of Dylan Paradis.
By Wednesday afternoon, about $15,000 had been raised.
In addition to his wife and two children in Calgary, Paradis is survived by family in Schreiber.