The body of a Vancouver mother who went missing last week was recently found in Stanley Park.
53-year-old Yu Ting Ji went missing on Monday, November 9, 2020. She was last seen leaving Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver and had not been seen since. Her family, members of the public, as well as the Vancouver Police Department, were actively searching since her disappearance.
The family now says that her body was discovered on Saturday, November 14, in Stanley Park.
“My mom, Ting, is the most resilient, passionate, warm, loving, and bright role model I have in my life, and she still lives inside me through the love and light I feel and share with others,” Algar Liang, Yu’s son writes in a GoFundMe.
Liang says that Yu had struggled with her mental health over the past year, adding that his dad took eight months off work to care for her.
“This year, she was challenged by her mental health,” Liang explains. “Although she fought and was surrounded by love, the symptoms of her depression and anxiety manifested and grew quickly.”
“Her abrupt passing is a huge shock to us and we will be healing and carrying on her legacy.”
A GoFundMe has since been started for Yu’s Memorial & Legacy Fund, with contributions going towards her memorial service, the family’s income loss, therapy and healing, a mental health organization, and an ongoing high school scholarship at Killarney Secondary School.
“The best gift you can give my mom and my family is to live your life to the fullest,” Liang says. “Please call your Mom, and anybody close to you. Just to check-in.”
He also sent thanks to everyone in the Vancouver community for the “enormous community search effort.”
“Thank you to everyone in the Vancouver community for helping us search and find closure to this rigorous week. Our network spanned far and my Dad and I are deeply touched by your love and support.”
Since being started less than 24 hours ago, the GoFundMe has raised more than $67,000.