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Memorial service set for Kamloops woman who died after being caught in Alberta avalanche

Kamloops native Laura Kosakoski had been working as a doctor in Canmore before she lost her life as a result of an avalanche.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK / Adam Campbell
January 14, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Plans for a memorial service are in place for a woman from Kamloops who died after being buried in an avalanche in Banff National Park last week.

Kamloops native Laura Kosakoski, 35, worked as a physician in Canmore, Alberta. Kosakoski was skiing with her husband Adam Campbell on Jan. 10, when their group triggered an avalanche on Mount Hector near Lake Louise.

When the avalanche happened, Campbell and his friend searched for Kosakoski for nearly an hour and put an SOS out to the mountain safety team, according to a Globe and Mail report. She was buried under nearly four meters of snow and her face was blue when she was found. She was airlifted to a Calgary hospital in life-threatening condition by air ambulance and she later died.

Credit: FACEBOOK / Alpine Helicopters Inc.

Campbell has shared details of a memorial service which will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Bill Warren Training Centre in the Canmore Nordic Centre.

In addition to the memorial, a GoFundMe web page has been set up. The money raised will go towards funeral expenses and other financial burdens on the family. Any additional money will go towards a charity chosen by her family.

Campbell, a board member with Avalanche Canada Foundation, has been remembering his wife with photos of mountainous hikes and skiing.

Credit: FACEBOOK / Adam Campbell

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