The woman killed in a freak Luas accident yesterday was due to return home to China with her young child on Thursday to visit her family for the first time in a decade.
Yao Webster (35) was a mother-of-one who lived with her husband, Robin, and their two-year-old daughter in Donabate, north CoDublin.
She had been on her way to work in Usher's Quay post office when the crash claimed her life.
It happened at 8.45am at the junction of Abbey Street and Jervis Street, beside the Jervis Shopping Centre.
A Luas tram travelling on the Red Line towards Tallaght, was in collision with a silver BMW car heading from the quays towards Parnell Street.
After colliding with the Luas, the car hit Mrs Webster, who was on the footpath.
She suffered catastrophic injuries in the impact and was pronounced dead at the scene.
In December 2012, she and Robin were interviewed for the Irish Independent as they embarked on buying a house and looking to the future with their baby daughter. Dong Wang, a family friend, paid tribute to her, describing her as "devoted mother who lived for her daughter".
"She had booked tickets two months ago, for her and her child, and it was going to be a six-week holiday back home in China. It would have been the first time her parents had seen their granddaughter.
"She's an only child so this will be particularly difficult for them to accept. She was on her way to work in the post office when it happened.
"She would have done anything for anyone. For example, the family dog was diagnosed with cancer recently, and she paid hundreds to pay for surgery to save its life."
Postmaster of Usher's Quay post office Tony Wall said: "The gardai came in yesterday morning and told me what had happened. I was just in shock.
"Yao was a very hard worker, she had been here for around seven years, and she was very popular with the customers," he added.