July 21, 2014 4:42 pm

Funeral today for child struck and killed in Leaside

TORONTO – A little girl who was struck and killed in Leaside last week was laid to rest today.

The funeral service for seven-year-old Georgia Walsh was held Monday afternoon at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Bloor Street East.

The girl died after being hit by a minivan while crossing the street at the corner of Millwood Road and McRae Drive.

READ MORE: Leaside residents consider traffic solutions after child’s death

Her father is federal Conservative Party president John Walsh.

The Walsh family issued a statement Monday saying the “outpouring of love” from the broader community speaks to the effect George had on people.

“We have felt overwhelmed with the support, kindness and prayer shared with us by so many. Georgia was a special girl and though her passing leaves a giant hole in our hearts and our lives, the outpouring of love in the last five days speaks to who she was,” the statement read.

The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made in her memory to the Sick Kids Foundation.

VIDEO: Fri, Jul 18: Nearest solution to traffic problem from City Hall is still a long time coming. Mark Carcasole reports.

 

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