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Hundreds gather for bubble funeral procession for Kelowna toddler fatally struck by vehicle

A convoy of vehicles drove down McCurdy Road Sunday, April 26, to support the family of toddler Gaige Banman, who died April 19 after a vehicle-related accident.
April 26, 2020 - 4:30 PM

Hundreds of Rutland residents gather Sunday afternoon to show their support for the family of a toddler who died after being hit by a vehicle last week.

Gaige Banman, one-and-a-half, died April 19 after being struck by a vehicle on McCurdy Road. The family invited their neighbours to join them in bringing home their son, following a private funeral held Sunday, April 26. 

READ MORE: Friends rally support for family of Kelowna toddler fatally struck by car

Thousands of bubbles were blown by residents, some even had bubble machines at their feet, to show their support as family members drove down McCurdy Road.

On Wednesday, hundreds of doorsteps around Kelowna and beyond were brightened with the warm glow of a candle as people expressed their support for the family.

A GoFundMe set up to support the family has nearly tripled its $7,500 goal.


Rutland couple Doug and Linda Cruikshank said they didn't know the family personally, but just wanted to show their support during the bubble funeral procession.

Locals also posted videos, and photos to the family's Facebook event page.



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