Funeral for 4-year-old boy killed in Quebec bus crash will be held Thursday

People gather for an all-night vigil at a church near the daycare center where two children died after a municipal bus crashed into the building on February 9, 2023 in Laval, Coué. (The Canadian Press/Peter McCabe)

a funeral It will be held on Thursday for one of two children who died Wednesday after a bus crashed into a daycare in Laval, just north of Montreal.

Jacob Gauthier, 4, was identified in an obituary posted online and said Ste-Rose-de-Lima church officials said: funeral Scheduled for Thursday at 11am

The identity of the second young victim has not been released.

Parish priest Michel Bouchard told CTV Montreal that he baptized Jacob three years ago and now presides over his church. funeral.

Hundreds attended a special mass at the church today in honor of the victims, the injured, their families and all daycare staff.

Pierre Ny St-Amand, a 51-year-old Laval Transportation Company driver, was arrested at the scene and later charged with two counts of first-degree murder and seven counts, including attempted murder and aggravated assault. .