About $60,000 has been raised in memory of a 6-year-old girl who was killed in a Leaside crash last week.
Georgia Walsh was hit by a westbound van near Millwood Rd at McRae Dr shortly after 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
The young girl was rushed to hospital but died a short time later from her injuries.
The funeral for Georgia, who is the daughter of John Walsh, president of the Conservative Party of Canada was on Monday at the Sanctuary at St. Paul’s on Bloor Street at 2 p.m.
Her mother, Jillian, was the only family member to speak at the service. She recounted the day that Georgia died. She said they drove to the library that was two blocks from their home. Georgia said she wanted to be a “big girl” and walk home by herself.
Her mother let her go, but as soon as she got into the car, she noticed Georgia running. Competitive by nature, she knew that Georgia was trying to beat her to the house. Georgia never made it home. “We feel robbed, cheated, lost and devastated,” said Jillian.
At the memorial site, Georgia’s parents posted a note to thank residents for their support.
“Thank you for this extraordinary outpouring of love for our beloved daughter Georgia. These cards and notes are being collected for us to cherish,” the note read.
“The animals, which Georgia would have loved, will eventually be donated to Sick Kids Hospital and the flowers will continue to fill our community with endless love.”
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Georgia's memory to the SickKids Foundation.
So far, 275 donations have come in, totalling about $60,000. The goal is raise $75,000.