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Candlelight walk to honour Burlington girl killed in school hit-and-run

Family also plans to start a foundation in memory of eight-year-old girl
A community celebration of life for Jayne Anne Hounslow takes place Monday, May 29 in front of Burlington City Hall.

A community celebration of life will be held on May 29 in memory of Jayne Anne Hounslow, the eight-year-old girl who was struck and killed outside Central Public School earlier this month.

The candlelight walk starts at 7 p.m. in front of Burlington City Hall. Donations will be accepted at the event, to start a foundation in Jayne's name.

"This foundation will support the present and future students of Central Public School by removing financial barriers for children wanting to participate in sports, music and summer camps," her family wrote in an obituary posted to

The Hounslow family describe Jayne as a "beautiful, strong soul" who loved playing soccer, Taekwondo, singing and telling jokes. They also remember her for her determination and generosity, and how she cared deeply for others. 

"She had a sense of destiny beyond her years and regularly wrote notes of inspiration for her friends and cousins," said her family in the obituary.

According to a police report, Jayne died of her injuries after being hit by a white SUV as she crossed the school driveway at about 5:30 p.m. on May 3. The 21-year-old driver left the scene, say police, but was later arrested.

In addition to the public memorial, a separate, private family service will be held.

"In memory of Jayne, please help to spread the love she had in her heart for others by doing something kind for someone and thinking of her."