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Memorial to be held for toddler killed in accident

- parents of child express thanks for support offered by many
The relatives of the toddler who died as a result of an accident near a daycare at Great Mountain on March 9, 2016 will be celebrating her life by releasing Chinese lanterns and balloons in her memory at Long Bay Beach, West End, Tortola on Thursday March 17, 2016. Photo: Facebook
The tragic accident reportedly took place in the vicinity of a daycare. Photo: Team of Reporters
The tragic accident reportedly took place in the vicinity of a daycare. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The relatives of the toddler who died as a result of an accident near a daycare at Great Mountain on March 9, 2016 will be celebrating her life by releasing Chinese lanterns and balloons in her memory at Long Bay Beach, West End, Tortola on Thursday March 17, 2016.

Dan and Cally Perkins – the child's parents - on their Facebook page over the weekend invited friends and well wishers to help them celebrate the life of the toddler by walking along the beach and releasing Chinese lanterns or balloons at sunset.

"As you know, we believe Ellie is now a star shining down on us from above. We will therefore meet at 6:00 pm on the beach in front of Nature Boys, and we will walk to the far end of the beach. At sunset, we will release Chinese lanterns or balloons...," the couple said on their Facebook page.

The couple thanked all those who offered support, thoughts, love and companionship. "We have not had the time to say thank you individually, but we will always remember the strength you have given us," they said.

They also thanked the staff of Peebles Hospital, acknowledging that they fought to save the girl's life but to no avail.

"The entire team at Peebles Hospital fought side by side with our beautiful strong daughter against hopeless odds, and gave us the time we needed to begin to comprehend the events that were unfolding. Words cannot begin to describe the gratitude we feel towards each and every person who was there that night," they said.

Speaking with this news site, a friend of the family who did not want his name disclosed said the event will be a casual one.

"There will be nothing big and prepared...the parents of the little girl will want to say a few words and then they would release some Chinese lanterns. It will be all the way to the end of the beach at Long Bay," he said.

Meanwhile, there was also a huge outpouring of sympathy for the family of the deceased from members of the public after Virgin Islands News Online broke the news of the tragic accident.

Accident took place outside a daycare

Unconfirmed information is that the mother of the child had exited the vehicle at the daycare, however, the vehicle started rolling and hit the child before toppling.

Meanwhile, Police Information Officer Diane Drayton had confirmed our reports received that the child had subsequently succumbed.

"Police are confirming the death of a two-year-old female in a traffic fatality. The deceased was outside a daycare on Great Mountain Road with her mother when the collision occurred.

"Investigators are still determining the cause of the collision," Drayton had said.

The management and staff of Virgin Islands News Online extend since condolences to the family of the deceased.

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24 Responses to “Memorial to be held for toddler killed in accident ”

  • praying for strength (14/03/2016, 10:16) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest in peace little one. Just so so sad. May God grant the parents peace during their time of grief. Heartbreaking
  • cay (14/03/2016, 10:33) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    So so SAD
    • Citizen (14/03/2016, 11:50) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      One little one in heaven with mines. Awaiting us as believers in Christ Mom.
  • sword & sheild (14/03/2016, 10:34) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    R.i.p in peace little one
    A little angel has left us . Parents may you find peace in your lost and find strength to carry on
  • ccc (14/03/2016, 10:52) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cant believe this so sad
  • one eye (14/03/2016, 11:50) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
  • ha (14/03/2016, 12:13) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    She was so sweet, RIP PRINCESS.I feel so sad and I didn't even knew her.
  • Xxx (14/03/2016, 13:05) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Gone to soon
  • SB (14/03/2016, 13:23) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Still heartbroken condolences
  • civic (14/03/2016, 13:40) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh my , this precious , precious little one , may she rest in peace, this is so tragic. Condolences to the parents .
  • so sorry (14/03/2016, 13:56) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Words can not describe the heartbreak those parents must be feeling right now. So sorry for your loss. RIP little angel
  • facts man (14/03/2016, 14:19) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
    hope all the facts comes out on this sad news
  • A mom (14/03/2016, 15:47) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Your little angel was a true shining star. Beautiful little angel. Sleep well little angel in god's arms.
  • heart broken (14/03/2016, 21:11) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    My thoughts and prayers to the family,,,,Sleep sweet angel sleep
  • in the news (14/03/2016, 21:48) Like (0) Dislike (20) Reply
    There is another story within a story here
  • heartbroken (15/03/2016, 13:20) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    My heart aches for the mother, father and relatives of this beautiful young child. Loosing a child is never easy and loosing her this way is even more devastating. For the mother especially may she have strength to carry on. You probably thinking every possible scenario of what you could of done and blaming yourself for this tragedy but may God give you comfort in this time. No words can take this pain away from you but myself and many others I'm sure are with you spiritually and cast no judgment, only compassion and love as this could've happen to anyone of us. May God bless you and keep you and your family in this dark time.... May she Rest In Eternal Peace.
  • Boo (15/03/2016, 13:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tears for a little Angel in heaven
  • WTF (15/03/2016, 18:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    My heartfelt condolences go out to the family, especially her mom. No one can begin to imagine how this lady feels. Look at that little angel, she is so precious.
  • Cubs (16/03/2016, 13:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    gone to soon
  • With You (18/03/2016, 10:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There are no words here in earth to comfort you at this time. But there are words in a paradise created for all of us where your daughter now resides. What you do need on earth is divine favour to manifest a deep faith in your hearts that your daughter's life has touched us all, that she did not pass in vain because God's plan for her was greater and that you be given acceptance at a divine level so you can place yourselves in a position to help others like you. May God continue to bless you and your entire family richly. May He also be blatant is showing you His blessing so you will never doubt that you have His strength.

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