Penticton Western News Staff
About 40 people attended special memorial and funeral service for eight-year-old Cody O’Connor Thursday at the Penticton Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Family members of the young Oliver boy who died last Friday from injuries he suffered in a fire in the family motorhome were in tears as they hugged one another and friends before the service began
At the entry way to the hall was a large sympathy card for people to sign as well as a lighted candle in a glass holder with a picture of Cody.
The young boy had been rescued by the Oliver Volunteer Fire Department chief on the day of the fire and was later taken to BC Children’s Hospital where he was being treated for second-degree burns to 40 percent of his upper body.
During Thursday’s service Bishop David Northcott presided and Maggie Sutherland delivered the Eulogy.
Following the service, internment took place at Lakeview Cemetery.