Nicolas Gabriel will be laid to rest this Saturday, just six days after he lost his life in a tragic fire at a Brampton townhouse complex.
The 10-year-old Grade 4 student had been sleeping over at a friend’s house at the time that the fire broke out on Ardglen Drive in the early hours of Sunday morning.
He went to Sir Winston Churchill Public School, which is on the same street where the townhouse fire occurred.
His family announced the funeral arrangements today.
A visitation will be held at the Scott Funeral Home in Brampton on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and also from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. that day.
The funeral will take place at North Bramalea United Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Nicolas will be buried at Meadowvale Cemetery.
On Saturday afternoon, there will be a reception at The Journey at 9 Ardglen Drive.
The Gabriel family thanked all the people who have given them support in recent days.
The boy's mother, Kelly Gabriel, was overcome by emotion as she also thanked the people that have reached out to the family in wake of the tragedy.
"Again, we want to thank everybody that has helped us, because without you, I don’t know where I’d be right now," she said.
"I just want to say that I love and miss you, Nicolas. This is for you."
The deadly fire remains under investigation.
Richard Derstroff of the Office of the Fire Marshal told CBC News today that investigators have reached the unit in which the fire started — the same unit in which Nicolas died.
"It's still early in the investigation, it’ll likely take us until tomorrow evening before we finish with the scene examination," Derstroff said Wednesday.