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B.C. teen slain on bus remembered

There was a large turnout Wednesday at a public celebration for Jamie Kehoe, the Surrey, B.C., youth who was stabbed to death during a fight on a Metro Vancouver bus.

Family invites public to celebration of life on Wednesday evening

There was a large turnout Wednesday at a public celebration for Jamie Kehoe, the Surrey, B.C., youth who was stabbed to death during a fight on a Metro Vancouver bus.

The family and friends memorialized Kehoe at a public funeral at the Fraser Heights Chapel on Fraser Highway in Surrey.

Coast Mountain Bus company offered free transit to the funeral from the North Delta Skatepark, where Jamie enjoyed skateboarding,

The teen's father Jay Kehoe says afterward the public is also invited to a celebration of his son's life at Coyote Creek Eaglequest Golf Course in Surrey Wednesday night.

Jay Kehoe expected thousands of people to show up at both events, based on Facebook messages.

"I want as many people as possible there. You know the eyes are on us right now and the more people, the louder the voice," said Kehoe.

Over the weekend Kehoe's friends held a bottle drive to collect money to pay for the funeral and the celebration of life.

It's been nearly two weeks since the Surrey teen was stabbed on a bus. He died in hospital the next day.

Jay Kehoe is expecting a large turnout and hopes that if enough people show up, it will send a statement that the community will not tolerate this kind of violence.

Surrey teen Jamie Kehoe was stabbed on a bus after coming to the aid of friends on Oct. 8. He died in hospital the next day.
"It's not so much about Jamie anymore. It's about all these other parents that have kids that are scared to ride the bus, and they're scared to go out and have a good time or go to a late movie and ride the bus home, because they're just worried about getting on a bus," he said.

"I don't think the kids should have to live like that."

No arrests have been made in connection with Kehoe's death, but police are looking to speak with two persons of interest seen leaving the area that night, described only as a woman and a tall black man.

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