Pokemon Go creators pull Pokestop from baby's Burlington memorial
Mom Jenny Latimer had said she felt 're-victimized' by the memorial's use in the game
Jenny Latimer, the boy's mom, had said the stop's location was hurtful.
"It feels like you're being re-victimized by some silly game," she said.
She told CBC News on Monday she'd heard from Niantic, the creators of Pokemon Go, that the stop would be removed.
The Pokemon Company's consumer marketing director J.C. Smith said in an interview with the Associated Press this week that they're updating the augmented-reality game so it remains fun for players but respects the real world.
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Jenny Latimer installed the memorial at the Burlington church where Kevin was christened using money raised from friends and family. Her son, Kevin, died in 2004 after falling out a third-storey window.
Kevin was in the care of his father, who was estranged from Latimer, when he fell.
Kevin's death spurred a larger provincial conversation around visitation and parental rights and supervision when Latimer campaigned in his memory.
She was successful in changing provincial law to tighten protections for vulnerable children when parents are separated.
"We did a lot to change laws in his memory and make things positive – you know, such a tragic loss," she said. "I just don't want to see it come to being part of a game. It's hurtful."
With files from Associated Press