As Hamiltonians come to grips with the horror that saw a young boy murdered outside of his school this week, members of the community are coming together to honour Devan Selvey’s memory.
Selvey is said to have been an aspiring auto mechanic with a passion for muscle cars so one fellow enthusiast put out a call on social media for other muscle car owners to form part of Selvey’s funeral procession.
Facebook user Mario Aguiar issued a plea late Tuesday (Oct. 8) night for other car lovers to honour Selvey’s memory in this unique way.
“A dear friend of mine reached out to the family and found out he was an [aspiring] auto mechanic,” Aguiar wrote. “He loved Classic, Muscle, Old and New. The Family would be grateful to have as many Classic Cars join the funeral procession as possible.
“I want this child to be remembered and respected for what would’ve been his contribution to the world,” the post concludes.
The post has been shared almost 5,000 times on Facebook and has popped up on other social media platforms.
An online obituary for Selvey says visitations will be held Friday at the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home with a funeral to follow on Saturday at 1 p.m.
There is also a candlelight vigil planned for Wednesday (Oct. 9) evening outside of Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School where the fatal assault of Selvey took place.
“This will be a peaceful memorial and time of solidarity. Please leave any hate and negativity at home,” the invitation to the event reads. The vigil will start at 6:30 in front of the school on Main Street East.
A GoFund me page has also been started by Selvey’s sister, Karissa. The goal of the campaign is to help the family pay for the expenses associated with the funeral. Donation’s have already surpassed the $35,000 goal.
Devan Selvey was stabbed to death outside of Sir Winston Churchill on Monday afternoon as his mother looked on.
Hamilton police have charged two teens, 14 and 18, with first-degree murder. Two other teens, both 16, were arrested Tuesday but were released Wednesday unconditionally.
Hamilton police also announced Wednesday that the scene of the incident has now been released.
Two youth arrested yesterday afternoon in relation to the death of 14-year-old @Churchill_HWDSB student Devan Selvey have been released unconditionally. Hamilton Police have now released the scene in #HamOnt. Detectives continue to investigate. Read more: https://t.co/fM63dJkcJV pic.twitter.com/E5h9diRyqX
— Hamilton Police (@HamiltonPolice) October 9, 2019