The "Bus Boy" Dominic Orr - Photo via GoFundMe

The unexpected passing of a beloved Victoria boy last weekend has lead to an outpouring of love, support, and – potentially – a renamed BC Transit bus.

Four-year-old Dominic Orr passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Saturday morning. Appearing several times on CTV News‘ “Sawatsky Sign-Off” segments, Orr was known for his joyful demeanour and love of BC Transit buses.

Dominic was also born with Prader-Willi syndrome, a genetic disorder that affected his muscles and his ability to speak. But nevertheless, his excitement and happiness were palpable.

 

Community Responds Through GoFundMe and Change.org

Over $5000 has been raised on a GoFundMe page for Dominic’s mother, Stephanie Orr, to help ease her financial burden. To help the campaign reach its $25,000 goal, click here.

A petition to name a bus the “Dominic Orr Double Decker” has also popped up on change.org. Stephanie Orr commented on the campaign, calling it a “terribly wonderful thing to do” and that Dominic “would absolutely love this.”

change.org bus boy
Screenshot via change.org

 

As of publication, the petition has 457 signatures, almost reaching its goal of 500.

We reached out to BC Transit for thcommenteir thoughts on the idea, and will update the article when they respond.

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