Hundreds of mourners gathered at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody for a candle light vigil in memory of a six year old girl who died after an out of control car struck her on Sunday.
Family and friends, wearing pink, Kianna Moreau’s favorite colour, gathered in a massive circle, and released pink and purple balloons into the air, before saying a prayer.
Her grandfather, Russell Bondi, says the family is still grieving.
“She was I think an angel that god took his angel back, and it is tragic for us, and we may never know why, but there is always a road, and an end, and a reason.”
Family friend and vigil organizer Chelsea Hall-Smith says Kianna’s parents hugged her and cried, when they saw how many people came out to support them.
She says she misses Kianna very much.
“She is like my little angel, I can’t even express to you how much I loved her, she was going to be my flower girl in my wedding, I’m going to have Allia, my other flower girl, they were friends, I am going to have her wear a locket with Kianna’s picture on it.”
“I was at the family’s house the day Kianna passed and I just said ‘Would you like a candlelight vigil?’ and they said ‘Yes’. I asked ‘where would you like it?’ and they said ‘Kianna’s favourite park was Rocky Point’.”
Hall-Smith says Kianna’s mother and father were amazed at the show of local support.
“They both hugged me and cried and said you’re the best friend I could ever ask for. And I asked the mother ‘can you feel her?’ and she said ‘more than ever’.”
Hall-Smith also says she is going to lobby the city of Port Coquitlam to enact more signage near where Kianna was killed.
A driver with a learner’s permits lost control and struck Kianna, along with three other pedestrians, near a strip mall on Sunday.