Hundreds attend funeral of three-year-old killed in Cuba

The funeral for Cameron Davis was held at St. Chad's Anglican Church on Dufferin St. in Toronto on...

The funeral for Cameron Davis was held at St. Chad's Anglican Church on Dufferin St. in Toronto on Feb. 8, 2014. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun)

Jenny Yuen, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:15 PM ET

TORONTO -- Mickey Mouse and Spider-Man balloons floated in the air near the tiny white and gold casket containing Cameron Davis, the three-year-old killed during a scooter crash in Cuba in December.

It was standing room only at St. Chad's Anglican Church in Toronto as more than 300 people came to the parish Saturday to say goodbye to the youngster known for a love of those cartoon characters and remembered as a bright, happy child.

"You hear about parents burying their children and you never think it could be you," Cameron's father Michael Sifontes said during the service. "It makes you look at life differently. Cameron was a shining light with our family and friends. He's a hard guy to leave."

Sitting among the front pews, Cameron's mother, Justine Davis, put on a brave face, but wept whenever a friend embraced her.

Cuban officials released Davis back to Canada on Friday to attend the funeral, after she'd been told by Cuban police she was not allowed to leave the country until the crash investigation was completed. She waited six weeks in a Havana hospital for answers, which often times were vague and sporadic.

The scooter Davis rented to go sightseeing on with Cameron collided with a truck on Dec. 23. They were wearing helmets, but Cameron's came undone as they were thrown from the vehicle. He died at the scene and his body was returned home Jan. 18.


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