Memorial planned for boy, 9, shot dead

Kesean Williams, 9, was shot dead in his Brampton home Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.

Kesean Williams, 9, was shot dead in his Brampton home Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.

Jenny Yuen, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:01 PM ET

TORONTO - A nine-year-old boy gunned down in his Brampton, Ont., townhouse Wednesday will be remembered by his community at a public memorial Sunday.

A 3 p.m. "community gathering" is to be held at 55 Ardglen Dr. — doors down from where Kesean Williams was shot Wednesday while watching TV. The bullet pierced the glass of his family's main floor window and struck him in the head.

"Kesean was a very sweet kid and he was very funny," Jaiden Holly-Cowley, 14, said Saturday.

The boy attended an after-school program with Jaiden and her siblings when he lived in Hamilton, Ont.

“He would always walk home with us,” she said.

Jaiden said Kesean would often loan his bike and let her ride it. Then he moved away from Hamilton after the summer.

"Even though I'm now 14 and he was nine, he looked up to me as a big sister," she said. "I'm extremely sad he is gone. There was so much more to his life."

The memorial service will be facilitated by North Bramalea United Church minister Jamie Holtom.


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