Fund to help kids creates legacy for 8-year-old Burlington hit-and-run victim


Published May 25, 2023 at 9:12 am

A fund set up to honour 8-year-old Jayne Hounslow, tragically killed in front of a Burlington school earlier this month, will help pay for kids to enroll in local recreational programs.

Jayne’s Fund has been established through the Burlington Foundation and will financially assist children and youth to attend arts, sports, music and other recreational camps.

“Jayne was a beautiful, strong soul who loved and cared for people more than anyone we have known,” a message from the family stated which has since been shared on social media. “She loved playing soccer, Taekwondo, singing and telling jokes. She had a sense of destiny beyond her years and regularly wrote notes of inspiration for her friends and cousins. Her determination and generosity were boundless and her smile would light up the room. We miss her terribly, but she will forever live on in our hearts.”

The endowment fund has been set up to be ongoing through continuous donations with assistance from the Burlington Foundation, an organization that supports charitable causes.

Jayne died as a result of injuries she sustained when struck by a vehicle outside Burlington Central School on May 3.

A 21-year-old man has been charged with failure to remain at the scene of an accident causing death in connection with the case.

As well, a public celebration of Jayne’s life and a candlelight walk will be held on Monday, May 29 starting at Burlington City Hall and proceeding along Ontario St to Nelson Ave, along Elgin St and back to City Hall. Candles will be provided by members of Burlington City council.

Musical and speaking guests will be taking part.

Donations to Jayne’s Fund can be made by following this link.


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