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
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.”
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.