Community responds to help family of boy killed in Lakeshore collision

2-year-old Ethan Spada was killed in a two-vehicle collision at Lakeshore last week.

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There has been an overwhelming response to a GoFundMe page created to help the grieving family of a two-year-old boy who was tragically killed in a Lakeshore collision last week.


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Starting Monday night, the online fundraising campaign honoring Ethan Spada had generated more than $ 113,000, more than five times the original campaign goal.

Ethan Spada, 2, was a passenger in one of two vehicles that collided at the intersection of County Road 42 and Renaud Line Road (Lakeshore Road 113) on the night of November 10.

The boy did not survive the accident.

The driver of the other vehicle, Darrin James Obermok of Lakeshore, 55, has been charged with disrupting the operation of a motor vehicle causing death and dangerous driving resulting in death.

“Ethan was a big-hearted kid with an ever-widening smile that lit up any room he walked into, if his beautiful eyes didn’t melt your heart first,” wrote Allysha Adamo, the creator of the GoFundMe page. “Ethan, we will love you forever.”


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The campaign is intended to help Ethan’s parents with the funeral and memorial costs.

Arrangements have been made with Windsor Chapel.

According to an obituary posted by the funeral home Ethan was known for an infectious personality who “touched everyone for the better”.

The young Paw Patrol fan was loved by an extended family that included grandparents, great-grandparents, godparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and many friends.

“The family would like to thank all the first responders, the Met Hospital staff and those who have reached out with their love and support,” the obituary reads.

Visitation has been scheduled at the Windsor Chapel Banwell location (11677 Tecumseh Rd. East) on Tuesday, from 2 pm to 5 pm and from 7 pm to 9 pm

A celebration of life will follow on Wednesday at 11am. The family notes that the in-person reservation list for the service is full, but those who wish to join can do so via a live broadcast. The link and online condolences can be found at .


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