The father of a six-month-old baby whose death is the subject of a homicide investigation remembered his son as a “wonderful little soul” at a funeral this week.
Dror Berelovich, Benjamin’s father, spoke at the service for his late son, remembering his six months of life and sharing the joy he brought him.
“My dear little Benjamin, you were only here for six short months, but it seemed like an eternity that you were here with us,” Dror said at the service.
“You were my sunshine and our sunshine, your presence lit up our lives.”
Benjamin died in early January in an incident that York Regional Police are treating as a homicide.
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Police were called to an address in the Thornhill neighborhood of Vaughan on Jan. 4 for reports of an injured person.
Police said they found an “unresponsive infant” who was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
Investigators said the woman has been charged with first-degree murder, but have not released details about who the woman is.
During the funeral service on January 10, Dror said he could not have imagined that “a baby could be so perfect”, remembering the “soft hair” and “soft eyes” of his young son.
“When you’re around him, you just forget everything,” he said. “Just makes you smile.”
Dror ended his eulogy by promising to see his son again.
“You’re in a better place now—and we’ll meet there,” he said.
— with files from Catherine McDonald of Global News
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