The teen was stabbed to death outside his school – and in front of his mother – on Monday afternoon.
An obituary for Devan describes him as having a passion for old cars and video games, and “a loving heart for animals.”
The family has asked those attending the funeral to wear pink to symbolize anti-bullying.
Shari-Ann Bracci-Selvey says her son was the target of bullying since the second day of the school year, when tormentors allegedly stole his bike.
Two teens have been charged with first-degree murder in her son’s death, a 14-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man.
Neither can be named due to a publication ban and provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Hamilton police have been relatively quiet on the circumstances surrounding Devan’s death, but Det.-Sgt. Steve Bereziuk has said investigators believe the 14-year-old accused was the one wielding the knife.
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