Jamie, 11, was the much-loved son of Roisin and James Toner of Cruckraw, Churchill and brother of Lynn.
A fifth class pupil at Stramore National School in Glendowan, Jamie died following an accident at his uncle’s farm in Glenvar around lunchtime yesterday.
It is believed Jamie may have become trapped under a tractor while silage was being collected.
He was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital where surgeons battled to save his life but he died a short time later
There was a huge outpouring of grief in both communities of Kerrykeel and Churchill/Glenswilly where the late boy’s mother Roisin (nee Friel) and dad James are from.
Jamie was a very popular figure in the local community and was a keen member of the local youth club.
A member of the parent’s committee at Stramore NS said everyone was in shock at Jamie’s sudden and tragic death.
“He was a lovely young fella and everyone is just in shock and are numb by what has happened.
“He was due to go into sixth class this year. Now there will be one less pupil coming back in September and that will be very hard for the kids and the teachers to accept. It’s just awful.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with James, Roisin and Lynn and all the family at this time,” she said.