http://www.thestar.com — Canadian comedy giant Russell Peters will help pay the funeral expenses for Nicolas Gabriel, the 10-year-old boy who died in Sunday’s massive fire in Brampton.The funeral, which will take place Saturday, was donated by the Scott Funeral Home in Brampton. Scott Funeral will also be hosting a public visitation on Friday.A spokesperson for Peters said his donation would cover additional costs for the funeral and the mausoleum. A Scott Funeral Home employee confirmed the home would still be donating the funeral to the Gabriel family, though Peters initially offered to cover the whole thing.Brampton’s Meadowvale Cemetery, where Nicolas will be buried, would not comment, citing confidentiality.Peters, a Brampton native, will donate $10,000 to the family, his spokesperson said. Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell tweeted on Wednesday that Peters had contributed to the funeral. On Thursday, she clarified that the funeral had already been donated, despite previous reports that Peters would fund the entire thing. “Imagine the generosity!” the tweet read.The fire broke out around 3:15 a.m. Sunday at a townhouse complex on Ardglen Dr., near Kennedy Rd. and Queen St. E. The blaze, which spread rapidly through the complex, is believed to have started in the kitchen of the unit where Nicolas was sleeping over.Nicolas was the only fatality. Dozens of others were left homeless. With files from Jessica McDiarmid and Kim Nursall.