A man whose three children were killed by a drunk driver in a crash in Vaughan has died by suicide.
Global News has learned that Edward Lake was found deceased on Monday, the day after Father’s Day.
On Sunday, Edward’s wife Jennifer Neville-Lake shared a photo on social media showing their children’s grave.
“Father’s Day 2022. This shouldn’t be real. It can’t be,” the tweet read.
Late Monday, Jennifer also tweeted about her husband’s passing.
“My children’s father, Edward Lake, has joined our kids so they can play together, forever,” she wrote.
The eyes he shared with Harry are forever closed
Daniel's curls will never shine in the sunlight again
I will never see Milly's shy smile creep across his lips anymore
My children's father, Edward Lake, has joined our kids so they can play together, forever.
Mahal kita, Edward. pic.twitter.com/4nHREvd9Xe
— Jenn Neville-Lake (@isda1979) June 21, 2022
The couple’s three children were killed in a crash in September 2015 caused by drunk driver Marco Muzzo.
Nine-year-old Daniel Neville-Lake, his five-year-old brother Harrison, their two-year-old sister Milly and the children’s 65-year-old grandfather, Gary Neville, were killed in the collision.
The children’s grandmother and great-grandmother were also badly injured.
Edward said in a statement at Muzzo’s sentencing that he had suffered from suicidal thoughts and anxiety since the crash.
In February 2021, Muzzo was granted full parole.
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, resources are available. In case of an emergency, please call 911 for immediate help.
For a directory of support services in your area, visit the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention.
Learn more about how to help someone in crisis on the Government of Canada website.
Father's Day 2022
This shouldn't be real
It can't be pic.twitter.com/ODeHE12cJF
— Jenn Neville-Lake (@isda1979) June 20, 2022
This evening I was very saddened to learn of the tragic death of Ed Lake.
The losses to the Neville-Lake family are heart wrenching.
YRP stands with our friend Jennifer and members of both families. May you find strength in the support of your community.
— Chief Jim MacSween (@chiefmacsween) June 20, 2022
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