On Sept. 27, 2015, Ed and Jennifer Neville-Lake’s three children were buried after being hit by a drunk driver. Our hearts are broken for them. Their 3 children were, Daniel, 9, Harrison, 5, and Milly, 2 and were with their grandparents and great-grandmother when they were struck by another car in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. The children’s grandfather Gary Neville was also killed in the crash and the two other grandparents were injured. Harrison and Milly died at the hospital, holding hands and listening to their grandmother sing to them over the phone.
In this video above posted to Facebook on Oct. 17, the day the children were buried, and their 10 year anniversary the Neville-Lake’s reflected on her children and this tragedy:
Ed and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary looking at the caskets full of our broken and stolen dreams. But our day was supposed to have another beginning and I came across the video that shows it. Just over 2 months ago our children began rehearsing a dance that they were going to perform for us on Friday Oct 2 in the morning – our 10th wedding anniversary. Our life as a family was far from ‘picture perfect’ but it was ours and it was our paradise. I came across this song called ‘Just Another Day In Paradise’ and the kids wanted to dance to it. Every night at dinner we would pray and I would always ask for another day with the ones I love.
Here is the only rehearsal I have on record but it shows the personalities of each of them. If you knew Harry please take note of far he had come by seeing how he dances and twirls. Milly giggles throughout as my beautiful Daniel directs his brother and sister. You can hear the exasperation in his voice when they don’t always follow his direction and see how lovingly he helps to guide them. You will notice that Harry is in a dress, the truth is that for self help skills it was easier for him to be independent wearing a dress then if he wore pants. This was also the day he was able to successfully put on and take off his socks completely independently.
Thank you for watching my children. All your love and prayers are always appreciated. God bless.”