August 17, 2016 · 0 Comments
By Jake Courtepatte
To the words of “Over the Rainbow,” the Neville-Lake children’s favourite song, four doves were released on Sunday to honour the four lives lost in a tragic drunk driving accident last September.
Daniel, Harry, and Milly Neville-Lake, along with their grandfather Gary, all received permanent memorials in the forms of trees and park benches.
“Overwhelmed” by support, parents Jennifer and Edward could not attend the event held at King City’s Wellesley Park, but gave a written statement.
“From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for the love and support you have shown us and our family,” the statement read, “We truly wish that we were all together for any other reason and our children could be playing with yours today.”
“It means so much to us that (the bench and trees) were placed in a playground that our children were so anxious to see and play on.”
The day included many family-friendly activities for the public to enjoy.
In March, 29-year-old Marco Muzzo pleaded guilty to four counts of impaired driving causing death and two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm in connection with the crash in Vaughan. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and will be subject to a 12-year-ban on driving following his release.