June 21, 2022
Edward Lake, whose three children and father-in-law were killed in a horrific crash in Vaughan due to a drunk driver in 2015, has taken his own life.
Lake’s body was discovered by Peel Regional Police on Charters Rd. in Brampton on Monday.
Sources say he had been held under the Mental Health Act and an incident at his home on Father’s Day in which a Taser was used by police. A family member told the Sun he “was taken to the hospital for evaluation and released.”
Police were called to the home a second time in 24 hours by his wife, Jennifer — who had expressed concern over his actions in the backyard. Sources say that tactical officers were deployed to the home out of concern over potential threat capability.
Sources say the security cameras in the home had been turned off.
“Those on the call are very upset because of the respect for that family,” said one officer. “The only thing that people are clinging to is at least that man is out of pain.”
His wife confirmed his death in a post on Twitter late Monday.
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 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,” she wrote.
The couple were left heartbroken following the September 2015 crash that claimed the lives of nine-year-old Daniel, five-year-old Harrison, and two-year-old Milly, along with their 65-year-old maternal grandfather Gary Neville. Also injured in the crash were Neville-Lake’s mother and grandmother.
In 2016, Marco Muzzo was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of impaired driving causing death and two of impaired driving causing bodily harm.
He was released Feb. 9, 2021 on full parole after serving two-thirds of his reduced sentence of nine years and four months. His mandatory release was Saturday.
On Sunday, Neville-Lake shared a photo of the children’s gravesite on social media.
“Father’s Day 2022. This shouldn’t be real. It can’t be,” she wrote.
Father's Day 2022
This shouldn't be real
It can't be pic.twitter.com/ODeHE12cJF
— Jenn Neville-Lake (@isda1979) June 20, 2022
“My multiple life sentences will never end.”