Community comes together for Neville-Lake memorial in King City

Friends, family and community members gathered together on Sunday to pay tribute to the Neville-Lake family.

On Sept. 27 2015, Daniel, Harry and Milly Neville-Lake as well as their grandfather, Gary Neville, were killed in an impaired driving collision.

Jennifer Stallman, the creator of the Facebook page “Entertain Kids on a Dime,” reached out to Jennifer Neville-Lake shortly after the incident offering her support.

“Jen was a member of my group. I reached out to her after the event happened,” Stallman said.

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“It was so tragic… we just wanted to find a way to help her, support her, celebrate her and tell her we are here and we want to celebrate the lives of your family.”

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The group raised money to create a permanent memorial at a nearby park in King City.

Four trees with individualized plaques and a park bench have been installed at Kettle Lake Park as a tribute to the children and their grandfather.

“I really hope [this event] could change a few people and make them think twice about drinking responsibly, I feel like we’ve done something good today,” Stallman said.

Jennifer and Edward Neville-Lake did not attend Sunday’s event, but they sent a letter expressing their gratitude to the community.

In March, Marco Muzzo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the drunk driving crash.

READ MORE: Marco Muzzo: 10 years in prison for drunk driving crash that killed 3 kids, grandfather

It’s been almost a year since the horrific crash, but police say impaired driving continues to happen across the province.

Ontario Provincial Police tweeted on Saturday that 41 impaired driving charges were laid by officers over a 24-hour period.

“I’m shocked and constantly horrified by the numbers that we see every weekend,” York Regional Police Const. Laura Nicolle said.

“We are seeing continuous impaired drivers being arrested and it’s very disappointing.”

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