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Vaughan Crash: Mom Of 3 Kids Killed In Accident Shares Heartbreaking Video

10/19/2015 10:03 EDT | Updated 10/19/2015 10:59 EDT
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On Saturday, the mom of three kids who were killed in an alleged drunk-driving accident last month released a statement, along with a video showing her children practicing a dance routine.

Mom Jennifer Neville-Lake shared the video on Facebook, writing, “Today is the day we bury my family. Ed's and my hopes for the future, our legacy and our dreams will be committed to the ground for eternity along with my father who was the ‘patriarch’ of my family.”

Today is the day we bury my family. Ed's and my hopes for the future, our legacy and our dreams will be committed to the ground for eternity along with my father who was the "patriarch" of my family. 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. Love, Jenn and Ed

Posted by Jennifer Neville-Lake on Saturday, October 17, 2015

Neville-Lake’s kids – Daniel, 9, Harry, 5, and Milly, 2 – were killed in a collision in Vaughan, Ont. on Sept. 27. Her 65-year-old father, Gary Neville, was also killed in the crash.

While a funeral was held on Oct. 4, the family delayed burial until Neville-Lake’s mother was well enough to attend.

In her Facebook post, the mom explained that the kids were practicing a dance routine to share with her and husband Ed on their wedding anniversary, which was Oct. 2. “Ed and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary looking at the caskets full of our broken and stolen dreams,” she wrote. “But our day was supposed to have another beginning and I came across the video that shows it.”

“Here is the only rehearsal I have on record but it shows the personalities of each of them,” Neville-Lake continued. “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.”

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Since being posted, the mom’s video has been shared over 8,000 times. Many Facebook users left positive comments to show their support. “This was a very beautiful moment,” one wrote. “Thank you and please keep sharing your beautiful kids’ memories. They are in our prayers.”