On the day she buried her three children, grieving mom Jennifer Neville-Lake shared a video of her kids dancing on Facebook.
"Our life as a family was far from 'picture perfect,'" the mom wrote, "but it was ours and it was our paradise."
Neville-Lake’s children, 9-year-old Daniel, 5-year-old Harrison and 2-year-old Milly, were killed by a suspected drunk driver last month in Vaughan, Ontario. Her 65-year-old father, Gary Neville, also died in the crash.
According to CBC, the kids had been riding with their grandparents and great-grandmother when an SUV driven by Marco Muzzo, 29, smashed into their car. Muzzo, who had allegedly been driving drunk, is facing charges of impaired driving causing deaths.
"No matter what happens, we have no family left," Neville-Lake said while standing outside an Ontario courthouse this week. "The children were our future … they're no longer here."
Neville-Lake’s mother and 91-year-old grandmother were also hurt in the crash, reports BuzzFeed. They are recovering from their injuries.
In her Facebook message, Neville-Lake paid tribute to her children, highlighting their unique personalities and their zest for life. She explained that she and her husband had recently marked their 10th wedding anniversary, and that her kids had been rehearsing a dance to perform for them on their big day.
"Ed and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary looking at the caskets full of our broken and stolen dreams," Neville-Lake wrote. "Here is the only rehearsal I have on record but it shows the personalities of each of [our children]."
Since the tragedy, Neville-Lake and her family have received an outpouring of support from strangers across Canada and around the world. A GoFundMe campaign for the family has raised more than $250,000 to date.
Neville-Lake told CBC that the encouragement of others has given her strength during this time of heartbreak.
"I have over 9,000 messages on Facebook that I'm trying to answer each and every one, thanking them for thinking of us," she said. "My email's blown up. Random people all over the world are calling us. They are sending us letters to the church and to the funeral home ... They are all just sending messages of love and support. That really helps us."