Ontario father whose 3 children were killed by drunk driver in 2015 dies by suicide

Global News has learned that Edward Lake, the father of the three children killed in 2015 by impaired driver Marco Muzzo, was found deceased on Monday, the day after Father's Day.

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raadjl
raadjl
906 · 7 days ago · Reddit

The mother of those children has literally lost her entire family. All her children and her father in the drunk driving incident and now her husband.

I honestly cannot begin to imagine just what she might be experiencing right now. Beyond fucked up.

There was no justice in any of this.

saywutt7
saywutt7
670 · 7 days ago · Reddit

This is the one drunk driving story that will always get to me. RIP to Edward. Cannot imagine him going through that

cbuccell
cbuccell
553 · 7 days ago · Reddit

This is so tragic.

I feel for his wife who has lost her entire family.

Drunk driving and killing someone should carry a heavy heavy sentence but our justice system seems to prefer slaps on wrists and a finger wag.

2Blinksandawink
2Blinksandawink
179 · 7 days ago · Reddit

I am not advocating for violence or suicide. I just don't understand how you could kill children with your stupidity and be able to live with yourself. If I did what Marco Muzzo did, I personally wouldn't be able to.

Horsack
Horsack
148 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Fuck fuck fuck.

Worked with Eddie for a couple of years before this tragedy. He was a gentle soul. Kind. Compassionate. A lovely human being. Can not comprehend the pain he must have been in all this time.

I hope you are at peace, brother. I hope your kids and you are together again.

Rest in Peace, Eddie.

filinkcao
filinkcao
130 · 7 days ago · Reddit

All while Muzzo lives his best life as if nothing has happened.

Mirewen15
Mirewen15
125 · 7 days ago · Reddit

He killed 4 people and injured 2 in 2015 and was given full parole in 2021... am I reading that right? How is that justice?

CalRob18
CalRob18
116 · 7 days ago · Reddit

I can’t imagine having to spend fathers day visiting your kids at the cemetery.

I feel so bad for this family, and Muzzo’s probably out partying in vegas right now.

CorkyBingBong
CorkyBingBong
98 · 7 days ago · Reddit

I can't imagine the pain this father was carrying and I hope I never have to. Just horrible.

WhistlerBum
WhistlerBum
91 · 7 days ago · Reddit

For all the money in this family this guy could have cabbed it everywhere and got as fucked up as he liked. Knew two guys who were slamming cabs all the time 40 years ago ‘cause they were always in the bars. Got into a car one day, missed a kink on a rural road and plowed into the stump of an ancient tree. Dead Drunk. The Canadian government is now considering taking away the defence that the defendant was drunk at the time and therefore could not form intent to commit their crime.

Miniatures-r-life
Miniatures-r-life
72 · 7 days ago · Reddit

This is horrifying. My heart breaks for all her loss. For his desperation and pain that he couldn't take anymore. For everyone who truly loved this family, this will tear all their healing wide open.

I can't fault him at all. The courts basically told them their children's lives and her father's life had very little value compared to some rich douchebags life. There is no justice. There is no way to not miss their children anymore. Just heartache forever.

Marco Muzzo deserves a dog shit life but because he has money he gets to just move on and build a life. Have children of his own after ripping theirs away.

Life can be so damn unfair. I hate Marco Muzzo

No_Evidence683
No_Evidence683
70 · 7 days ago · Reddit

i hate the rich. i hate muzzo. i hate the canadian justice system that prefers the criminals.

this poor family is destroyed. it's just Mrs Neville-Lake and her mother now.

elainek04
elainek04
66 · 7 days ago · Reddit

This actually is the saddest thing ever. My heart aches for the wife. So fucking tragic all around. I cant imagine the pain and turmoil that they were both dealing with all these years. Its unfathomable. I hope she is able to push through and carry on her familys memory, but i also wouldnt blame her if she wanted to join them. Such a fucking terrible situation, that poor woman. Is there anything set up to support her? A gofund me or something?

lih9
lih9
63 · 7 days ago · Reddit

He's a better man than most of us for not taking Muzzo with him. RIP

diaperpop
diaperpop
51 · 7 days ago · Reddit

They are part of my parenting group. I have the picture of their kids on my fridge because I want to honour them by always remembering them. And seeing this here, is one of the lowest blows I could get today. To the one who ruined this family, I don’t even want to say his name because it’s worse than garbage in my mouth. I wish him the suffering of this entire family combined. I wish his family ruin.

UnicornCackle
UnicornCackle
50 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Oh god, that poor woman. My heart breaks for her. I can't even begin to imagine the pain she's in.

ILikeToThinkOutloud
ILikeToThinkOutloud
48 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Is it illegal to organize a "Fuck You Muzzo" rally at the end of his driveway on his birthday every year? Cause he deserves to have any ability to enjoy his life stripped away from him.

Bacon1884
Bacon1884
48 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Only here would a scumbag like Marco be granted full parole and only 10yrs in prison for KILLING 3 children and an adult…and now this…

The muzzo family is very wealthy as well…I’m sure their power and influence played a role in Marco’s lightweight sentencing..

travelntechchick
travelntechchick
40 · 7 days ago · Reddit

I hope this gets picked up nationally and everyone around this fucking scum start treating him like the cancer he is. Fuck Marco Muzzo - he should have been the one to do this.

dxiao
dxiao
37 · 7 days ago · Reddit

The system has taught us that if we want to murder someone, we should have a few drinks and use our car.

jmt2589
jmt2589
36 · 7 days ago · Reddit

I hope Muzzo suffers this kind of pain for the rest of his scummy life

OrderOfMagnitude
OrderOfMagnitude
35 · 7 days ago · Reddit

And yet, right outside my apartment, Marco Muzzo builds the luxury Time & Space condo (177 Front St E) under the company name "Pemberton Group".

I look outside my window and feel so much rage.

The construction crew constantly breaks bylaws and disturbs the community too.

I wish something bad would happen to him.

cruelliars
cruelliars
32 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Would it be appropriate to say that our justice system is responsible for this? Imagine knowing that you were supposed to spend yesterday with your children but the person that took them away from you is walking the streets as a free man.

Anyone that is responsible for taking 4 lives should not be walking freely. He made the choice to get drunk that night. He made the choice to drive while drunk. He should be facing consequences. 7 years is not enough. A 12 year driving ban is also not enough.

I feel sorry for the mother. She has lost her entire family because someone couldn’t be responsible enough to take a taxi or an Uber. I hope that she has someone to support her during this. I know I wouldn’t be able to survive this pain. My condolences are with her!

BoopOnYourNose
BoopOnYourNose
28 · 7 days ago · Reddit

My heart absolutely shattered when I read this. Fuck Muzzo.

Formerly_Fartface
Formerly_Fartface
28 · 7 days ago · Reddit

My god. My heart breaks for her, I cannot imagine her pain, she doesn't deserve any of this.

RedditingAroundLol
RedditingAroundLol
26 · 7 days ago · Reddit

My heart dropped when I read this :( I feel so awful for Mrs. Neville-Lake, to lose all your children, father, & now spouse because of ONE guy's stupidity. It's stories like this that make go "Why? Why does horrible shit like this happen to good ppl? It doesn't make sense".

HonestCanadian2016
HonestCanadian2016
24 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Quite relevant that he did this the day after Fathers Day. He was sending a message to those Canadians who actually care (there are FAR too few in this country with sufficient empathy or clinical analysis of the ills in our society).

I cannot judge one whose shoes I have not walked a mile in. I hope he finally found peace.

RIP

obscuredBYcloudss
obscuredBYcloudss
23 · 7 days ago · Reddit

This is devastating for folks from Vaughan and surrounding areas. Their losses were beyond the point of tragedy. Now that I'm a parent, it's not even comprhenedable. It's not fair. I'm sorry Neville-Lake family. This is is not how I wanted this to end, but definitely for seen.

3 generations of a family destroyed because of one irresponsible inconsiderate entitled asshole.

doordonot19
doordonot19
22 · 7 days ago · Reddit

The punishment for drinking and driving when you take lives, intentional or not are not harsh enough. This person should never get behind a wheel ever again.

6ixhomelesshacker
6ixhomelesshacker
20 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Justice system at work where the rich get free and poor people die in prison or inequality. Also thanks for the Boys In Blue for toeing the line for people like Muzzo. This family's blood is on the hands of those who defend people like Muzzo.

Also non-AMP URL: https://globalnews.ca/​news/​8934254/​edward-lake-dies-by-suicide/

driskal360
driskal360
20 · 7 days ago · Reddit

This is on Muzzo’s hands. Unfortunately he doesn’t give a fuck.

I read the article earlier today and my heart literally broke for Jennifer

Environmental-Cup952
Environmental-Cup952
20 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Because the Muzzo family has millions of $$ they were able to buy a top notch lawyer. If it was some nobody he'd be rotting in jail. It's all about money.

Mabelisms
Mabelisms
18 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Take their name off that hospital. Their name should never be spoken again.

littlethoughts8
littlethoughts8
18 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Fuck Marco Muzzo. Piece of shit should have spent 20 years minimum in jail. I hope he gets his somewhere, somehow.

Eastyorkbmx
Eastyorkbmx
18 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Man, that hurts my heart, the pain that man dealt with. Is now multiplied onto that woman. And that fuckin goof, I hope he dies.

Nervous-Item1122
Nervous-Item1122
17 · 7 days ago · Reddit

I migrated to Canada from a corrupt country, richest person in the country car bombed a journalist. He has been years in jail and he will rot in a prison cell for the rest of his life. In Canada a rich person can buy his freedom, no matter what he does.

BlackIsTheSoul
BlackIsTheSoul
17 · 7 days ago · Reddit

This is horrific and devastating. I recall the wife, Jennifer, posting a video of Ed (RIP)'s victim impact statement. He looked so depressed, so lost, it was haunting and horrifying.

AJMGuitar
AJMGuitar
16 · 7 days ago · Reddit

What's frustrating is that Muzzo is so wealthy. Pay the money for an Uber. Literally no excuse.

mmeeeerrkkaatt
mmeeeerrkkaatt
16 · 7 days ago · Reddit

I've almost never had such a visceral reaction to reading a headline before. It was the "a day after fathers day" part that hit me the hardest. I cannot fathom that level of emotional agony. I am so, so sorry for this family.

North_Lawfulness9871
North_Lawfulness9871
16 · 7 days ago · Reddit

As a father myself would probably end up the same way had I experienced a similar tragedy. I would miss my children so much that I would easily trade the next 30 years for a brief DMT induced vision of my children that I was so sure was real.

six3irst
six3irst
16 · 7 days ago · Reddit

It's is so fucking sad. This dick head who I won't name is out living his best life, while this man suffered.

I feel for his wife.

Fuck this dick head, and fuck our justice system.

DudebuD16
DudebuD16
15 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Ngl Im surprised it took this long. I remember the press conferences the parents gave in the beginning of this whole ordeal and it was always the wife speaking and the husband behind her looking absolutely dead inside.

As a father of two young kids, I feel his pain.

demarderollins
demarderollins
15 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Fuck you muzzo. Rip to this poor man so sad for his wife who has now lost everything

1esproc
1esproc
13 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Unfathomable what that family has gone through, and now to hear that the mother is left without her partner too? Just tragic. I know that his pain must have been unbearable but to make that choice to burden her with that too...

zalinanaruto
zalinanaruto
13 · 7 days ago · Reddit

im sorry but if I was him I wasnt going down alone.

RL203
RL203
13 · 7 days ago · Reddit

I can't imagine the sorrow the Neville Lake family has had to endure since Marco Muzzo murdered all 3 of their children and the children's grandfather. I imagine the sorrow became too much for Edward Lake to bear.

Another victim of Marco Muzzo's entitled lifestyle.

Heart_robot
Heart_robot
12 · 7 days ago · Reddit

This is the charity Ed and Jenn started to honour their little ones.

https://manyhandsdoinggood.ca

No affiliation but they look to do very good work.

wing03
wing03
12 · 7 days ago · Reddit

So what can one do?

https://muzzogroup.com/​past-current/

Marco Jr. is the heir to the family empire?

Empires crumble. May the Muzzo name become Mudd?

Takhar7
Takhar7
11 · 7 days ago · Reddit

It would have been the anniversary of Edward losing his entire life in an instance.

They are all dead, while this fucking prick has his last name splashed across a hospital in Vaughan because daddy big bucks.

I hope not only he feels guilty, but all of his friends who allowed him to drive that night, are haunted by this.

Calls to violence violate Reddit policy, so I'll just say this: I hope they all rot in fucking hell

vinividiviciduevolte
vinividiviciduevolte
11 · 7 days ago · Reddit

I pray to god someone is watching over the mrs. she has completely lost everything

Sir_Meowsalot
Sir_Meowsalot
10 · 7 days ago · Reddit

I read that the Muzzo family have a park named after them. Fuck that noise.

Ok_Community2307
Ok_Community2307
10 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Every time I see Marco Muzzo's name I get SO enraged. Fuck that guy

JeSuisUnChinchilla
JeSuisUnChinchilla
10 · 7 days ago · Reddit

This guy obliterated a whole family of 5 and got out with a slap on the wrist. And everyones going to forget about it in a few years. Life is cruel. Justice is blinded by money.

terminese
terminese
10 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Can this story get any more tragic, one stupid, criminal decision caused so much pain and suffering.

bonesbobman
bonesbobman
10 · 7 days ago · Reddit

I will never not argue with the people that say that the justice system in this country is fair. Fuck this shit

go-bleep-yourself
go-bleep-yourself
9 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Marco Muzzo doesn't have a wikipedia page. Neither does his family and they are some of the richest people in Canada. You know they must be desperately trying to keep a low profile.

Anaron
Anaron
9 · 7 days ago · Reddit

The loss of just one loved one hurts so much. It's deeply tragic that she lost her husband on top of the immeasurable loss of her 3 children and father. My goodness. I sincerely hope she finds the strength to endure.

nnc0
nnc0
9 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Beside blaming Muzzo and cursing him as he so well deserves - is there anything constructive people can takeaway from this?

I'd be interested in knowing what kind of Mental health help the guy was receiving - how does it work in this situation. Shouldn't Muzzo's insurance be paying the victims costs in perpetuity?

DontBeatYourSons
DontBeatYourSons
8 · 7 days ago · Reddit

HOW has nobody brought up the fact that this dirtbag’s jeep “spontaneously” caught fire in police custody a day after the incident?!

muzzo jeep

nocluebeing
nocluebeing
8 · 7 days ago · Reddit

His face in the video was painful to watch after reading the news. He had already decided. No father should go through this

Heavy-Bill
Heavy-Bill
8 · 7 days ago · Reddit

The Canadian Justice System has never supported victims of crime. It's all about the poor criminal.

Stoivz
Stoivz
7 · 7 days ago · Reddit

This is heartbreaking.

Just a reminder, Doug Ford named a wing of a hospital in Vaughn after the asshole who caused this and his family.

Live_Note
Live_Note
7 · 7 days ago · Reddit

There is no justice in our country. I hope you rot in hell Marco Muzzo you piece of fucking shit.

Zubine
Zubine
7 · 7 days ago · Reddit

What a waste of life, I do hate that its so easy to get away from mass murder for these people.

The_New_Spagora
The_New_Spagora
6 · 7 days ago · Reddit

My heart breaks for the mother. For the entire family and all friends etc. but the mother? I can’t imagine. Just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes.

Gathax
Gathax
6 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Very difficult to imagine carrying that kind of grief year after year especially on fathers day, all their birthdays, Christmas ect. No one deserves that.

chumbucketfan4life
chumbucketfan4life
6 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Fuck Marco Muzzo and his family. They deserve every bad thing in life

belightuntoyourself
belightuntoyourself
6 · 7 days ago · Reddit

RIP. I would like to see karma doing his thing for that mf muzzo. I demand karma to speed up the process.

B_CHEEK
B_CHEEK
6 · 7 days ago · Reddit

That guy should be banned from driving a car for life after something like that

nindiesel
nindiesel
5 · 7 days ago · Reddit

My heart is so broken for his wife. Her husband and children, gone. Life is so hard to understand sometimes. Marco Muzzo has caused so much pain.

thewayfaringflashpac
thewayfaringflashpac
5 · 7 days ago · Reddit

My heart hurts for him. I understand. I wouldn't want to live with that loss either. He was stronger than me.

bigzeebear
bigzeebear
5 · 7 days ago · Reddit

It’s something that one can never heal from, RIP sir

tokosquared
tokosquared
5 · 7 days ago · Reddit

This is both incredibly tragic and immeasurably maddening.

This also makes me feel incredibly helpless. Our system is just so broken.

Police acknowledge their racial biases and have nothing but apologies in return. And serial human garbage are continuously on a catch and release system.

I wish I had an answer to these problems.

Slimshadeopteryx
Slimshadeopteryx
5 · 7 days ago · Reddit

I haven't heard anything about whether the family opened a civil suit against Muzzo for wrongful death? Children plus grandfather, definitely should be in the tens to hundred millions in punitive damages.

Is that even a thing in Canada?

Not_a_Streetcar
Not_a_Streetcar
5 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Write it again and again so it comes up in searches. Marco Muzzo drunk driver and killer. Marco Muzzo killed a family.

angelcake
angelcake
5 · 7 days ago · Reddit

If somebody drives drunk and kills someone it should be, at a minimum, second-degree murder. And I say minimum. Personally I think they should lock them up and throw away the key but that’s not always how our justice system works.

UnoriginallyGeneric
UnoriginallyGeneric
5 · 7 days ago · Reddit

There is no excuse whatsoever for drunk driving.

Fuck Muzzo. Fuck him fuck him FUCK HIM.

sesameseed88
sesameseed88
5 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Killed 3 kids injured 2 others and only gets 10 years.. wow that’s insane

AmphibianRemarkable4
AmphibianRemarkable4
5 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Muzzo should have gotten life in prison, there shouldn’t be different laws for the rich and or crooked politicians that break the law, they should have the same laws as in the United States

Far_Understanding409
Far_Understanding409
5 · 7 days ago · Reddit

This is absolutely horrible! My prayers go out to this mother and her extended family!

DeadShotXU
DeadShotXU
5 · 7 days ago · Reddit

Man I remember hearing about this incident. So devastating for the family.

permareddit
permareddit
5 · 7 days ago · Reddit

That’s so disturbing and tragic. I hope he’s found some peace.