Father’s last Christmas display is lit 24 hours after his death

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This is definitely a situation where it is okay to put up Christmas decorations a bit early.

One family continued a tradition of four decades and lit their grandfather’s elaborate Christmas presentation on Saturday. This year’s vacation, however, will be bittersweet, as the family patriarch passed away 24 hours before the lights were turned on.

Dave Edwards’ family decided to continue hosting the annual go-live event, which has reportedly drawn hundreds of people in recent years.
(SWNS)

For the past 42 years, Dave Edwards has installed elaborate Christmas displays around his home in Croxley Green, England and has become a local celebrity, reports Southwest News Service (SWNS). Sadly, Edwards was recently diagnosed with bowel cancer and is believed to have died on Friday evening.

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“It was a really tough day,” her daughter Sharon Markham told SWNS. “I was so numb and still in shock which probably got me through it all. My dad was such an amazing man, the community was devastated and the tributes pouring in are breathtaking.

Edwards’ family decided to continue hosting the annual go-ahead event, which has reportedly drawn hundreds of people in recent years. This year’s event has apparently been scaled down due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, although it was streamed online.

This year’s lighting event has apparently been scaled back due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, although it was streamed online.
(SWNS)

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“We donated a 9ft Christmas tree and people have been lining up for three days to hang ornaments on it – there have been so many we had to decorate other trees on the lawn and hang them up. above the aisle. “Said Markham.” Daddy never got to see the tree, but we told him about it and he said it was ‘wonderful’. He could hear people lining up outside, so he could still feel some of it.

The family used the attention the Christmas displays garnered to help raise funds for charities, homeless shelters and food banks.

The family used the attention the Christmas displays attracted to help raise funds for charities, homeless shelters and food banks.
(SWNS)

She continued, “I know how much this would have meant to him. He was truly a real hero. Heaven has won an angel and now he’s back with my mom Mrs. Noel and they can begin to light up Heaven together.

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The family used the attention the Christmas displays garnered to help raise funds for charities, homeless shelters and food banks.

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