Community member Nikki Accord is now leading a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the cash-strapped family so they can keep the lights on and give Musson an appropriate funeral.
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#burlon has died after falling off a ladder while tending to the very lights he loved so much. More information and donation details available at: https://t.co/OlvJb4fcrU pic.twitter.com/fdht1GCDtU
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Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.”Every year we added more figures. In 1997 I decided to animate some of the figures with a light controller used by DJs. We got a dragon to wag its tail, soldiers salute, wheels to spin and fire to leave the dragon’s mouth and even a melting snowman,” wrote his son.He said that in the interim he does plan to check out the Christmas display to honour Musson and is urging other residents to do the same.
The 83-year-old husband to Joanne and father of four (one child predeceased in 1998) was the founder of a popular, local Christmas display on Spruce Avenue.
Musson died in hospital on Dec. 18.
Terrible news.The Harley in the foreground is a tribute to their son that died tragically in the 1990’s.Now the father has died maintaining the lights. Please help this family…they have done so much good. It’s not just Christmas. At Hallowe’en it might even be better. https://t.co/MuZHFq1j4q
“Mr. Musson spent his life in service, as with his final deeds on earth. Thank you for all the memories. My prayers are with your family at this time,” she wrote.He also leaves behind five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, sisters Rosalind and Shirley, and many nieces and nephews.
“Thank you Mr. Musson. We didn’t know you personally but were the beneficiaries of your beautiful displays. It was an annual event for our family to visit your light display every year. You touched the lives of so many,” wrote Diane Miller, on behalf of her family, on Musson’s tribute page.