The remains of toddler Daniel Thomas will be buried in a ceremony in Albury this Friday after the coroner released his remains into the custody of his mother, but tensions between the deceased boy’s estranged parents threaten to mar the event.
As the SMH reported;
Kevin Ruffels said the family of his former wife, Donna Thomas, had made it clear he was not welcome to attend his son’s funeral, whose remains were unearthed beneath a house in the town of Myrtleford, north-east of Melbourne, in March, four years after he disappeared.
“I’ve been threatened that I’ll get my head bashed in and everything but that’s not going to stop me attending the funeral. They can get stuffed,” Mr Ruffels told AAP.