Updated December 07, 2016 13:55:22
A Darwin retiree who has lost nearly all of his family around multiple Christmases has turned “a very sad time of year” into festive lunches for thousands of people in need.
Dusty (name changed) had three sons who died over the span of a decade, all around the festive season.
In 2013 he lost his wife just two days before Christmas.
“I’ve also laid to rest my sister, brother-in-law and both my parents,” he said.
“All my friends know that it’s not a happy time of year for me. That’s the way it is and I can’t do anything about it.”
Dusty no longer celebrates Christmas.
However, the year after his wife’s death he decided he would spend what he normally did on …