A woman who used a bathroom fan to light up her husband’s bed has told CBC News her plan was inspired by the recent death of his mother.
Sarah McNeil, of North Vancouver, said she decided to try her hand at lighting up her late mother’s bed in the early hours of Friday.
“I didn’t want to go into the dark, I wanted to go out in the light,” McNeil said.
“When my husband died, it hit me hard.
I wanted that light, I really wanted that to help him, so I thought, why not light up his bed and have him know that there was someone there.”
McNeil had a few hours to get the plan down before her husband died on Monday.
“He was a very quiet person, very private, very quiet,” she said.
McNeil and her husband had been married for about six years and McNeil worked at a grocery store.
Her husband’s death was not immediately clear.
“We were just really devastated,” McNeill said.
She said she was inspired to create the light by her mother’s death.
“She died, she went to sleep, we went to the bathroom and there was nothing there,” McNeal said.
The fan, which she bought at the store, has a power switch that allows it to operate automatically.
The light will last for up to eight hours, McNeil added.
She plans to sell the light and donate the proceeds to the local seniors’ hospital.
“It’s just something I’m trying to show him how much I care about him,” McNeysaid.
“My mother was just an amazing woman and I wanted people to know that.”