NRL star Luke Burgess remembers late dad ahead of Father's Day

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() 'It is always happy times': NRL star Luke Burgess remembers late dad on Father's Day... as he reveals why the holiday will be extra special this year

By Katie Storey For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:13 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 02:13 BST, 1 September 2019

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Father's Day has been bittersweet for the Burgess brothers, following their father's death back in 2007. 

And remembering dad Mark this holiday, Luke Burgess insisted that while he misses his father, he finds happiness knowing his dad is in a 'better place'. 

Speaking to the The Sun-Herald, the NRL star revealed he'll be spending Father's Day with his three brothers and that it'll be extra special this year, as they're all now dads themselves.  

'It's always a happy time': Luke Burgess insisted Father's Day, while bittersweet after losing dad Mark, is always a happy time in the Burgess household. Pictured above with daughter Grace

'It's always a happy time': Luke Burgess insisted Father's Day, while bittersweet after losing dad Mark, is always a happy time in the Burgess household. Pictured above with daughter Grace

Luke and his younger brothers, Sam, George and Thomas, lost their father 12 years ago, after he passed away from motor neurone disease. 

Although, he insists Father's Day is 'always a happy time' in the Burgess household. 

'We miss dad, but he is in a better place, we know that he is always making sure everything is all right for us and we find a lot of happiness in that for us,' he said.

'We miss dad, but he is in a better place': The Burgess brothers' dad Mark passed away from motor neurone disease back in 2007

'We miss dad, but he is in a better place': The Burgess brothers' dad Mark passed away from motor neurone disease back in 2007

Milestone moment: This Father's Day is extra special for Luke and his three younger brothers, Sam and twins George and Thomas, as it will be the first time they are all fathers themselves

Milestone moment: This

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