PORTLAND, ME - SEPTEMBER 4: The Home Depot home improvement store in Portland, ME on Thursday, September 4, 2014. Home Depot is currently investigating a potential credit card breach, and determining whether customers' card numbers were collected and sold by hackers. (Photo by Whitney Hayward/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
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Home Depot store honors customer who died suddenly with touching tribute

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Scott Nielson was a well-known contractor in Vancouver, Washington, and frequently visited his local Home Depot store.

The family told KATU that Nielson was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January. He has since passed away and is survived by his three children.

“They had known Scott for so many years, working with him, that they wanted to be a part of (his funeral),” said Nielson's brother, Keith Nielson.

The Home Depot location Scott frequented allowed the family to build his casket inside their store. They even provided the family with the materials they needed for free.

Building the casket has helped Scott’s brothers deal with the sudden loss.

“When we have something to focus on, it’s almost eliminated the heartbreak. You know, until tomorrow,” Keith said.

Employees from the Home Depot store will be attending the funeral service Friday.

Loved ones set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the family. If you would like to donate, click here.

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