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6th April, 2020
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  • Janice Graham


    Nurse, 58 Inverclyde

    Ms Graham was the first reported NHS worker in Scotland to die from coronavirus.

    "My Mum was there for me no matter what. I will miss everything about her," her son told STV News.

    A healthcare support worker and district nurse, Ms Graham died at Inverclyde Royal Hospital on 6 April.

  • Jitendra Rathod


    Surgeon, 62 Cardiff

    Father-of-two Jitendra Rathod was a "dearly loved" specialist heart surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, where he spent 25 years.

    The health board's chief executive said he was a "great" surgeon who would be missed by his colleagues.

    Mr Rathod died in the intensive care ward at the hospital on 6 April.

  • Syed Zishan Haider


    GP, 79 London

    Dr Haider was "a selfless and compassionate doctor for over 50 years," his daughter told the BBC.

    He was a senior partner at Valance Medical Centre, in Dagenham, east London.

    Dr Haider, who died on 6 April, also worked for more than 30 years as a senior homeopathic physician at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.

  • Robert king


    Our wonderful,funny and loving brother.

    My lovely uncle rob, I miss you and always will you had a big impact on mine and my children's lives we missed seeing you every morning. Our families hearts are broken as you was the best uncle anyone could wish for. You was always cracking them jokes and I'm sure you will continue. You put up a good fight but sadly lost the battle we will always remember and you will always remain in our hearts forever more. I love you uncle Rob. Fly high

    Robert lived in Minster,Sheppey in Kent. He leaves behind a large family who deeply miss him. Robert loved Only fools and horses, had a great sense of humour with lots of whitty sayings.

    Robert lost his fight against coronavirus on 6th April 2020 in hospital at the age of 66.


  • Dennis Martin


    Was a colliery control room attendant. Had a passion for touring his caravan for many years. Loved being a season ticket holder for Doncaster Rovers. Loved going to the Baxter's Arms every weekend to have a Whiskey or a pint of bitter with all of his family and to his second home, his caravan at Halls caravan site Fenwick. Was a great cook serving his special stews/egg and chips. Was everyones friend, really popular in his hometown. Handy man, would turn his hand at anything. Was married to his beloved Peggy for 60 years. Was the best person.

    He was a fit and healthy 88 year old. He loved Doncaster Rovers, betting on the horses, his caravan and his local pub The Baxters Arms. He spent every weekend at his caravan at a local site and visiting the pub where he made lots of friends. His holidays would be in his caravan, his favourite place to visit being Hunstanton. He loved stew and whiskey, although not together. He was the nicest person you could ever meet and adored by all his family, he will be greatly missed by all his family, friends.

    Dennis came from Doncaster, he was a Widower to Peggy and leaves behind a family of Kids Susan & Tony, son in law Gary, 5 grand kids as well as 8 great grand kids.

    Funfact Dennis had a clean driving licence up to 88 years old.

    Dennis lost his fight to coronavirus on 6th April, 2020 at the age of 88 when he died in hospital.

  • Dave Roland


    Dave was a lovely man, he loved music, football and just enjoyed life. Full of fun and humour and extremely fit and healthy.

    During his working life Dave was a project manager who came from Liverpool. Dave leaeves behind his partner Anne as well as an extended family.

    Dave lost the fight against the coronavirus on 6th April, 2020 at the age of 65 when he died in hospital.


  • Michael Alexander Harley


    My dad was a wonderful man he was kind, generous and full of life.
    He was going to move to Spain with my mum this year.
    He will be missed everyday by his family and friends.

    He leaves behind his wife, Christine Harley, his Daughter,his Son and his 3 Grandchildren.

    Michael was an Interior designer who came from Essex. He loved nothing more than taking his Grandchildren to football on a Sunday.

    Michael lost his fightagainst the coronavirus on 6th April, 2020 at the age of 73.


May those that lost a loved one on this day all hold each of the above souls and their families in thier hearts. 

7th April, 2020
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  • Elsie Sazuze


    Care home nurse Wolverhampton

    The care home nurse fell ill at home, in Birmingham, before being taken hospital, where she died on 7 April.

    Ken, her husband, said she rang him before she was put on a ventilator: "She started telling me, 'Ken, if I don't come back be strong, I love you, be strong for the kids'," he said.

    She worked at New Cross Hospital, in Wolverhampton.

  • Leilani Dayrit


    Nurse, 47 Rugby

    Sister Leilani Dayrit died of suspected coronavirus after displaying symptoms at work, her daughter has said.

    Mary said her mother had been "selfless until the very end" and "put other people's wellbeing before her own".

    She had asthma, and had been self-isolating at home for seven days before she died on 7 April.

  • Katie Robinson


    Kate was a very popular , kind hearted beautiful woman . Best mum ever to Sophie which she did all she could for her .A crazy dog lady and loved her cats and guinea pigs.

    She was cheeky , fun loving and will be missed so much by everyone.

    Katie worked in Rotherham as a dog groomer, she was also known ‘a crazy Giraffe Lady’. Katie’s catchphrase was ‘No one gets left behind’.

    Katie died in hospital from Coronavirus on 7th April 2020. She leaves behind her fiancé Coryn and her family Sophie, Sarah, Harrison, Mum, Dad and her Nan.

  • Brian James Hichens


    e was a very Harding working man, he loved his family, loved horse racing, loved Cornwall, loved painting and decorating, and was a Retired Builder.

    Brian came from Ormskirk, Lancs.

    He lost his fight agains Coronavirus on 7th April 2020 in hospital at the age of 70.

    Brian leaves behind 2 Daughters, 2 Sons, 4 Grandchildren. His favourite saying was 'Alright Babe'

  • Event


    My Dad was a lovely and well respect mam, everyone who met him always said what a canny man he was, he was a lovely Farther, grandfather and great grandfather, will be sadly missed by everyone.

    He leaves behind his wife, Cath as well as kids, grand kids and great grand kids. Clifford's favourite saying was 'Eat all ya dinner and you get a juicy kiss' he had a great sense of humour.

    Clifford lived in Wardley untill he lost his fiight against coronavirus on 7th April 2020 in hospital at the age of 92,

  • Jenny banks


    Jenny had a really hard life and I admired her strength as her health problems were a challenge all the time one thing after another . Through all this she still thought that it was awful when others were having a rough time .Jenny was my very dear friend and I miss her and wish I could have said my goodbyes to her.

    Jenny lved in Leominster Herefordshire. She lost her fight against the coronavirus on 7th April, 2020 at the age of 68 when she died in hospital.

    One of here famous sayings was 'It’s awful what comes to people'


May those that lost a loved one on this day all hold each of the above souls and their families in thier hearts. 

8th April, 2020
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  • Abdul Mabud Chowdhury


    Consultant urologist, 53 London

    Father-of-two Dr Chowdhury was a consultant urologist at Homerton University Hospital, in east London.

    Before he died he wrote an appeal to the government on Facebook, warning about a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS workers.

    Dr Chowdhury died on 8 April.

May those that lost a loved one on this day all hold each of the above souls and their families in thier hearts. 

9th April, 2020
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  • Liz Shale


    Ms Shale, 61, an NHS admin worker, worked for the NHS for 20 years and spent the last decade working in palliative care in Bradford.

    Her eldest son, Jason Shale, 34, told the Sun: “When all this started she wanted to continue going into work.

    “She was one of those bubbly people who liked to motivate everyone. She just continued trying to do that until she became ill.

    “She was initially told she had flu but she was eventually taken into hospital.”

  • Abdul Gellaledin


    A "selfless" father-of-three who "went above and beyond for everyone" has died after contracting coronavirus from one of the patients he ferried to and from hospital without personal protective equipment.

    Mr Gellaledin, 53, an ambulance care assistant, developed symptoms at the same time as his crewmate but his condition soon deteriorated and he died after 11 days on a ventilator at Kingston Hospital.

    Mr Gellaledin’s nephew, Ahmed Aburunnat, said: “Abdul was a very kind-hearted, warm, respectful, selfless gentleman who went above and beyond for everyone he encountered.

    "He has left a vacuum of love and mercy that we so need today. Alas he was sent to his death unequipped.”

  • Sheila Kenton


    Sheila loved doing needlework and was always helping to mend or alter clothes on her sewing machine. Sheila taught yoga for many years in the 70 & 80's Devoted wife, mother, grandmother & great grandmother Sheila loved her family dearly and was always smiling.

    Sheila died of COVID19 in hospital on 9th April 2020, She leaves behind a family consiting of Elaine, Aaron, Joelle, Oscar, Rocco, Mylo & Joshua. Sheila loved "The Sound of Music" and her favourit song was "Singing in the rain". Those that knew her will remember her favourite saying " I'm cold!"

    Sheila's partner Wilfred passed away in 2011.

  • David Anthony Clark 'Dave'


    Dave was 57. He was known by his family as Mr Grumpy, however a Mr Grumpy with a smile on his face all the time. His family meant everything to him and he would do anything for them. He would do anything for anyone. He has faced many battles in his life but he just couldn't fight this. See you over the rainbow.

    Dave came from Mancehester originally and moved to Liverpool in 1991 where he worked as a bus driver. He leaves behind his wife Moira and children Paul & Lisa.

    Dave loved 'Only Fools and Horses and was a big fan of TIna Turner. His friends will remember his catchphrase 'I don't like this today'

    Dave lost his fight against Coronavirus in hospital on 9th April 2020. RIP

  • Malcolm McLean


    Father of 4, papa (grandad) of 4, 1 grandson deceased at 7 weeks, papa (greatgrandad) to 3 xx

    Malcolm was a Retired Electrician who lived in Alexandria.

    He lost his fight against the coronavirus on 9th April 2020 in hospital.

    Hi favourite movies were Old Country and Westerns and he loved songs by Jim Reeves His catchphrase was 'I'm still here'


  • David and Janet Spring


    David and Janet were a retired couple who loved their holidays. They were in hospital together and passed away within 23 hours of each other.
    Married for 58 years and together until the end.

    David and Janet lived in Bristol where they were passionate gardeners who spent hours tending their beautiful garden. They loved music especially anything by Dire Straits or Mark Knopfler.

    They left behind 3 Sons and 2 grand children.

    They both lost their fight from Coronavirus on 9th April, 2020 aged 77 years old.


May those that lost a loved one on this day all hold each of the above souls and their families in thier hearts. 

10th April, 2020
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  • Julie Omar


    Nurse, 52 Redditch

    Julie Omar had been working as a sister on Ward 14 at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, and had also previously worked with the trauma team at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

    She was a "much-loved member" of its nursing team, said the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

    She died at home on 10 April, and leaves a husband, Laith, and a grown-up daughter.

  • Vincent John Sabaroche


    Vincent worked in retail and had a passion for music. He was a DJ and radio presenter. ViIncent, who lived in South London died of Coronavirus in Hospital on 10th April, 2020 at the age of 59.

    He leaves behind three brothers and two Sisters. VIncent loved his food with a passion.

  • Kelly Fazzini Riggi


    Beautiful lady inside and out! Took care of so many people in her short life. Truly missed and loved by all! Loved her family so much 💛 Gone too soon

    Kelly worked as a Keyworker as an Activities Director for a senior home.

    She lived in Michigan and leaveds behind her partner Vince and family consisting of Parents, siblings, daughters, spouse.

    Kelly lost her fioght against coronavirus on 10th April 2020 at the age of 42 when she died in Hospital.


  • Irene Hackett - Nee Lojko


    My beautiful sister was cruelly taken by the coronavirus. She was funny, whitty and so young at heart. She should not have been taken this way, she will sadly missed by all 4 of her sisters, a part of us has now gone.

    She has left behind a heartbroken family, she lived for her husband, son, daughter and grandchildren. We will love and miss you always.

    Irene, who came from Nottingham, died on 10th April, 2020 in Hospital of coronavirus at the age of 71.


  • William Edward Gilchrist


    Edward was a generous man with a funny sense of humour. He loved his family dearly even if sometimes he found it hard to show them. He was a loving Husband,Father,Grandad & Great Grandad.
    Edward loved his films especially action and western movies.
    He loved the beach and was well travelled sharing and treasuring memories with his wife Janith. His dog sparkey was his companion and never left his side.
    Edward will be truly missed by everyone that knew him especially his family and his close friends.

    William lived in Bristol and leaves behind his wife Janith, along with his children, Grand children & Great Grand children. He loved to watch westerns, especially starring John Wayne and also enjoyed Elvis Presley.

    William died on 10th April 2020 in Hospital from the coronavirus at the age of 76.


  • Beth Low


    Beth died on the 10th April 2020 at Frimley Park Hospital, taken away from us all too soon before her time.

    Beth wouldn't want to be remembered with sadness but rather with love and a smile; with thoughts of good and happy times, of which there were many. Beth was a beloved wife to Chris, a loving kind mum to Karen, mother in law to Marni and Grandma to Bella. She was also a beloved sister to Sheila and her husband Ralph
    Sister in law to Val and Janet; Auntie to Ian and Jill; Wendy, Jenny, Andrew, Gemma
    A Great Auntie and a valued and trusted friend to so many.

    She is loved by all and will be greatly missed.

    I love you Mum and miss you so very much, Karen xxx


May those that lost a loved one on this day all hold each of the above souls and their families in thier hearts. 

11th April, 2020
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  • Sara Trollope


    Matron, 51 Hillingdon

    The mother-of-four was a matron at Hillingdon Hospital, where she cared for older patients with mental health problems and dementia.

    On 11 April, the trust confirmed her death at Watford General Hospital.

    Her husband, Gary, said she was devoted to her family - to her daughters, Gemma and Freya, and twin sons, Kyle and Michael.

  • George Dyke


    My grandad George had such an infectious smile and huge heart. He loved country music and horse racing but nothing compared to the live he had for his family. He would help anyone in anyway he could and never expected anything in return. Loved by many, he was a true gent who was taken from all who knew him far too soon! He will be truly missed by many.

    George, whoi came from Walsall, died on 10th April, 2020 at the age of 81 in hospital from Coronavirus.

    He leaves behind a family of 2 daughters,9 grandkids & 20 Great Grandkids

    George loved watching any western and wrestling and his favioourite song was Youll never walk alone. Funfact he once lost false teeth down toilet when drunk

  • John Groom


    Loving dad,Grandad and Great Grandad Drove lorries all his life up until he became ill To this awful virus Dad we miss you so much you will always be in our thoughts xxxx Never to be forgotten xxx

    John wored as a lorry driver and was based in Walsall in the West Midlands.

    He leaves behind his wife, 3 Children, 7 Grandchildren & 9 Great Grandchildren. John's favourite song was 'Dance with my father Luther Vandross'

    John lost his fight with Coronavirus on 11th April 2020 in hospital at the age of 72.


  • Trevor Widdowson


    Loving Husband, Dad and Papa. He was kind hearted and lived for his family. And he loved his beagle, Eddie. He was always full of fun and would help anybody if he could.

    He lived in Dalbeattie but contracted Coronavirus when recovering from cancer surgery in Edinburgh hospital. He passed away on 11th April 2020 at only 65 years old. He is sadly missed by all.

May those that lost a loved one on this day all hold each of the above souls and their families in thier hearts. 

12 April, 2020
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  • Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong


    Nurse, 28 Luton

    Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, had worked for five years at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. The pregnant nurse died on 12 April.

    Her baby daughter was delivered successfully and a hospital trust spokeswoman said she was doing "very well".

    Ms Agyapong was admitted to hospital on 7 April, having tested positive for Covid-19 two days previously.

  • Event


    Healthcare assistant Bristol

    Grandmother Maureen Ellington, who was in her early 60s, worked at Southmead Hospital, in Bristol, as a healthcare assistant.

    Her family called her "kind-hearted, bubbly, caring and always joyous", adding: "She would light up any room she entered. She will always be in our hearts."

    Mrs Ellington died on 12 April. She had worked for the NHS for more than 25 years.

  • Melujean Ballesteros


    Nurse London

    Originally from the Philippines, Mrs Ballesteros "loved her work as a nurse", her son, Rainier, said.

    Her two sons, Rainier and Bryan, both live in the Philippines, and Mrs Ballesteros lived in the UK with her husband Luis, 64.

    She was admitted to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, on 10 April but died two days later.

  • Tim Brooke-Taylor


    A fixture in British comedy, Tim Brooke-Taylor worked in radio, television, film and theatre in a career spanning more than 50 years.

    He was best known for The Goodies, an anarchic TV comedy which ran from 1970 to 1982, alongside Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie, and also as a panellist on BBC Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

    He died on 12 April, aged 79, after contracting coronavirus, his agent said, with comedy stars including Jack Dee, David Walliams and Stephen Fry paying tribute to a "hero" and a "delightful man".

  • Arnold William Riding


    Arnold was a devoted Husband of Joan Amazing Hero Dad 2 Elaine, Lisa + David Proud Grandad 2 Dylan, Gabrielle + Morgan Respected Father in law 2 Andy + Ann Marie enjoyed a pint of Draught Guiness + Chocs, Sweets Hardworking Family man

    Arnold came from Walton in Liverpool and was 74 years of age, he lost his fight to Coronavirus on 12th April 2020 in hospital.

    His favourite song was Jim Reeves - I Love you because you understand me. Arnold was well known for his dry sense of humour + awful jokes.

    Arnold leaves behiond a Heartbroken & Devastated Family


  • Catherine Ann (Rene) Carew


    Our beautiful Mum will leave a void in our lives that can never be replaced, she would do anything for anyone and was loved by so many people who met her. Mum contracted the virus after being admitted to the hospital with a colon infection, she was sent home after 5 days but started deteriorating and was readmitted after a few days the day before Good Friday, by Saturday she had got much worse and this was the last phone contact we had with her. I was allowed to see Mum on the Sunday lunchtime and by 6.30pm that evening she passed just before I arrived. The loss and devastation we fell is incomprehensible, this feels so surreal and we don't want her ever becoming just another number, she will be forever loved and forever remembered.

    Catherine leaves behind her husband Tony Carew, Son Anthony & Daughter Lynn and their families. Her favourite song was 'Always look on the bright side of life'.

    Catherine comes from Luton and lost her fight against coronavirus at the age of 76 in hospital on 12th April 2020.









May those that lost a loved one on this day all hold each of the above souls and their families in thier hearts.