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Week of 27th Apr - 3rd May, 2020

27th April, 2020
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  • Jermaine Wright

    RIP

    Jermaine Wright, who was one of the main organisers of the iconic Hackney Marshes matches in east London, died from Covid-19 aged just 45.

    The senior pharmacy technician was a key figure in the grassroots football league - which helped the careers of England stars David Beckham, John Terry and Ian Wright.

    League officials paid tribute to an “extraordinary” human being who was known as “Mr Hackney Marshes”.

  • Ken Lambatan

    RIP

    Cardiology nurse Ken Lambatan has been described as “a true gem” by colleagues following his death from Covid-19.

    The 34-year-old, who was based in the cardiology department at St George's Hospital, was “fit and active” according to a friend on social media.

    Jacqueline Totterdell, chief executive of St George’s Hospital and Professor Jenny Higham, Principal, St George’s, University of London, said: “Everyone at St George’s is deeply saddened by the death of Ken, one of our cardiac research nurses.

  • Edna Ward

    RIP

    Edna was due to celebrate her 100th birthday later this year. Edna lived in Birmingham all her life and worked on the spit fire plant during the war in Castle Bromwich.
    Prior to retiring Edna had worked as a nurse caring for others.

    Edna leaves behind 1 daughter, 2 sons & 10 grandchildren.

    Edna was a big fan of Coronation Street & her firends will remember Edna for her love of a glass of sherry and her catchphrase "How am ya?"

    Edna died in hospital on 27th April 2020.

  • Raymond Mersey

    RIP

    Raymond known to many as "Merz" was a wonderful fun loving dad, brother, partner and friend to all. He adored his daughter and he lived life to the full. He was full of energy and life and he lived for his passion of music and dancing. He loved Scotland his home town and the traditional things his home town offered and all the wonderful places he could visit on his bike. He would ride for miles to see the places he loved going. He was loved by so many people and has left such a gap in everyone's heart.

    Raymond worked as a Personal Trainer in Islington, London. He leaves behind his partner Julia Olinski, Nadia Jay Mersey/Fulton Mersey and family.

    Raymond lost his fight against coronavirus on 27th April at the age of 53 in hospital.
    He loved watching the Discovery Channel and Eastenders and was known for his cvatchphrase of 'Wait a Minute'. Raymond was also Great dancer, Great dad & joke teller.

    RIP

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

28th April, 2020
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  • Evelyn Crook,

    RIP

    Evelyn Crook, who was 77 years old, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, after suddenly becoming ill. Evelyn had lived in the Medway Towns her whole life, going to school in Gillingham, before moving to Chatham and meeting Peter. They were married for 58 years.

    Her son Richard admitted it had hit the family hard.

    He said: "I've gone back to work at the moment to try and take my mind off it. It's been really hard, especially with planning the funeral and everything.

    "My dad's bed-ridden at the moment, so it's been even harder for him.

  • Jacqueline Sykes

    12/05/2020

    My mum was taken from us far to soon she loved life and had a wicked sence of humour. We were not ready to lose her but it was not to be.
    My family has lost its queen.
    RIP Mum until we meet again

    Jacqueline came from Great Moor, Stockport and leaves behind her partner Logan, as well as her daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

    Jacqueline was 76 years old when she lost her life in hospital to Coronavirus on 28th 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. 

29th April, 2020
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  • Dr Nasir Khan

    RIP

    Dr Nasir Khan, from Bolton, Greater Manchester, joined the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in November.

    The 46-year-old, a "dedicated and compassionate" hospital consultant and father-of-three, had been working at Dewsbury and District Hospital when he fell ill with the virus about a month ago.

    His son, Mahad Ali Khan, said he would "look for the slightest of excuses to help those in need".

    The trust said colleagues were "devastated" by his death.

    He is believed to be among the youngest hospital consultants to have died after contracting Covid-19.

  • Earl” Sam” Fuller

    RIP

    Sam was in the armed forces for 39 yrs, then went on to become a prison officer. Sam was highly thought of by both his army comrades and also fellow officers. Sam loved his life and lived life to the fullest. Enjoying golf and his regular trips to the gym.

    Saml, who lived in Lichfield, leaves behind Tina his partner of 10 years. Earl loved to dance and his favourite song was 'Kingston town '

    Sam lost his fight against coronavirus in hospital at the age of 60 on 29th 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. 

30th April, 2020
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  • Gill Oakes

    RIP

    Gill Oakes, a senior clinical support nurse at Bolton Hospice, died at the Royal Bolton Hospital after contracting Covid-19.

    Chief executive of the hospice, Leigh Vallance, said: "She was a dedicated and compassionate member of our team, caring for patients at Bolton Hospice for nearly 24 years. She will be dearly missed by us all.

    "Gill was the sort of person who always offered to help others - nothing was ever too much trouble for her.

  • Mark Stanley

    RIP

    Mark Stanley, 57, who was stationed at Halifax Ambulance Station in West Yorkshire, died in Calderdale Royal Hospital after a week-long battle with the virus.

    The paramedic of more than 30 years, who completed military service in the Life Guards, leaves behind his wife and two grown-up daughters.

    His friend Mark Rattigan, who is also a paramedic, said: "He was as fit as you can get for a 57-year-old. You would struggle to find a 30-year-old with his level of fitness. But it's taken him down in a week."

  • Philomina Cherian

    RIP

    Nurse Philomina Cherian, 62, "dedicated her career to helping save lives" her husband said after she died from Covid-19.

    Ms Cherian, from Oxford, worked at the Acute Admissions Unit at John Radcliffe Hospital as part of a 15-year NHS career.

    Her husband Joseph Varkey, 63, said he never had a chance to say goodbye.

    "It was really difficult to see her go like this,” Mr Varkey said.

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

1st May, 2020
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  • Dr Furqan Ali Siddiqui

    RIP

    Dr Furqan Ali Siddiqui, a father-of-six, had been on a ventilator for four weeks before he died in intensive care.

    The plastic surgeon, 50, had started working on the frontline at Manchester Royal Infirmary treating coronavirus patients.

    His wife, also a doctor, and children live in Pakistan. Dr Siddiqui had recently moved to Manchester to support his family, and was coming to the end of his NHS training.

    The Association of Pakistani Physicians and Surgeons of the UK said: "Despite the risk to his own health and life, he continued to care for his patients. Unfortunately, he himself fell ill with Covid-19.

  • Ray Lever

    RIP

    Ray Lever, a domestic services assistant at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital, has been remembered as “the perfect dad and grandad” who was always showing colleagues pictures of his grandchildren.

    Mr Lever, 62, was a "credit to the NHS", his Trust said.

    His daughters paid tribute to medical staff who fulfilled his last request to have a drink of his favourite beer.

  • Stephen William Peel

    RIP

    Stephen was a relatively fit person, who ran countless marathons for various charity’s and befgore he retired worked as a hairdresser.

    Dad was known as "Arnie" to every one who knew him.

    He leaves behind his family Mother Nell, Jordan and Lucas, Jeffrey

    Stephen , who came from Manchester, died age 68 in hospital on 1st May 2020 of coronavirus.

  • Thomas Waters

    20/05/2020

    Wonderful Hisband, Dad & Grandad, I will miss his stories and the he always made me smile.

    He was one of 14 Children. Sadly there are not many left.

    You entertained so many of us over the years so now rest in peace.

    Thomas lived in Grays and before that Chadwell St Mary.

    He died at the age of 91 in his carehome from Coronavirus.

    Thomas leaves behind his wife Pamela Waters 4 children,12 Grandchildren & 11 Great Grandkids.

    Funfact he once dressed up as Shirley Bassey in cabaret.

    RIP

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

2nd May, 2020 
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  • Eleuterio “BOY” Gibela

    RIP

    On Saturday 2nd May 2020, the Trust lost a member of staff, Eleuterio “BOY” Gibela, to COVID-19.

    In memory of a member of our hospital family, you can leave a message of condolence below – these will be collated and passed to his family.

  • Kate Sheila Griffin

    RIP

    My mum was a very loving and well loved lady who I miss so much xx occupation.

    Kate lost her partner in 2011, but left behind 3 daughters,1 son and grandchildren.

    Kate, who came from Wakefield, lost her fight against the Coronavirus in hospital on 2nd May 2020 at the age of 80 years old.

    RIP

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

 

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3rd May, 2020
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May those that lost a loved one on this day all hold each of the above souls and their families in thier hearts.