Coronavirus kills caring Cheshire couple less than a week apart

0
134


A couple who devoted their lives to caring for others and had 26 foster children died of coronaviruses – one week apart.

Hefin and Valerie Williams, who had two daughters and a daughter-in-law who now work for the NHS, were taken to hospital six days apart with Covid-19.

Unfortunately, the couple, married for 48 years, died after a short battle with the disease.

Their broken-hearted family could not say their last goodbyes to the couple, who had four children, six grandchildren and 26 children in foster care, due to the risk of infection.

Hefin and Valerie Williams (photo) lost their lives to coronavirus, leaving family devastated

Hefin and Valerie Williams (photo) lost their lives to coronavirus, leaving family devastated

Their daughter Andrea Brinksman, 44, who works in a general practitioner’s office, called on people to take government advice seriously and follow the lock-in rules to save lives.

Her sister, Nicola, works in a neonatal unit and her sister-in-law, Danielle, works in intensive care.

Andrea said, “We were devastated by what happened, but we want to thank all of the NHS staff who played a role in providing the care they needed when they needed it – the paramedics, the nurses, the doctors , caregivers, porters and anyone else who helped.

“The hardest part as a family was not being able to say goodbye to them. My sister is a neonatal nurse, my sister-in-law is an intensive care nurse, and I have worked for the NHS for 27 years. Our message is simple: stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. “

The couple (represented in the first days of their relationship) have welcomed 26 children over the years

The couple (represented in the first days of their relationship) have welcomed 26 children over the years

Valérie, 74, was rushed to hospital on March 21 after developing a dry cough and fever.

Hefin, 80, was taken away a week later by the same ambulance crew after becoming dizzy and tired and having difficulty speaking.

Unfortunately, Hefin died of organic failure on March 30 and Valérie died on April 10 – the day after her husband’s funeral. Andrea added, “They both loved socializing with their friends and Dad loved karaoke.

“They liked to go out for coffee and cake and sit and chat with everyone. Mom and dad spent their whole lives helping others, they were the most selfless people you would ever meet.

“They loved their children, grandchildren and foster children, had time for all their family and friends, they left a lasting impression on everyone they met.

“Their door was always open, mom’s cafe was never closed and dad’s taxi was always available, they loved, laughed, sang and danced throughout their lives.

In other developments on another day of chaotic crisis:

  • A total of 406 deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales recorded up to April 3 occurred outside of hospitals, according to provisional figures from the Office for National Statistics;
  • No10 chief counselor Dominic Cummings returned to work on Downing Street after self-isolating when Mr. Johnson tested positive for coronavirus;
  • Government advisers criticized the “all or nothing” approach to the lockdown and said there was no evidence that sunbathing poses a risk of transmission;
  • It has been revealed that the UK has missed three opportunities to participate in an EU program to purchase huge quantities of personal protective equipment (PPE);
  • Europe has taken its first steps towards a return to normalcy with the reopening of certain countries

Valerie, a native of Liverpool, retired last year from her caregiving role where she cared for the elderly in her hometown of Warrington, Cheshire.

On March 12, she started showing symptoms, including a dry cough, high fever and body aches, which she controlled with paracetamol.

We remember the couple (photo) as a couple who loved going out to socialize and had time for everyone in their life

We remember the couple (photo) as a couple who loved going out to socialize and had time for everyone in their life

The couple became isolated, but Valérie, who had no underlying health problems, became increasingly tired and found that her chest was getting worse.

She was rushed to hospital on March 21 and in the early hours of the morning the next morning, she was transferred to the intensive care unit and placed on a ventilator.

Hefin stayed at home self-insulating and had no symptoms; however, his family noticed that he became ill during their daily video calls.

Their son Marc Williams, 42, said, “After showing no symptoms, he felt dizzy and tired and could barely speak. We rushed over and talked to her as best we could through the window.

Hefin was rushed to hospital where he was put on high-speed oxygen for 24 hours before being transferred to a ventilator in the early hours of Sunday, March 29.

Tragically, he suffered a multi-organ failure and his family was informed by the consultant that he would not survive. His treatment was withdrawn at noon on March 30 and he died soon after.

Valérie remained in intensive care in a stable state, unaware that her husband had died.

Heartbreaking, she died a week later – just a day after NHS staff lined both sides of the street to cheer as Hefin’s funeral procession passed the hospital.

The consultant who cared for Valérie said that her family’s staff had done everything they could for her, but that she would not survive and the treatment was withdrawn this afternoon.

Marc added, “As you can imagine, we were blown away by the news that just said goodbye to dad.

“The hardest part of this whole thing is that as a family, we cannot be together and be there for each other.

“Having to console ourselves and organize the funeral via FaceTime was heartbreaking for all of us. Now this is something that we will have to redo.

The couple met in a pub where Hefin worked behind the bar while Valérie was on vacation in her home village of Edern in North Wales.

Hefin and Valerie’s family thanked the NHS for all their efforts during the pandemic

They lived in St Helens for a while and had their first child Nicola and then they moved to Warrington, where they settled and raised their extended family.

They have had two other children, Andrea and Marc, and have welcomed 26 children over the years.

They also adopted a fourth child, Sarah, who had come to stay with the family “for a few days” at the age of only 15 months.

Hefin retired from his job at Manchester Airport after 22 years, but remained active working at his local Asda as a meeting and greeting – a job his family said he liked.

Marc said, “He would talk to anyone and everyone and it was while working at Asda that many people got to know him.

Hefin also worked at a local sports and social club, where he joined the committee and called bingo, then volunteered at Warrington Hospital.

A fundraising page has been set up for the hospital where Hefin and Val were treated. Visit www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-val-amp-hefin-williams to make a donation.

He came as the National Chief of Ambulance Operations at St John Ambulance revealed his pain at the death of his father from a coronavirus.

Dan Bevis shared the heartbreaking news on social media in an article in which he talked about his grief over not being able to save him.

Mr. Bevis wrote: “Yesterday I lost my father to the coronavirus. I am broken, just like my mother, brother and sister. He fought so many health problems, but could not fight them.

The medical hero’s tweet was appreciated more than 10,000 times and he finished the publication by urging people to respect the lock rules.

Pictured: Dan Bevis' father

Pictured: Dan Bevis

Mr. Bevis (right) wrote: “Yesterday I lost my father (left) due to a coronavirus. I am broken, just like my mother, brother and sister. He fought so many health problems, but could not fight them.

He said, “For those you treasure, please follow the advice. As a paramedic, I couldn’t save my father and it tears me apart.

Hundreds of social media users have sent their condolences, including Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid, who wrote: “So sorry, Dan.”

Another paramedic, Matt Stevens, said, “Dan, I’m really sorry to hear that. All my love and thoughts to you and your family.

Kevin Marriott tweeted, “I think about you a lot – I lost my disabled brother last week. “

The death of Covid-19 in the UK yesterday reached more than 11,000 people after the loss of 717 deaths.

There have been 88,621 cases in Britain – up from 84,279 infections on Sunday as the nation enters its fourth week of foreclosure.

Father, Wife, and Daughter Die from Coronavirus in 15 Days, 21-Year-Old Nursery Worker Denied Life Transplant after Covid-19 Test

By Sebastian Murphy-Bates, Danyal Hussain, Hayley Richardson and Martin Robinson for MailOnline

A family was devastated after an 84-year-old father, his 82-year-old wife and their 62-year-old daughter all died of the coronavirus within two weeks of each other.

Keith and Jean MacVicar of Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, died of the deadly disease a fortnight ago and, soon after, their daughter Jayne developed symptoms.

His younger brother Richard, 60, traced his fight against the disease on Facebook, calling on his friends to pray for his recovery.

Unfortunately, the mother of two, Jayne, died of the virus on Saturday, and Richard wrote: “It is with heartbreaking regret to say that Jayne has lost his battle for life.

Jean MacVicar, 82 (right), with his daughter and mother of two children, Jean, 62 (left). Mother and daughter died from coronavirus within two weeks of each other

Jean MacVicar, 82 (right), with his daughter and mother of two children, Jean, 62 (left). Mother and daughter died from coronavirus within two weeks of each other

Keith MacVicar, 84 (left), with his son Richard, 60 (right). Keith, his wife Jean, 82, and daughter Jayne, 62, all died from coronavirus

Keith MacVicar, 84 (left), with his son Richard, 60 (right). Keith, his wife Jean, 82, and daughter Jayne, 62, all died from coronavirus

“At least we have the comfort of knowing that she’s back with mom and dad.

“Losing half your family in two weeks is like someone opened and stole my heart. So, so bad.

Before his death, Jayne, a former staffordshire police crime analyst, posted several messages on Facebook urging his friends to obey social distancing.

She even swapped her profile photo for the one that said, “Stay at home, it could save lives.”

The family is now facing three funerals, Richard saying to his friends, “It’s like a horror movie for all of us.”

It is not known if the parents and their daughter had underlying health conditions.

Before his death in the days following his parents, Jayne, a former staffordshire police crime analyst, posted several messages on Facebook urging his friends to obey social distancing.

Before his death in the days following his parents, Jayne, a former staffordshire police crime analyst, posted several messages on Facebook urging his friends to obey social distancing.

Broken-hearted son Richard posted on Facebook: `` Losing half of your family (pictured, Father Keith) in two weeks is like someone opened it up for me and stole my heart. So, so bad '

Her broken-hearted son Richard posted on Facebook: “Losing half of your family (pictured, Father Keith) in the space of two weeks is like someone opened me up and stole my heart. So, so bad ‘

Tragic deaths come as the number of coronavirus deaths in Britain exceeded 10,000 yesterday, marking a dark stage in the country’s epidemic.

Yesterday 737 people lost their lives, bringing the total death toll to 10,612 on Easter Sunday.

Cases also reached 84,279 after another 5,288 were diagnosed with the infection after 18,000 new tests, down slightly from Saturday.

Only the United States, France, Italy and Spain have officially crossed the 10,000-death line, making the United Kingdom one of the most affected places on the planet.

Amid the gloomy numbers, there was a glimmer of good news as Prime Minister Boris Johnson was released from hospital after fighting for his life with the virus.

A nursery awaiting vital liver surgery died after being removed from the transplant list when it tested positive for coronavirus in hospital.

Katie Horne of Burgess Hill was admitted about four weeks ago for serious liver disease.

The 21-year-old West Sussex woman went to the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath where it became apparent that she needed a transplant.

Pictured: Katie Horne, who was denied a transplant

Katie Horne (photo) died on Saturday

Katie Horne (photo) of Burgess Hill was removed from the transplant list when she tested positive for coronavirus

She was then transferred to King’s College Hospital in London, where she tested positive for coronavirus, her sister Emma told the BBC.

Ms. Horne was then unable to be placed on the transplant list and struggled with both liver disease and coronavirus for 12 days. She did not use a fan during her stay.

All organ donors are tested for coronavirus with transplants from infected patients stopped to minimize the risk.

Since the measures came into effect on March 31, the NHS has prevented certain vital organs from being transplanted into recipients to stop the spread of the virus.

Donations are not known to transmit the deadly virus, but transplant recipients are immunocompromised to prevent organ rejection.

Ms. Horne’s family says she is “completely devastated” by her death after the end of her life on Saturday.

Emma wants the tragic death of her “bubbly” sister to be a “wake-up call” so that people take the pandemic seriously. She said, “People need to understand how serious it is.”

Speaking of her sister, she said, “If someone needed something, you can always count on Kate to be there. She was so full of life and happy. We just can’t believe it – we are absolutely devastated.

Her broken-hearted boyfriend Jamie Carter shared her pain on Facebook, writing, “It is with great sadness that we must inform all of Kate’s friends that she died this morning at 5:45 am of a short illness and that she contributed to his death. devastating coronavirus. She will always be loved and will remain in our hearts forever. “

Tilly Carter, a friend of Katie’s, also wrote on Facebook: “Heaven has won another angel. She will always be loved and will remain in our hearts forever. “

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here