Tragic nurse Jeanette McKenna’s son warns “Covid is no joke” after she was found dead at home


A son paid tribute to his mother, a nursing home worker who was tragically found dead last week.

Jeanette McKenna, 53, died and was described as “an incredible woman” by those who worked with her at the Whitecraigs Care Home in Thornliebank, near Glasgow, where she worked for 10 years.

Her son Alex Fernie wrote a touching public article describing his mother as “selfless” and urging everyone to take the coronavirus seriously.

Alex also shared a video of his mother, who went viral last month, showing her dancing with a 102-year-old resident of Percy Mann nursing home on TikTok.

In his Facebook post, he wrote, “This is my little right mom who danced not long ago, doing what she loved.

“She gave her life to protect others and pretty much it was my mother in a nutshell, as long as you are fine, she is fine. Selfless in every way.

“The hero for me does not cut him completely, my mother was an absolute angel.

“This Covid-19 is no joke, please take it more seriously or it could be your loved one.”

“Keep all of your loved ones safe, life is too short, it really is. I will always miss you, mom, I will always love you forever in my memories as the best person I have ever known. RIP mom, I love you. ”

We explained how the Barrhead Housing Association (BHA), which ran Jeanette’s house on George Street, did a thorough cleaning of the property.

They also advised neighbors to seek medical attention in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

A devastated neighbor of James Armstrong, Jeanette, 71, said: “She was adorable.

“We talked to each other all the time. It’s sad to lose her. “

A Whitecraigs care home spokesperson said, “We are deeply shocked and saddened by this tragic news.

“Jeanette has been an extremely popular caregiver, colleague and friend for the past ten years.

“She was absolutely selfless and gave love and support to all the residents and families in her care.

“Everyone will miss her very much at Whitecraigs.

“Our sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time. “

Shirley Robison, CEO of BHA, said: “The situation at this address is absolutely tragic and we always encourage all our tenants and residents to see a doctor if they feel unwell.

“The NHS 111 Phoning has been recommended by the Scottish government and NHS services since the beginning of the coronavirus.

“We would like to offer our condolences to the family.

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“We will follow all health and safety guidelines to deal with customs clearance of the property and to reassure neighboring residents that it will be a coordinated approach using a range of contractors, including our nearby cleaning contractor.”


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