Somber one-year anniversary of Middlesex-London’s first COVID-19 death

Somber one-year anniversary of Middlesex-London's first COVID-19 death

LONDON ONT. – The London-Middlesex region experienced its first death linked to COVID-19 on March 27, 2020.
A year later, the region is encouraged to leave its porch or balcony lights on to recognize the grim anniversary and the lives lost as a result of the pandemic.

The flags in front of London City Hall were half mast on Saturday, in tribute.

“And to remember these people, to pay tribute to them, but also to show their families that these people are important. They had a name, a family, mothers, daddy’s brothers, sister and grandchildren. It’s the least we can do, ”said Mayor Ed Holder of the City of London.

A total of 185 lives have been lost in the region since the first death from COVID-19.

His name was Martin John Postma, 74 from Strathroy, Ont. Postma had just returned to Canada after a trip to Portugal a few days before her death. He leaves behind a 52-year-old woman Mieka and their children.

In memory of Martin John Postma, who died 1 year ago from COVID-19

His relatives remember him as a father who will be missed by many in his obituary.

“Martin will be sadly missed and remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family, many friends and colleagues. The Postma family would like to thank everyone for their love, their support shown through emails, texts, window visits, flowers and all the little gestures of kindness.

On Saturday night, Holder encourages locals to leave their porch or balcony lights on or leave a light on near a window in tribute to families and friends who have lost a loved one in the wake of the COVID-19.

“So many of those 185 (now 186) died alone or couldn’t be honored by all of their friends and family due to COVID-19 restrictions, so we’re telling these families their lives mattered .

Those who leave a light on outside or leave a light on near a window inside are invited to share their tributes on social media using the #LdnOntRemembers


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