Following her loss of life from COVID-19 earlier this week, a Brampton nurse is being remembered as a “fierce activist,” loving mom and admired good friend who was devoted to bettering the lives of the individuals she met.
Registered nurse Lorraine Gouveia, 54, died Monday on the Trillium Hospital in Mississauga, in accordance with an internet obituary. She was a mom of three.
“Lorraine has left us far too quickly,” the Registered Nurses Affiliation of Ontario (RNAO) mentioned in a assertion Friday. “We honour her dedication to her position as an RN and for her variety spirit… Our ideas and deepest condolences are with Lorraine’s household, colleagues and mates.”
In a press release, the Service Workers Worldwide Union (SEIU) Healthcare mentioned Gouveia is the union’s fifth member to die from COVID-19 “as a result of they confirmed up and did their jobs throughout a pandemic. All girls. All employees of color.”
Gouveia labored at Maple Grove Care Group, a nursing dwelling in Brampton owned by Sienna Senior Dwelling, for 18 years, the School of Nurses of Ontario registry exhibits.
To honour Gouveia’s reminiscence, the RNAO mentioned it urges the Ontario authorities to behave on all suggestions of Ontario’s Science Advisory Desk, and up to date stories on the pandemic’s affect on Ontario long-term care houses — “Not doing so is costing lives and hardship,” it mentioned.
“I really feel horrified that we proceed to lose Ontarians,” Doris Grinspun, CEO of the RNAO, instructed the Star. “This shouldn’t be occurring anymore.”
Peel Area stays the area in Ontario hardest hit by COVID-19.
Hospitalizations in the course of the third wave have exceeded the height ranges skilled in the course of the first two waves, and the positivity fee in Brampton has reached 22 per cent.
“These will not be sizzling spots — these are communities, or folks that reside in very weak situations both as a result of them or their accomplice works in a precarious means,” Grinspun added.
Gouveia leaves behind her youngsters, in addition to 5 grandchildren and 5 nieces and nephews.
There will likely be a livestream of her funeral service Tuesday, beginning at roughly 11 a.m.