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June 5, 2020

In Memoriam: Canada’s Health Care Workers Who Have Died of COVID-19

Occupational Health & Safety

Updated on July 14, 2020

Across the globe, health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic do essential work caring for patients but all too often put themselves at risk of infection.

Join the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions in remembering and honouring the lives of all Canada’s health care workers who have died from COVID-19, whose names and information we have recorded here.

As we collectively mourn their loss, let us recommit to fighting for all frontline workers to have the protections they need to remain safe and healthy.

The CFNU extends heartfelt condolences to all families and individuals who have lost loved ones as a result of this pandemic. We encourage anyone in need of support to seek assistance. We are in this together.

If you wish to submit a name, please email 


Agary Akaekpuchionwa, personal support worker (CUPE), Ottawa, ON

Arlene Reid, 51, personal support worker (SEIU Healthcare), Peel Region, ON

Brian Beattie, 57, registered nurse (ONA/CFNU), London, ON

Christine Mandegarian, 54, personal support worker (SEIU Healthcare), Scarborough, ON

Laurence Ménard, 33, social worker (APTS), Drummondville, QC

Leonard Rodriques, 61, personal support worker (Unifor), Toronto, ON

Marcelin François, 40, personal support worker, Montréal, QC

Marina Thenor, 45, orderly, Montreal, QC

Sharon Roberts, 59, personal support worker (SEIU Healthcare), Toronto, ON

Stéphanie Tessier, 31, personal support worker (union for health care workers in the Laurentians), Saint-Jérôme, QC

Unknown name, 58, environmental services worker (CUPE), Brampton, ON

Unknown name, personal support worker (CUPE), Ottawa, ON

Unknown name, residence administrative support (SQEES), Montreal, QC

Unknown name, personal support worker (CUPE), Ottawa, ON

Victoria Salvan, 64, orderly (CUPE), Montreal, QC

Warlito Valdez, 47, residential support worker, Richmond, BC