Updated on January 18, 2021
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.
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Anonymous hospital environmental services worker, 58, Brampton, Ontario
Anonymous Hospital Cleaner, Ontario
Anonymous Personal Support Worker, 50s, Sienna Senior Living’s Altamont Care Community, Scarborough, Ontario
Anonymous Personal Support Worker (CUPE), Ottawa, Ontario
Anonymous Personal Supporter Worker (CUPE), Ottawa, Ontario
Anonymous residence administrative support (SQEES), Montreal, Quebec
Anonymous home care attendant (CUPE), Ste. Annes, Manitoba
Anonymous health care worker, a woman in her 50s, Edmonton, Alberta
Anonymous physician, Alberta
Anonymous housekeeper (CUPE) in the Environmental Services Department (Etobicoke General Hospital), Etobicoke, Ontario
Agary Akaekpuchionwa, Personal Support Worker (CUPE), LTC, Ottawa, Ontario
Maureen Ambersley, 57, LTC RPN (SEIU Healthcare), Mississauga, Ontario
Oscar Anibal Rodriguez, in his late 50s, LTC home employee, Quebec City, Quebec
Brian Beattie, 57, Nurse (ONA/CFNU), LTC, London, Ontario
Joe Marie (Jing) Parrenas Corral, 61, health care aide (AUPE), Calgary, Alberta
Jean Claude Dianzenza, 61, health care aide (CUPE), Winnipeg, Manitoba
Marcelin Francois, 40, Personal Support Worker, Montreal, Quebec
Maria Flores, Personal Support Worker, London, Ontario
Dr. Huy Hao Dao, 44, Public Health Physician, Montreal, Quebec
Christine Mandegarian, 54, Personal Support Worker (SEIU Health Care) Scarborough, Ontario
Laurence Ménard, 33, Social Worker (APTS), Drummondville, Quebec
Thong Nguyen, 48, patient attendant (Federation of Health and Social Services for CSN), Montreal, Quebec
Arlene Reid, 51, Personal Support Worker (SEIU Health Care), Peel Region, Ontario
Sharon Roberts, 59, Personal Support Worker (SEIU Health Care), North York, Ontario
Leonard Rodrigues, 61, Personal Support Worker (UNIFOR), Toronto, Ontario
Victoria “Vicky” Salvan, 64, Orderly (CUPE), Montreal, Quebec
Marina Thenor Louis, 45, Orderly, CHSLD, Montreal, Quebec
Stéphanie Tessier, 31, Orderly (union for health care workers in the Laurentians), CHSLD, Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
Warlito Valdez, 47, Residential Support Worker for people with disabilities, Richmond, British Columbia
Rose Vandelannoite, 62, Health Care Aide at Summerwood Village Retirement Home (LiUNA), Sherwood Park, Alberta
Denis Vincent, 62, Dentist, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sheila Yakovishin, 60, Personal Support Worker (UNIFOR), Windsor, Ontario