The family of the elderly woman who died from COVID-19 implores the population to follow public health directives. “We want his death to help save lives,” said 82-year-old granddaughter of Mariette Tremblay on Facebook.
“Our grandmother was a loving woman, loved by all. She was the mother of four daughters, grandmother of nine grandchildren and great-grandmother of nine, soon to be ten, great-grandchildren. She was a known and appreciated face within our small community, in our beautiful village of Lavaltrie. At 82, she had poor health and especially respiratory problems. However, she impressed with her lucidity, her kindness, her generosity, her evenness. She was the pillar of this beautiful and large family that is mine … in addition to having instilled in us values that will unite us forever, “said the family in a statement posted on Facebook by her granddaughter, Bibiane Lavallée.
The woman sent a poignant message to all of Quebec. “My family joins me in imploring Quebeckers, and the whole world, to follow the recommendations made by the authorities, to show good citizenship, social responsibility and stay at home. We didn’t have a chance to save Grandma. But you have the chance to make a difference now that we know; now that we know the damage caused by this pandemic. Everything must be done to prevent human tragedies like the one we are experiencing from continuing to multiply. We want the death of my grandmother, the first victim in Quebec of the Covid-19, to help save lives. “