Fourth resident of Participation Home in Markham dies of COVID-19

Sean Davidson,

Printed Friday, April 24, 2020 eight:15PM EDT

Final Up to date Friday, April 24, 2020 eight:23PM EDT

A fourth resident of an Ontario facility that helps adults with developmental and bodily disabilities has died after a significant COVID-19 outbreak.

Practically all of the residents at Participation Home, positioned subsequent to Markham Stouffville Hospital in Markham, have contracted the novel coronavirus.

The person, aged 70, has been recognized by the ability as Ray Johnston. He handed away in hospital on Friday.

“Raymond was a superb man and shall be missed immensely by his household. Raymond’s mother and father labored arduous to get him into Participation Home the place he was handled nicely and cherished by his Participation Home household,” the ability stated in a press release.

On Thursday, Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti stated he was “‘deeply saddened”‘ to report the demise of one other 70-year-old resident, who handed away in hospital.

“With a heavy coronary heart I provide my deepest condolences to the household of a 70-year-old man who handed away at Markham Stouffville Hospital,” Scarpitti stated. “We’re deeply saddened, our ideas are with everybody affected by this heartbreaking loss.”

The primary demise of a resident on the facility was confirmed by Markham Stouffville Hospital in a press release earlier this month, despatched on behalf of the household.

Based on the household, 58-year-old Martin Frogley died after contracting COVID-19 on the facility.

“He handed peacefully listening to music he cherished. He was a beautiful son, uncle and the perfect brother anybody may ever ask for,” the household stated. “Because of all workers on the Participation Home for his or her distinctive care and to the workers at Markham Stouffville Hospital for making issues snug for him on his final days.”

The second demise on the facility was confirmed by the brother of the sufferer on April 15.

Earl Baird informed CTV Information Toronto that his sister Patricia “Patty” Baird examined optimistic for the virus on April 13. He stated the 53-year-old lived at Participation Home for 5 years.

“Everyone knows of this dreadful virus and now our household has been personally affected,” he wrote in a Fb submit. I can not describe the pure love and a coronary heart that our universe couldn’t comprise that was inside Patty.

Participation Home has been plagued with a staffing scarcity ever because the outbreak of the novel coronavirus was declared on the facility earlier this month.

Markham Stouffville Hospital stated they assembled a “fast response crew” to assist Participation Home, together with affected person care and HR assist to assist with staffing wants. They’re additionally offering meals for residents in addition to private protecting gear.