COVID-19: Canadian Healthcare Worker Memorial

For more information on how Canadian healthcare workers are being impacted by COVID-19, read the Op-Ed written by CHWN collaborators hyperlinked below:
CIHI realsed updated information on the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in health care workers in Canada. (Data was obtained from publicly available sources and is current as of January 15, 2021


Memorial 2020 2021

Across the globe, healthcare workers have given their lives to protect and care for their patients and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. All too often, this has meant significant risks to themselves and their families.
On April 15th, The Guardian and Kaiser Health News launched the ‘Lost on the Frontline’ collaboration to document the lives of healthcare workers in the U.S. who died from COVID-19. Inspired by this collaboration, the Canadian Health Workforce Network began to assemble this memorial of the Canadian healthcare workers who have succumbed to COVID-19 while working on the frontlines of the pandemic.
We extend our condolences to the families and communities who have lost loved ones during the pandemic and express our gratitude to the healthcare workers who have cared for and continue to care for us during these challenging times.
Please join us in honoring the lives and legacies of the healthcare workers whose names and photo’s we have collected here. Let us commit to honoring their lives by continuing to fight for the health and safety of healthcare workers, as well as that of the communities they serve.

Canada's Healthcare Workers Who Have Died of COVID-19

Anonymous Man (58) 
Environmental Service Worker, Brampton Civic Hospital, Brampton ON, April 9th, 2020

Anonymous Women (50) 
Long-Term Care Home Worker, Sienna Senior Living's Altamonth Care Community, Scarborough, Ontario, April 16, 2020

Anonymous Man 
Personal Support Worker, Madonna Care Community, Ottawa ON, May 7th, 2020

Anonymous Man 
Home Care Attendant, Southern Health Sante Sud, Ste Annes, Manitoba, November 10, 2020

Anonymous Women (50) 
Health Care worker, Edmonton, Alberta, January 5, 2021

Anonymous Man (70) 
Physician, Calgary, Alberta, January 7, 2021

Anonymous Man
Long-Term Care Worker, CHSLD Providence Saint-Joseph, Montreal QC, May 3rd, 2020

Anonymous Women 
Nurse, Greater Toronto Area, member of clinical resource and mental health teams in an acute care setting

Bontu Addulahi (44)
Personal Support Worker, Toronto, Ontario, May 2020

Agary Akaekpuchionwa 
Personal Support Worker, Peter D. Clark Long-Term Care Home, Ottawa ON, May 20th,2020


Maureen Ambersley (57) 
Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), Extendicare Nursing Home, ississauga, Ontario, January 6, 2021

Oscar Anibal Rodriguez (late 50s)
LTC Home, CHSLD St-Antoine, Quebec City, Quebec

Brian Beattie (57) Registered Nurse, Kensington Village, Lonbrian.pngdon ON, May 11th, 2020


Joe Marie (Jing) Parrenas Corral (61)Joe Marie
Health Care Aide, Calgary, Alberta, December 28, 2020 

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Yassin Dabeh (19)
Long Term Care Home Worker, Middlesex Terrance, Delaware, Ontario, January 24, 2021

Jean-Claude Dianzenza (61)Jean Claude D
Health Care Aide, Victoria Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 5, 2020


Karine Dion

Karine Dion (35)
Emergency Room Physician, Granby Hospital, Granby, Quebec, January 3, 2021



Marcelin François (40)
Personal Support Worker, Residence La Rosiere, Montreal QC, April 14th, 2020

Maria Flores

Personal Support Worker, London, Ontario, May 14, 2020

Antonio GaerlanAntonio 'Boyet' Gaerlan (54)
Housekeeper, Etobicoke General Hospital, Etobicoke, Ontario, January 13, 2021


Huy Hao Dao (44) 
Doctor and researcher, Public Health Authority  Montérégie region, Montreal QC, April 16th, 2020

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Health Care Aide, Glamorgan Care Centre, Calgary, Alberta, January 29, 2021

Jean-Géthro Joseph (64) Jean Gethro joseph
Personal Support Worker, Madonna Care Community, Ottawa, Ontario, May 7, 2020


Sam Laguerre (44)Sam Laguerre
Administrative Assitant, Long-term Care Providence Saint-Joseph, Montreal, Quebec, May 1, 2020


Marie-Caona Lamitié (65)Marie Caona
Orderly, Long-Term Care Place Lacordaire, Montreal, Quebec, 


Christine Mandegarian (54) Personal Support mar.pngWorker, Altamont Nursing Home, Scarborough ON, April 15th, 2020



Laurence Menard (33) 
Social Work Technician, CLSC Drummond, Action Vale QC, May 4th, 2020


Thong Nguyen (48)Thong Nguyen
Patient Attendant, Jean-Talon Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, June 11, 2020


Patrick Péladeau (56)
Orderly, Long-term Care Residence Lionel-Émond, Gatineau, Quebec, June 3, 2020

Arlene Reid (51)arlene reid
Personal Support Worker, Peel Region, Toronto, April 29, 2020


Jean-Rigaud Fontaine (72)
Home Health Care Assistant, CIUSSS, Montreal, Quebec, January 15, 2021


Sharon Roberts (59) 
Personal Support Worker, Downsview Long Term Care, Toronto ON, May 1st, 2020



Leonard Rodriquez (61) 
Personal Support Worker, Access Independent Living Services, Toronto ON, May 6th, 2020


Sylvain Roy (56)
Cargiver Long-term Care residence Lional-Émond, Gatineau, Quebec, May 28, 2020


Victoria Salvan (64) 
Long-Term Care Worker, Grace Dart Extended Care Centre, Montreal QC, April 17th, 2020



Marina Thenor-Louis (45) 
Personal Support Worker, CHSLD Cartierville, Montreal QC, April 29th, 2020



Stéphanie Tessier (31) 
Personal Support Worker, CHSLD Lucien G.-Rolland, Saint-Jérôme QC, April 27th, 2020


Tom Thomas (34) T Thomas
Health Care Worker, North Battleford, Saskatchewan Hospital, Saskatchewan, February 15, 2021


Warlito.1.pngWarlito Valdez (49) 
Long-Term Care Worker, Richmond Society for Community Living, Richmond BC, April 5th, 2020


Rose Vandelannoite (62)Rose Vandelannoite
Health Care Aide, Summerwood Village Retirement Home, Sherwood Park, Alberta, January 10, 2021


Sheila Yakovishin (60) Personal Support Worker, Long-term Care home, Windsor, Ontario, December 31, 2020


If you know of a health care worker who lost their life caring for others during the COVID-19 pandemic and you don’t see them here, please contact us at  or fill out our . 

For more information, you can view the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions memorial page here as well as the Alliance for Healthier Communities memorial page here.