Family pay tribute to Dumbarton care worker who died after contracting Covid-19

A care home worker who died after contracting coronavirus spent her life “serving the needs of the most vulnerable in society”, her family have said.

In a statement released through the GMB union, the family of Catherine Sweeney said she was a “wonderful mother, sister, and beloved aunty”.

Ms Sweeney (pictured) died on April 4 while being cared for at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.

Her family thanked the “doctors and nurses who heroically looked after her in her final days”.

The statement said: “Catherine was well known, and well respected within the community of Dumbarton, where she was born and raised.

“She was a caring and generous person, especially when it came to her time, having dedicated over 20 years of her life as a Home Carer to unfailingly serving the needs of the most vulnerable in society.

“After a lifetime of service to the community, we know she will be sorely missed, not just by her loving family, but by many others for her incredible warmth, care, and dedication. A whole community shares in our grief.”

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