A few days later, they passed away mother and her daughter in a Northern Ireland hospital. Both women were stuck with Covid-19.
Sammie-Jo Forde, 32, died at Ulster Hospital near Belfast last Saturday. He was treated in the same ward, just two beds away, with the mother of Heather Maddern, who passed away on 31 August, according to the BBC.
Forde’s father said neither woman had been vaccinated and said he was devastated by their deaths. “It has ruined my whole world,” Kevin McAllister told the BBC.
“I lost my daughter, my best friend”, he added.
Forde, who lived in Groomsport, was a married woman and mother of four, the eldest of whom is 13 years old.
The father said that his daughter and their ex-partner worked in the care of elderly people, whom they visited in their homes.
“It was very, very close. “They worked together, lived together and died together,” said the father.
Maddern’s funeral took place on Monday 13 September and that of her daughter is scheduled for 20 September.
“I never thought in my life that I would bury my daughter,” Mr McAllister said.
Forde was texting her father from the hospital and informing him of her mother’s death. “My daughter sent me a message saying, ‘Daddy, Mommy is dead. It was just two beds away from each other. “
McAllister also said he believes his daughter did not have an underlying disease. He further added that he did not understand why his daughter and ex-partner did not get the vaccine in order to protect themselves against coronavirus. “They were helping other people, they could not help themselves. These people who do not vaccine, they do not think of the others they leave behind “.
He urges people to listen to the experts and get vaccinated.