In Memory of Christine Bacalocos Mandegarian

Our beloved cousin, Christine (Ate Inday) passed away from Covid19 on April 15th, 2020 at Scarborough General Hospital. 

She's the 2nd healthcare worker to die from  Covid19. 

She was a dedicated mother to Janelyne and Paul, wife to our uncle Paul(Parviz),  daughter, cousin, niece, grand-daughter, friend, and colleague at Altamont Nursing Home in Scarborough. She loved to cook, garden, travel, play with her grand-doggies, and live life. She always had a smile that radiated the whole room. We  truly miss her and the world will never be the same without her. 

As her family, we are asking for donations in any amount to help fund the purchase of PPE (masks, gloves, gowns, etc) for Altamont Nursing Home. We will also be donating excess to surrounding LTC (Long Term Care) Homes as they have no supplies to protect their staff and patients.

We are all in this together. 

#wemissyouateinday #weloveyou #wewillfightforyou #forchristine #ppeforhealthcareworkers

This is a message from her daughter:

"It is my greatest regret to share my mom past away on April 15th from COVID.

My mom was a frontline worker at Altamont Nursing home for 31 years. She'd died doing what she loved and loved to help people.
She was kind, funny and a giving person. She was selfless and absolutely fantastic dog grandma. It has been the most difficult time for our family because we can't be together, comfort or console each other physically. You don't realize how much a hug means when you can't get it.

I want people to be aware this virus can kill. PPE is needed and action should be taking place BEFORE a life is lost. My mom's last post on her Facebook was "I am a healthcare workers and I can't stay home". She was dedicated to her colleagues and patients and had felt a strong duty to be there for them during this pandemic. I know and understand that feeling as well as a front liner. You don't know how much it hurts to lose someone to this till it happens to you. Being on the other side is eye opening and painful. I don't wish this on anyone... Please share this. I don't want my mom's death to be in vain. We don't want another family to go through this."

PPE for Healthcare Workers. It isn't too late but it's happening and it needs to stop.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Michelle Corpuz Enero 
Markham, ON
Janelyne Mandegarian