Mum-of-two NHS worker, 41, dies of coronavirus leaving behind sons aged 4 and 14 – The Sun

TRIBUTES have poured in for a “selfless" frontline nurse and mum-of-two who died of coronavirus in Lanarkshire on Monday. 

Friends and family have praised Kirsty Jones, 41, who leaves behind her two sons aged just four and 14 years old.

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Kirsty spent 24 years supporting patients and relatives at the NHS Lanarkshire hospital, Scotland.

Her husband Nigel gave a heart-breaking tribute to his wife today, praising her devotion to others. 

Nigel said: “A void has opened in our hearts that will never be filled.”

“We will miss you every day, Kirsty, but be sure that we will carry all the wonderful memories we made together forever in our hearts.

“We will never forget you, you really were so special to us all and we will love you forever.”

Nigel added: “She devoted her life to caring for others.”

“She was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and nurse.

“Kirsty was larger than life itself and was a constant source of happiness for all who were around her. She was so proud of her two sons, Sam, 14, and Finlay, 4, and loved them both very, very much.”

Before the pandemic, Kirsty worked tirelessly in the community, giving care to the elderly at NHS Lanarkshire. 

Senior Nurse at University Hospital Wishaw Janice Mills said: “Kirsty was always happy, bright and hard working.

“She was known and loved by both patients and relatives due to her bubbly character, she was full of fun but was professional at all times. 

“She had a larger than life character and will be sadly, sadly missed by everyone.” 

But when the coronavirus crisis broke out, Kirsty took up a position in one of Lanarkshire’s Assessment Centres to help in the frontline response against the pandemic.

Calum Campbell, chief executive of NHS Lanarkshire, said: “Everyone who has worked with Kirsty over her career can attest to her professionalism, compassion and commitment. She will be very greatly and sorely missed.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with Kirsty’s family and friends, as well as everyone who is grieving a loved one in these incredibly difficult times.”

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