GoFundMe campaign for Mississauga nurse who died of COVID-19 surpasses $20,000 goal
The GoFundMe campaign to help support the family of a Brampton nurse, who died from COVID-19 contracted while working at a Mississauga long-term care facility, has already surpassed its initial goal.
As of today, some 450 donors had given a total of $22,060 in memory of “frontline hero” Maureen Ambersley, 57, surpassing the initial target of $20,000 for the registered practical nurse who worked 10 of her 16 years at Extendicare Mississauga.
On the GoFundMe campaign page, Ambersley was described as a mother, sister, grandmother and overall wonderful motherly figure to many.
“Maureen was a very caring, loving and understanding person,” said the tribute. “She was known as someone who loved helping as much as she can. Maureen was funny, entertaining, smart and loved children. She loved to bake, cook and knit for her family and friends. Maureen was very dependable, work-driven and determined to continue her education in the Healthcare field; to add Nurse Practitioner to her title. Maureen had a beautiful soul!”
Ambersley was checked into the hospital on Christmas Day with COVID-19 and six days later had to be put on life support.
“She fought very hard, but unfortunately passed away on January 5th, 2021 at 8:20 a.m.,” read the note on her GoFundMe page.
Ambersley is the fourth member of the SEIU Healthcare union to die during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ambersley leaves behind her two children, Ashley and Floyd, and her grandchildren, Dontay and Malaysia.
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