A Welsh couple who not too long ago obtained a card from the Queen on their 60th marriage ceremony anniversary both died of coronavirus on the same day — regardless of not having left their house for weeks, in line with their household.
Bryn Howells, 86, and spouse Pat, 80, had remained quarantined of their house in Gelli amid warnings that their ages put them at excessive danger from the killer contagion, their relations advised WalesOnline.
When Pat first fell in poor health, on April 4, she initially put it right down to “having overdone it a bit” with chores round the home, grandson Elliot Howells advised the location.
By Thursday, she and her husband had been taken to Royal Glamorgan Hospital, the place they both examined optimistic for COVID-19, he mentioned.
Both died on Monday, Pat within the early hours and her husband later that day, the grieving grandson mentioned.
“We are attempting to take some consolation within the truth they died collectively, after 60 years of joyous marriage,” Elliot mentioned.
“It’s simply horrific and such a shock,” he mentioned, calling it “heartbreaking” that the infectious illness stopped their relations from visiting them within the hospital.
Pat — who was simply 16 when she met her 22-year-old husband-to-be — had been “elated to obtain a card from the Queen” to mark their 60th marriage ceremony anniversary just some months in the past, Elliot mentioned.
“Their house had an open door and their home was so full of affection,” he mentioned of the couple who had 4 sons and two daughters.