HEARTBROKEN relations have paid tribute to a spouse with 13 youngsters who died from coronavirus.
Sonia Partridge, 35, died within the early hours of Tuesday morning in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham – leaving her partner Kerry Ann with out the “spine of our household”.
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Sonia Partridge left behind spouse Kerry-Ann and 13 youngstersCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Kerry-Ann, 40, paid tribute to her spouse and their youngsters’s “dad” who mentioned Sonia was “bullied for being so large”, however “gave us all the arrogance to be particular person and never care what anybody thought”.
She had two youngsters of her personal and Kerry-Ann had six, with their different 5 being from a sperm donor.
The 40-year-old, who’s finding out to be a midwife at college, mentioned Sonia “beloved everybody with a ardour” and that taking care of the youngest 11 of their youngsters will probably be “so arduous” with out her.
She mentioned their household “wants time” as a result of they’ve been served an eviction discover by their landlords, they usually have arrange a fundraiser to cowl Sonia’s funeral prices and assist them by means of the winter.
Kerry-Ann mentioned: “I simply stroll right into a room and anticipate to see her and she or he’s not there.
“I am watching the youthful youngsters working round like nothing has modified, and it’s extremely arduous to simply accept she’s by no means going to see them develop up.”
She mentioned that Sonia, who had underlying well being situations, may solely handle “one or two phrases” after she was rushed to College Hospital of North Tees on Friday.
Combating again tears, she mentioned: “She acquired too drained, and determined she would take the oxygen masks off and she or he went actually rapidly after that.”
Spouse Kerry-Ann mentioned that Sonia, pictured, was the ‘spine’ of their householdCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Sonia, left, along with her spouse Kerry-Ann Partridge Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Meera Jo, 16, noticed her mum in hospital earlier than she died and mentioned “there’s by no means going to be sufficient phrases” to pay tribute to her.
She mentioned: “It is left a large gap in all our lives. It is arduous telling the little ones she’s gone away with the angels and she or he’s not coming dwelling.
“Regardless of how arduous issues had been for her, she at all times put everybody else first, and now she’s gone.
“We simply really feel numb, and different occasions we’re simply crying and might’t cease crying.
“And once we giggle now, it feels improper as a result of she’s not right here to giggle with us.”
Kerry-Ann mentioned she, Meera and the opposite youngsters, the youngest of whom is 2 years outdated, are dealing with their loss by doing actions Sonia loved.
She mentioned: “We’re doing the house responsibilities and getting the Christmas decorations out.
“Sonia beloved Christmas, it was her favorite time of 12 months. She put a lot magic into every part she did.
“She was the homemaker, the inspiration of our dwelling.
“She did all of the working round taking care of the younger ones, ensuring the laundry was executed, and being right here for the children once they needed to hug her,” she mentioned.
“We simply need individuals to understand how superb she was.”
The household’s fundraiser might be discovered right here https://www.gofundme.com/f/beautiful-wife-and-dad-of-13-loses-battle-to-covid
Kerry-Ann says they’re dealing with the lack of Sonia, pictured, by doing actions she would take pleasure in doingCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation