A DAUGHTER has revealed her heartbreak at telling her 12 siblings their mum had died from coronavirus and had “gone with the angels”.
Sonia Partridge, 35, handed away in hospital together with her devastated spouse and mum by her aspect on Tuesday.
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Mum Sonia Partridge, 35, with spouse Kerry-Ann and 13 youngsters
Sonia, left, together with her spouse Kerry-Ann Partridge Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
She was described as being the “spine of her household” as her family members paid tribute.
Her 16-year-old daughter Meera Jo noticed her mum in hospital earlier than she died and stated it’s “left an enormous gap in all our lives”.
She stated: “It is laborious telling the little ones she’s gone away with the angels and she or he’s not coming house.
“Irrespective of how laborious issues have been for her, she all the time put everybody else first, and now she’s gone.
‘NOT COMING HOME’
“We simply really feel numb, and different instances we’re simply crying and might’t cease crying.
“And once we snort now, it feels flawed as a result of she’s not right here to snort with us.”
Her devastated accomplice Kerry-Ann stated: “I am unable to get her face out of my head and I do not need to ever overlook her”.
Kerry-Ann stated Sonia, who thought of herself “dad” to the 13 youngsters, was “bullied for being so massive”, however “gave us all the boldness to not care what anybody thought”.
Sonia had two youngsters of her personal and Kerry-Ann had six, with their different 5 being from a sperm donor.
Combating again tears, Kerry-Ann, of Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, stated: “I simply stroll right into a room and anticipate to see her and she or he’s not there.
It is laborious telling the little ones she’s gone away with the angels and she or he’s not coming house.”
“I am watching the youthful youngsters operating round like nothing has modified, and it is very laborious to just accept she’s by no means going to see them develop up.”
Midwife scholar Kerry-Ann stated Sonia “cherished everybody with a ardour” and that taking care of the youngest of their youngsters might be “so laborious” with out her.
Sonia, who had underlying well being circumstances, was rushed to hospital on Friday and will solely handle “one or two phrases”.
Combating again tears, Kerry-Ann stated: “She bought too drained, and determined she would take the oxygen masks off and she or he went actually shortly after that.”
She revealed that they had been served an eviction discover by their landlords, and have arrange a fundraiser to cowl Sonia’s funeral prices and assist them by means of the winter.
‘FOUNDATION OF OUR HOME’
Kerry-Ann stated she, Meera and the opposite youngsters, the youngest of whom is 2 years previous, are dealing with their loss by doing actions Sonia loved.
She stated: “We’re doing the house responsibilities and getting the Christmas decorations out.
“Sonia cherished Christmas, it was her favorite time of yr. She put a lot magic into all the pieces she did.
“She was the homemaker, the inspiration of our house.
“She did all of the operating round taking care of the younger ones, ensuring the laundry was executed, and being right here for the youngsters after they needed to hug her,” she stated.
“We simply need folks to understand how wonderful she was.”
The household’s fundraiser may be discovered right here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/beautiful-wife-and-dad-of-13-loses-battle-to-covid
Spouse Kerry-Ann stated that Sonia, pictured, was the ‘spine’ of their householdCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
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