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GMB Scotland Statement On Behalf of The Sweeney Family

Monday, April 6, 2020

We want to pay tribute to our wonderful mother, sister, and beloved aunty, Catherine Sweeney, who passed away from Coronavirus while being cared for by the medical staff at the RAH Paisley, on the night of April 4th. We want to thank the doctors and nurses who heroically looked after her in her final days.  

Catherine was well known, and well respected within the community of Dumbarton, where she was born and raised. She was a caring and generous person, especially when it came to her time, having dedicated over twenty years of her life as a Home Carer to unfailingly serving the needs of the most vulnerable in society. 

After a lifetime of service to the community, we know she will be sorely missed, not just by her loving family, but by many others for her incredible warmth, care, and dedication. A whole community shares in our grief. 

The media are asked to respect the wishes of the family for privacy at this time, so that they can mourn in peace. 

Tributes may be offered to the family who have set up a Just Giving page, which can be accessed below: