Family devastated as COVID-19 claims its first registered nurse in Canada | CBC News
The first registered nurse in Canada to die from COVID-19 complications is being remembered for his sharp sense of humour and dedication to helping others.
Brian Beattie, 57, worked as an RN at Kensington Village, a 76-bed long-term care facility in London, Ont., where multiple staff have tested positive for COVID-19.
He died in hospital on Monday.
In a statement released Wednesday, Beattie’s niece described his devotion to helping others.
“My family is devastated,” the statement from Amber Beattie reads. “We did not see him often, due to his dedication to his work, but we all spoke to him frequently via phone calls or texts. The times spent with him included a few drinks, some swear words, and lots of laughter! He had an amazing sense of humour, just as my grandparents…