Tributes pour in for Staffordshire family after mum, dad and daughter die from coronavirus

Heart-breaking tributes have been paid to a ‘caring and loving family’ after three members died after contracting coronavirus.

Dad Keith, 84, and mum Jean MacVicar, 82, died a fortnight ago after testing positive for the virus.

Their daughter Jayne died at the weekend.

Son Richard MacVicar shared the devastating news about his family on Facebook, first asking for people to pray for his sister as she fought for her life at Queen’s Hospital in Burton.

Later – in a heart-breaking update – he said the 62-year-old mum-of-two had died, and said he was left feeling like “someone has cut me open and stolen my heart”.

Those who knew the family have been paying their respects on Facebook today, reports DerbyshireLive.

Friend Debbie Heighton said: “So so sad. Jayne was a friend of mine and can’t believe she’s no longer with us.

“My heart goes out to her lovely family. Fly high lovely lady.”

Shazma Hussain said: “Jean and Jayne used to come to the gym. They were such lovely ladies.

“They had a heart of gold. We used to have such a laugh.

“I cannot imagine what the family is going through. My heartfelt condolences.

“R.I.P Jean and Jayne.”

Della Waite knew the family growing up.

She said: “I am in deep shock hearing the sad news of the passing of the MacVicar family who were caring and loving within the community in my younger years and my heart goes out to Richard at this time.”

Odette P Ralphs said: ” I grew up with this family, they were a huge part of the community in Branston.

“My condolences to Richard MacVicar on behalf of the Cheese family. RIP.”

Other people have also taken to Facebook to pass on their condolences to the family.

Helen Taylor said: “So, so sad.

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“We all sent our prayers for this family when this poor man shared his devastating news on Facebook when his sister was admitted after already losing his parents.

“RIP to them all. Such a tragic loss for him and everyone else losing loved ones to this deadly virus.

“So awful his loss is making the news but if this shocking story makes one of those still ignoring all the government pleas to stay home to protect the NHS and each other, then it sadly has to be worth something.”

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