Funeral for COVID-19 victim in La Loche, Sask., sparks concern about public gatherings – CBC

May 07, 2020

Woman upset more than 10 people attended her mother’s funeral as northern outbreak continues

The funeral for an elder who died of COVID-19 complications in La Loche has touched off a concern about public gatherings in northwest Saskatchewan — just as the region grapples with the largest of the province’s many outbreaks.

Agnes McDonald died on April 28 at the age of 85. She was the sixth Saskatchewan resident to die a COVID-19-related death, and the second resident at La Loche Health Centre to succumb to what Health Minister Jim Reiter has called “an insidious disease.”

According to the website for J.E. Thomas Funeral Home and Crematorium Ltd. in Meadow Lake, McDonald’s funeral service took place in La Loche three days after her death, on May 1.

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