Firefighters Mourning in New Brunswick After COVID Killed One of Their Own | COVID-19 in the Atlantic

SUBWAY. Anderson died early Friday. He is one of the youngest COVID victims in New Brunswick.

He was the father of two children and stepfather of two others.

Trent anderson tested positive for COVID-19 in mid-September.

The man, who had no known health problems, had difficulty breathing for days and suffered from insomnia. He was taken to the emergency department in Fredericton on September 25.

The next day he lost consciousness. He was transferred to the Saint-Jean hospital and treated with a ventilator. He died on October 1.

I really didn’t think it was that bad, declares Jessica Anderson, his wife.

The doctor called me around 3:30 am to tell me that I was not going to be well., she says.

They told me to go to their bed, but they called to tell me that I would not have time. I was contacted by Facetime. I was able to tell him that I loved him… I don’t know if he heard me.

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The Anderson-Cormier family, up in 2020, is devastated by the death of Trent Anderson.

Photo: Provided by Jessica Anderson

The firefighter was not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. He received his first dose shortly before symptoms of the disease appeared.

He wanted the vaccine so he could take his kids to hockey.he said, referring to proof of vaccination required since late September in New Brunswick to access certain non-essential activities. He had decided to receive it when the rules were established..

Trent anderson was born and raised in Fredericton. He was a firefighter for 16 years.

A teenager sitting in a fire truck and a firefighter standing, smiling, next to the truck.

Trent Anderson (standing right) had shown one of his wife’s sons a tour of the fire station.

Photo: Provided by Jessica Anderson

Barry durling, president of the Fredericton Firefighters Association, worked with him from the moment he was hired.

The firefighting community, he said, is wholeheartedly with the family. We will take care of them. I told you guys now have 100 fathers. We will make sure they are okay.

Additional hardships for the family, the funeral may have to wait several weeks. Jessica Anderson mentions that two other family members are infected with COVID-19 and are hospitalized, and several other family members must isolate themselves.

According to the report of Vanessa balintec, CBC

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