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She was a good person. Good father– says his son Michelle Wellett.

He still misses his father a year after his death.

Tombstone of Daniel Wellett.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Serge Bouchard.

Daniel Wellett lived in Manoir de la Vallée d’Atholville for about two years because he developed symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

He was well treated in this nursing home and had a lot of fun doing what he always loved – dancing and teasing the staff.

A bald man with glasses and a burgundy vest poses in the cemetery.

Michelle Wellett is the son of Daniel Wellett, who passed away on June 4, 2020.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Serge Bouchard.

That all changed when Michel received a call from the estate on June 1, 2020. He was told that his father had been taken to the hospital by ambulance. He was unconscious.

Michelle then learns that his father has COVID-19 when an outbreak hits the establishment.

It’s a shock. The virus hit one lung, then another. Starts to go wrong quickly score

Quote from:Michelle Wellett

Four days later, since his family had no chance to see him one last time, Daniel Wellett, Ti-Dan for close friends, was pronounced dead. He then became the first New Brunswicker to die from complications from the novel coronavirus.

A good life

Daniel Wellett is survived by his wife Albertine, as well as five children, two sons and three daughters. He also left behind a very large family and many friends.

Before moving to Manoir de la Vallee, he lived nearby at Campbellton, in an area that older people still call “Saint Albert”. To earn a living, he worked for a long time in the forest as a lumberjack.

According to his son, Daniel Wellett was a good family man, a funny person who loved to tease his loved ones. “He was a good devil.”

The pain persists

A year later, his loss still hurts the loved ones he left behind.

June 4, a year after his death, was a particularly difficult day for his wife and five children.

It was complicated. We came to the cemetery to pray. It’s hard to get through when you get ripped off like that.

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The new coronavirus not only kidnapped Daniel Wellett from his family and friends, but also deprived this man of a dignified end to life. Hospital visits were prohibited during his hospitalization. The worst part is that you can’t say goodbye to him. You don’t have a chance to see him for the last time.

A bald man with glasses and a burgundy waistcoat touches his father Daniel Wellet's tombstone.

Michelle Wellett regularly comes to talk to her father, who is buried at Campbellton Cemetery.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Serge Bouchard.

Michelle Wellett says she regularly comes to the cemetery to talk to her father. They are not the same, he doesn’t answer. But he answers in a certain way.

Having experienced this for himself, he does not understand why people continue to believe that this global pandemic is a pure invention.

A man who, ten years ago, experienced the pain of losing his daughter in a traffic accident, consoles himself with all his might.

We always say that he went to see our daughter. They must have a bad party there. He made people laugh here on Earth. He has to do the same in Heaven.

Quote from:Michelle Wellett

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