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Schoolboy, seven, loses his 49-year-old mother and grandmother to coronavirus

Schoolboy, seven, loses his mother, 49, and grandmother, 84, to coronavirus as his father fights for life in hospital

  • Friends have raised more than £9,000 for seven-year-old schoolboy Evan Cadby
  • Mother Julianne Cadby died from COVID-19 at home in Cardiff on April 15 
  • She worked as a business manager at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board 
  • Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID

A seven-year-old schoolboy who lost his 49-year-old mother and grandmother to coronavirus is still waiting for his father, who remains in hospital fighting for his life. 

Friends have raised more than £9,000 for Evan Cadby, from Cardiff, as he waits for father Chris to be discharged from hospital.

‘Warm and caring’ Julianne Cadby died from Covid-19 on April 15 at her home, just four days after losing her mother Joan, 84.

She was business manager for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s specialist child and adolescent mental health services for 16 years.

Coronavirus is ripping families apart in the UK. Deaths from the virus have risen to 14,576 while confirmed cases are at 108,692. 

Friends have raised £9,000 for Evan Cadby following the death of his mother Julianne on April 15 at her home in Cardiff

Julianne had worked as a business manager at the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Julianne and Evan

Julianne had worked as a business manager at the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Fundraiser Natalie Lloyd-Hughes has set up a JustGiving page to help the family.

‘We heard the absolutely awful newstha Julianne had passed away from Covid-19,’ she wrote.

‘Myself and all of Julianne’s friends from school would like to help this family as much as we can, and ask you to please dig as deep as your pockets will allow for this lovely family who have endured the worst possible loss. 

‘To Julianne and Chris’s families and friends, we send our deepest condolences and pray for you at this sad time. Julianne and Joan – fly high ladies and rest peacefully in the knowledge your boys will be taken care of.’ 

Father Chris, left, remains in hospital battling against the virus. The family are pictured above

Father Chris, left, remains in hospital battling against the virus. The family are pictured above

Julianne Cadby had worked in the specialist service for more than 16 years, but had been with the health board for 30 years, first starting as a medical secretary across a range of departments.

A statement from the health board said: ‘It is with profound sadness that we must inform you that Julianne Cadby has passed away after testing positive for Covid-19. 

‘Julianne was a much-loved member of our team, she was extremely warm and caring and would always make time to help and support her colleagues.

‘Her dedication shone through, playing a central role in all that we do in the service and her focus was always on ensuring we are delivering the best service we can for children and young people.’

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