Mother-of-two from Basildon who worked for NHS for more than ten years tragically dies from coronavirus

Laura Tanner, a mother of two, from Basildon,, worked for the NHS for 10 years.
Laura Tanner, a mother of two, from Basildon,, worked for the NHS for ten years.

A MOTHER-OF-TWO who worked for the NHS for more than ten years has tragically died from coronavirus.

Laura Tanner from Basildon sadly passed away, aged 51, on on April 1.

She had worked as Administrator for Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group.

Her husband Kevin Tanner, 49, said that Covid-19 was given as her medical cause of death on her death certificate, with no other causes listed.

Mr Tanner paid tribute to his wife.

“She was fantastic,” Mr Tanner said. “She was very loving, caring.

“She was a great mother to her children, she loved them dearly.

“She was friendly to everyone.

“I’m having stories coming through where she would just randomly meet people at the bus stop, friends that she’d made, just got talking to people, they’ve laid flowers on the doorstep.

“All these different stories from her work friends have been coming through to me.

“It’s just heartbreaking. She really was loved.

“She had a wicked sense of humour and personality.

“She was a kind soul.”

Mr Tanner, who works as a crane operator in London, thanked everyone who has supported the family, including his workmates, who set up a JustGiving page.

Mrs Tanner is survived by her husband and two sons, 13-year old Kian and Ethan, 23.

YourThurrock sends it condolences to the family.

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