STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF FILIPINO-CANADIAN HEALTHCARE WORKER JOE MARIE PARRENAS CORRAL
The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary joins the Filipino-Canadian community in Calgary in mourning the passing of Mr. Joe Marie Parrenas Corral, the Filipino-Canadian healthcare worker who died of COVID-19 complications on 28 December 2020.
As a Health Care Aide at the Bethany Riverview, a long-term care facility in Calgary, Mr. Corral provided care for its senior residents.
Mr. Corral’s death highlights the risks faced by the healthcare workers who bravely perform their duties amid the pandemic. The PCG pays tribute to Mr. Corral for his selflessness and dedication to his profession.
Consul General Zaldy Patron personally talked to Mr. Corral’s daughter this morning to offer the PCG’s condolences to her and his brother. The PCG is now assisting her in claiming the death benefits of her father in the Philippines.
The PCG takes this opportunity to urge the members of the Filipino-Canadian community in Alberta and Saskatchewan to adhere to the public health measures in these two provinces and contribute to the collective efforts to prevent and reverse the spread of COVID-19.