Janet Robe, from Whiteleas, passed away at South Tyneside District Hospital with her family by her side on January 22 after a short battle with coronavirus.
The mum-of-two was diagnosed with Covid-19 on January 6 and as her condition deteriorated in the days that followed, she was taken to hospital and placed on a ventilator.
Janet, who suffered from autoimmune disease and asthma, was cared for by a devoted medical team in the intensive care unit but sadly lost her brave fight.
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Following her tragic death, Janet’s two children, Brandon Robe, 34, and Sam Robe, 30, shared their mother’s story in the hope of raising awareness of the danger of Covid-19.
Since then, the family have received an outpouring of support from the community who have rallied round to help them financially following their devastating loss.
Janet didn’t have life insurance and husband Kenny Robe, 55, has had to give up working away as a rigger to be with his family during this difficult time.
The pair had been married for 37 years and have a grandson Marley Robe, seven.
A Go Fund Me page set up to help the family has now raised £3,706 towards its £10,000 goal.
“Thank you so much to everyone for supporting our family and for sharing the amazing stories of my mam,” she said.
"It’s been overwhelming and amazing to see how many lives she touched in her short time on this earth.
“She will be missed every single day by more than just us."
To donate to the fundraiser please visit:https://gofund.me/64183fad
Under coronavirus restrictions the funeral service for Janet will be restricted to 15 people, however, those wishing to pay their respects can do so by watching a live stream of the service at 10.30am on Saturday, February 6 through this link: https://www.obitus.com/ Username: Xelo5862 Password: 325701.