A mother of 13 kids referred to as the ‘the foundation of our household’ has passed away from coronavirus.
Sonia Partridge, 35, passed away in hospital in the early hours of Tuesday early morning, leaving her partner Kerry Ann without ‘my life for the last 11 years’.
In a touching homage to her wife, Kerry Ann, 40, said she ‘can’t get her face out of my head and I do not wish to ever forget her’.
Kerry Ann stated Sonia ‘was bullied for being so huge, however provided everybody the confidence to be private and not care what anybody thought’.
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Sonia had two children of her own and Kerry Ann had 6, with their other five from a sperm donor.
Kerry Ann, who is studying to be a midwife at university, stated Sonia ‘loved everyone with an enthusiasm’ and that looking after the youngest of their children without her will be ‘so tough’.
She said their family ‘needs time’ because they have been served an expulsion notice by their landlords, and they have set up a charity event to cover Sonia’s funeral costs and assist them through the winter season.
Speaking from their household home in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, Kerry Ann said: ‘I simply stroll into a space and expect to see her and she’s not there.
‘ I’m watching the younger children running around like absolutely nothing has actually changed, and it’s really difficult to accept she’s never ever visiting them grow up.’
She included Sonia, who had underlying health conditions, ‘could just manage a couple of words’ after she was rushed to University Health center of North Tees on Friday, however that ‘we were with her when she passed’.
Battling back tears, she said: ‘She got too exhausted, and decided she would take the oxygen mask off and she went really quickly after that.’
Meera Jo, 16, saw her mother in medical facility prior to she passed away and stated ‘there’s never ever going to be enough words’ to commemorate her.
She said: ‘It’s left an enormous hole in all our lives. It’s tough informing the kids she’s gone away with the angels and she’s not getting back.
‘ No matter how difficult things were for her, she constantly put everybody else first, and now she’s gone.
‘ We simply feel numb, and other times we are simply weeping and can’t stop crying.
‘ And when we laugh now, it feels wrong because she’s not here to laugh with us.’
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