This article was corrected to remove information about Fortier’s daughter visiting the home – there were only virtual or outdoor visits if allowed.
A fifth resident has passed away in the care of the Lancaster Long-term Care residence due to COVID-19, and her son wants answers.
Anna-May Fortier, 84, passed away around 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday while being tended to at the Cornwall Community Hospital, said her son, Michel Fortier.
“She was always happy. She was a great woman… I’m extremely sad,” said Fortier.
Fortier said his mother tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 26, but details about her care and health have left him wanting answers. Fortier said staff members told him she had the virus for 11 days before her death, but Fortier claims she had symptoms well before the test. She tested positive for the virus around 15 days before her death.
She was taken to the CCH after her condition worsened, although the hospital would not confirm details about her condition or case. The Lancaster residence did not respond to multiple calls and an email.