Staff at Chester pharmacy devastated after ‘joyous and loving’ staff member dies after contracting coronavirus – Cheshire Live

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Staff from a Chester pharmacy have paid tribute to one of their much-loved and well known workers who has died after contracting coronavirus.

Mandy Siddorn, 61,  worked for Swettenham Chemists Ltd who have branches across Chester, Wirral and North Wales, as a registered checking technician and was highly thought of by her colleagues and customers.

Staff from the pharmacy acknowledged the loss of ‘one of our Swettenham family’ and said having to continue to work after learning of her death was ‘probably the hardest day the teams have ever faced’.

They wrote on the pharmacy’s Facebook page: “It is with much sadness that we acknowledge the loss of one of our Swettenham “family”, Mandy, who passed away as a result of contracting coronavirus.

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“Mandy worked across our Wirral and Chester branches as a registered checking technician, the highest non-pharmacist role, and did so with outstanding professionalism and accuracy. We are all devastated by this tragic loss and our thoughts go out to all who knew her.

“Mandy is being remembered as a loyal, hardworking, dedicated and joyous friend to all of us. Yesterday was probably the hardest day the teams have ever faced.

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“Every single member of staff dealt with their emotions in order to get on with the task in hand to dispense the medication our patients need. Our admiration for the teams’ professionalism and loyalty knows no bounds.

“We could all feel Mandy’s presence and her bustling good humour urging us on. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with everyone who knew Mandy, in particular her mother Dorothy, daughter and son in law Aimee and Steve, grand-daughter Molly and sister in law Jane.”

Many of Mandy’s customers left tributes to her on the Facebook page.

One said:  “She always had a smile for us! Very sad news! Thinking of all her family her work colleagues and friends.”

And another wrote: “I am so saddened by this news. Mandy was the best! Such a fabulous sense of humour and a great friend. I had the privilege of working with her in the past. I know she will be sadly missed.”

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