The Country’s latest burn victim, 41 yrs old Gayan Williams, who was recently airlifted to a Burn Unit in Guadeloupe, has died.
ABLP Senator Wrigley George, the uncle of the deceased said the family received word of her passing approximately 2 am this morning.
“News reached us at about a quarter to 2 this morning that she succumbed to her injuries. We can confirm her passing but we are awaiting an updated information from the hospital to determine the details on what happened,” he said.
Williams, who was a well-respected nurse at the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre along with her three-year old son, were airlifted for treatment in Martinique last Friday with the assistance of the Government.
George said that the news came as a shock to the family who has been in mourning since the day of the fire.
He said that they are remaining hopeful that her son, who is still in Guadeloupe and her other children, will make a speedy recovery.
“The family right now is going through a period of mourning, most of them are shocked from the news. We met this morning for prayer and devotions and I think they are coping relatively well,” George noted.
He said that the vigil scheduled for this evening at the Gracehill Moravian Church will still take place, in celebrating of her life and her impact on other.
“We also planned a vigil for her and her children at the Gracehill Moravian Church tonight at 7pm and I do believe that persons will be attending since she succumbed to her injuries. So we will be celebrating her life tonight at the church,” her uncle said.