A 34-year-old man who died from Covid-19 was described at his funeral mass as “a very kind and gentle nurse who was always smiling”.
Solson Saviour died in Wexford General Hospital on Sunday as a result of Covid-19. He had been living in Ireland for six years.
His wife Bincy and their three-year-old son Simeon were unable to attend the funeral because she is Covid-19 positive.
His funeral was held at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Fatima Church in Rialto, Dublin.
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It hosts masses for the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, an eastern branch of the Catholic Church based in Kerala, India.
The funeral was broadcast online and watched by Mr Saviour’s family in Ireland and India.
Chief concelebrant Fr Clement Padathiparambil recalled Mr Saviour’s strong Christian faith and his kindness and consideration towards his patients.
He was sadly missed by friends and colleagues at the Ros Aoibhinn Nursing Home in Bunclody, Co Wexford, where he worked and at the Gowran Abbey Nursing Home in Co Kilkenny where he worked previously, Fr Padathiparambil said.
Alice Thomas, who worked with Mr Saviour in a nursing home in Terenure, said he was “always a smiling face. I have never seen him under pressure. He was always to help out anyone. He was very pleasant and a wonderful nurse.”