Muriel Bonner

On this episode of The Stolen Goodbyes Podcast, Karen interviews Gordon Bonner, whose wife Muriel died on the 28th of April 2020. Gordon touchingly relates how they were long-distance pen pals before they embarked on a marriage that lasted for 63 years. Gordon was Muriel’s full-time carer after she developed dementia and before she was admitted to a care home after suffering a fall. Gordon movingly relates his anguish at being locked out of the care home before Muriel contracted Covid 19, the care home's lack of PPE and Muriel's titanic struggle for air before she finally succumbed to the virus. Although Gordon says he is now left in the hinterlands of despair and loneliness, he reminds us that grief is a price we pay for love.

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Welcome to the award-winning Stolen Goodbyes with Karen Rice, foreign affairs journalist and podcaster. 

Each week inspiring wives, husbands, partners, children and newly-weds intimately recount the shock and anguish of death to Covid 19 without warning or goodbye.

Forced to grieve in isolation, these people detail needless mistakes and decisions that cost lives including patients being placed on Covid hospital wards when they were Covid free or others condemned to an early death by the secret use of Do Not Resuscitate forms. Some were left to die alone, the ultimate social taboo. 

This global podcast is a social history record of the wide-spread suffering caused by the Corona virus pandemic of 2020, an infection that changed the world as we know it. 

The participants of this podcast have bared their souls in a bid to stop their loved ones from being written off as just another statistic when they were much-loved individuals whose premature deaths could help to save others from the same fate while holding those responsible to account. The podcast has helped participants and listeners alike in their grieving process.

Created, produced and hosted by Karen Rice, the Stolen Goodbyes podcast won gold in the fiercely competitive Best Lockdown category of the British Podcast Award 2021.

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