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Pinoy Temporary Worker Passed Away, Family Seeking Help


Claire de Guzman left her family in the Philippines and moved to Canada in the hopes of a better life for her family. Like most Filipinos in Canada, she planned to work, save funds and sponsor her family to join her in Canada.

She came to The Pas, Manitoba as a temporary where she found employment at Tim Hortons and worked for over a year and a half. All of a sudden she suffered a stroke and was transported to the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. Last October 23rd, she passed away on her birthday.

According to Claire’s roommate, Claire had been suffering from chronic headache which she took over-the-counter pain relievers for. She might have not sought medical attention because it might have seemed like normal headaches. Also, she was waiting for the renewal of her Manitoba Heath Coverage. Fortunately, Health Sciences Centre confirmed that Claire’s health coverage resumed before her death resulting in no outstanding bill associated with her care.

Claire has left behind a 13-year-old daughter, a husband and family in the Philippines. They are seeking help for her funeral expenses and they have set up the accounts listed below. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.

  1. Assiniboine Credit Union – “Claire de Guzman Memorial Fund” (Donation Account #110015408419)
  2. Royal Bank of Canada – (Joint account #00007-5249644)
  3. Messages of support and email money transfers to –[email protected]
  4. Go FUND ME

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