Darul Sukoon in-charge Sister Ruth Lewis succumbs to Covid-19
She passed away at the age of 77
Darul Sukoon in-charge Sister Ruth Lewis passed away from Covid-19 late Monday night at the Aga Khan University Hospital.
Sister Ruth had been diagnosed with Covid-19 on July 8 and was admitted to the hospital on July 9. She was 77 at the time of passing.
Her last rites will be performed tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2pm, the administration confirmed, adding that standard operating procedures (SOPs) will be followed.
The news was announced by Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister Murtaza Wahab on Twitter.
"Her selfless contributions to society will always be remembered and cherished," he wrote.
Darul Sukoon originated as a home for abandoned children with disabilities. It was founded on February 17, 1969 by Sr Gertrude Lemmens. Sister Ruth worked for the organisation since it was founded 51 years ago.
Aseefa Zardari also condoled her death deeming it to be a ‘tragic and devastating’ loss for Darul Sukoon.
“Sister Ruth Lewis selflessly dedicated her entire life to those in need. Her years of devotion to the children of Darul Sukoon will always be remembered,” she said adding that Pakistan lost a great asset.
A tragic & devastating loss for Dar-ul-Sukun &the people of Karachi. Sister Ruth Lewis selflessly dedicated her entire life to those in need. Her years of devotion to the children of Dar-ul-Sukun will always be remember. Pakistan has lost a great asset. Rest in peace Sister Ruth pic.twitter.com/LShZB9ZSny— Aseefa B Zardari (@AseefaBZ) July 21, 2020