Posted on: 28 February 2019

Edmund Mante

Emily Tabb, the clinical Team leader on Danube ward, St Charles, wrote this tribute with her colleagues.

Edmund Mante, a husband, a father, a brother, and incredible friend to so many, sadly lost his life on Saturday 16 February.  It’s hard to describe Edmund and give justice to his true character in words especially with his creative flare and ‘love for the English language!’ His use of English vocabulary often caused people to check the meanings of words. 

Edmund could be described as a gentleman inside and outside, a fantastic colleague with a gentle and loving nature. Everyone had upmost admiration for him, as he was someone who would never judge or force his opinions on anyone but would give valuable and truthful advice to all. Edmund’s wisdom, humour, and caring nature touched everyone; a truly unique individual with a kindred soul that did everything for his family and had such passion and vibrancy for life – a true survivor! 

There are so many admirable qualities about Edmund. He was a dedicated nurse who brings the team together with his jokes, proverbs, laughter and stories that would take away the work stress. His work ethic as a nurse was astounding.

He joined CNWL NHS Trust in 2007 at the Patterson Centre, James Ward. He was among the first to move to St Charles Hospital and started on Ganges ward. He spent time on Ganges before moving to Amazon where he made further everlasting friendships. Edmund’s hard work continued on other wards such as Nile ward, and finally he came to Danube Ward in 2012. 

His love for his role as a nurse and his desire to always learn inspired so many. He was still adamant to return to work in true determination, strength and hopefulness especially as St Charles was his second family. He will always be a huge part of St Charles after working on so many wards, and influencing so many nurses, colleagues and comrades as Edmund would say. In his own words ‘I am part of all who I have met’. 

As a way to recognise and be thankful for Edmund as the devoted husband, family man and work colleague, we would like to raise funds to support the family with his funeral.  Any contribution is welcome. Our deepest condolences goes especially to his wife, children and the entire family both home and abroad. 

– With lots of love from St Charles and Danube Family

A collection to help the family has been set up for anyone who wants to contribute: