Emily Cave -- the widowed wife of late Edmonton Oilers center Colby Cave -- does NOT want to hear your complaints about COVID-19 protocol ... explaining the alternatives to the safety measures are so much worse.
"My 25 year old husband died alone," Emily said in a powerful statement Thursday.
"I have no clue what his last breath was like. I have yet to have a funeral because of this global pandemic. So for goodness sake, wear a mask. Wash your freaking hands."
Emily Cave never ceases to amaze me. If she can type this knowing everything she’s gone through during this time, we can listen. Big reality check for me. pic.twitter.com/Ub818I50Yp
Emily was devastated over it all ... and says the coronavirus pandemic made everything infinitely worse.
She wrote Thursday that she couldn't be with Colby during his post-operation period ... saying, she had to get a phone call that he had died rather than "being there holding his hand."
Now, she's BEGGING people to just simply follow COVID-19 restrictions ... insisting they'll help others avoid a tragic situation similar to hers.
"Today I hit my breaking point with Alberta making new restrictions," Emily said. "I personally see and hear so many people complaining. I understand a lot of people feel that they won't get it and if they did they would survive it."
"However, what would happen if your loved one became sick very fast with something else, was in a car accident, or was dying ... and then because of the COVID restrictions you weren't allowed to be with them?!?!"
Emily continued, "It's not the end of your world if you can't go to house parties or do things that are essentially a 'luxury' in your blessed world. Because let me tell you, it's not a luxury have your husband die alone."