THE CARE received by Glusburn man Eric Myers before and after his death was exceptional, says his daughter.

Allyson Wiseman has publicly praised medical and nursing staff and funeral directors for their efforts amidst the coronavirus lockdown.

Their care during the past few weeks was especially comforting because Allyson and her sisters had also lost their mother and stepfather within the past 18 months.

Eric, 80, of Manse Way, eventually succumbed to Myeloma in May after fighting the cancer for several months.

Allyson said “Dad fought a long hard battle and was extremely brave. The last nine weeks were extremely challenging in these difficult times.

“Dad was cared for by the amazing nurses and consultants at Airedale NHS Trust, on HODU (haematology and oncology day unit).

“They obviously had the dedication and expertise to ensure dad’s health and wellbeing was always attended to on the many visits he had to make to support his declining illness.

“When our precious dad died, we had the wonderful care offered from Jackson Funeral Services in Silsden.

“They ensured dad had as normal a send-off as possible. The attention to detail and care was very much appreciated in such a difficult time.

“A big thank you to everyone who made these last few months the best they could be in these very difficult time, including family and friends.”

Allyson said her family had always clapped for the frontline workers on Thursday evenings, but she felt funeral directors were also “definitely worth a shout out”.

Only five family members were able to go to Mr Myers’ cremation, so the funeral director arranged for the hearse to travel down Manse Way so other people could pay their respects.

Mr Myers was born in Glusburn and lived there all his life, leaving school at 15 to work on a Cowling poultry farm before taking his engineering apprenticeship at Waterhouses. He spent the rest of his working life at Hayfield Textiles as a textile machinery fitter, apart from his National Service.

Married to Anne, the couple had three daughters. Mr Myers also had four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.