‘I became the parent and he was the child’: David Clark, died aged 57, of Covid-19

A retired newsagent, he was an open-minded, devoted man – and a keen gardener

Paul Clark Wright, a 37-year-old telecoms worker, lives a five-minute walk from Whiston hospital in Merseyside – the hospital where his father died. “I can see it from my window,” he says. That was the hardest thing: being so close to the hospital where his beloved father was dying, but being unable to go there and hold his hand.

David Clark used to own a newsagent’s, but he retired for medical reasons in his 50s. “He was the most likable man you would ever meet,” says Paul. “His life revolved around me, my mum and my sister.”

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