Tributes pour in for senior Calderdale paramedic who died from coronavirus

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Readers have been paying tribute to a senior Calderdale paramedic who died from coronavirus.

Mark Stanley 57, of Sowerby Bridge, died in Calderdale Royal Hospital's Intensive Care Unit yesterday after battling with the deadly virus for over a week.

Mr Stanley, who was described by friends as being a 'fitness fanatic', worked at Halifax Ambulance Station, but it has been confirmed by his family he sadly lost his life to Covid-19.

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Representatives of Halifax Ambulance Station gathered outside its base on North Parade to clap the NHS and dedicated a special applause for Mr Stanley, while keeping within government social-distancing rules.

Many of the Halifax Courier readers have been paying tribute to Mr Stanley on our Facebook page,

Here are a selection of tributes and messages.

Mary King: "Thank you for your invaluable service, you did not deserve this. Condolences to his family and friends at this very sad time."

Debbie Summerscales: "So sad to hear about another tragic death from this horrific virus, my heart and love go out to his family, friends and NHS family RIP."

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Ben Hirst: "I remember him coming in to my primary school and teaching us about being a paramedic, always wanted to be once since. Such a nice bloke, this is too soon! Condolences to family."

Christopher John: "Absolutely devastated to hear this. A neighbour during my childhood, who would always lend a helping hand. RIP Mark."

Jackie Taylor: "RIP and thanks for all you have done for us and the price you have had to pay. My thoughts are with the family and friends."

Robert Heap "Very sad news , he was so dedicated to his job and was such a nice bloke."

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