Glynn Steel was two months from his 55th birthday when he died. Mr Steel, who was also a vegan, had made plans to retire and spend more time travelling and looking after the animals he loved. He endured a two-week battle in intensive care and asked nurses for the jab as he fought for his life.
“It was heart-wrenching.
“He begged for the vaccine when he was in intensive care before he went on life support but they said that it was too late.
“I’ve been crying myself into dehydration every night and letting the tears flow like a river in the morning and waking up in the night crying.
“It’s having to tell people that loved him that they will never see him again and seeing that pain in them.
“I’m used to trying to make people laugh, not cry.
“He was a very gentle soul, he was a vegan and didn’t want the Covid vaccine because it was tested on animals.”
Emma added: “I was with him when he died.
“I was wearing a full PPE kit so I couldn’t touch him, but they played his favourite music by the Sex Pistols and I stayed with him until the end.”
Mr Steel died 20 minutes after his life support was turned off.