‘Unavoidable’: Verdict on crash that killed dad
THE family of Dan Barlow have paid tribute to a ‘wonderful husband and father who touched the hearts of everyone that he met’.
Dan grew up around the Moss estate and went to Parkroyal Community School before Ryles Park High School.
It was a childhood experience in hospital that inspired Dan to take up a career in nursing.
After leaving school Dan begun his training at Macclesfield Hospital in the theatre recovery department and later at Leighton Hospital as a pain nurse.
During a 10 year career he found his calling in the acute pain service where he helped establish a chronic pain service in the community. At the time of his death he worked at Leighton Hospital in a senior nursing role.
Outside of work Dan was keen mountain biker who loved the outdoors and a talented musician, who would regularly play his guitar for family and friends.
Speaking at his inquest sister Victoria Barlow on behalf of parents Jean and Alan and Dan’s widow Katie, said: “Dan touched everyone that he met. He was the most wonderful husband and father. Our family is finding it difficult to come to terms with the tragic way he died.
“We will miss him dearly.”
●● Dan Barlow