The family of a terminally ill couple who were found dead together in their summer house say they ‘couldn’t bear the thought’ of life without each other.
Robert Lloyd, 84, and his wife Patricia, 80, were discovered inside a shed at their home near Shrewsbury, Shropshire last Thursday.
Emergency services were called to the address in Newbrook Drive, Bayston Hill after reports of concern for their welfare at around 11pm.
They were both pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Police said it is not believed anyone else was involved in their deaths.
Their daughter Sarah Davis has now paid a heartbreaking tribute to her parents.
She said her dad was suffering with cancer, while her mum had a brain tumour and dementia when they died.
Ms Davis said: ‘Mum and Dad were a loving, dedicated couple married for more than 50 years, and the most wonderful parents I could have asked for.
‘They will be greatly missed by their family and many close friends.
‘They were both terminally ill and they couldn’t bear the thought of one not being there to support the other.
‘They are now at peace, and we will all cherish our memories of them over the years, remembering them fondly together, at home in their much-loved summer house, looking at their beautiful garden.’
A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said at the time of the incident: ‘When crews arrived, they found two patients: a man and a woman.
‘Sadly, it quickly became clear that it was not possible to save them and they were both confirmed dead at the scene.’
A West Mercia Police spokesman said: ‘The family has also asked that they and their neighbours be left in peace and have their privacy respected at this very sad and difficult time.’
An inquest into Robert and Patricia’s deaths will be opened on Thursday.
This week, a pensioner with no family bravely spoke out about his battle with loneliness and how he leaves will out every night in case he dies.
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