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Priory Adult Care's (formerly Amore Care) Cooper House has dedicated a memorial bench to a much-loved member of staff Mary Byrne, who tragically died in a road accident.

Family, friends, residents and staff were invited to a blessing of the bench, which was conducted by the Rev Marion Gaskill, of St Michael’s and All Angels Church in Shelf.

Kitchen assistant Mary Byrne, 51, had worked at Cooper House In Bradford since 2010. She died in a road accident in April.

Home manager Keith Wilson said: “Mary was a well-loved and respected member of staff, who is much missed by her colleagues, residents and friends at Cooper House.

“The home has a great atmosphere of support and companionship, and Mary was a big part of the Cooper House ‘family’.

“We wanted to pay tribute Mary and thought a bench in our beautiful garden would be a lovely way of honouring her memory.”

A plaque has been set into the bench with the following inscription in homage to Mary - 

‘In Loving Memory of Mary Byrne 15.03.62 – 20.04.13’

The celebration of Mary’s life also included afternoon tea and entertainment provided by singer Leanne King.

Cooper House is a purpose-built care home for older people. The home offers a continuing care pathway for people with dementia from residential through to nursing care.

It provides a modern and supportive environment with en-suite bedrooms and comfortable lounge areas. Its dedicated team ensures that the residents’’ individual care and social needs are catered for.

For more information on the specialist services Priory Adult Care can offer, please call the enquiries and referrals team on 0808 208 2147 or click here to make an enquiry.