Tributes paid to North Yorkshire ambulance man who died from Covid

19 Jan 2021 @ 7.24 am
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Tributes have been paid to a North Yorkshire ambulance man who died after contracting Covid-19.

Malcolm Bonney, 65, was based at Sherburn Ambulance Station as a front line urgent care practitioner and visited countless people in Sherburn and the surrounding areas in call outs.

The funeral procession drove by Sherburn Station on its way to the service at York Crematorium yesterday.

That allowed many colleagues to pay their final respects, being unable to attend the funeral because of lockdown conditions.

Mr Bonney contracted Covid-19 and died two days before Christmas. He leaves a widow Gillian, and three children.

The Sherburn in Elmet Facebook page paid this tribute: “He had a great sense of humour, always brought a smile to everyone and is so much missed.

“His passing has left a huge void amongst his colleagues and of course his family and friends.”

Many others paid their respects.

“I met Malcolm only as my father needed his attention. He could not have been any more caring for my elderly father,” said Julian Chance.

Scott Perry said: “Malcom was a family friend for over 30 years. What a top man, and will be hugely missed by us all.”

And Ellie Ellis added: “This is devastating news, he was such an important professional in the Yorkshire Ambulance Service family and always kept everyone smiling when things got tough. RIP Malcolm we will miss you. ”