British family man dies on holiday in Tenerife after his wife heard him yell and fall to the ground
British family man, 48, dies suddenly on holiday in Tenerife after his wife heard him yell and fall to the ground
- Gareth Moores, 48, from Royton, Oldham, died suddenly while on holiday
- His wife Colette Moores woke up to hear him yell, before he fell to the ground
- Paramedics tried to help Mr Moores for more than an hour but he sadly died
- The married couple had been together for 28 years and married for 20 years
A British family man died suddenly while on holiday in Tenerife after his wife heard him yell and fall to the ground.
Butcher Gareth Moores, 48, from Royton, Oldham, had flown out to the Canary Islands last month with his wife Colete, 56, and his 19-year-old son Jake.
The father-of-two, who also has two step-children, had spent much of the day by the pool before heading to dinner and watching entertainment at a resort in Santa Cruz.
But around 4am on the morning of November 12 Mrs Moores heard him yell before he fell to the ground where he sadly died.
Gareth Moores, 48, from Royton, Oldham, had been on holiday in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, with his wife Colete, 56, and 19-year-old son Jake, when he fell and died
She told the Manchester Evening News: ‘You pack your suitcases, get in your taxi and off you trot to the airport. You don’t think you will end up fetching one of your own.
‘We’d had a great time. Then at 4am he just shouted out, fell on the floor and pretty much died straight away. My son works for Ryanair and luckily with his training, he started CPR. But there was nothing there.
‘By the time the medics came they worked on him for an hour, but that was that. He was only 48 – there were no symptoms, nothing. He’d just built a big extension for us. It’s just mad.’
Mrs Moores said her husband, who was a butcher at Shane’s Quality Meats, had been excited about their trip which started on November 8.
He said he was ‘ready for it’ after working 12-hour days, that start at 4.30am, and completing their home extension.
The couple had been together for 28 years and married for 20. Together they had two children Jake, 19, and Lillie. Mr Moores was also step-father to Leanne, 38, and Ashleigh, 35.
His wife said: ‘I think I’m still trying to process it. I keep waiting for the door to open with him coming in, shouting.
Mr and Mrs Moores (pictured) had been together for 28 years, and married for 20. During the opening of his inquest yesterday at Rochdale Coroners Court, his death was described as ‘unascertained’ with further investigation work to take place.
‘He never left the house without a kiss on the cheek or stroking my arm. All five of us would get ‘good morning, I love you, have a nice day’, without fail.’
Since his death the family have received hundreds of messages and an outpouring of love from those who knew Mr Moores.
The butcher had previously worked in an auxiliary role at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice for two or three days a week. Those who helped at the hospice have also reached out to the family.
Mrs Moores added: ‘The messages are amazing, it’s really helped us,’ said Colette.
‘I can’t thank everybody enough for the support they’ve given us. We had 23 bouquets of flowers sent to the house.’
She has also thanked TUI for helping with arrangements to bring Mr Moores home, following his death in the early hours of November 12.
During the opening of his inquest yesterday at Rochdale Coroners Court, his death was described as ‘unascertained’ with further investigation work to take place.
The inquest was adjourned until January 23 next year for a review.