Millom community stalwart suffers heart attacks on holiday
Last updated at 16:31, Wednesday, 12 September 2012
A TOWN community is sending get well soon messages to one of its popular figures after he suffered two heart attacks while on holiday abroad.
Chris Smith, 66, had the attacks last week while holidaying in the Costa del Sol area of Spain with his 63-year-old wife Anne.
The Millom Conservative Club committee member is now in a Malaga hospital.
Mr Smith has had six stents fitted in his arteries and some further tests were being carried out.
The couple, of Albert Street, Millom, had originally been due to be coming home last Saturday.
The Smiths have three children and two grandchildren. Their eldest daughter, Lisa Smith, 39, of Millom, who has been able to speak to her dad, said: “He is doing better now and he is being well looked after. He is having more tests.
“There has been a lot of well wishes from friends and family, and with Mam working in Tesco, everyone has been asking about my dad.
“It was very worrying but it is looking a lot better.”
Mr Smith is retired. He had worked at Sellafield and later Somerfield, which is now Tesco, carrying out home deliveries. He worked at Tesco up until last year.
Mr Smith coordinates the entertainment programme for Millom Conservative Club.
Eric Woodend, club secretary at Millom Conservative Club, said: “We are sending Chris our best wishes from the executive committee and everyone in the entertainments room. We hope he is home soon.”
Mr Smith is also a member of Millom Bowling League.
Councillor Pauline Altree, treasurer of Millom Bowling League, said: “Chris is an ex chairman and he has been a member for a lot of years.
“I spoke to his daughter and she said the care he is getting is wonderful.
“We are wishing him all the very best and hope he is home soon. I’m sure everyone is wishing him a speedy recovery.”
Neighbours and friends, John and Pat Greenhalgh, want to see Mr Smith home.
Mrs Greenhalgh said: “We are all hoping Chris is home soon and safely, and makes a full recovery.”
Friend, Councillor Brian Crawford, said: “We are all wishing Chris a speedy recovery. It was quite a shock when we heard.
“Chris is very active in Millom and is well liked, he’s a very, very nice person.”
First published at 09:44, Wednesday, 12 September 2012
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Oh so sorry to hear this, Get Well Soon Chris x