THE owner of a Wirral care home has paid tribute an award-winning cartoonist who died recently. 

Tony Husband, a Private Eye cartoonist, died on October 18, aged 73 after suffering a heart attack on Westminster Bridge, London. He had been on his way to a Private Eye party.

Admiral Nurse Cathrina Moore, who is also the owner of Chapel House Care in Puddington, had known Tony for a number of years.

The cartoonist, who wrote a book called Take Care, Son. The Story Of My Dad And His Dementia, had created a number of cartoons for the Admiral Nurse Service run by the non-profit subsidiary of Chapel House Care.

Cathrina said: “Tony was a brilliant artist and he used his personal experience of his dad’s dementia to publish a book of cartoons on the illness. He also connected to carers and those living with the disease.

“He created a number of designs for our carers’ cards and we loved them all. He will be much missed.

“The cards are a reminder to families supporting a loved one with dementia symptoms that they are appreciated and valued.

"Our Admiral Nurses meet so many amazing families and we feel it’s important to recognise their amazing compassion and commitment to others.”