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Suicide verdict on New Brighton father-of-two Ronald Leslie Joinson

A FATHER-OF-TWO hanged himself following the breakdown of his marriage.

Ronald Leslie Joinson, 46, a panel beater, of Moorcroft, New Brighton had a history of violent mood swings.

This culminated in him hanging himself from the loft door sometime during the early hours of Wednesday, March 11.

He had previously sought professional help and been prescribed anti-depressants.

The medication seemed to help and Mr Joinson, and his ex-wife Cheryl Joy, made several attempts to salvage their two decades old marriage.

They went on holidays and continued living close by to each other.

At an inquest at Flint today (Wednesday), Mrs Joinson said they reconciled last September, the fifth time in 18 months.

Anti-depressants improved his health and he became a lot more positive.

After a holiday in December Mr Joinson was very happy about being back together.

“His family was his life. He was a strong family man,” said Mrs Joinson.

But the relationship broke down again in January.

Mrs Joinson said her ex-husband had at first reacted badly.

But Mr Joinson was planning a fresh start working in Germany at the end of March.

And the last time Mrs Joinson saw him, the Tuesday evening before he took his own life, she believed he had accepted the marriage was at an end.

Deputy Coroner for North East Wales John Gittins recorded a verdict of suicide.