Chris Cross, who was well-known as an artist and co-owner at Tattoo HQ in Chesterfield, handed away peacefully at his residence in Dronfield.
Chris’ sister, Gill Harris, mentioned he will likely be missed by associates, household and the many individuals who loved seeing his creative creations.
“The artwork work he lovingly created amazed and introduced pleasure to so many individuals,” Gill mentioned.
“Other than his artwork, Chris loved many hobbies together with capturing, curler skating, sculpting and naturally his assortment of trainers and boy’s toys!
“He went in to every one with nice enthusiasm and keenness and did not relaxation till he had purchased each variation, color and elegance doable and customised them in his personal distinctive model.
“He lived life to the total and will likely be very sadly missed by all his household and associates.”
Chris informed us on the time that his love of artwork, and the very fact he has most likely drawn one thing day-after-day of his life for 25 years, prompted him to maintain his abilities as much as scratch and supply some welcome cheer to different folks throughout the disaster.
The Captain Tom portrait was raffled and raised £639 for the NHS and Ashgate Hospicecare.
Chris mentioned that if he ‘may make only one individual smile’ on every day it will have all been value it – however at one stage he checked his Fb messages and noticed 43 folks had been requesting a portrait.
After finishing 63 drawings, and spending 324 hours sketching, Chris mentioned he was happy to have ‘to unfold a bit happiness in these horrible instances’.
A non-public household funeral will happen on Tuesday, March 16 at 2.30pm at Chesterfield Crematorium.
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