His funeral passed off final week with a coffin painted with graffiti in tribute to Chris’ artwork, which had introduced pleasure to so many.
Chris’ sister, Gill Harris, stated: “Though we had been restricted to 30 individuals on the funeral we’ve got had so many messages of affection and assist from all of his associates, we actually admire it.
“Drew Lilleker at Harold Lilleker Funeral Administrators was an actual assist and went above and past to make the whole lot we wished potential, particularly our request to have his long-term buddy and enterprise companion, Brenden Jones graffiti the coffin.”
Gill stated her brother will probably 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 stated.
“Aside from his artwork, Chris loved many hobbies together with capturing, curler skating, sculpting and naturally his assortment of trainers and boy’s toys!”
Chris advised 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 individuals throughout the disaster.
The Captain Tom portrait was raffled and raised £639 for the NHS and Ashgate Hospicecare.
Chris stated that if he ‘might make only one individual smile’ on every day it might have all been value it – however at one stage he checked his Fb messages and noticed 43 individuals had been requesting a portrait.
After finishing 63 drawings, and spending 324 hours sketching, Chris stated he was happy to have ‘to unfold a bit happiness in these horrible instances’.