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Christopher Evans

Published on 20/01/2022

EVANS Christopher John Gillingham Age 86 of Hale Barns, passed away on January 2nd, 2022 from mesothelioma. Survived by his loving partner, Carol, his children Martin (Angela) and Deby (Huw) and his five grandchildren, Sarah, Harriet, Zoe, Olivia, and Gareth. Preceded in death by his wife Patricia, sister Louise Gordon and parents John and Audrey Evans. Having gained his M.A in metallurgy at Jesus College, Cambridge and served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Corps of Signals for his National Service, he spent his working career as a plant and site manager in the smelting and chemical refining industries which took him all over the world. Throughout his life, Chris was an avid sportsman playing rugby for Bristol Grammar school, Jesus College, Bristol RFC and Gloucestershire. He competed in the inaugural London Marathon finishing in a time of 3 hrs. 37 mins and 51 secs as well as completing 50 Gwent league races as a veteran runner. As a keen sportsman he enjoyed seeing others thrive and volunteered at the Salford Triathlon and the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games supporting the South African team. In his later years, he joined the Bowdon Croquet Club and became an avid croquet player. Always willing to share his knowledge he was a vibrant athletic coach and this willingness to coach continued into his love of croquet as he recently gained his level 1 coaching certificate. Funeral to be held at Altrincham Crematorium, on Thursday, 27th January at 12.45pm. At the family request, no flowers but donations to St. Ann's Hospice or Macmillan Cancer Support. All enquiries to Arthur Gresty Funeral Homes. Tel 0161 973 1515


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