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Christopher Edge

Not just today but a lifetime through, we will always treasure memories of you

Date passed: 3rd of October 2017

Funeral date: 13th of October 2017

“Not just today but a lifetime through, we will always treasure memories of you”


Christopher John Edge (Chris) was born on 27 February 1954.

Chris died at St. Luke’s Hospice on 3rd October 2017, aged 63, after battling mesothelioma.

He was the son of the late Marian and Jack Edge, the much loved husband of Barbara, devoted dad to Beverley and Rachael, treasured brother to Mark and cherished grandad to Isobel, Ewan and Eleanor.

Chris learnt his trade as a cabinet maker at Jackson and Hopkins, Rainbow Street, Crewe, starting his apprenticeship at the age of 15. He later moved on to Crewe Works where he was a joiner for 10 years. Later he was self employed working for various building companies. Then he worked as a site manager for Mulberry Homes and Linden Homes. Following an illness in his early 50’s he was forced into early retirement from his chosen trade, however, after recovering he worked part time at B&Q where, due to his wealth of experience, he was the ‘go to’ person for any diy queries.

He was a man of few words, often sitting quietly in the background, but don’t think that he wasn’t listening or involved as he very much was and you couldn’t get much past him. He was always regarded as such a lovely man, and anyone who knew him would agree that he was a kind, hard working, unassuming man who will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

A talented man who could turn his hand to most things and, being an experienced cabinet maker by trade, he loved to make and fit different pieces for family and friends. He was a perfectionist in everything he did, which was reflected in his work, and in his tidiness at home and especially in his garage!

His love of classic bikes was Chris’ favourite hobby, he would often disappear into the garage to ‘tinker’ with his motorbikes. He would go to different shows to display them and won numerous trophies. His favourite bike by far was ‘Ada’ a BSA C15. In his final days he asked that they were all charged and covered up safely!

Chris’ funeral will take place on 13th October at St Michael and All Angels’s Church, Crewe Green, at 1pm, followed by cremation at Crewe Crematorium. For further details please call our funeral home.

Donations only please to St. Luke’s Hospice and mesothelioma charities.

6 Condolences

  1. Louise Owen on October 6, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    You’ll be so sadly missed. A true gentleman and very kind heart. Taken too soon.
    You may have been quiet but that’s because Barb didn’t let you get a word in!
    I know you’ll be watching over your family and keeping a close eye on the grandchildren’s antics.
    Lots of love
    Louise paul and Emily xxxx

    - Approved by oconnell
  2. Vincent Fleming on October 9, 2017 at 6:38 am

    I did know the gentleman but he worked his way up the ladder and that’s what commands respect. Rest in peace Chris

    - Approved by oconnell
  3. norma williams on October 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    So sorry to hear of Chris’s passing, he was a lovely man and well respected. We miss him at b & amp; q RIP Chris xx

    - Approved by oconnell
  4. Ed Wright, Chairman Cheshire BSAOC on October 11, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Chris will be really missed by all the members of the Cheshire BSA Owners Club where he was an active and respected member for many years.
    His ability as a bike restorer was recognised when he won the restoration award on several occasions.
    His contributions to club runs and our meetings will always remain with us.
    Rest in peace.

    - Approved by oconnell
  5. Ken Jones on October 11, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Chris you will be sadley missed. Thanks for helping me out of sticky DIY situations and sharing our passion for bikes. But mostly for being a great husband to my sister, a great father and grandfather.
    Rest in peace mate
    Ken, Juliet, Sophie, Katie and Ellie

    - Approved by oconnell
  6. Jed baker on October 13, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Lovely bloke, yes he was the go to chap in b&q. Great chap to work with.

    - Approved by oconnell

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