• A Sad Loss . . .

    Posted by Iain Pearson on November 6, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Not sure how many of you know, but our friend and fellow sign maker Chris Windebank sadly passed away Last Friday (30th)

    A genuinely lovely guy who i had many telephone conversations with over the years.

    RIP big fella, Stickerbomb heaven for us

    Kev Mayger replied 3 years ago 19 Members · 19 Replies
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  • John Thomson

    November 6, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Sad news………I didn’t know him personally but read loads of his posts.


  • Jamie Wood

    November 6, 2020 at 10:23 am

    That’s really awful news. I didn’t know Chris apart from on the signboards, but he was always very helpful when people had questions. RIP Chris.

  • Iain George

    November 6, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Met him a couple of times, such a lovely fella and will be missed by many.

  • Hugh Potter

    November 6, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Met him a couple of times – lovely guy, we installed a load of window manifestation once too, kept vaguely in touch via facebook and knew he was Ill last year, such a shame to hear this news though.

  • Kevin Mahoney

    November 6, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Very sad to hear, nice bloke

  • Robert Lambie

    November 7, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Have to admit, I was gutted reading this post.

    Like most people that have been using this site for the past 19+ years. Chris was a common face to see posting here and always keen to help people out!

    I first met Chris in 2007, when around 50+ people from uksignboards.com met at Sign UK exhibition for drinks and a laugh that carried on into the evening and following day.
    He was a larger than life guy and a good laugh. met him a couple of times after that, again at the sign exhibitions.

    Like Hugh, I knew Chris was ill last year as he had let me know, but I was under the impression he had fully recovered and saw him making regular posts on this site up until about one month ago. such a sad loss of a really nice guy…

    Chris joins John Childs as another long term member and friend from this site to pass away. RIP lads!

  • Steve Morgan

    November 8, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    A sad loss my condolences to his family, he was, I’m sure, a husband and father as well as a friendly signmaker


  • Dan

    November 8, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Oh no!

    I saw the header and didn’t want to open it as I had a feeling what it was going to be.

    I loved Chris, he was one of the nicest guys you would ever meet and I am gutted!

    When I first started out he took me under his wing and we worked together quite a few times after. He was always fun to work and it was never a boring day.

    I knew he wasn’t well and when he told me I felt numb, I just wish I would have reached out to more in the last few months but with Covid and work I just lost track.

    It’s a huge loss to the industry and I’ve lost a friend

    RIP Chris

  • Phill Fenton

    November 9, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Very sad – I only ever met him once (sign UK 2007) but felt I knew him well as a result of the many posts he made over the years

  • Karen White

    November 9, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Very sad news indeed. ☹

    I did not know him but I saw many of his posts and always appeared to help others.

  • Martin Cole

    November 9, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    That’s very sad news, like others I only met Chris at a couple of times at signs shows in years gone by.

    He was always very helpful on the boards and along with Jamie could name any font from 20 paces.

    He will be sadly missed and my thoughts are with his family.

  • Gary Forbes

    November 9, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    I did not know him other from seeing the occasional post by him.
    Always horrible to hear of a death. poor guy! 🙁

  • Derek Heron derek heron

    November 10, 2020 at 8:32 am

    just seen this so sad a genuine nice guy r.i.p chris

  • Neil Davey

    November 10, 2020 at 10:50 am

    This is really sad news, Chris will be sorely missed. My condolences to Deborah and his family.

  • Kevin Flowers

    November 11, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Just been told about Chris by James Sahota well shocked haven’t seen Chris since going to a sign show with him at the Excel. Sure he will be sadly missed


  • Peter Cassidy

    November 12, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Very sad news.

    I do not know Chris but I saw lots of his posts on this website over the years. I never post comments but thought I would tonight after reading this. It is odd how you feel like you get to know people online.


  • Shane Drew

    November 21, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Oh wow, I’m so upset reading this. Chris was a truly great guy. We had many conversations on the boards in the early years. We used to converse on social media until a few years ago when we both lost touch. His font knowledge was legendary. Condolences to all that knew him. I didn’t even know he was ill. This has come as a shock. So sad.

  • Robert Lambie

    November 22, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    His font knowledge was legendary.


    yep, Chris was always one of a few that you could count on to come in with the answer when stuck. A very helpful guy!

  • Kev Mayger

    November 22, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Wow, very sad news indeed. Chris helped me out on numerous occasions.

    RIP Chris x

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