Chris Tunbridge (TunnerUK) CT Motorcycle Services

oldrat

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#1
I am sad to relay the news that late last week, Chris Tunbridge of CT Motorcycle Services in Kent (Tunneruk) passed away. Chris was by far the best motorcycle paint craftsmen that money could buy and as such he was well known to many on various forums, hence this message.

Im sorry but no further details are available at present.

Feel free to contact me should you need to discuss
 

Timeandtide

Registered User
#4
I am sad to relay the news that late last week, Chris Tunbridge of CT Motorcycle Services in Kent (Tunneruk) passed away. Chris was by far the best motorcycle paint craftsmen that money could buy and as such he was well known to many on various forums, hence this message.

Im sorry but no further details are available at present.

Feel free to contact me should you need to discuss
Lengthy thread(s) on UKGSER about him (as you know!)
 

PAD

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#5
A very sad affair indeed. I never met Chris, but was aware of the standard of his work. The manner of his passing should be a matter for us all to ponder, I think.

Talk.
 

oldrat

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The UKGSer forum has raised an impressive £3,500 in a little over 36 hours. The aim is to cover the costs of the funeral which are just over £4k.

If you knew or had dealings with Chris, or otherwise wish to put your hand in your pocket for a fellow biker, the PayPal account for ‘Friends and Family’ donations is PM ME FOR DETAILS PLEASE or call me on
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Chris was a much loved and respected member of a very broad biking community. It seems that for a long time he was suffering from depression and demons which he managed to hide from those close to him. No one saw it coming.

He might however have had a different perspective about his illness IF he knew how much he was loved and appreciated by those he touched.

Depression affects so many, don’t bottle it up and keep it to yourself. Talk.

And if you care for someone, make sure that you tell them, even if you think it’s obvious.

Thank you
Ratty
 

Timeandtide

Registered User
#9
The UKGSer forum has raised an impressive £3,500 in a little over 36 hours. The aim is to cover the costs of the funeral which are just over £4k.

If you knew or had dealings with Chris, or otherwise wish to put your hand in your pocket for a fellow biker, the PayPal account for ‘Friends and Family’ donations is PM ME FOR DETAILS PLEASE or call me on
Oh seven seven oh three
Four five nine
Three four nine
Chris was a much loved and respected member of a very broad biking community. It seems that for a long time he was suffering from depression and demons which he managed to hide from those close to him. No one saw it coming.

He might however have had a different perspective about his illness IF he knew how much he was loved and appreciated by those he touched.

Depression affects so many, don’t bottle it up and keep it to yourself. Talk.

And if you care for someone, make sure that you tell them, even if you think it’s obvious.

Thank you
Ratty

Now over £4K
 

oldrat

Guzzista and Ducatista
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#11
I went to Chris’ funeral today, I would guess about 300 people, they filled the chapel and were standing up in the corridor outside. A fabulous turn out from UKGSers

Chris’ coffin had rural scenes airbrushed over it, with a motorcycle at the head. I couldn’t quite see it, and I didn’t want to clamber over the ‘fella’ but it looked like his Triumph, without the infamous bars.
The chapel greeted us with Jimi Hendrix as we walked in. There were a number of eulogies which were all very touching, and rufty tufty me couldn’t help but sniffle.
The bit that really got me was when he was described as so warm and chatty to callers to the workshop, (any caller who dropped off/collected parts would be filled with tea and biscuits and have a great banter) but how at the same time he must have been in a dreadful struggle with demons and suffering internally, but covering it all up. I thought back to the many happy times I’ve visited him and how there was no hint of anything wrong.

Heroic- the way he kept the sunny side up, but so so desperately sad that he was unable to open up.

Chris’s legacy, is I hope, that stoicism does no one any good.
Depression is an illness that we have no control over avoiding it.

Talk about, it’s far more common than you may imagine.
 
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