A family have been left devastated after a dad-of-three died suddenly.
Chris Mccormick, aged 52, tragically died of a sudden heart attack on November 29.
According to close friends and family of Chris, who worked as an electrician, he was ‘fit as a fiddle’ and was loved by his family, friends, and work colleagues, as reported by Liverpool Echo.
Micheal Halsall met Chris through an online football banter group and described him as a “true friend” and “fantastic father and husband”.
He said: “Chris was a family man and a proud Scouser. He was a local tradesman who was well known and loved by his colleagues.
“He seemed fit as a fiddle from what I saw. He was always grafting hard, nobody would have expected it.
“He was an electrician by trade but he was good with anything really. I was often asking him for DIY advice!
“We are all totally devastated and our daily lives won’t be the same without him without his clever and funny posts. But also on a personal level he was always behind the scenes as a true friend for so many.”
Chris was a massive Liverpool FC fan and was very active on football banter pages on Facebook.
He was an admin of the ‘Blues vs Reds Banter group’ for a short time and was describes as one of the groups “most revered and respected members”.
The group has since been renamed ‘Blues vs Chris’ Mighty Reds Banter Group’ in his memory.
Michael continued: “He was a passionate Liverpool supporter, he loved the unique relationship with Evertionians so was well known by reds and blues on banter pages
“He never got upset or carried away. He was hilarious and witty and always knew exactly what to say so you were totally out of retorts.
“But in the five or so years I’d known him on there I never heard anyone who said they didn’t like him. He was just a top fella.
“And the more I get to know his family now the more I am seeing he was a fantastic father and husband as well.”
Micheal set up a GoFundMe page to raise vital money for the family after his sudden heart attack.
The fund has already seen 24 donations adding up to £750.
Micheal said: “Chris would be shocked at how many people have chipped in already. But these things bring our city’s two sides together even during such bitter tension as the derby!”
“For me this is what football should at its core be about. The people from both sides putting aside the tension and rivalry and coming together to raise a small but very meaningful amount of money to make a difference to his heartbroken family. We are the peoples city and always will be.”
Visit Chris’ GoFundMe Page here.
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