Date: Friday 31st December 2021
Chris' Funeral Service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA
Christopher Vincent McNulty ‘Chris’
Peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family, Chris aged 51 years of Great Harwood. The much loved husband and best friend of Nicola adored dad of Faye, Charlotte, Thomas and Katie, dear son of Mary and Arthur, son-in-law of Kath, dear brother of Julie and Sarah, brother-in-law of Stephen and Dave, uncle to Nicole, Molly and Libby and also a well respected relative and good friend to many.
Following his school years Chris signed up to serve for his country with the Army serving for seven years with the Royal Engineers, during his time he saw active service in Northern Ireland and the Gulf, he was immensely proud of his service and made many good friends who he has remained in contact with. He then went on to work as a support worker at Calderstones Hospital and it was here that he met the ‘love of his life’ Nicola. Chris then set up his own business as a Roofer and with his keen eye to detail and ability to turn his hand to any job he was highly successful, he kept his home immaculate carrying out all the DIY jobs that needed doing and his tool collection was the envy of many. As a dad Chris was fab, he was supportive and always on hand to offer guidance to his children who he loved dearly and each Friday Chris would become ‘Fun Time Dad’ and the children knew this was the time to get what they wanted!
Chris was a life long Rovers supporter and loved to keep up to date with his team, at home he loved nothing more than settling down to read his latest book or watch his favourite documentaries, he loved history and the wonders of the universe and he always wanted to visit space.
Chris will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
The service will also be live streamed for all those that are unable to attend. To login to the service please visit watch.obitus.com and enter the following username and password.
Family flowers only please, donations are being received in his memory on behalf of Pancreatic Cancer Action. To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to the funeral directors.
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MESSAGES for the family of Christopher Vincent McNulty ‘Chris’
Sending love to a lovely family at this very sad time. You were blessed to have him as he was blessed to have you.
Chris & Jen
What an amazing man you guys had. Chris will always be in our memories and his memory will live in our home forever. Rest easy Chris Mc xx
Wow, that description sums him up perfectly. I worked with him early in the First Choice days and we forged a partnership due to our Royal Engineer connections. We lost touch but made connections again when we started supplying window frames. Chris was always a pleasure to deal with and had that “Army Banter” that was so unique to people that had been in the Army environment. I was devastated to hear of his passing and will remember him always.
Steve “Joey” Morris
I served with Chris in Germany and in the first Gulf war. He was a proper character and I always remember him being such an upbeat and funny character. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing, he was taken too soon. RIP in the eternal Squadron bar and save me a seat so we can catch up one day.
We send all our love to all the family. You are in our thoughts every day. Rest in peace my lovely cousin.
Andy, Suzanne and Izzy
Chris is a legend, his spirit, sense of fun and friendship will live on in many peoples memories. Our love, condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lots of love xxx
Rowena and Family
Chris always had a smile and stopped for a chat when watching the boys playing football. He was a lovely bloke and will be missed by more than he knew xx
Michael and Rebecca Caulfield
Our sincere condolences to Nicola, Faye, Charlotte, Thomas and Katie and all the family at this difficult time. We are honoured to have been part of your day in November and will hold the memory in a special place in our hearts. Even though your time on the job is temporary, if you do a good enough job, your work there will last forever. You have certainly done a good job Chris. Rest at peace. Love and strength to you all. Xxx
Helen and Phill
God Bless Our Dear Friend x see you again someday x Love you and the Zest you had for Life x
Thinking of you all during this very sad time. Xxx
May the Almighty God comfort Nicola, the children and the entire family, at this time and always. May his soul rest in peace.
We were both Perie tp at Dover. He was always joking and laughing and mucking about. It made our year at Dover much more bearable. We both ended up in the charlie section, 1 Tp, 30 fld Sqn and both did the same APC driving course. He was a great lovely guy who will be sadly missed. My thoughts are with you all. X
Was lucky to have met and served with Chris during the first Gulf War. Chris was a happy go lucky guy who I remember with great fondness, was so sad to hear of his illness and passing, one of life’s good guys. Will be thinking of him and you all at this very sad time.
Chris was nicknamed “Nugget” by one of the best section commanders I worked with in 25 years. He brought out Chris’s character very quickly and we had the honour of serving with one of the very best sappers you could ever wish to meet. We have very fond memories of Chris in Iserlohn, Northern Ireland and the Gulf War of 90/91. Thank you Nugget/Chris, for being such a great soldier. See you in the Sqn Bar.
Our deepest sympathies. I had the privilege of serving with Chris in the Gulf and I always saw him with a smile on his face. Respect.
Chris was one of my older brothers best friends. Growing up he was always in and out of our house and was considered part of the family. One day when I was about 11 or 12 my mum sent me up to get Stan from Chris’s for dinner about 100 yards before I got to the house I could hear drums banging and guitars twanging it was coming from Chris’s house. Mrs McNulty sent me to the cellar to get Stan so I sneaked in as quiet as I could. Rob was banging the drums his hair flying everywhere like Animal from the muppets, Chris and Stan were both pulling guitar face while pounding away as if they were on stage on Wembley. I don’t remember what the Band name was or why it came straight to mind when I heard the sad news but it made me smile. Nicola, children and all the McNulty family am deeply sorry for your loss xxx
Hello Nicola – so shocked and sorry to hear about Chris – just remembering when he tried to show me how to make pasta but I couldn’t believe how long it was taking and just wanted to get back to the drink! Also when we went out on our lunch break and bought a load of shellfish and then cooked and ate them on the ward! Residents refused to partake! Thinking of u all – get in touch – unsure whether I can make the funeral but will try – Ann McQuoid has my number x
Chris and Madeleine Barrientos
Sending all our love at this incredibly difficult time xxx
Danny & Dawn O’Rourke
Thinking of all the trips we made together & the time we were at Paris train station for 18 hours with no money! Not a cent haha, I would give my right arm to spend that time together again! Love you Brother xxx
Thinking of you at this very sad time. Rest in peace Chris ???? ????
Irene and Tommy Doherty
Thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.
Our sincere condolences to Chris’s family. Chris was a wonderful man, he was a good friend, we will always remember him for his great sense of humour and he always wore a smile. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Wishing you comfort and peace in the days ahead.
Nicola, I’m really sorry to hear your sad news. Sending much love to you and your family.
The Procter Family
It was heartbreaking to hear that Chris had passed away, a true family man with a big heart. Deepest sympathy for you Nicola and all the family, sending all our love xx Susan, Trevor, William and Evie.
Sean Northey (Beaker)
Nugget, still not sunk in proper. I’ll be raising a glass(or two) to remember the good times we had many years ago in Iserlohn, on tour and of course on leave on the wrong side of the Pennines ( Blackburn !) by and of course the right side ( Donny, centre of the Universe ????) . Our time here is so brief, it was an honour to spend part of that time with you and your family. RIP brother, till we meet again in the Squadron bar x
Richard & Isabel
Dear Nicola, it’s probably of no surprise that I can’t remember the year or the details of when we first got to know you both… However, hazy and happy memories come to mind of Jazzies and of Calderstones’ pay day ‘do’s’. Warmth, genuineness & a shared sense of humour were there from the start from both of you & remained throughout our friendship. Over the years, Chris also showed us his more sensible & dare I say, more sensitive side which of course links to the discussions Chris & Isabel would have about politics – whilst both were never going to agree on the merits of Jeremy Corbin, it was always clear that they had the same values at heart. The nights out, especially at gigs, bring back the biggest smiles – Chris always seemed on form, always good company & brought out the best in others (all whilst seeming to maintain the same end-of-night, beer-in-hand dance!). I honestly can’t remember anyone ever having a bad word to say about Chris & struggling to think of anyone else who’s so well liked by so many people (my mum certainly developed a soft spot for him!). Even this week, people who I didn’t know knew Chris have told me of their fondness for him when he worked on Mitton Road. We can’t imagine what you & your family are going through at the moment. The love within your family & love from your friends will get you through and eventually things will get easier. Along with all your other friends, we’ll always be here for you & we’ll be lifelong friends. We both feel extremely fortunate to have had Chris as a friend and it is simply cruel & unfair that he left us all so early. With all our love, Richard & Isabel xxx
Ian, Jen & Abbie Owen
When you lose someone you love it’s hard to beat the sorrow. And it takes such strength & courage just to face tomorrow. But may each precious memory be a guiding light to you & the warm concern of others be of the greatest comfort too. RIP Chris McNulty. Love to you all x
John and Ruth
A genuinely lovely guy taken far too soon. All love and thoughts to all of the family. A lovely service which summed up perfectly how we saw him. Will be missed. RIP Chris.
So sorry to hear your sad news Nicola. Sending you and the family all my love. RIP Chris x