Well known estate agent dies just weeks after terminal diagnosis – and marriage

EYE is saddened to report the death on June 5th of 57 year old Chris Stops, who ran Heywoods Estate Agents, in the Newcastle-under-Lyme area, for 30 years.

He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just five weeks before he died, and married Janine, his partner of 32 years, in a special lockdown ceremony during his illness.

Chris’ profile on the company website says:

I acquired Heywoods in 1991, and am proud to have helped it grow in that time, building on the business’s heritage to become the best.

My day-to-day job often involves handling out-of-the ordinary situations, which I relish, as well as guiding my excellent team.

I’m a local lad, and when I’m not at Heywoods, I’m on my farm.

“We have sheep, cattle and pigs, which does mean holidays are a pipe-dream while they’re producing youngsters, so I content myself with Prosecco and a good film.”

A Heywoods spokesman said:

“Chris was a very well-known and well-liked figure in the region’s property industry.

“He was a very astute businessman and had a number of business interests alongside the estate agency which was his life-long passion.

“Under Chris’ tenure, he helped thousands of people to buy and sell their homes in North Staffordshire; and this year marks three decades since he took over Heywoods.”

We offer our condolences to Janine, and Chris’ family, colleagues, and friends.

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5 Comments

  1. forwardthinker

    RIP FELLOW AGENT

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  2. Mike Bidwell

    Very sad to read this.  Sincere condolences to his family and colleagues.  RIP Chris.

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  3. PeeBee

    Sad news indeed.  Thoughts are with those who knew and loved him.

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  4. HProp

    Sad news indeed. Sincerest condolences to family, friends and colleagues. Chris was always a lovely guy to work with.

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  5. APE

    Condolences to Chris’ friends, colleagues and loved ones.

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