TRIBUTES have been paid to a Flintshire man described as the “most genuine, selfless and caring person on the planet”.

Josh Chapman, 30, died suddenly after collapsing at his home in Leeswood on Christmas Day.

Josh, managing director of IT firm NetResult, is said to have touched the hearts of everyone who knew him.

He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew and grandson.

Josh’s heartbroken widow, Danielle, has paid a touching tribute to him.

She said: “He was very much a family man and would do anything for them, he was well respected by everyone that he worked with and everyone misses him dearly.

“I owe my life to Josh as I was in a very dark place when we met so I owe it to him to live my best life because he can’t. If I can I want to travel, sky dive, scuba dive and do the things that we had planned to do together. I just want to make him proud.

“I feel broken, lost and my heart aches every second of the day. He was my soulmate, and he took half of me with him the day he died. I want him to know how much I love him and miss him every second of the day.

“I am trying to be strong and I’m surviving for him but one day we will be reunited.”

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Josh’s rise to managing director of NetResult happened partly by chance.

NetResult was an existing IT company in London owned by Nick Bell who had run it on his own for 20 years until he started speaking to Josh on eBay.

They soon found that they had a common interest and that Nick needed someone to take over the business as he wanted to retire soon, so Josh completed some high-tech server work for him and then they became partners.

Josh soon helped grow the company in the north, with the opening of NetResult’s Mold office being the company’s third northern office in the last couple of years.

Paying tribute to Josh, Nick Bell said: “Josh was deeply loved by his family and friends and the loss they feel cannot be put into words. Those of us who had the opportunity to work with him at NetResult also feel a tremendous loss.

“He was an extraordinarily gifted IT engineer and accomplished businessman.

“His exceptional work ethic, long term commitment to clients, and belief that his colleagues were integral to both his personal and the company’s success made him truly one of a kind.

“Josh was instrumental in taking our company to where it is now. His contribution has left a huge mark on the business and we will forever be grateful to him.”

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Outside of work, Josh was a huge fan of Oasis.

Danielle said: “I walked down the aisle to a string quartet playing ‘Whatever’ and he wanted to learn ‘Talk Tonight’ on the guitar and he wanted me to learn the lyrics so we could perform in harmony, but I will never get the chance to do that now.”

She is hoping to organise for a personal tribute from Noel and Liam Gallagher to be played at his funeral.

Danielle said: “I would be extremely grateful if a tribute or anything could be arranged to be played at his funeral in his memory. I know that Oasis is no more but I’m reaching out in the hope that something could be arranged for him because he was so amazing and he would have loved it.”

Josh is also said to have been a massive cat lover and of his cat Tiger, and his car - a Jaguar XF.

He is said to have had a passion for Motorcross and wanted to buy an off-road crosser.

Danielle describes him as “a bit of an adrenaline junkie” who loved fast rides and quad biking and had been sky diving a couple of times.

He was said to be a “sun worshipper” and would lay in the sun for hours, and also loved Star Wars and going outdoors for walks, as well as all things technology.

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