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Thomas M Crabbe

09/11/1921 - 16/02/2023


CRABBE, Thomas Murray: On February 16, 2023, passed away peacefully at Addington Gardens, in his 102nd year. Much loved husband of the late Ngaire, treasured father and father-in-law of Estelle and Maurice (Christchurch), Peter and Susie (Sydney), and Jill (Dunedin), loved pa to Whenua, Bede, and Ya’nan; Simon, and Malinda; Henry, Eliza and Lucy, adored great-grand pa of Zachary, James, Sophie, Mia, Fraser and Holly, much loved brother and brother-in-law of Alice (deceased) and Bill; Lynn and Heather (deceased); Mavis and Jim (deceased) and Graeme and Eileen (deceased), uncle Murray’s many nieces and nephews will have very happy memories of time spent with him ‘on the farm’ in Cromwell…. He delighted in ‘playing tricks’ and ‘pulling legs’, as his grandchildren will also attest to. Special thanks to the nursing staff at Addington Gardens, your care and attention was always appreciated. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Murray Crabbe, c/- PO Box 39127, Christchurch 8545. In accordance with Murray’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place.

“Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, forever dear”