John Joseph Crowe

Worlds best husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away peacefully on 20th June, 2021.

A funeral service to Celebrate and Remember John's life will be held in the Federation Chapel, Lilydale Memorial Park, 126 Victoria Road, Lilydale on Tuesday June 29th at 11.45am.

 John's service will be live streamed for anyone wishing to view.  Please contact family or email Oakdale Funerals at for access to the link.

Private Cremation to Follow

Loved by so many

Forever in our Hearts 



  1. Ken Latta on 24 June 2021 at 1:55 pm

    Always friendly, personable and positive, John played a key role within HRV in promoting the sport, drawing new sponsors and supporters, and ensuring those already involved were earnestly listened to and made to feel appreciated. Thank you for your positiveness, wisdom and candour, and thinking of family in support.

  2. Graeme and Roz Ireland on 24 June 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Sending love to Ingrid and family.
    John was loved by all who knew him and will be missed by us all.

  3. Peter Gaffney. on 24 June 2021 at 4:51 pm

    John Crowe.
    A true and loyal friend for many years.
    Will be sadly missed by many.
    Peter Gaffney.

  4. Katrina Heffernan on 24 June 2021 at 5:50 pm

    In fond memory of John
    His love of Thoroughbred Racing will always be remembered
    Deepest sympathy to Ingrid Crowe & Family
    Katrina & Kevin (dec) Heffernan

  5. Rob Pongho on 24 June 2021 at 7:19 pm

    An out and out champion bloke who had the innate ability to make everybody welcome and galvanise a room.
    A great mentor and mate who provided unparalleled wisdom and advice.
    Deepest sympathy to Ingrid, Heidi, Sean and family.
    Rob Pongho

  6. annie on 25 June 2021 at 2:44 pm

    In loving memory of John Crowe. A true gentleman who was larger than life and was the proudest family man on earth.
    The loss we feel is immeasurable as is the love you leave behind.
    No family event will ever be the same.
    You were the light that lit up Christmas. The worlds greatest storyteller at your Grandchildrens birthday parties.
    God gave us all a special gift when our families united as one. A limb has been broken from our family tree.
    A link has broken from our family chain.
    Heartfelt condolences to Ingrid, Heidi, Sean, Rodney, Ebony, Charlize, Brandon, Patrick, Oliver and to John’s brothers
    Ray, Peter and families.
    Rest in Peace John.
    Ken and Marree Williams.

  7. John and Jillianne Burnet on 25 June 2021 at 8:29 pm

    John Crowe
    To dearest Ingrid and family
    In loving memory of our dear friend and neighbour.
    Lots of happy times together. We loved chatting and enjoying the friendship of a great raconteur!
    So much love to you Ingrid our very dear friend.
    John and Jillianne Burnet

  8. Ann Marovitch on 26 June 2021 at 10:57 am

    Darling Ingrid, Heidi, Sean, Ray, Peter and Family, Ivan and I will always remember John as a great man who new about anything and everything. He loved a party as a typical Irish man would, and included all those around him. His family were everything to him as were his grandchildren. It was so sad to see him get so ill but he has his wings on now and is at peace. Much love to you all, Ivan and Ann 🙏

  9. Helen Port on 26 June 2021 at 2:34 pm

    In loving memory of a dear lifelong friend. John was a gentleman, raconteur, supreme host and a joy to be around.
    His memory will never fade in our hearts as there are some many stories, events, people and places that will always remind us of John.
    Our deepest sympathy and love to Ingrid, Heidi, Sean and families. The comfort of family and friends will help heal the terrible pain you currently feel.

    Helen, Martin & Simon Port

  10. Lyn Boyes on 26 June 2021 at 4:33 pm

    To Ingrid and family my heart felt condolences. May John Rest In Peace after a full filing life. He will be sadly missed

  11. Mandy & Tyron Smyth on 28 June 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Sending all our love to Ingrid, Heidi. Sean & family. John was such a special man. So proud of his family & grandchildren. Christmas Day will never feel the same. Thank you for always keeping my glass full. Forever in our hearts & memories. Love to you all Mandy, Tyron, Hunter & Tully xo

  12. Faye on 29 June 2021 at 10:18 am

    Our hearts are filled with such sadness, but our memories are filled with smiles and laughter of the good times we shared with John over the years. So much love to Ingrid, Heidi, Sean and extended family.
    All our love – Faye & April xx

  13. Sue McDonald on 29 June 2021 at 11:17 am

    Dearest Ingrid, Heidi, Sean, Ray, Peter and families…
    John was a wonderful, generous and caring man who loved his family and friends.
    He was always inclusive of others and unconditional with his friendship and love. He lived life to the full and endeared himself to all. We have so many memories to keep of happy times spent together!
    Our thoughts and love are with you all.
    Sue, Fiona and Olivia McDonald