CRABBE, Anne (née Paton)

Born on October 3, 1955. Passed away on April 22, 2024.

Passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.

No words required – you were simply the best.

Beautiful, loving wife and best mate of Kevan for 51 wonderful years. Loving mother, mother-in-law and Nan of Aaron, Niomie, Jessica, Xzavier and Jenevieve; Steffan, Jess and Sienna.

Funeral Notice

Service: Wednesday May 8, 2024

A celebration of life for Mrs. Anne Crabbe will be held at the Christian Family Church, 33 Cants Road, Colac on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 commencing at 11am.

For those that are unable to attend, CLICK HERE to view the livestream.

In accordance with Anne’s wishes, a private cremation will be held.

55 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. We knew this day was close, but I think we all wished for a miracle…….. you will be missed more than you know……. You have certainly left a huge imprint on my heart.
    Love to all your family at this sad time.
    Lee 💔

    Lee White April 23 2024 4:51 pm
  2. To Kevin and family,
    Thinking of you all, we were so blessed to catch up in QLD for that last coffee,
    Anne, your welcome smile and happy go lucky attitude will be sadly missed for a long time,
    Now at rest and peace.🥀🥀💔

    Phil and Helen xx

    Helen Crabbe April 23 2024 5:43 pm
  3. Deepest sympathy to Kevan, Aaron, Steffan and extended families on the passing of Anne.
    Andy, Gina and Jack Larson

    Gina Larson April 23 2024 6:30 pm
  4. A beautifully creative, kind and generous lady who will be dearly missed by so many people. Sincere sympathy to Kevan and family.
    Love Judy and Ian xx

    Judy Pyke April 23 2024 6:45 pm
  5. My Condolences to Annes’ family. A beautiful soul at rest.
    Anne was admired by many, not just for her beautiful craftwork, but for her genuine care for others.
    Rest peacefully Anne

    Dianne Edwards April 23 2024 7:09 pm
  6. To Kevin and Families
    Our Deepest Sympathy, Prayers and Thoughts are with you
    at the passing of your Dear Anne
    Love from Marlene and Frank

    Frank and Marlene Tooley April 23 2024 7:45 pm
  7. Kevin and family
    Deepest Sympathy to you from Towers family beech forest

    Julie Towers April 23 2024 8:15 pm
  8. Creative, cheery, cheeky, always great company at our ladies lunches at Ferguson, much love and condolences to the Crabbe family xxx

    Gwynneth Cowley April 23 2024 8:15 pm
  9. Our deepest sympathy to all the families. We are thinking of you all at this time. Anne always made us feel welcome. ❤❤ from John Brenda and family

    Brenda Robertson April 23 2024 9:11 pm
  10. Our hearts are heavy with the sadness at the passing of a beautiful soul. Anne Crabbe was a bright gentle light who will be sadly missed by Kevin&the entire family&all who knew her! Rest in peace Anne,your memory will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew you!

    Johanna-Nicollette Kidd (Mrs) April 23 2024 10:01 pm
  11. Our sincere sympathy to Anne’s family. She was a lovely person and a very talented craft lady. We have happy memories of her. Our thoughts are with you all. Sincerely Vonda and Stewart Carson.

    Vonda Carson April 23 2024 10:21 pm
  12. As much as we knew this day was drawing nigh darling Anne, I was not looking forward to never again seeing your beautiful smiling face and enjoying our many chats in real time and on Facebook….. so many beautiful memories I have you to treasure my friend.

    My deepest sympathy, love and prayers are extended to Kevan, Aaron, Steffan and extended families of both the Crabbe and Paton families on the passing of dear Anne.

    You were not only known as a much loved and amazing person serving your community Anne, but were also known by all, as a brilliantly talented and creative woman, a wonderful role model in all areas of your life and a truly loyal and upright friend to all whom had the honour and privilege of knowing you, coupled with so much wisdom and fun times to share with us all.

    I thank you for your beautiful friendship over the past nearly 30 years.

    Anne you suffered so much, your patience endured beyond my comprehension and your incredible resilience held you so strong in the most difficult and challenging moments.

    Your strong faith in God and the great assurance of your love for Him is what always held you strong and you always loved and appreciated all offers of prayers to help you prepare for your eternal journey with a great assurance of inner peace. You knew that God always had you in His keeping Anne.
    When God saw how weary and ready you were to be handpicked as another gorgeous rose for His Eternal Heavenly Garden, He chose to gently close your eyes and take you Home.

    No more pain and suffering,.
    RIP beautiful Anne, til we meet again.

    Much love Carol XOXO ♥️🥀♥️🥀♥️🥀♥️🥀 XOXO

    Carol Smit
    Elliminyt Vic.

    Carol Smit April 23 2024 11:11 pm
  13. My darling friend, will miss our chats and your friendship, condolences to your beautiful family that u were so proud of. Xxxx

    Joey and Syd April 24 2024 12:08 am
  14. A lovely lady who loved her craft work and a wonderful friend to many. You fought a long battle Anne now you can rest in peace. Our deepest sympathy to Kevan and family at this sad time. Christine and Matthew Tippins.

    Christine and Matthew Tippins April 24 2024 8:56 am
  15. To Kevan and family, we are shattered to lose our beautiful friend, she has left us with lots of beautiful memories. Anne your suffering is over you were so brave, you will be sadly missed in our craft group. RIP special lady.. Karen and Wayne 💕🦋

    Karen HOOTON April 24 2024 9:19 am
  16. Dear Kevan and Family,
    Our sincere condolences. We were pleased to have known Anne. She was kind, generous and an inspiration.
    Frans and Ami Hillege

    Ami Hillege April 24 2024 2:48 pm
  17. Dear Kevan and family. We all feel your loss as our adoptive family cousin Anne gained her angel wings ❤️. Pam Jenny Kerri and families Missing her smile and unique laugh 💋💋💋

    Pam Payne April 24 2024 7:40 pm
  18. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kevan & family.
    Anne will be remembered as a friendly and happy go lucky lady who was a very gifted in her craft.
    RIP Anne after your brave cancer battle 🙏

    Carolyn & John Sinclair

    Carolyn Sinclair April 24 2024 8:40 pm
  19. Dear Keven and family Deepest sympathy to you and family from Sandra and Marilyn

    Marilyn dewacht April 25 2024 10:54 am
  20. Dearest Anne. You touched so many lives. Thank you!
    We would like to extend our love, prayers and condolences to Kevan, Aaron, Steffan and the extended Crabbe and Paton families.
    Rest peacefully Anne.
    Much love to all, from the Max and Olive Hancock families.

    Mary Lorraine Hancock-Lowe April 25 2024 11:11 am
  21. To Kevan and family sending condolences to you all on the passing of Ann. Frank and Lillian

    Lillian Filice April 25 2024 12:12 pm
  22. Dearest Anne, John and I will always treasure and be grateful for the warmth and generosity you and Kevan have shown us as neighbours and friends. You’re such a special lady Anne and we will miss terribly.
    Our love and thoughts are with you and your family Kevan.
    John and Raewyn xx

    Raewyn Buchanan April 25 2024 3:01 pm
  23. Rest in peace Aunty Anne
    Sending condolences to Kevan , Aaron , Steffan and the grandkids

    Lauren Paton April 25 2024 5:06 pm
  24. Deepest Sympathy to Kevin and family Fond memories of Anne and Gail working together at Pearsons Pharmacy Anne was an inspiration to those around her Always gave a bit of check in her happy way.
    Sadly missed Stuart Oborne

    Stuart Oborne April 26 2024 12:30 pm
  25. To the Paton family on the passing of dear Anne,my deepest sympathies.
    Mum Rhoda was my best friend for 47yrs,at Irrewillipe,Elliminyt,then in Colac when I moved there,and she to the Barongarook Gardens.
    So glad the funeral is being live screened!
    Rose M Black.
    Formerly Irrewillipe,Elliminyt,Colac,now Ventnor,Phillip Island.

    Rose M Black April 26 2024 6:24 pm
  26. Anne,
    I’m sorry to hear of your passing. My beloved mother’s friend and bridesmaid all those years ago. I hope you reconnect with her above. My condolences to Kevan and family.
    Chamon xo

    Chamon Vogels April 26 2024 10:45 pm
  27. My deepest sympathy to Kevan and all the family.
    She fought until the very end. Am amazing woman. ❤️

    Margaret Brown April 27 2024 10:30 am
  28. A lovely talented lady
    Your inspiring battle is over,
    RIP Anne

    Carolyn & John

    Carolyn Sinclair April 27 2024 2:47 pm
  29. To the extended Crabbe family,
    We send our deepest sympathy to you all at this very sad time. We know you all have special memories to sustain you in your grief.
    Jennine and Bernie Mahoney

    Jennine April 27 2024 5:19 pm
  30. To the extended Crabbe family,
    We send our deepest sympathy to you all at this very sad time. We know you all have special memories to sustain you in your grief.
    Jennine and Bernie Mahoney

    Jennine Mahoney April 27 2024 5:20 pm
  31. My Deepest Sympathy to the Crabbe and Paton families on the passing of Anne.

    Deborah Culton April 28 2024 12:46 pm
  32. Thinking of you Kevin and the family.
    Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    After you have wept and grieved, cherish the love and life of wonderful Anne. She touched the lives of so many.
    Moria Ryan and family.

    Moira April 28 2024 6:48 pm
  33. Dear Kevin & family, to Anne’s siblings & extended families~~sending love ,comfort ,peace on the sad loss of a beautiful girl. A wonderfully happy marriage & still deeply in love~just like her beautiful talented Mother,what ever her current craft was ,it was perfect !. Rest in perfect peace,safe in the adequate arms of our God & loved ones gone before.💔💔❤️❤️

    Margaret Castle April 28 2024 10:36 pm
  34. Our sincere condolences Kevan & family An amazing Lady ❤️RIP Anne. Debbie & Allan Frizon & family

    Debbie Frizon April 29 2024 9:38 am
  35. Our Deepest Sympathies to Kevin & Family and the Paton families with the passing of Anne.Definitely put up a great fight with her illness and will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.R.I.P Anne with our Love.Brian @ Gail Finn and Family.

    Brian Finn April 29 2024 1:00 pm
  36. To Kevin and Family, our love and thoughts are with you. We are privileged to have been a part of your life’s journey, although starting in business contact became more. Anne had a personality larger than life, and together with Kevin every contact bringing a smile to my face. Max and Assunta Arnott and family.

    Max Arnott April 29 2024 3:39 pm
  37. So sorry to hear of Anne’s passing, an ole school mate was fortunate to see on a catchup in Port Fairy. Deepest sympathy to Kevan and families, a long battle may you RIP Anne , whilst memories last u will not be forgotten 🌹 Shelley Coffey

    Shelley Coffey April 30 2024 4:41 pm
  38. To Kevan, Ann’e’s Brothers and Sister and their families I send you loving thoughts on the passing of a lovely and talented lady.May your memories sustain you all over the coming days, I have many memories of times spent with the Paton family over the years.

    Barbara Hallyburton May 1 2024 11:53 am
  39. with our deepest sympathy to Kevin, Aaron, Steffan and extended families for your loss of Anne. The brightest stars shine to remind us, that the special people we lose are always with us. We are blessed to have known Anne through employing both their great sons and forming a lasting relationship with the family. Will be sadly missed. Max and Denette Lomas and family

    maxwell lomas May 1 2024 12:40 pm
  40. Sending heartfelt condolences to Anne’s immediate and extended family members. Anne was a very special person and I fondly recall our last conversation when we spoke in length of our primary school days at Pirron Yallock. We especially recalled the much anticipated end of year concerts, doing folk dances and proudly wearing the crepe paper skirts that Anne’s mother Rhoda had made for us.

    Sue Melville May 1 2024 12:49 pm
  41. Condolences to all te family. Anne was such a kind and friendly lady who helped everyone she could. Her creativeness knew no bounds and I loved all the numerous items she created for me. These will have extra special meaning now and I will remember her with fondness and gratitude every time I use them. Anne will be sadly missed by many, many people. She was taken eay too soon but fond memories of her will last forever. I shall so miss seeing her beautiful smile.


    Janet Hayes May 1 2024 11:27 pm
  42. To Kevan and family
    My deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of your loved one Anne.
    Jean & Don Whitehead and family.

    Jean Whitehead May 2 2024 7:46 pm
  43. We are so deeply sorry for the loss of Anne. Anne will be sadly missed and our love goes out to Kevan and family.
    Love Lindsay and Sue Holland

    Lindsay Holland May 2 2024 8:53 pm
  44. Our deepest sympathy to Kevan and family on the passing of Anne. Was a pleasure to know Anne , our camping mate at Portarlington for the last few years . Will be missed by all of her Happy Hour friends. R.I.P Anne. Gwen and Ventis.

    Gwen Edwards May 4 2024 9:52 am
  45. Our heartfelt condolences to Kevan, Aaron, Steffan and families. Anne was such a warm, caring lady and a pleasure to be with. Her creativeness was exceptional that knew no boundaries. Happy memories of times together are held so dear. Strong to the end, our love is with you Anne.

    Alison Learey and Family May 6 2024 12:05 pm
  46. To Kevan and all of Anne’s family,
    Our sincere sympathy to you all at this very sad time.
    Anne was a special person to all who were privileged to have known her and will be sadly missed.
    From Jan and Laurie Shaw.

    Jan Shaw May 6 2024 8:07 pm
  47. Our deepest sympathy to Kevan, Aaron, Steffan and families, Anne was a very talented person with her hands , her sewing , her beautiful garden . I had the pleasure of working with Anne at Pearson’s Pharmacy many years ago and she later sewed for my children I will cherish the memories of her . May she rest peacefully love Nola and Curley. 💕💕

    Nola McGuane May 7 2024 3:40 pm
  48. Heartfelt Sympathy to Kevan and family,
    Anne was such a kindhearted,friendly and beautiful person
    So creative and skilful at sewing, We are glad to have met you and Kevan camping at Port
    Remembering her with much love Lynda and Jim Harper.

    Lynda and Jim Harper May 7 2024 6:40 pm
  49. Anne was such a vibrant, talented and beautiful lady and colleague.
    Thinking of all her family & loved ones tenderly at this saddest of times.
    Linda 🙏

    Linda Briffa May 7 2024 11:05 pm
  50. To Kevin and family members
    My deepest condolences and sympathies for you all. Anne was a wonderful person. 🙏🙏🙏

    Rao Kamineni May 8 2024 8:57 am
  51. Our deepest sympathy to Kevan and family and Anne’s siblings.
    Such a lovely service today, which brought a smile to my face listening to Anne’s achievements, travels and stories. Gone too soon. 🙏 Faye Fox (McDonald) & Stephen McMaster

    Faye Fox May 8 2024 2:52 pm
  52. We are so sorry for your loss Kevin. Anne was just a lovely lady and friend. always willing to open her home and friendship.
    she will be missed
    Lindsay and Sue Holland

    LINDSAY P HOLLAND May 9 2024 11:23 am
  53. Ok .. Sorry I did not speak at Annie’s funeral when we were asked to share .
    I was her sister and together we forged our lives and supported each other through our respective trials .
    We loved and respected each other , turned to each other to make sense of our shared history.. age and maturity helping us to understand our past and guide our way forward .
    The last 12 years since Anne’s cancer diagnosis and Mums final 12 months in 2013 have been challenging to say the least .
    I have been there for Anne every step of the way as an older sister should .. her courage to face the inevitable was admirable , and she made it easier for us to say goodbye by her positive attitude . We were all amazed how we would visit her in dread and walk away with such an acceptance of the inevitable .

    Claire Gray May 10 2024 6:06 pm
  54. Claire ❤️❤️❤️

    Pam May 10 2024 10:25 pm
  55. Deepest sympathy to Kevan and family and the Paton families, such a talented lady gone too soon, heaven will have a beautiful garden love Jan Tony and family 💔💔❤️❤️

    Jan Keast McElroy May 11 2024 9:07 pm

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