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159 comments on “Peter Crowley”

  1. Peter, in between me having babies and us working at different sites, our lives only crossed briefly at Moonee Valley, but you had a big impact. You were wise, genuine and always had time for everyone. I loved hearing about your adventures and sharing travel stories together.
    To the Crowley family, I am so sorry for your loss. Peter spoke about you all so fondly. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your farewell.
    I’ve had two baby boys since I first met Peter in 2015. Stephen and Micheal it sounds like your Dad gave you the upbringing we are trying to give our boys and I hope we can instil in our boys some of the same values, work ethic and love of travel and adventure that he has in the both of you.
    Farewell Peter, life really is too short and I’m going to try and walk a little bit faster and because of you I always turn the bathroom fan off!

    Catherine Foreman

  2. Peter, in between me having babies and us working at different sites, our lives only crossed briefly at Moonee Valley, but you had a big impact. You were wise, genuine and always had time for everyone. I loved hearing about your adventures and sharing travel stories together.
    To the Crowley family, I am so sorry for your loss. Peter spoke about you all so fondly. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your farewell.
    I’ve had two baby boys since I first met Peter in 2015. Stephen and Micheal it sounds like your Dad gave you the upbringing we are trying to give our boys and I hope we can instil in our boys some of the same values, work ethic and love of travel and adventure that he has in the both of you.
    Farewell Peter, life really is too short and I’m going to try and walk a little bit faster and because of you I always turn the bathroom fan off!

    Catherine Foreman

  3. I am so glad to have been able to watch Peter’s memorial service and to to hear what Beth, her sons and Peter’s brothers had to say about Peter: how he embraced life, all the experiences he had and shared with those he loved most. Having shared an office with Peter at Pascoe Vale Girls College, I knew something of the things that were talked about but did not realise the full breadth of Peter’s tastes, talents and experiences. I can only imagine the void the loss of Peter has left in the lives of Beth, in particular, her sons and Peter’s brothers. I hope that they can find some comfort in the memory of all the experiences they have shared, that most people would not manage to have in multiple life times.

  4. I am so glad to have been able to watch Peter’s memorial service and to hear Beth, her boys and Peter’s brothers talk about Peter, how he embraced all aspects of life, experienced so much and shared those experiences with those he loved most. Having shared an office with Peter at Pascoe Vale Girls College, I knew of some of the aspects of Peter’s life but was not aware of the breadth of his talents, tastes and experiences. I can only imagine the void that the loss of Peter has left in the lives of Beth, in particular, and his sons and brothers and that their sadness will remain with them forever. May they all find some comfort in the memories of all those wonderful experiences they shared that most people would not experience in multiple life times.

  5. I am very sorry for your loss.

    I worked with Peter for a short time on the Preventing Violence Together partnership during his time at Moonee Valley.

    He was very generous with his knowledge and experience in gender equity and Very passionate about his work.

  6. My all time favourite teacher (PVGSC 20 years ago). He was my inspiration to become a teacher. What an amazing man, so sad to hear that he’d passed. Sending thoughts and prayers to his family.

  7. There were very few myrtleford teachers I remember fondly, but Mr. Crowley was one of them.
    He encouraged my love of music and that encouragement led to a 20 year career in radio.
    Later, I became an author, and two exclamations he said during classes were included in my books.
    “Big hairy deal” and “holy snapping duck s**t”.

    I’ll always remember him.
    Thanks for the memories, Mr. Crowley.
    I hope you’ve found peace.

    Jason McIntosh

  8. Peter, a generous, helpful and insightful colleague in the area of community safety in Moonee Valley, was a guiding light and mentor for all involved in Neighbourhood Watch. He gave unstintingly of his talents and time and support to our projects and our efforts. It was Peter’s brilliance that guided me, in conjunction with Moonee Valley Police in winning a major grant to have many anti crime and safety signs installed around Moonee Valley. Thank you Peter for all you did for us in Moonee Valley. Peter, a very fine and admirable man, much missed.

    1. On behalf of Neighbourhood Watch Moonee Valley, deep sympathy and condolences are extended to the Crowley family and close associates for the loss of such a treasured, valued and loved member of your family and inner circles.

  9. Dear Beth and Family,

    I am sure my words will not provide as much comfort as I would like them to.
    Not sure if you remember me but I babysat your kids back in Myrtleford. I am convinced I would not be here today and certainly would not be as happy and successful as I have been had it not been for Mr. Crowley and his advice, support and wisdom when I went through a very difficult time.

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    Sending much love,

    Monika

  10. Dear Beth, Steve, and Michael,

    I first met Peter when I was at Moonee Valley Racing Club and he was with the Docklands Project back in 2007. We re-connected when he joined Moonee Valley City Council and were work colleagues. He brought so much to the Community Safety Officers role and developed some amazing partnerships for Council. My wife and I were travelling to Broome and Peter sent me a beautiful detailed e-mail on all the places to visit. A beautiful insightful man who will be dearly missed.

  11. Hello Beth,
    Sal and I were very saddened to hear of Peter’s passing and we pass on our condolences and thoughts to you and your family.
    We often speak of our time overseas where you and Peter were such good friends and support for us in that exciting but sometimes trying year. Bec and Mel used to be so excited when “PeterBeth” were coming to visit or even stay the night. Peter was so loving and playful with the girls. Our day at the Kentucky Derby together always comes to mind when that event comes around each year.
    Would love to catch up with you some time down the track if you wish.
    Damian and Sally x

  12. We were there with you and, we’re sure you know, will continue to be. You would have felt the comfort of the multitude of people sharing you deep sadness. Life is sometimes so hard to understand but, it’s passing, even more so.

  13. Beth, Steve and Michael

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Peter when he started the Docklands News at VicUrban. He was a caring gentleman who talked with great affection about his sons. Thank you for allowing me to join in for yesterday’s service. You all spoke beautifully – as did Peter’s brothers – no editing necessary! I can only hope to have such close and loving relationships: perhaps this is Peter’s greatest legacy.

  14. Beth, Steve and Michael what a wonderful tribute for Peter. Beth thank you for your courage to share so many precious memories to celebrate the life that Peter and you forged together. Steve and Michael thank you for sharing the stories that so eloquently captured the personality of Peter. A generous and such a capable man who always found the time to take an interest and care for others.
    Much love
    Anne and family

  15. A privilege to share the love, the joy and the raw emotion of Peter’s farewell. To Beth, Michael and Steve our heartfelt thoughts are with you. It was wonderful to spend time with Peter at the Howitt Hall reunion that he organised in December. He will be greatly missed. As you said Beth, you had many adventures planned to do together and will miss him most. love David and Nan

  16. A great service for a man that holds a special place in the hearts of all Steve’s university friends. All my love to Beth, and Micheal, and my sincere condolences to you Stevie.

  17. Love to Beth, Steve & Michael, Partners and Family
    What a fabulous moving send off you achieved in difficult circumstances. The fabulous memories and family values you have nurtured with Peter I know will give you strength to create strong futures together. Though I am sure that does not seem achievable without the helmsperson at the moment
    Deep admiration for you all xoxo
    Sue Rye (N.Barker MSC dec)

  18. What an amazing life you all had & one you & Peter have passed onto the boys, Beth. How beautifully they spoke of their father today, Peter will certainly live on through their lives & all that they do.
    I’m so glad that you took up the job in Perth, Beth, it gave Phil & I a chance to reconnect with you both after years of not being close, best when you, Pete & Nimmer came to stay.
    I miss your lightening visits to WA , enroute to somewhere on this side of the continent.
    Sad, sad day, love to you & the boys. Xx

  19. To Mrs Crowley, Stephen and Michael, such a beautiful service for a life that was lived to the fullest….what wonderful memories you all have of a loving husband and father….Mr Crowley will always be remembered as a wonderful mentor and teacher at Myrtleford High…

  20. Such a lovely service, it was a privilege to have known Peter.
    I worked with Peter at Moonee Valley, he was always willing to share his knowledge and experience and help in any way, he certainly helped me many times and I learnt a lot from him. Such a loss.. deepest sympathy to Peter’s family and friends.
    Gone but never forgotten.

  21. Peter had a wonderful farewell today. We remember sharing good times especially pre Christmas with Robyn and Peter and Tom and Robyn in Myrtelford and Wodonga. All our love. Rob and Carol Hutchinson.

  22. Beth, Steve and Michael. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful husband and father. Peter leaves a huge hole in the hearts of all who knew him. I can’t begin to imagine how massive yours are.

    With much love to all of you.

    Ros Isbel

  23. Dear Beth, Michael and Steve,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Sending you lots of love,
    Kym

  24. Dear Beth and family,
    Thank you for making the live-stream available. I shed a few tears watching and being with you in spirit.
    It was wonderful to hear you all talk about Peter’s life.
    At Myrtleford High I was lucky to have been one of his students and involved in the ski program of which he was so passionate.
    I am certain I am a better skier and person due to his encouragement and instruction. He also gave me the opportunity to work in the ski hire at Happy Valley Homestead and instruct some groups on a few occasions. I’m sure I made some mistakes but he was always one to encourage and trust.
    After many years away from Myrtleford studying and working in electronics design I have moved back to Myrtleford and I am enjoying rediscovering the beautiful area and spending time with family.
    I shall always hold dear my memories of my time with Peter and my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Andrew Jones

  25. Tonight I’m listening to all the songs I learnt to know and love during our Crowley Saultry Dippa hikes and adventures. I’m devastated for you all. As Mike said- the world is a bleaker palace without Pete in it

  26. Dear Beth,
    A heartbreaking loss. If only there were words that could give the comfort you all deserve.
    Loving thoughts to you,
    Margarita

  27. What a lovely service to celebrate Petes life. A selfless, caring man who I am grateful to have come into my life as a teacher, whilst a student at the Myrtleford High School and then to be employed by Pete in his ski shop at Valley Homestead, Ovens. I was so grateful when Peter gave me a set of old boots, skis and poles from his ski shop when he shut shop. I thought I was so cool having my own skis etc, thanks to his kindness. Thank you for allowing me to share in Petes life story and goodbye, very touching and emotional. I was sitting on the Highway doing speed enforcement watching the service when tears rolled down my face. I prayed no one came along speeding. The prayer did not work so I put on my dark glasses to cover my red, glazed watery eyes to speak to my speeding customer, yes, they got a ticket for speeding and disrupting something very important- Petes goodbye! What a beautiful service, Beth, Michael and Steven you were so amazing and Pete would be so proud of you all. My sincere condolences to you all and your families and best wishes for the future.

  28. I met Peter through the Myrtleford Ski Club I always enjoyed our conversations his support and his ability to help me look at life from different angles On behalf of the Myrtleford Ski our deepest sympathies to the family this was a touching calibration of life in very trying times
    Brett Dobson
    President Myrtleford Ski Club

  29. All our thoughts and love at this time to the whole family. Steve, your friendship over the past the 13 years has meant the world to me, and the kindest of both Skoot and Beth has been so special. Skoot was such asn icon and made such an impact on so many lives, he will be remembered forever and ever.
    All our love, Manda and Tom.

  30. Crowley Clan – I am, as ever, in awe of your immense strength and the depth of your love.
    When I think of Peter, I think of that wry smile, crazy broad general knowledge, wines at Myrtleford Ski Club, epic backyard Grand Final Day celebrations and delicious dinners at Middlesex – always with great music, excellent chat and go-pro footage. My heart breaks for you. Peter is, and will always be, loved and you are all so very loved. xx

  31. Dear Beth, Steve & Michael
    It was such a beautiful service. Peter left this world too soon but the impact and influence he had on so many will last forever. I will always remember his sense of humour and kindness. Farewell Peter, Rest In Peace.
    Love to you all, Mary

  32. Very, very sad day, but a lovely service, you all spoke wonderfully. Thank you. Peter will be immensely missed by all, including me.

    Heartfelt condolences, and much love.

  33. Dear Beth and family,
    Thank you for making the live-stream available. I shed a few tears watching and being with you in spirit.
    It was wonderful to hear you all talk about Peter’s life.
    At Myrtleford High I was lucky to have been one of his students and involved in the ski program of which he was so passionate.
    I am certain I am a better skier and person due to his encouragement and instruction. He also gave me the opportunity to work in the ski hire at Happy Valley Homestead and instruct some groups on a few occasions. I’m sure I made some mistakes but he was always one to encourage and trust.
    After many years away from Myrtleford studying and working in electronics design I have moved back to Myrtleford and I am enjoying rediscovering the beautiful area and spending time with family.
    I shall always hold dear my memories of my time with Peter and my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Andrew Jones

  34. A much loved teacher at Pascoe Vale Girls SC, a person we could talk and laugh with at ease.
    Deepest sympathies to the Crowley clan, and all who knew him.

  35. Love to you & the boys Beth.

    What an amazing life you all had together. You two made your boys the wonderful & loving & thoughtful beings that they were today, how beautifully they spoke & remembered their Dad. Peter will live through them.
    Hold each other close as we know you will. Xxxx Jenny & Philxxxx

  36. Dear Beth, Steve and Michael,

    Peter was a former colleague and dear friend.

    I have countless memories of fun, thoughtful and wonderful conversations with him. He was an incredible man who made people feel seen, heard and valued. He was genuinely interested in others; his impact on the world was tremendous.

    Peter will always hold a special place in my heart and I will never forget his kindness and friendship.

    My heart goes out to you while you are enduring this incredible pain. I can’t even imagine. I am thinking of you and sending much love.

    Melissa xo

  37. Dear Beth,

    That was a wonderful service. Say hello to Des for me. I’m sorry I have not seen more of you both over the years.

    Andrew

  38. My sincere condolences to you Beth, Steven, Michael….so courageous! A beautiful service today. He has left his legacy and touched so so many. I was a student at Myrtleford Secondary College from 1988-1994…he was my Year Level Coordinator for three years, and taught me Business Management. He was definitely one of my favourite teachers.I also worked in his Ski shop at Valleyhomestead, and have very fond memories of the beautiful soul he was
    Have fun up there Pete…and say gday to Ian McCraken

  39. Dear Beth, Stephen and Michael and family,
    Thank you for the amazing service we were privileged to watch online. Your strength and love shone through and was truly inspirational.
    Peter and I became friends during the “Docklands” era for his work journey. Always a gentleman and thinking of others Peter would often walk me home to my Docklands home after an event that ran late just to be sure I was home safely. I know many of the Docklands crew including Nicqui were joining in today’s service. I have so many find memories of Peter that I will cherish.

  40. A wonderful farewell for a truly good man.
    I will remember him as the kind, caring and considerate person that I have known since grade 5.
    Beth, I look forward to many more years of celebrating Peter’s birthday with you over lunch on February 27 – our recent pact!
    Love and hugs to you, Steven & Alex and Micheal & Jess

  41. Dear Beth, Stephen and Michael,
    Such a beautiful service. You truly celebrated Peter’s Life with love, honour and dignity giving great insight into how he touched some many lives and helped make this world a better place. You have been blessed to have such a man in your lives. I wish to express my deepest sympathy to you all and to let you know I am here in any capacity should you need an old friend.
    All my Love
    Chris Georgiou and Family

  42. Such a beautiful tribute to Peter’s life, Beth, Steve and Michael. Peter will be forever remembered as a wonderful, kind, fun-loving husband, father and friend. Thank you so much for allowing us to share in this celebration of his life – a life so richly lived.

  43. My deepest condolences, such a beautiful service to honour such a beautiful man.
    I will treasure our chats at work, MVCC, and treasure his contributions to our shelf of weird.
    My thoughts are with you all.

  44. Dear Beth, Steve and Michael,

    Our hearts go out to you at this really, really tough time. Thank you for sharing and celebrating Peter’s life with us today, you all did a wonderful job of capturing Peter’s adventurous spirit.

    Jane Grimm (now Thorne) and Mark Grimm from Myrtleford also asked us to pass on their condolences and how much they thought of Peter.

    Take care and please shout out for anything.

    Andrew, Sue, Shala and Jackson from 118

  45. I will always remember and tressure my chats with Peter, we had a few things in common, love of food, we would share our stories of family skilling holidays and compare stories on knee replacements (ACL), as my daughter went through two and Peters having the same experience with his son.

    A beautiful soul, R.I.P

    Antonette Medica
    Moonee Valley City Council

  46. Dear Steve, Michael and Beth,

    My thoughts and love are with you all.

    Peter’s kindness and charming character has touched so many of our lives. Sharing in his memory today and hearing from his friends and family has been a great honour.

    With love and respect,

    Sam Kedge

  47. The truly amazing Crowley’s. what a wonderful and aspiring man, Peter was. We feel so privileged that we were able to meet Scoot, as is the Crowley way, it only takes a moment for them to make you feel welcomed and part of the family. Those moments will now last a life-time, making us all the more grateful that he was such a willing and enthralling story teller.

    We look forward to hearing the Crowley boys continue the tradition and the many stories they still have to tell.

    All of the love,

    Kelvin and Tahlia Xx

  48. I am so very sorry for your loss. This service was a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man and I am in awe of the courage and love saw here today. I worked with Peter during his time at Moonee Valley and he was such a uniquely warm and wise soul. I received a number of those lovely emails you mentioned – always encouraging, philosophical and so kind. Often, he would end these with a thought and an ellipses, to indicate that he would continue to ponder and come back to me, which he always would. He was the first to put up his hand to help and to ask questions about what more we could do for the community and when we could get started. His passion and humour were contagious. Such a great man, ally and colleague. He will be remembered and missed always.

  49. My name is Alison Kibby and I had the absolute pleasure of working with Pete at VicUrban. He was a beautiful, kind and gentle man with a big heart. He always used to rouse on me for calling him Mr Crowley but, to me, he deserved that kind of respect. He always had a smile and we always had a chuckle. As it was said, he’s gone too soon. But we had the privilege of knowing Pete and I’m grateful for that.

    My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

    Alison

  50. What a beautiful and sensitive farewell to a wonderful man, who lived such a full and purposeful life. The many stories reflected the various talents, passions, interest, nurturing and generous spirit of a truly unique individual.
    Beth, your courage and dignity, wonderful story telling and adventurous spirit shone through in the life you portrayed and shared with Peter. Steve and Michael were also eloquent (Peter has taught them well) and insightful in sharing their memories and various stories.They are the true legacy to what Peter and you have achieved.

    All my love and support today and in the weeks and months ahead
    Anne

  51. Dear Beth, Steve & Michael
    It was such a beautiful service, and what a celebration of Peter’s life. He left this world too soon, such a loss but the influence and impact he made on so many will live on forever. I will always remember his sense of humour and kindness. Farewell Peter, Rest In Peace.
    Mary

  52. Dear Beth,
    Thank you for providing the opportunity to view Peter’s celebration of life, and boy what a full life he lived.
    He certainly touched many people’s lives and I am sure the service will have been viewed by many people here and overseas.
    You and the boys spoke so unbelievably well and with great honesty that showed the essence of Peter, and I have learnt so many new things about him. It was a lovely and intimate service.
    Stay strong Beth, remember all the fantastic times together as a family and you will have Michael and Jess’s wedding to look forward to.
    Look out for each other and stay well.
    Lots of love,
    Marg XX

  53. What a beautiful service to commemorate such an amazing man. I will always hold fond memories of Peter as one of my favourite teachers at Myrtleford Secondary. One year i had to go on a day ski trip in preparation for a camp in the snow. My first time skiing and i remember heading downhill and not knowing how to turn. I was screaming “i can’t STOP” and Mr Crowley came to my rescue and pushed me over, we laughed and i ended up in hospital a few days later with pneumonia.
    Lots of love to Beth, boys and extended family. Rest in peace Mr C

  54. Beth and family,
    We will miss Peter. We met you both when you were in Ohio. We loved talking to you both and wish we had more time with you. He is gone but not forgotten ever. Would love to hear from you. My phone number is 419 560 3321.
    Peter is one in a million that you can call a true friend and our hearts go out to you and your family.

    Harold and Diane Ashbrook
    113 E. Main St. #7
    Fulton, Ohio 43321

  55. My condolences to the Crowley family.
    Peter was truly a wonderful and generous man and I have learned so much more about him today.
    May we all feel comforted by the memories we have of Peter.

  56. Beth, Michael and Steve, may the huge bank of memories comfort you all forever. What a beautiful heartfelt send off.

  57. This was so beautiful: the words, the feelings, the weather, the whole day…only the occasion was sad. So very sad. I know I only knew Peter for 2 years, but it felt like so much longer, and he was a special person in what was a happy time in my life. I have very fond memories of Peter, Myrtleford and especially school and the ski team, and am so glad that we were able to rekindle a friendship, even for such a short time. I look forward to being a part of the celebration of his life and feel privileged to been a part of it.
    My thoughts are with you Beth, and Steve, Michael and your extended family.

  58. What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful, well loved Man. Sending you all, Beth, Michael and Steven all much love, courage and strength on this day. You should be so proud of the honourable tribute to his memory that you have shared with us all and I hope you know I and so many others have been with you today. Peter was a wonderful and special human.

  59. To the beautiful Crowley family, –

    My heart goes out to you all. Especially to you, Beth, and to Stephen and Michael. And dear Nimrod.

    I only knew Peter for a short while since I started at MVCC 18 months ago, but he became an instant friend and I loved the conversations and laughs that were shared. He’s one of those shining souls one doesn’t forget.

    You were so fortunate to have him in your lives, as was he to have you. I am just glad you have each other to help you through these times. I can’t begin to imagine what you are all going through.

    Sending you all so much love –

    Nerida

  60. I met Peter through the Myrtleford Ski Club I always enjoyed our conversations his support and his ability to help me look at life from different angles Our thoughts are also with the family this was a fantastic calibration of life in very trying times
    Brett Dobson
    President Myrtleford Ski Club

  61. Dear Beth, Steve and Michael,

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful memories of Peter. He will be deeply missed by all of us who have been lucky enough to spend time in his company.
    Our thoughts are with you.

    With love
    Nicole and Gareth

  62. What an amazing man he was. A beautiful tribute to Peters life and my condolences to you all.

    Rest in Peace

  63. A wonderful tribute to Peter – we are so glad we could share with Beth, Steve and Michael, family and his many friends.
    Fond memories,
    With love,
    Robyn and Peter Ternes

  64. Skiing and Apres with the Crowley’s was always a highlight of my winter seasons. Thanks for being apart of my Whistler life, Skoot, I’ll always think of you on the glacier. We are all lucky to have known you. <3

  65. My deepest condolences to Beth and Peter’s sons. Peter was a treasured teacher of mine 20 years ago, with whom I remained in contact at various points in my adult life. As recently as a 2 years ago, I caught up with him when I was about to embark on a career change away from teaching, I still sought advice from the beloved Mr Crowley. A gentle and kind man, I will always remember him.

  66. Sending our condolences and love at this difficult time. We are so very heartbroken and sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all and sending you strength and love.

    Rest in Peace, Peter.

    All our love,
    Nick and Kirstyn

  67. Dear Beth, Steve, Michael, and the rest of the family.

    So many beautiful and special stories! What an amazing man he was.
    Sending my condolences and hugs to you all.

    Love Robyn

  68. Dear Beth, Steven and Michael, my thoughts are with you all, what a sad time. Peter was a wonderful teacher to my sisters and I and he supported us not only through school but also through Great Victorian bike rides, ASSSTC skiing, part time work at the ski hire and much more. Beth, it was so wonderful to reconnect at the lodge last year and for my family to meet you both. I had hoped to see you at the AGM to show Peter that Michael had done the maths to ‘prove’ the 1089 puzzle! I think they enjoyed sharing their quirky (I might say nerdy) love of trivia, riddles and fun facts. My kids also remember Peter very fondly even after a few short days. Always interested, ever so patient. Sending love, Stephanie Wood and family XXX

  69. Fantastic words spoke by the family about a great dad and loving husband was a pleasure listening

  70. Beautiful funeral, full of love and memories. What a life Peter has lead – I feel privileged to have known him for the short time since first meeting you all. His impact on so many will live on in the lives of all who knew him. You are all in my thoughts.

  71. Dearest Beth, Steve and Michael,

    All my love and thoughts are with you in this time of immense loss and sadness.

    May you treasure those memories that bring a smile to your face when you think of Peter.

    Much love,

    Pat Easterbrook

  72. My thoughts are with you every day Beth, Steve and Michael. What beautiful memories and photos shared today and always.
    With all my love,
    Annie x

  73. Dear Beth, Steven and Michael, my thoughts are with you all, what a sad time. Peter was a wonderful teacher to my sisters and I and he supported us not only through school but also through Great Victorian bike rides, ASSSTC skiing, part time work at the ski hire and much more. Beth, it was so wonderful to reconnect at the lodge last year and for my family to meet you both. I had hoped to see you at the AGM to show Peter that Michael had done the maths to ‘prove’ the 1089 puzzle! I think they enjoyed sharing their quirky (I might say nerdy) love of trivia, riddles and fun facts. My kids also remember Peter very fondly even after a few short days. Always interested, ever so patient. Sending love, Stephanie Wood and family XXX

  74. Dearest Crowleys, our deepest condolences. No words would be able to express what you’re all going through and feeling. Such a beautiful celebration today for Peter, he would have been by your side. All so well spoken and such beautiful memories. Much love from Karen, Ronnie, Em and Ryan

  75. Beth, Steve and Michael,
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories of Peter with us. He will be missed.
    With love
    Kate, Gavin and Josh

  76. Dear lovely Crowleys,
    That was a beautiful and touching service, and a fantastic tribute to Pete’s personality and spirit.
    All our love and thoughts are with you.

    Love Luke and Soph.

  77. to Michael and Jess, Beth and Steve – thank you for allowing us to join you in farewelling Peter today. A beautiful tribute to a man impressive in all aspects of his life.
    Lany & David Mason

  78. Beth, Michael and Steve,

    I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. Scoot was truly an outstanding Man. It was always something to look forward to when you all came to visit Steve in Whistler. Truly an incredible family.
    Love and thoughts to you all,
    Erik

  79. Crowl, Michael, Jess and Beth, the deepest sympathies for your loss. Steph and I are so proud of how strong and gracious you have been throughout the last two weeks and today.

    Skoot man, rest easy and may you find peace.

    Warmest regards,

    Marcel and Steph

  80. What a fitting farewell to Peter! He was so loved and admired by so many! He left such an impression on so many, including me. May Peter’s soul find wings to soar! Sending hugs, prayers and love from Ohio.

    Candy

  81. Beth, Michael and Steve we send you our deepest condolences at this devastatingly sad time for you all, and hope that in time the richness of your memories of the man who was Peter will sustain you and help you come to terms with your enormous. loss. We feel very happy to have had the opportunity to know him and especially to have spent time with him in November at the Howitt reunion. We wish you all peace and love. Robyn and Peter Worland

  82. Dear Crowley, beautiful service, so many memories you have as a family. Thinking of you, your brother and your lovely mum. Such a hard day, I’m sure you have a strong support network in Canada, take your time to grieve this most special man, your dad and friend.
    All our love and hugs to, Rae and Graeme xxx

  83. Dear Beth and family, a heartbreaking loss. I wish there were words I could write that would be capable of giving comfort. This will be so hard but I don’t underestimate your strength. Loving thoughts to you, Margarita

  84. Dear Beth, Steve & Michael, thank you for allowing us to share this service with you today. Farewell to a truly kind man. My thoughts are with you all. It is a very difficult time. Please be kind to yourselves.
    Love,
    Marian Daish

  85. Dear Beth, Steven and Michael
    Sending you our love, thoughts and condolences at this sad time.
    All our love
    Louise & Mark Cohen

  86. Dear Beth, Steve and Michael
    Our sincere condolences to you all on your loss of Peter.
    Love from the Lundstrom family

  87. Beautiful Peter – I feel so lucky to have known you. What a curiosity of life you have inspired. I too will learn to walk faster!

    Sending lots of love and strength to your family. May your stories live on.
    Xox

  88. Sincere condolences to Beth and family on this sad occasion. Peter was one of my favourite teachers in Myrtleford – we will remember him fondly. Thank you for sharing your memories of him with us and allowing us to be part of the service today. Love and light to you all!

  89. Dearest Beth and family , my deepest sympathy to you all. I feel privileged to have spent time with Peter and thoroughly enjoyed his company. Thanks for letting me share all your memories of Peter today. My love and thoughts are with you . Love Angela

  90. A very personal and moving service full of wonderful stories that captured the personality of the man, and held in a beautiful and appropriate setting.

  91. Hi Beth, Steve, Michael and family. Such a great service and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to watch it, even though I live such a short distance away. I’ll miss Peter, former Legal Studies teacher during form 5 at Myrtleford High School in 1982, which Peter would have remembered as the worst ski season on record. The school ski team didn’t even get up to Mt Buffalo once that year! Best wishes and condolences to you all, and your families. Glenn van der Knijff

  92. ❤️ Sending all my love and strength to the Crowleys. Steve in Canada, Mickey at home in Melbourne, and especially Beth.

    Skootman, you are so loved and dearly missed.
    Thankyou for all you have taught me, I am so glad I was able to be apart of your life, and you, apart of mine.
    L2S2WS
    Love always,
    Billie ❤️

  93. Dear Beth, Michael & Steven,
    A beautiful celebration of a life so well lived. Peter you will be forever missed by your family & friends. RIP

  94. Beautiful Service for a Beautiful Man. I worked with Peter at Moonee Valley Council and miss our chats so much. We never got to catch up to swap notes about the Pete Murray concerts! I have a lovely light fitting that he gave to me to always think of him, I will treasure it. RIP Peter, deepest condolences to the family and many friends.

  95. very sincere condolences to the Crowley family. Peter was a true bonus to our Docklands and VicUrban team. He was genuine, funny, sensitive, intelligent, creative and a great knitter of community and the workplace, and clearly of your extended family. He will be very missed and I wish you strength and fond memories going forward.

    Kerry O’Neill

  96. Thank you for making it possible for us to be a part of this beautiful tribute to our unique and special friend.

  97. Dear Beth, Michael & Steven,

    Our sincere condolences at this very sad time. We will always remember Peter as part of the fun holidays we spent at Inverloch.

    Love Chris, Sue, Alexandra and Natalie Smith xx

  98. Dear Beth, Steve and Michael, a beautiful tribute to Peter, you have left a remarkable memory for us privileged to attend the live stream. Much love to you, hold memories dear. Jill and Peter Wright

  99. Hi Beth,

    Thank you for allowing this wonderful tribute to be shared by Peter’s old colleagues. Hope to see you at a later celebration of his life. You and your boys were amazing in the Service . What a character Peter was. The three weeks we spent together shepherding year nines to Sydney by bike were a highlight of my teaching days and largely due to his meticulous organisation and utter concern for the welfare of all.

    Our love. Jill & John Parkes.

  100. Sending my condolences – Peter was such a kind and generous man, willing to give him time to support anyone in need and always ready to listen. I am so sorry for your loss.

  101. Beth, Steven & Michael,
    A beautiful send off for Peter.
    Much love from Avril and also Paul Walpole xxx

  102. Dear Crowley family,
    Thank you for allowing us to share in this beautiful service.
    A remarkable life and so much to celebrate.
    Kindest regards
    Kate McCaughey

  103. My deepest condolences Beth and Family.

    Peter was an incredible person. Sending you all so much love at this horrific time.

  104. Beth, such a tragic time for you, your boys and Peter’s brothers. Thank you for sharing your precious memories and this service with us.

  105. To the Crowley family,
    I met Peter and Beth in 1976 when you they teaching with my sister Marg Williams. Although I haven’t seen you for many years Beth, my thoughts are with you all at this difficult time
    The service was lovely and very fitting tribute to Peter – well done to you all.
    I hope that when the dust settles and the shock subsides you will have the opportunity to reflect on the wonderful times you had together.
    regards,
    Nette Williams

  106. Women’s Health West mourns the passing of Peter Crowley, a key partner in our Preventing Violence Together Partnership up until his retirement from Moonee Valley City Council last year. We celebrate his life and his ongoing commitment as an ally in equity and justice for women and communities across the west. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues. Vale Peter. You will be so sadly missed.

  107. Thank you so much for letting us take part in this celebration of Peter’s life today. It was so very special to hear about the family life and adventures that we caught glimpses of at work, but could tell were so big a part of who Peter was and where he found joy. Peter was such a warm, generous and friendly presence at Moonee Valley City Council. He made the office a more welcoming and light-hearted place to be. He will be so missed.

  108. Dear Beth, Steven and Michael, my thoughts are with you all, what a sad time. Peter was a wonderful teacher to my sisters and I and he supported us not only through school but also through Great Victorian bike rides, ASSSTC skiing, part time work at the ski hire and much more. Beth, it was so wonderful to reconnect at the lodge last year and for my family to meet you both. I had hoped to see you at the AGM to show Peter that Michael had done the maths to ‘prove’ the 1089 puzzle! I think they enjoyed sharing their quirky (I might say nerdy) love of trivia, riddles and fun facts. My kids also remember Peter very fondly even after a few short days. Always interested, ever so patient. Sending love, Stephanie Wood and family XXX

  109. Dear Beth, Steve and Michael,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked closely with Peter at Moonee Valley City Council and he was such a considerate and passionate person. I’ll never forget how he would always stop me in the hallway to tell me what a good job I was doing, and how he loved that I’d go the extra mile on causes we were both passionate about, such as gender equality and family violence. This often led to many calls and lengthy emails on topics he thought I might be interested in. 🙂 Even when I disagreed with one of his ideas, he would always express his admiration for how thoughtful I was in my advice and recommendations. He was so caring and selfless and I’ll never forget him. I know all of his colleagues at Moonee Valley will miss him terribly, as will I.

  110. Dear Beth, Steven and Michael, my thoughts are with you all, what a sad time. Peter was a wonderful teacher to my sisters and I and he supported us not only through school but also through Great Victorian bike rides, ASSSTC skiing, part time work at the ski hire and much more. Beth, it was so wonderful to reconnect at the lodge last year and for my family to meet you both. I had hoped to see you at the AGM to show Peter that Michael had done the maths to ‘prove’ the 1089 puzzle! I think they enjoyed sharing their quirky (I might say nerdy) love of trivia, riddles and fun facts. My kids also remember Peter very fondly even after a few short days. Always interested, ever so patient. Sending love, Stephanie Wood and family XXX

  111. Fond memories of Peter in our vicurban Docklands days. Great team member who made a lasting contribution. Condolences to family and friends.

  112. Thank you so much for sharing you memories. As someone who worked with Peter for a number of years I heard many tales, but never the full story.
    My own favourite memory of Peter: for talk like a pirate day he presented me with a toy sword, but what was amazing was that he remembered from 12 months before how much I loved that day, I’m sure he also regaled me with the full history of the date and it’s origins.

  113. Our deepest deepest sympathy to you Beth, Steven and Michael. There will never be any words enough or so eloquent….. please know our door is always open.
    Bonnie and John x

  114. Dear Beth, Steven and Michael
    What a celebration of a man who lived life to fullest such a wonderful husband and father.
    Love to you all
    Kath and Ian xx

  115. Dear Ruth, Steve and Michael,
    I worked with Peter at Moonee Valley City Council. He was an inspiring, honest, compassionate and thoughtful colleague who always had a great story and fun fact to share. I especially loved hearing about the amazing travel adventures he enjoyed with the three of you. He left us too early. I am so sorry about your loss and I send my warmest condolences.
    Sally

  116. What a terrible loss and way too soon. My heart goes out to you Beth, Steve and Michael. Peter certainly led a full life but there was so much more to do, I am sure. I knew Peter really well at Howitt and had the good fortune ( thanks to his wonderfully orchestrated Howitt reunion recently) to catch up again after soo many years. He was always the life of the party, the adventurer even way back then. Listening just now to his touching funeral service showed a wonderful man, with that same sense of humour and great friendships as he had in Howitt. My sincere condolences. Go well!

  117. Dear Beth, what a meaningful and poignant service you and the boys put together for Peter. An incredibly hard day for all. My thoughts are with you all in these difficult times.

  118. Beth, boys, family and friends. What a wonderful celebration of Peter’s life today. Such a generous sharing of his and your wonderful lives. My thought are with you all.
    Sue Broadway

  119. Dear Beth,
    Such a a wonderful tribute to Pete and the life he lived so well. You can rightly be so very proud of the boys that you created together.
    Much love to you all.
    Mary Tehan xxx

  120. I’ve worked with Peter over the last 5 years. He was greatly respected and valued by myself and everyone he worked with. He always greeted me warmly and enthusiastically and often had an encouraging word. His passion for his gender equality work was obvious and we all benefited from his wisdom and years of experience.

    My deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues at Moonee Valley City Council

    Libby Hargreaves

  121. A beautiful tribute to a man who clearly lived a remarkably full life. I can see now so much of him in his sons as they carve out their own unique paths. Hold these wonderful memories close as you put one foot in front of the other and continue to live and love.
    much love and hugs from whistler
    Cate

  122. Dear Beth, Steven and Michael, What a lovely tribute. Peter lived a fabulous and full life albeit for not long enough. Thinking of you all at this really difficult time. I’m honoured to have been able to share the service with you. Best wishes Trent Burgess

  123. Dear Beth, Michael and Steve,
    Please accept our condolences on the loss of Peter. We appreciated hearing so much about his achievements and how much he was respected.
    Thinking of you Beth.
    Love Carolyn and Ron McKenzie

  124. Thank you so much for inviting us into this celebration of Peter’s life. I worked with him through the Preventing Violence Together partnership while he was at Moonee Valley. I have always respected him and the dedication to his work and he has made such an impact on the communities he worked with.

    I remember in one meeting I asked for suggestions for inspirational women for an event. Peter responded that he believed the women in our meeting were some of the most inspirational women he knew for our work in promoting gender equity. This moment, his encouragement of me, and his commitment to improving the community has always remained strong in my memory.

  125. Dear Beth

    I was a colleague of Peter’s at Melbourne Docklands/Vicurban. He was always such delightful company with a great sense of humour. Thankyou for allowing me to listen in to the service today and your beautiful speech. I feel blessed to have briefly known him.

    Bronwen Colman ( former Director Urban Art, Melbourne Docklands)

  126. Dear Beth,
    You spoke so beautifully about your beloved Peter. We send our deepest sympathy for the tragic loss of him. I am so sorry Beth and for your wonderful sons. We hope you will feel the love and support of your family and many friends. Thinking of you and remembering you in my prayers.
    Love Julie Gillin and family.

  127. Dear Beth, Steve and Michael,

    Sending you all massive virtual hugs.

    Beth, you and Peter were like second parents to me for much of my life and I have so many treasured memories of the holidays, birthday parties and meals we enjoyed together.

    With love,
    Kate xxx

  128. Dear Beth, Steven and Michael and the Crowley and Pye families, my heart goes out to you as you navigate this time and the weeks to come. I have so many special memories of Peter. Special thoughts to Steven who must be really feeling the distance from you all. Love from Chris McC and John T.

  129. My name is Craig Dodson and I had the good fortune to sit next to Peter for 3 years, while we both worked at Moonee Valley City Council.

    A fantastic person, father and family man. I will long remember our chats about sport, kids, life, travel and literature. Peter had such a passion for helping others, which is such a wonderful credit to him.

    I am so glad that I had the opportunity know him.

    Best wishes to the family at this incredibly difficult time.

    1. My deepest condolences to you Beth,Michael and Steven.Peter was a great teacher to all of us that knew him and loved him at Myrtleford High School .He will be sadly missed by us all.Thankyou to you all for a beautiful service.He would have been proud.Love to you all.xx Dianna Piazza

  130. Deepest condolence Beth and family. There are no words for this. Thinking of you, Brian and Jenny Price.

  131. Sending all our love and thoughts to Steve, Michael and Beth. We wish we could be there with you today.

    Love Sean, Jess, Lucy and Garry.

    PS – Michael, how did you pick the hawks premiership scarf, with so many to choose from?

  132. Dearest Beth, Steven and Michael,

    While I’d love nothing more than to give you all a very big cuddle I’m so glad that I can join you virtually. You are all such an important part of my childhood and adulthood.

    Peter was a father figure, a friend and a mentor and I will miss him and his humor, creativity and story telling so much.

    Lots and lots of love,
    Clare xxx

  133. My thoughts are with your family,

    Sending all my love
    Matthew Stander ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  134. To Peter’s family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you feel some comfort through the sharing of grief, memories and love.

    Peter was such a highly respected and cherished colleague and an amazing advocate for community safety, leadership and gender equity. I will always be grateful for knowing Peter and the opportunities to talk and work with him at Moonee Valley City Council.

    My heartfelt thoughts and best wishes for you at this time.

  135. Dear Beth, Michael and Stephen,
    Peter was an integral part of our Monash University Howitt Hall community. His witticisms, intelligent observations, sense of fun, inclusiveness and support made our life worth living and remembering. We shared performances, magazine articles, those cocktail parties, Mount Macedon Car rallies, tricks and confidences, your Wedding with Pete, Beth. We wrongly believed there would always be times to reunite. Peter instigated our three reunions and he had the intelligence and insight to know time was now to do this.
    Love Leanne Ipsen.

  136. Dear Beth, Steven and Michael

    Sending strength to you today. I am here in London, the hotspot of so many happy times with The Crowley Clan and others Up Over. Thoughts, prayers and love with you all Down Under.

    Lots of love

    Keith

  137. Such sad news my condolences to Steve,Michael,and Beth from the Weston Family,will be sadly missed at the club at Falls Creek with his wit and good humor,was always good catching up with all the family each year to enjoy a beer a wine or two or a just a relaxing chat about Peters and Beth’s travel’s through out the year

    Rest in Peace

  138. Dear Beth, Stephen, Michael, Jess and family

    We are beside you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now and in time to come.

    With love

    Kelly and Sonja Kimber

  139. Dear Beth, Stephen and Michael,
    We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss, and send our love, thoughts and sincere condolences.
    Lorraine Beveridge (Treloar), David, Michael, Richard, Matthew and Alison

    1. Dear Beth, Stephen and Michael we are incredibly sorry for your sudden loss. If there is anything we can do to help you through this tough time, please let us know. Love Joe, Bek and Violet xxx

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