Leo Francis Crummey

01 Sep 1938 - 07 Oct 2019

Leo Francis Crummey

01 Sep 1938 - 07 Oct 2019

CRUMMEY, Leo Francis: Suddenly passed away 7 October 2019 surrounded by his loving family, aged 81. Loving and treasured husband of Joyce. Dearly loved Dad of Sean & Deb (Perth), Helen, Brenda, Sarah & the late Tony Takerei (New Plymouth), and Mark (Sydney). Brother to Brian & Ethna (Ireland), John (Auckland), and Marie (Chicago). Special and much-loved grandpa and great grandpa.  In preference to flowers donations to Coastguard Taranaki would be appreciated and may be left at the service.   All messages to the Crummey Family may be left on Leo’s tribute page at eagars.co.nz/leo.  A service to celebrate Leo’s life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Saturday 12 October at 11am, followed by a private cremation.

May your sails always be full to ride the waves and catch the bonny shoals of herrings.



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⁣⁣Leo was a friend & mentor who taught me much about life in the 4 short years I knew him. He was a better than average golf croquet player at the West End Croquet Club in New Plymouth playing off a very low handicap.
Leo was a practical man, good with his hands and always more than willing to help members with mallet repairs and/or modifications. He spent many hours at the club setting hoop holes, building mallet racks, painting boundary lines and repairing anything that needed fixing.
I personally learnt much from him and will remember the odd Guinness he and I enjoyed together. He will be very much missed by all at the West End Croquet Club. Sincere sympathy to Joyce and her extended family.
R.I.P. my friend. Bruce

Bruce Carter ( 25 Oct 2019 )

Condolences to Joyce and all the Family from the Auckland Irish Society Set Dancers.

Fred Carr ( 14 Oct 2019 )

To Joyce & all the family,
Our deepest sympathy’s on the sudden passing of Leo; you are all in our thoughts & prayers at this time. A beautiful service and a befitting farewell from a loving family & friends whose memory’s & stories shared brought a smile and a tear to us here in Ireland.
Sending our love from far away,
Michael, Siobhan, Aoife & Méabh

Beannacht agus seoltóireacht shábhaite (goodbye and safe sailing)

Michael Lynch ( 13 Oct 2019 )

R.I.P.brother Leo,and hugs to Joyce,and all their lovely family.You will be missed.love Maura,Tony,and all the family here in Rockford il.

Martins ( 12 Oct 2019 )

Dear Joyce I was so saddened to hear of my brother Leo's passing, please accept my deepest sympathy and pass on my condolences to all the family. I am lost for words but at least we have wonderful menories which can never be taken away. He was a very luck man to have met you and it's great to know you had so many happy years together. Though Leo was many miles away in New Zealand he was always in our thoughts and I will never forget him I an proud to have him as a brother. May he rest in peace.
Tá sé ag codladh anois ach go deo inár gcroíthe. Oíche mhaith bheannaigh mo chara agus do dia.
He is sleeping now but forever in our hearts. Good night and god bless.
Love Ethna.

Ethna Lynch (Crummey) ( 12 Oct 2019 )

Sincere sympathies to Joyce and large extended family. Also to John who used to visit us in Marino when we were children.

Frank Crummey ( 12 Oct 2019 )

Sincere sympathy to Joyce and family on the passing of Leo. May he rest in peace.
Sheenagh Crummey.

Sheenagh Crummey ( 12 Oct 2019 )

Sincere sympathy to Joyce and family ,and John and family

Breda Crummey ( 12 Oct 2019 )

⁣⁣To Uncle Leo, Like so many of your family and friends, I too have fond memories of you. Moments that stand out were life long lessons, that have stayed with me to this day. Some were tearful, like when you beat the pants off me in Monopoly. I would of been about 7 or 8 but it didnt stop you buying up all my property! While i was still coming to terms with the loss, I remember you very firmly telling me to never ever sell! You were the first to show me how to swing a golf club, at Govett Ave. Even now when i step up to the tee, I always go through the routine that you showed me, with your voice in my head. Also, when i started surfing, you gave me a lecture on respecting the sea and to never turn my back on her. Something that I always share with others, when taking friends or children to the beach or surf for their first time. I like to think that I always respected you, but the rule about not being able to eat fish and chips with your fingers challenged that! I clearly remember an argument between you and Aunty Joyce over this! I'm very thankful to you, for the way you helped mum all these years since Alex passed away and i know you've been a strong influence for Ricardo. I'm grateful that we enjoyed a bottle of Jamesons together at the Alp family reunion. I regret that we cannot be there for your service, but we will be watching the live stream here in Melbourne. Thank you Leo, for all you have taught and done for me and our family. Your words of wisdon, your humour and your smile will be with us forever. Lots of love to Aunty Joyce and family from Kathy, Kalino, Luana and me.

Roger Pintor ( 11 Oct 2019 )

Love and sympathy to Joyce and family. We will miss his lovely Irish smile. God bless you all. Elizabeth and famly.

Elizabeth McAdams ( 11 Oct 2019 )

Dear Joyce and all the family, my deepest sympathy to you all on the sad loss of Leo, I have many many fond and very happy memories of Uncle Leo.I always remember his happy smile, he had the art of seeing the funny side of everything. Nothing fazed him. He loved life but mostly he loved his family, and was proud to talk about you all. He loved Joyce and I am delighted that he had many many happy years together, in New Zealand far away from Ireland but at home with a beautiful family and many friends and of course his brother John. I will always enjoy the stories my mum (Ethna) would tell me of childhood adventures, and summers spent in Dun Laoghaire, Sandycove, Killiney Hill and Booterstown.
Thinking of you all.
Love Bride. xxx

Bríde Lynch ( 11 Oct 2019 )

deepest sympathy to Joyce and family from the Inglewood Croquet Club

Inglewood Croquet Club ( 10 Oct 2019 )

Dear Joyce and family. My deepest sympathies at this sad time. Jim

Jim Kelly ( 10 Oct 2019 )

Dear Joyce and Family,
Loving sympathy, thoughts and prayers in these sad days.
Blessings of peace and comfort.
Management, Staff and Residents of the former Mission Rest Home, NP.

Margaret Monaghan ( 09 Oct 2019 )

thinking of you at this very sad time. many a laugh whilst hunting those elusive herrings Leo! your old mate Bill

bill and jo orawiec ( 09 Oct 2019 )

Hi Emily and Brenda,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your grandpa Emily. My thoughts are with you at this sad time,


Nicki Butchart ( 09 Oct 2019 )