Rodney William Crowe (Bill)

16 Jun 1953 - 12 May 2020

Rodney William Crowe (Bill)

16 Jun 1953 - 12 May 2020

CROWE Rodney William (Bill):

Peacefully at home with his family on Tuesday 12 May 2020.

Dearly loved husband of Bronwyn.

Loved and loving Dad of Sarah and Dan, and Richard.

Adored Grandad of Kobi, and Charlee.

Cherished brother of Steve and Pam, Dennis and Lynda, and Matthew.

Messages to the Crowe family may be left on Bill’s tribute page at

Due to current circumstances a private family farewell has been held.


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Thinking of you all with love and our deepest sympathy.
Regards Pete and Joanne, Steven and Michelle. Ashleigh and Phillip and families.

Peter and Joanne Sole ( 30 May 2020 )

To Bronwyn and family
Please accept out deepest sympathies. We always enjoyed Bills company and friendly banter. He certainly will be missed from our club gatherings.
Our thoughts are with you from Ian and Julie

Julie and Ian Marshall ( 26 May 2020 )

⁣To Bronwyn and family,
Our Sincere condolences. Bill our wonderful plumber for more than 40 years.
An amazing kind man who will be sadly missed.
Russell and Nerida How.

Nerida How ( 20 May 2020 )

Our sincere condolences to you Bronwyn & your family on the loss of a great man & great friend. Thinking of you all at this time.
Paul & Kim Leathem

Paul Leathem ( 20 May 2020 )

Bill was a lovely man with a great sense of humour. We will sorely miss his company. Our thoughts are with you Bronwyn and Family.
Barbara and Peter

Barbara and Peter ( 19 May 2020 )

To Bronwyn and Family,

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Bill.

Thinking of you at this sad time,
Rosemary (nee Bolton) and Martin Tatham

Rosemary Tatham ( 19 May 2020 )

To Bronwyn, Richard and family
A lovely hardworking family man gone to rest.
We will miss our chats with Bill when ever we saw him.
Thinking of you all
Glenise and Clive Gaustad

Glenise Gaustad ( 18 May 2020 )

To Bronwyn, Sarah and Richard
So sad to hear of Bill's illness and passing. Our memories will last forever. Lots of love
Karen and Mike Blakekock

Karen Blakelock ( 18 May 2020 )

To the Crowe family. Deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of our plumber Bill. Was saddened to hear the other day he was unwell. A great man who was always on the job so quick and friendly. From Merleen Samuel and Jordan Cadman

Merleen Cadman ( 18 May 2020 )

To Bronwyn, Richard and family.
Bill was more than just the plumber who turned up when things went wrong.
It was always a pleasure to have such a positive, polite and skilled person working in our home. Over the years our relationship may have been about plumbing work and a message left on a phone, but for us without doubt, it has always been about trust and friendship. We were so sad to read of Bill's passing. Our love and respect to you and your family.
From Murray and Gail @ 33 Arthur.

Vosper ( 17 May 2020 )

Dear Bronwyn and family,
Ken and I were saddened to hear of Bills death. Taken too soon. Loving thoughts sent your way.❤️❤️ Mary

Mary Barron ( 17 May 2020 )

Dear Bronwyn, I was sorry to hear of the death of your husband. Your fellow workers at CAB are thinking of you. Joan Gaines

Joan Gaines ( 17 May 2020 )

im so sorry to hear of Bills Passing but glad that as a family you could come together to grieve at these trying times .. RIP Bill .. ill miss cutting ur hair .. a fine gentleman gone too soon 😭 much love to ur family and friends .. and me 😭 cause i care bout all my loyals .. 🙏

T?nz Hamilton-Johns ( 17 May 2020 )

To the Crowe family

I am so sorry for your loss. An incredible man, gone from this world far to soon.
My thoughts are with you in the weeks and months to come. May the special memories of Bill bring you comfort at this time of such sadness.

Arohanui ~ Much love
Belinda Morgan

Belinda Morgan ( 16 May 2020 )

Sincere condolences to Bronwyn and family . Bill will be fondly remembered. Regards Paul and Dale Wood

Paul Wood ( 16 May 2020 )

BILL Iwas just thinking of you- because when I pull the plug it goes GLUG GLUGG GLUGG. What will I do without you? You have looked after me at home and at work for about thirty years. Bronwyn- Bill was one of Natures Gentlemen. Always smiling and polite and happy -- and looking handsome!

Sue Cunninghame ( 16 May 2020 )

Dear Bronwyn, Dan, Richard & Sarah.

Our sincerest condolences to you, at this most difficult time. We will all miss Bill's beautiful nature/smile, that's for sure.

Bronwyn, our memories of Bill will live forever, through you, Dan, Richard, & Sarah. And when you and the family are ready, we would love to hear of some of the antics Bill got up to.

Our thoughts & love are with you.
Greg, Sharlene, Vaughn, Mason, ASCBB💐

Sharlene Avery ( 16 May 2020 )

To Bronwyn and family. So sad to hear of Bills passing.One of the good guys of the plumbing fraternity.
John and Raewyn McLean.

John McLean 0274447462 / 06-7588094 ( 16 May 2020 )

Dear Bronwyn and Crowe family
Sending all our love your way at a time of such great loss and sadness. We will always remember Bill with admiration and respect- a first class tradesman with a big heart and smile. Rest In Peace Bill.

Michael and Helene Guthrie

Helene Guthrie ( 16 May 2020 )

To Bronwyn, our deepest sympathy to you and your family at the sad loss of Bill. We have special memories of you both at times spent at Tongaporutu. Bill was a truly lovely man. With special love Denise and Richard Burton.

Denise Burton ( 16 May 2020 )

To Bronwyn and family . We are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing fond memories of years gone by our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Don and Carol Meuli

Carol ( 16 May 2020 )

To Bronwyn, the kids and the extended family.
We are all deeply saddened to hear of Bill's passing. He has felt like a member of the family as we have known him all my lives. Bill is very highly regarded in the Lepperton Area and was a plumber and friend to many in the district. He will be sadly missed, as we no longer see the friendly smile, have those cheerful chats and know that the job has been done by a true craftsman.
Rest in peace Bill
The Lepper Family

Steve and Rose Lepper and kids ( 16 May 2020 )

To Bronwyn and family, so sorry to hear that Bill had passed away, love and thoughts are with you all.
Wendy Broad

Wendy Broad ( 16 May 2020 )

Sincere condolences to all the Crowe family on the passing of Bill. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Regards, Tim & Kathleen Moriarty

Tim & Kathleen Moriarty ( 16 May 2020 )

Bronwyn and Family, So sorry to hear of Bills passing. His pain has gone. A privalege to have known him.
Phil and Jayne Broadmore.

Phil Broadmore ( 16 May 2020 )

To the crowe family ,
Our manu family are deeply saddened to have heard of bills passing.
he was such a wonderful man and plummer , nothing was too mich trouble for him .
our deepest sympathys
The manu family

Christine manu ( 16 May 2020 )

To Bronwyn, Richard / family & staff.

We have been fortunate to have had Bill as our 'Go to Man/Plumber' for yonks, client and we would like to say friend. To Bronwyn much Aroha from us & the kids, ex pupils (Puketapu School). Heartfelt sadness in our households today with learning of Bill's passing. What a wonderul bloke!
From Firewatch Taranaki
Greg & Sheryl,
Charmaine & Shane Lykles

Sheryl & Greg Lykles ( 16 May 2020 )

To the Crowe family. Such a sad loss of a special man, my condolences to you all.
He was one of the best plumbers around and I shall always remember the great chats we had in the Plumbing World tea room. Deepest Sympathy and take care. xxxx

Gwenda and Gary Parkinson ( 16 May 2020 )

I was shocked to read in the paper this morning of Bill's passing Bronwyn. My sincere condolences to yourself, Sarah and Richard.

Bruce Lobban ( 16 May 2020 )

Bronwyn and family...It is with great sadness to read today that you have lost Bill.He was always there when we needed him for the plumbing jobs, a real gentleman and always approachable.Always keen to tell us about his grandies,and that quick pat on the head of our wee dog Major as he will be so sadly missed Bill,RIP now..

Colleen &Wayne Hitchcock ( 16 May 2020 )

Dear Bronwyn and all of Bill's family,
I am deeply saddened to hear of Bill's passing. There are no words that one can say that will ease the pain the you are feeling at the moment. I know that he will be forever in your hearts. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Aohanui - Evan

Evan Watson ( 16 May 2020 )

To Bronwyn, Richard and Family

Our hearts are with you; what a huge loss to you all. Thanks Bill for all your years of plumbing and friendship - you sure knew your pipes and leaks!!

Graham and Robyn Watkins

Graham and Robyn Watkins ( 16 May 2020 )

Sad to hear of Bill's passing. Fond memories of a great old mate, always good humoured and fun to be with. Some good times in the past with our friend Allan. Also our plumber for many years. Thinking of you all at this time.
Grant and Judy Knuckey

Grant and Judy Knuckey ( 16 May 2020 )

Bronwyn & Family,So sorry to hear of the sad loss of Bill
Pete Cowley

Pete Cowley ( 16 May 2020 )

we are so sorry to hear that bill has past. our deepest thoughts go with you all. thinking of you all at this time.

john and wendy wilson ( 16 May 2020 )

Hi Bronwyn,
Our thoughts go out to you and your family, he was a great guy, he has been our faithful plumber for over 30 years, he will be sadly missed for his humour and talents.
Rest in Peace.
Rod & Kaye Allen

Kaye Allen ( 16 May 2020 )