CRIDGE – Robert (Bob)

Born on May 30, 1937. Passed away May 16, 2024.

It is with deep sadness that we share that
Bob Cridge peacefully left this world on
Thursday, May 16th 2024.

Bob is the devoted
and loving husband of Anne (dec) for 61 years.
Loving father to Suzanne, Karen, Janine, Robyn,
Gaylene, Darrin, Laureen, Elisha, Belinda and families.
Adored Pop to 22 grandchildren
and 5 great grandchildren.

Any man can be a father, but it takes a special superman to be our dad.
Bob is dearly loved and adored by all.

Funeral Notice
St Peter's Anglican Church Cnr McCartin and Bruce Street, Leongatha VIC 3953

A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Mr Bob Cridge will be held at St Peter's Anglican Church, Cnr Bruce and McCartin Streets on THURSDAY, (23rd May 2024) Commencing 11am.

The funeral will leave for the Leongatha Lawn Cemetery at the conclusion of the service.

This Service will be Live Streamed, to view please CLICK HERE

  1. Sadden to hear of the passing of your Dad. He was a good friend to our family and has left us with fond memories of visits with your family to Bittern, and later, Leongatha. I hope your memories of happy times with him (and your Mum) help you through your grief. Love and best wishes.

    elizabeth stolk-hill May 17, 2024
  2. Words will never express how much you are loved Dad, your love, hard work, support and fun loving adventures have inspired us all so much. I have so many wonderful memories, fishing, bricklaying, endless hours working in the shop with you, driving lessons and just holding your hand in moments in time. You were always there for us all.
    I am, we are because you were.
    Our love forever- be at peace with our dear Mum.
    Sue, Joe, Jared, Lauren, Sarah, Sean, Lenny, Ray, Haley, Zoe, Lauren and Anna. Xxxxxxxxxx

    Sue Cridge May 17, 2024
  3. Dad,

    You were always a hard worker, along with a cheeky grin – a wicked sense of humour that you carried through.
    The brick laying days, then the general store days and finished off with farming.

    You were never afraid to have a go at anything, nor were you afraid of hard work. The construction building side, along with your mathematical skills.

    You would say to me, “ l can build that at a cheaper price.”
    You were my role model when it came to hard work, using my skills that l learnt from you.

    I have so many favourite memories dad. Being out with you fishing, when l was only 6 years of age. The general store was another one. You asked me to peel some potatoes through the potato machine . My wage was 10 cents and l lost that 10 cents in the potato machine. You pretended you found my 10 cents, by giving me another 10 cents. I was onto you dad, then you would give me that smirk.

    The milking days, with helping you in the shed. Throughout the milkings, you would be singing your favourite song – “ l’m dreaming of a White Christmas.” compared to my rock music. 😁

    The hay carting days. I learnt very quickly, before I hit my teens, how to operate machinery, using a chainsaw and the list. just goes on.

    When Mum passed away, it broke my heart and seeing you decline after Mum’s passing was heart breaking.
    Yet I know life has to carry on and that we did, as mum wanted that.

    Spending time with you dad was a blessing. Belle and Koko were always by your side, when you were at my house.
    The batch of scones we whipped up. The mini hot house we put together, the woodwork, the fencing, the talks, the chuckles and many more stories.
    You catching up with Garry, Riarnne, Chris, Billie, Haydn, Iris and Liam, was always so important to you, as family was your world.
    I’m so going to miss you dad. You fought this disease with strength and determination. Visiting you throughout your illness was never a chore.

    You always looked forward, to getting out of the nursing home with myself, Gaylene, Janine, along with help from family members, to breathe in the fresh air, admire the boats and watching the world go by.

    The drives around the coast and not to forget the bakery. We all know dad, you had a sweet tooth.
    Thank you dad for just being you.
    You are now reunited with mum. A big kiss and a double hug to you.

    I will continue on to make you both proud.
    Love you both with all my heart! ❤️❤️

    Robyn Buckland May 18, 2024
  4. Hey mate,
    Life is a journey and yours was fulfilled with only dad moments. I watched you work hard and provide for many. I learned a work ethic Im proud of from you.
    We worked on your beautiful Sandstone house together
    Building mum her palace to cherish. You and mum spend beautiful moments in QLD with me and together we laughed and enjoyed the tranquility of the ocean and each other. You and I always joked about the $50 you owed me and you always promised you had it spare ready to go in your wallet. We didn’t need to state the obvious because we just enjoyed the chat. We always did first morning coffee when I visited and I’d always ask you “ how was your coffee dad” your standard reply “ alright”
    I’d say just alright! You: “ I’ve had better” I’d reply where!
    You: can’t remember but I have had better! One of a thousand stories. One of a million moments of you been dad! The endless phone chats right up until your passing!
    Soar into the sky. Make sure you chat along the way.
    Know the strength you showed under adversity will not be forgotten by those how cared and tried to make it easier for you! and lastly, thank you!
    For been Dad. We only have one and your my dad and always will be! Mum is the love of your life and now you’re together once more. Your love of 60 plus years can continue! 🤗🤗
    Ps. You still owe me $50

    Darrin Cridge May 18, 2024
  5. My beautiful Pop!

    I’ll forever remember our weekend outings to go fishing, gold panning, and visiting all the bakeries that “have the best pie and custard tart”.

    You were so much more than Pop to all of us, you always stepped up and did your best to make sure we had everything we needed. You’ve earnt your peace, enjoy the ginger beer and give Gran a kiss for us.

    Love you now and always.

    Kate May 19, 2024
  6. Love you dad ❤️
    Fly high with the angels
    Mumma is waiting your return .. together again with your soulmate .forever in our hearts

    As Mumma said ..
    “ it’s never goodbye.. but until we meet again”

    Love you forever
    Laureen, Lucinta, Jasmyn and Annabelle

    Laureen Cridge May 21, 2024
  7. Pop,

    You truly lived and you loved.

    Your accomplishments were many and you carried yourself with pride always. You succeeded with whatever it was that you put your mind to. You loved a challenge, being creative and putting your strength and determination into your endeavours. Your work ethic was inspiring.

    We will miss your sense of humour, cheeky smile and the deep belly laughs you never failed to provide and share with your loved ones.

    We will miss always hearing about your latest project or what you bought from a clearance sale for a bargain.

    At the end of the day, you loved being a dad, pop and great pop.

    Thank you for the special memories. They are ones I’ll hold close for the years to come.

    Rest easy, Pop and give Gran a big hug and kiss from us.

    You will be dearly missed.

    Love always,
    Riarnne, Chris, Billie and Poppy xxxx

    Riarnne Standfield May 21, 2024
  8. It is a sad time but Bob will be reunited with Anne.

    Our sincerest condolences to the Cridge family.

    We will always remember our friendship.

    Throughout Bob’s life we have been able to enjoy his life filled with love, respect and wonderful memories.

    Max Cecilia Paul and Brendan McCrohan.

    Max McCrohan May 23, 2024