Karen Judith Crotty
Tauranga, New Zealand
City of Passing
Country of Passing
Date of Birth
29th of Apr 1959
Date of Passing
1st of Aug 2020
Buddy/sister/co-mum to my daughter Mareya
Jim, Joy and Lex - parents and brother.
Linda, Louise and Mareya - her chosen family.
Kim, Tracey, Annie - her loving caregivers.
Raewyn and John Davies - her beautiful neighbours.
June and Bruce - her friends for many years.
Pukekohe, Bethlehem, Tauranga - New Zealand.
Qualified Nurse, Printer, Animal lover.
Animals / Pets
Rags, Tiggy, Shadow.
Sports / Interest / Hobbies
Music - Delta Goodrem, Celine Dion, Mareya Lea Watling. She met Delta Goodrem in Auckland when she won a radio station competition to fly up to see her. She also met Celine Dion in concert in Brisbane - Celine took the time to meet Karen and acknowledge the great effort it took her to see her perform. She loved these women till her dying day, and played Delta's CD Wings of the Wild 52 times when she received it. My daughter Mareya is a musician - supported by Karen in every way. Karen's pride in seeing Mareya's first video, was something to behold. Mareya will carry Karen with her wherever she goes and whenever she performs.
Sports - The All Blacks, the Black Caps, and Tennis (Rafael Nadal was her all time fave). Karen herself was a representative table tennis player as a teenager.
Teletubbies - Lala (her) and Dipsey (me)
Karen loved motor bikes and rode one as a young woman. She had two trikes in her garage till shortly before she passed away. They represented hope to her....a hope that never came about.
The Minions - she LOVED them - especially Kevin.
Orcas - her greatest wish was to swim with them, and this was never fulfilled. Our hope is that she is now swimming, and singing, with them.
Animals - cats and dogs. She adored her loved Rags, and her beloved Shadow - who is now in the care of one of her carers, on a farm with other dogs. She always did right by her animals, and they did right by her.