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Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service for

Mr. Alf (Alfred George) Buxton, of Cardinia,

to be held in the Cranbourne Uniting Church,

41 Lesdon Avenue, Cranbourne

On Monday January 22nd, at 12 Noon.

Private Cremation to follow at Bunurong Memorial Park.

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.

Courage to change those things I can.

And wisdom to know the difference.

Please find below an area where you can leave a personal tribute to Alf, or a message of condolence to his family. Feel free to leave a message at any time, and on approval it will be uploaded live to Alf’s tribute page. We’ve found these messages to be warmly received by families who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
If you need any more information about Alf’s funeral service, or funerals in general, feel free to contact Crane Funerals on 03-5977 7198 or 0447 727 263 at any time.

25 Responses

  1. Alf it was an honour to have known you the pain has now gone your one of God’s Angels now may you Rest In Peace xx

  2. Alfie, Thankyou for all the laughs over the years and dealing with us kids as crazy teenagers. You will be so very missed by all
    Love always Candice, Aaron and Jaxon <3

  3. A vey distant family member and unfortunately our paths only crossed a few times. Some people have a special way of touching your life so that they always live for ever in your memory. That was Alf a charasmatic and happy man. Thanks Alf for being you.

    Alan and Sue Roberts

  4. We were so pleased to meet you in Bali in 2001, we had a blast. Thank-you for being part of our wedding day, that meant so much to us. We were only sorry we were never able to meet up again… To the family,we are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you through this very difficult time. Rest in peace Alf.

  5. Alf your the person
    who made my mum a cup of tea would you like anything betty took my mum into your house no complainig just complete love for my sister love you mate from the abbo

  6. Alf you and Deb were perfect for each other,she once told me she married a man just like her father (a big wrap).You fought a big battle to try and stay with your loved ones but it was too hard to win.
    Rest in peace free of pain. Love to Deb,Zoe Betty and family from the Costers

  7. Dearest Alf, thank you for making me promise to come and visit with you in Oz before I got a “proper job’. You paved the course for the life that I lead today. Wishing all the family my deepest condolences at this saddest of times, I love you Alf and all of my Oz-fam, love Niki and the Pom Gang 💖 xx

  8. Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives.
    Our deepest condolences to Deb, Zoe and family. Alf we had so many laughs and thankyou for those bus rides.
    All our love Trudie, Travis and family❤️

  9. Alfie …. you have been such a wonderful friend like a big brother to me. Mickey thought you as special too and was so honoured you accepted to be our best man. We have had many laughs & fun times together. So happy you met your lovely Deb as loving and caring as you. We are heartbroken & will miss you sorely. All our love to Deb, Zoe & all your family.
    Sue, Mick, Chris, Jaime & Matt.
    RIP my dear friend. You will live on our hearts & memory forevermore.

  10. Dear Alf, I’m so glad that we both had the opportunity to reconnect our lives over the last 25 years. I have fond memories of our chats on the phone, your weekend visits and you and Deb being a part of our “Awesome Family Footy Tipping Comp”.
    You had such a wonderful life with Deb, I’m sorry that you didn’t have many more years together.
    Love, your daughter, Vicki xo

  11. Alf
    What wonderful times we had on your visits to Swan Hill with Deb. We were lucky to have you as a friend & so pleased that Deb, Zoe & Betty were able to share their lives with you cut short by illness which you battled so courageously.
    Deepest condolences to Deb, Zoe & family.
    Rest in peace.

  12. Dear Alf,
    I’m so fortunate to have countless happy memories of your visits and to have seen the joy you brought to Deb and Zoe’s lives. You were a strong role model and father figure for Zoe and a devoted husband for Deb.
    I’ll be forever grateful of your trips to Swan Hill and know that you’ll always be in our hearts when Deb returns.
    Lots of love, may you rest in peace,
    Sarah xxxx

  13. Dear Deb and Zoe our sincere condolences on the passing of Alf.
    May time heal your sorrow.
    May friends ease your pain.
    May peace replace heartache,
    And May warmest memories remain.
    With Deepest Sympathy
    Cardinia Primary School Staff

  14. Wish we could hear your big booming laugh once more Pa. We will always treasure the memories we had with you and share these with your grandkids. Love always your grandkids Renae and Michael and great grandchildren Connor, Max and Wyatt

  15. Thanks for the memories dad and thanks for saving me from being a Pom and making me an Aussie. Memories are ours to keep. From your first born, Paul. No more footy talks or banter will we have. Rip Alf love Sue

  16. We were so sorry to hear about Alf’s passing. We hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you all in the days ahead.

    With love,
    Samantha, Andrew, Jessica and Kate McCully xx

  17. As we board the train and meet our parents we believe that they will always travel by our side.
    However, at some Station our parents step down from the train leaving us on this journey alone
    as time goes by, other people board the train, and they are significant in our lives,
    siblings, friend, children and extended family.
    Some will step down and leave a permanent vacuum.
    This train ride is full of joy, sorrow,fantasy, expectations, hellos goodbyes and farewells.
    Success consists of having good relationships with all passengers, requiring that we give the best of ourselves
    The mystery to everyone is we do not know at which station we ourselves will step down, so, we must live in the best way, love, forgive,and offer the best of who we are.
    It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty we should leave behind beautiful memories for those that continue to travel on the train of life.
    Thank you Alf for giving us many beautiful memories for us to take forward on our journey.
    More importantly, thank you for the journey.
    Lastly we thank you for being one of the passengers on our train.
    With love to Jacquie, Brad, Debbie and Zoe.

  18. We were so very sorry to hear about Alf’s passing. Such a lovely, happy, easy going gentleman. We have fond memories of spending time with you both and of course with Betty too in Hervey Bay. Sending you all our love at such a difficult time. Colin & Lynette xxx

  19. Alf,
    Thank you for being such a great friend to Bernie and I.
    Loved you from the first day Deb met you.
    Loved that you always had a smile on your face and never a complaint.
    Loved the times we met for dinner with you and Deb.
    Loved your laugh and accent, but most of all I loved how happy you made my very best friend Deb.
    Rip Alf we’ll miss you.
    Your friends Tineke & Bernie

  20. It’s me again dad !! the hardest thing I have ever had to do was saying goodbye to you yesterday!! I love you soooooo much and will remember you forever xxxxx

  21. You’ll never know how much I miss you, you’ll never know how much I wish you were back here with us. I miss you so much love you forever xxxxxx

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