On the 7th March the small church at Maughold was filled to overflowing for the Service to Celebrate the life of Steve Crowe, husband to Kerry, a father to Finlay and Aalish, son, brother and friend to many people and a member of St John Ambulance since the age of 13.
Steve had decided early in life that he wanted to work caring for people and his first job was at a care home in Ramsey. He then joined the Isle of Man Ambulance Service where he worked till May 2023 having risen through the ‘ranks’ to become the Chief Officer a post which meant that he was responsible for the service during the Pandemic. While in this post he developed his interest in Education and was the driving force in establishing the Education Centre at Ambulance HQ. In 2023 he joined St John Ambulance as our Commercial Training Manager. having been involved in our members training for many years. Unfortunately he became unwell in October and after various tests he was given his diagnosis. Steve was supported by his wife and children and his family and many friends through his short illness and by the staff at Hospice.
The large number of people who attended the Service was a clear reflection of just how much Steve’s short life had touched the lives of so many people the Island he care so much about. The Honour Guard must have been one of the largest seen for many years made up of Ambulance Service, St John Ambulance with representatives of the Police and Coastguard. It was well deserved and appreciated by the family.
Steve was an example to us all, he was a very caring person, caring for his wife and children, the people he worked with, the patients he came into contact with and the island he loved.
He certainly lived his life in the service of others. He will be missed but not forgotten.
Pro fide, pro utilitate hominum, for the faith and in the service of humanity, thank you Steve for your Service.