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Friday, January 6

DEATH OBITUARY : Ben Tenbeth-Croskerry , Shock at sudden death of much loved rugby player Ben who dies days before his birthday

Tributes have been paid to a much-loved Exmouth rugby player who suddenly passed away just days before his 36th birthday.

Ben Tenbeth-Croskerry from Exmouth died suddenly at lunchtime on Wednesday, May 3. Ben's funeral will be held on Friday, May 12, which would have also been the day of his birthday, at 3.45pm at Exeter and Devon Crematorium. The wake will follow at The Grove Pub, Exmouth.

The 35-year-old grew up playing rugby as junior at Exmouth Rugby and Football Club and for Withycombe Rugby and Football Club.

People are paying tribute on social media.


Dear all,
It is with the greatest regret to inform that Ben Tenbeth-Croskerry died suddenly Wednesday lunchtime. His family have requested that we inform as many people in person as possible and reach out to those who knew and loved BenBen would have wished for everyone to remember the good times you shared with him.
Clearly this is a very difficult time for Ben's family, however, if you do wish to get in contact please do via myself or Bobby Bond ( 07903064458).
We will keep you all updated with any information regarding Ben's funeral.
John & Bobby.
Lorraine Ward One of my oldest and best friends, I'm totally devastated by this news xx please send my love to Sue, John & his family xx
Mustafa Yildirim This can not be real very very sad and bad news, one week ago we made very good chat he woul come istanbul to visit me. Very hearbreaking , life is merciles.
Kayleigh Vinnicombe He was the best uncle anyone could have ! He was always here for everyone, gonna miss him so much 😭 x
Divine Taku Jesus! What the heck is happen'n to this world? 
May the doors of heaven crack open exceptionally to welcome mighty Ben "friend of all" 
My sincere condolences to the entire C. Family and friends.
Scott Priestley Such Sad news.. I was absolutely shocked reading this this morning!! We truly have lost one of the nicest guys!
Alistair Brown Omg so shocked & upset to hear about this, me & ben go back as far as infant school etc, such really sad news, SENDING MY LOVE & THOUGHTS TO ALL THE FAMILY ❤️ x🌹x
Andrew Dion I am so glad that we got to spend 3 years to become friends with Ben. He, among all our friends in China, made that a truly special time. Whether it was hosting dinners or letting us hang out and play board games while the on call doctor gives someone ...See More
Shanel Cleare That's such sad news. He was such a wonderful person. God bless his family and friends and may they find comfort in their memories of him.
Naomi Verschoren-Williamson That's such nice words to announce something so tragic. My thoughts are with the whole family. Here especially for my friend Julie Vinnicombe xxxxx
Norman Brown There's not many people you meet in life you can describe as a true LEGEND but this is an apt description for Ben. For most of us Nantongers he was such a big part of all our times there. I've always thought someone should write a book about Nantong bu...See More
Pilau Basmati Rest In Peace Ben TC- I'm Glad and blessed to know you. Can't think of anything more noble to say but I bet you would think of something decent.
Lorna Brown So very very sad & heartbreaking.
Remembering the happy times when Ben went to Infant School & then Jnr School with our eldest son Alistair (al) & we knew Sue & the family.
Thinking of you Sue & All the family.
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Sam Read Ben, I'm sure you are reading these - you were never far from your phone, updating your political views or posting cracking photos of your beloved Exmouth seafront.
Andy Carder Such a big lose Ben was a gentle person and he will be missed by all I was only speaking to you the other week in town. R.I.P buddy
Martin Vaughan I echo all the thoughts above. I haven't seen Ben TC in many a year but would still class him as a friend. Life is precious and terrible news like this only goes to show just how precious it is. Rest in Peace big man x
Ellis Jobson This really makes me sad 😔💔 Sure as hell he'll be drinking everyone under the table up there & having one hell of a party! 
Thinking of you John xx
Caroline Hamson My thoughts are with his family. Such sad news. I have very many happy memories of Ben from school, he was such a gentle giant.

Barry Conlon Awful news. I knew Ben at uni and he was such a nice guy, always ready for a chat. Wishing his friends and family all the best through this difficult time.
Bernadette Thompson I'm soo sorry to hear this dreadful heartbreaking news....my heart goes out to Sue & John & all the family of Ben. Gone far to soon. RIP. Ben. Wonderful young man a real credit to his mum & dad xxx.
Jennee Courtney So sad and so unfair! Such a lovely guy with a brilliant sense of humour. Last time I saw him was in Sam's (going back a few years!!). Thoughts and best wishes to friends and family x 😥
Linda Hunter I am so sad and shocked to hear this terrible news. My heart goes out to you and Ben's family. God bless you Ben, my prayers are with you all x

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