Bid to preserve father’s legacy for his ‘little man’
Duncan Craw and his son Levi were inseparable and family and friends are determined to ensure the "little man" remembers his dad.
Mr Craw was just 32 years old and left behind wife Taylia and their son Levi, who will turn three in February.
Family friend Chantelle Moutray has launched a GoFundMe campaign, setting a goal of raising $50,000 to support the family with donations already surpassing $13,000 within day.
"Duncan lost his own dad suddenly at a young age and it would break his heart to think that Levi would not have his father to turn to as he grows up," Ms Moutray said.
"Levi now knows his daddy is in heaven, and Duncan's family and friends are determined to ensure he will remember how much Duncan loved his little man," the GoFundMe page reads.
"Daddy and son were inseparable when Duncan was home from work and shared many similarities including their love for the farm and their mischievous smiles.
"Tay would often say they were twinning."
Mr Craw's family including Taylia, mum Wendy, sisters Megan and Bridget and the extended family across southwest Victoria and New Zealand were blown away by the support they received following the tragedy.
"Many people have asked how they may contribute at this unbelievably difficult time, so we are starting this fundraiser for those who would like to give a donation," the GoFundMe page reads.
"While the love, guidance and presence of a father is irreplaceable, we believe that some additional financial support will help set Levi up for the future.
"It will also ease the burden on Tay who has been left without her husband and best friend.
"Tay has been a tower of strength since the devastating day, caring for Levi while also looking after the farm.
"We know that she will continue giving her all to make sure the family property is a beautiful home for Levi but it will be a long road ahead and she will need all the support we can give."
Originally published as Bid to preserve father's legacy for his 'little man'