Bert’s final farewell in pictures: Patti’s outpouring of grief as she says her last goodbye

Nov 12, 2021
Patti Newton consoled her grieving family. Source: Getty

Australian television’s brightest star, Bert Newton, has been farewelled this morning, November 12, in an emotional funeral service at St Patrick’s Cathedral in East Melbourne.

As the service ended, Bert’s widow Patti was seen sobbing as she walked alongside Bert’s casket, on his way out of the cathedral. Bert’s daughter Lauren, and grandchildren all also walked alongside the coffin, as it was wheeled out of the ceremony.

Patti Newton and family walking out beside coffin. Source: Getty
Patti Newton and family walk out beside Bert’s coffin. Source: Getty

 

Patti blessed the coffin as it sat in the back of the hearse, her grandchildren all also blessed the coffin.

Patti Newton blessed Bert's coffin in the back of the hearse. Source: Getty
Source: Getty

Outside the cathedral, Patti clutched her grandchildren closely as doves were released.

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Patti Newton held her family tightly. Source: Getty

 

Patti Newton and family huddle under umbrellas as doves were released. Source: Getty

Patti was later consoled by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese.

Patti Newton is consoled by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Source: Getty

 

Patti Newton is consoled by Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese. Source: Getty
Patti Newton is consoled by Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese. Source: Getty

Ian “Molly” Meldrum paid his respects to Bert at the service, and later consoled Patti with a soft hug.

Ian “Molly” Meldrum consoles Patti Newton following the service. Source: Getty

 

Eulogies and tributes to the vibrant personality were delivered throughout the requiem mass by public figures, and by those close to Bert.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews shared a eulogy outlining Bert’s many life achievements, his long-standing career, wonderful family, and ever-loving wife.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews read a eulogy. Source: Getty
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews read a eulogy. Source: Getty

Eddie Maguire, the namesake of Bert’s famed toupee, read a sweet personal eulogy about Bert.

Television personality Eddie Maguire reads a eulogy at Bert Newton's funeral. Source: Getty
Television personality Eddie Maguire reads a eulogy at Bert Newton’s funeral. Source: Getty

Anthony Callea sang his song ‘The Prayer’ during the service.

Singer Anthony Callea performed his song 'The Prayer'. Source: Getty
Singer Anthony Callea performed his song ‘The Prayer’. Source: Getty

Silvie Paladino also sang during the ceremony. Silvie sang Ave Maria.

Silvie Paladino sang 'Ave Maria' at the service. Source: Getty
Silvie Paladino sang ‘Ave Maria’ at the service. Source: Getty

One of Bert’s close friends, Peter Smith, read letters from Bert’s two children, Matthew and Lauren.

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Bert’s close friend Pete Smith read letters from Bert’s children Matthew and Lauren. Source: Getty
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