Patti Newton's heartbreaking tribute following death of husband Bert

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    Australian television presenter

It has been almost one month since Bert Newton passed away, leaving his wife of 46 years Patti Newton heartbroken without him.

The TV icon died on October 30 at the age of 83 while in palliative care in Melbourne.

Patti and Bert Newton
Patti Newton has shared a tribute to her husband Bert, who passed away last month, saying she is heartbroken by the loss. Photo: Getty

Taking to Instagram on Monday, Patti shared a photo of the pair on their wedding day, alongside a short tribute.

"My darling Alb I will miss you forever. My heart is broken," she wrote.

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The Newton family farewelled Bert with a state funeral earlier this month with his son Matthew and daughter Lauren sharing letters that were read aloud by Bert's longtime friend Peter Smith.

Matthew shared in his letter the final laughter and tear-filled conversation he had with Bert before he passed away.

"One final conversation a few days before we lost him was different from the usual and we both knew it," Matthew recalled.

Patti and Bert Newton on their wedding day
Taking to Instagram on Monday, Patti shared a photo of the pair on their wedding day, alongside a short tribute that read, "My darling Alb I will miss you forever. My heart is broken." Photo: Instagram/Patti Newton
Patti at Bert's state funeral
Patti at Bert's state funeral in Melbourne earlier this month. Photo: Getty

"The change was never directly stated but we eschewed the stories and the laughs and just said how much we loved each other. During this wonderful chat, my mother was pottering around in the background, adding her two cents every now and again and doing lovely things for dad as usual.

"At one point, she took something into another room and the second she left dad leaned into the phone camera and whispered, 'I think she's poisoning my food, Matthew.' Well, we both laughed and laughed until we cried."

Matthew concluded his letter by saying that he knew his dad would've wanted his funeral to be full of laughter, not tears.

Lauren Newton, Matthew Welsh, Patti Newton and Matthew Newton
Patti with son Matthew, daughter Lauren Newton and son-in-law Matthew Welsh. Photo: Getty
Bert Newton and grandchildren
Bert with his grandchildren only a few days before his passing. Photo: Instagram/Patti Newton

"So with that in mind, I'll get out while the going's good and say to the man himself: Albert Watson Wilberforce Thomas Patrick Belmont Francis Archibald Kenneth John Aloysius, Peter Newton, I'm going to really miss jamming with you mate. Here's looking at you, kid."

Lauren's letter detailed how Bert waited until Patti had left the room before taking his final breath.

"Saying goodbye has been heartbreaking for us all, especially Mum," she said. "They loved one another so much, and I know how he waited until she left the room to take his last breath, because while she was with him, he couldn't have gone."

She continued, "My beautiful dad will be with us forever in our hearts and memories. But life will never be the same without him. I love you, Dad."

Patti told reporters how she missed being by Bert's side by just minutes, "I left at ten past seven, and I was just pulling around to come into my drive and I get the call to say he'd taken his last breath at 7.22pm."

"So I missed him, but maybe he didn't want me to be there for his last breath."

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