‘My dad loved this building, he’d be pleased’: Russell Crowe shares moving photo of the chapel on his Nana Glen estate as he prepares to bid farewell to his late father at his memorial
- Russell will host a memorial for his late father on Saturday, June 5
- The Hollywood actor, 57, has suggested fans donate to the Charlie Teo Foundation in lieu of sending flowers
- John Alexander Crowe died at the age of 85 on board a flight from Sydney to Coffs Harbour in March
- He is survived by wife Jocelyn and sons Terry and Russell
Actor Russell Crowe has shared a moving image of a chapel at his country estate ahead of his late father’s memorial.
On Saturday, the same day of the service, the 57-year-old posted a picture of the sunrise at his property at Nana Glen, near Coffs Harbour on the north coast of NSW, showing the set-up for the emotional day.
Russell reflected on the use of the chapel over the years and said that he thinks his late father John Alexander would be ‘pleased’ with the service he arranged.
‘My dad loved this building, he’d be pleased’: On Saturday, Russell Crowe shared a moving photo of the chapel on his Nana Glen estate as he prepared to bid farewell to his late father at his memorial
‘Weddings, string quartets, soloists, opera singers, meditation, prayer, yoga… the chapel has hosted a lot of things over the years,’ Russell’s post began.
‘Today it will host it’s first funeral/memorial.’
He touchingly added: ‘My dad loved this building. He was fascinated by it. Pretty sure he’d be pleased.’
Reflecting: ‘Today it will host it’s first funeral/memorial,’ Russell captioned the post. ‘My dad loved this building. He was fascinated by it. Pretty sure he’d be pleased’
Supportive: Underneath the post, Australian actress Naomi Watts send her condolences to Russell, writing: ‘Oh no!! So sorry Russell. Sending big love’
Underneath the post, Australian actress Naomi Watts send her condolences to Russell, writing: ‘Oh no!! So sorry Russell. Sending big love.’
The memorial for his father John Alexander Crowe will be held on Saturday, June 5.
Earlier this week, Russell shared a photo of his 85-year-old dad on Twitter, and suggested fans donate to the Charlie Teo Foundation in lieu of sending flowers.
John died suddenly on board a Qantaslink flight from Sydney to Coffs Harbour in March.
In late March, Russell announced the sad news of his father’s death in a series of Twitter posts.
He wrote: ‘I arrived back in the bush last night. Today, although the sun is shining and the torrential rain has abated, this date will forever be tinged with sadness.
‘My dear old man, my beautiful dad, the most gentle of men, has passed away.
‘I’m posting this because I know there are people all over the world who’s heart he touched and who’s ribs he tickled with his sparkly eyes and his cheeky attitude to everyone, and everything, and this is probably as efficient a method as any to pass on the news.
‘John Alexander Crowe 13th March 1936 – 30th March 2021 Born in Christchurch, New Zealand. Passed away in Coffs Harbour, NSW, his home for the last 25 years. Rest In Peace.’
Russell’s father was also a source of inspiration for him to enter the film industry.
The family moved from New Zealand to Sydney when Russell was four-years-old, with his father and mother Jocelyn pursing careers as movie set caterers.
In addition to being part of a catering business with his wife, John also worked as a hotel manager.