Patti Newton has opened up about her late husband’s final days in an emotional interview.
The 77-year-old praised Bert’s positive outlook as he experienced various health problems, and admitted that she didn’t want to see him suffer.
“I didn’t want him to suffer anymore, so I probably am relieved that he’s in a safe place and resting peacefully,” Patti said on The Morning Show.
“I went in one day and he was very upset sitting in the wheelchair and I said, ‘What’s the matter? Has something happened?’ And he said, ‘No, I just want to know whether I have been a good person and whether you think I have done and OK job through all of this,'” she recalled.
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“And I had to say to him that out of everyone I know, all the people in his position and in his line of work, I do not know anybody else that would have handled having a leg amputated and being so, you know – not being able to move or go anywhere – so well.”
She added, “I was so proud of him because, to be honest, it was a joy. I would go in every morning and I would ask how he was and he would say, ‘Oh, I had the most beautiful shower’.
“I think that anybody who can be happy and feel so good about having a lovely shower, you know, you have got to admire that I think. It is finding the best out of nothing really.”
Patti also went into detail about how she is coping after losing her husband of 46 years.
“He is very much present in the house and everywhere we go… I think he is sort of here with me and he always will be.
“It is not easy but it never is,” she added.
“People say, you know, ‘Have you got out of bed yet?’ That is not me and that was never Bert… I do get up every morning and get myself dressed… I have to rally and I have to get up and go and I have got a lot of fabulous people around me that keep me grounded and happy and try to make it as easy for me as possible.”