The 57-year-old has been busy organising a send-off his dad would be proud of, which will take place tomorrow near the actor’s property in Nana Glen on the NSW coastal town of Coffs Harbour.
“Weddings, string quartets, soloists, opera singers, meditation, prayer, yoga…the chapel has hosted a lot of things over the years. Tomorrow it will host it’s first funeral/memorial,” Russell tweeted today.
“My dad loved this building. He was fascinated by it. Pretty sure he’d be pleased.”
Russell owns a farm in the region, while John has lived in the area for the last 25 years of his life. Father and son had also been quarantining together on his farm during the COVID-19 pandemic last year.
Days ago, Russell also requested that in lieu of flowers, if fans wish to pay their respects, they can do so via a donation to the Charlie Teo Foundation, an organisation that researches and raises awareness for brain cancer.
“There is a memorial for my dad, Alex Crowe, on June 5th,” the actor tweeted on May 25. “In lieu of flowers, you might like to make a donation in his name to charlieteofoundation.org.au/donation.”
John Alexander died suddenly onboard a flight from Sydney to Coffs Harbour on March 30, just two weeks after his 85th birthday. It was Russell who shared the sad news on Twitter.
“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,” he tweeted.
“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.”