Welcome to the Web Site of Jeff Whittle and Ruth Kendrick

Update from Robin Whittle 8th February 2024:

Jeffrey Whittle AO passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, in Melbourne, on 5th February 2024.   He was 93.

Jeff was born on 24th March 1930 in
Aspull, Lancashire, England.  In 1961 our family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where Ruth and Jeff and most of the six children have lived in or near since.

Much loved, husband of Ruth, father of Robin, Gerald, Paul, David, Judy and Matthew, Papa Jeff to twelve grandchildren.  Forever in our hearts. 

The Funeral Service for the Late Jeff Whittle will be held at 2pm, Friday 16th February 2024, at White Lady Funerals, 741 High Street, Kew East. 

The Service may be viewed live via: https://bit.ly/3Oy2nt3

In lieu of flowers you are invited to donate to Jeff’s favourite charity, The Smith Family, via:

Jeff maintained this site and I will continue to do so.

For more information on Jeff's work and on Whittle Consulting - the company he, Ruth and Gerald founded to provide enterprise optimisation services to the mining industry - please see:

The pages for Jeff, Ruth and the family photo from 2004 are as Jeff created them in 2007.

    Robin           rw@firstpr.com.au


We married on the 9th of October 1954 in Wantage, England.

We have five sons and a daughter:

Robin Whittle,
Gerald Whittle,
Paul Whittle,
David Whittle,
Judith Whittle (Kane)
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Matthew Whittle.

The first four were born in Wantage and the last two in Melbourne, Australia, where we now live.

All six have now married and we have twelve grandchildren.

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