The funeral service to celebrate the life of Mr Bob Whitehead OAM will be held on Friday, February 18, 2022 at at One2One Church of Christ, 121 Gillies Street South, Ballarat.

At the conclusion of the service a PRIVATE family burial will take place at the Ballarat new cemetery.

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Funeral Notice

ServiceFebruary 18, 2022 - 11:00 amBallarat, VIC
  1. Our sincere thoughts to the Whitehead family. My brother, sister and I have such fond memories of visiting Uncle Bob and Aunty Ruth at the family home in Heathmont and the beautiful gardens where ever the two would live. Thank you Bob for the friendship to our parents, Arthur and Reta, throughout the years having met on their Honeymoon. The garden in Heaven will certainly be blooming now with Bob’s passing. What a wonderful and fulfilled life he led.
    Kind Regards
    Christine, Keith and Anne Collins.

    Anne Marie May 26, 2022
  2. I remember happy times when Bob and Ruth were involved in warrenheip school with us. They were always there at events supporting Kirsten and Emily. Eliesha and Kirsten had many play dates at their house. At pick up times you never quite knew who’s car they were going to hop in.

    Margaret Harbour February 18, 2022
  3. “Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.”

    Kim Daniel February 18, 2022
  4. Our love and sympathy to all the family on the passing of an almost lifelong friendship I had with Bob and the strong bond we developed at the North Ringwood Sunday School where we worked together

    With special Christian love

    Graeme and Lynette McLean

    Graeme Mclean February 18, 2022
  5. How do I stream this service please

    Sue Laver February 18, 2022
  6. We have very fond memories of Uncle Bob, his caring nature, his garden and the efforts he put into the local community. Our thoughts are with his family.

    Paul and Debi Marshall February 18, 2022
  7. Bob Whitehead is remembered for his 21 years of dedicated service to the Ballarat Cemeteries Trust. Bob always worked to providing the best in cemetery facilities and care for the community of Ballarat and beyond. His legacy will always be displayed in the grounds of the cemetery for which he played a great part in their development.
    One of natures gentlemen.
    Our condolences to the family.
    David & Mary-Lou Beames

    David & Mary-Lou Beames February 17, 2022
    I know I speak for many of the former Friends of the Ballarat Begonia Festival and the Boards, Committees and the hundreds of volunteers in acknowledging the incredible support and contribution of Bob Whitehead, in his capacity as Superintendent of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens over many years. Bob and his beloved wife Ruth were tireless workers for the Festival, and remembered today with sincere gratitude and thanks, and fond affection. Bob and I became great personal friends over the years, and along with the former Town Clerk of the City of Ballarat the late Ian Smith, we spent many many memorable and happy occasions/experiences together. Our sincere sympathy to Bob’s family. RIP Bob – now in God’s care … and re-united with his beloved Ruth. Goodbye old Friend! Barry Wilkins (Barry Begonia!) Former Director & CEO Ballarat Begonia Festival Association Ltd 1969 – 1992

    Barry Wilkins February 17, 2022
  9. Bob Whitehead’s interests and energies reached far. Along with his beloved Ruth, he opened his glorious garden annually for many years to raise funds for the local World Vision Group, of which they were members. He will be remembered for his generosity, compassion, hospitality, good humour, many abilities and unassuming nature. We extend our sincere condolences to his family.

    Miriam Gibson, on behalf of Ballarat W.V.Group February 15, 2022
  10. On behalf of the Ballan Red Cross Branch we express our sympathy to Bob’s family, he will be greatly missed. Bob was a judge at our Flower Show for almost 30 years. He and Ruth were a wonderful couple and their kindness and service to our communities will long be remembered.

    Anne Eskdale February 14, 2022

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