The Funeral Service

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28 comments on “Gordon Whyte”

  1. Dear Kerry & Family
    We are with you at this time from Canberra and hope our card was delivered.
    We hope to stay connected in the years to come. We have family in Melbourne and Wodonga with Woodend a place where we visited you.
    Sincerely Michael Flynn and Corine Cordes

  2. Thank you for the opportunity to learn so much more of Gordon’s life and to be able to participate through the live stream in his farewell.

  3. Gordon was a warm, generous and intelligent man who made such huge contribution through the various parts of his life. Our deepest sympathies are with you his family. Indeed a wonderful and full life.
    Anne Fletcher

  4. Thanks Kerry for all the times you opened your home to us so that we had the opportunity to get to know you both. Our thoughts and prayers as you all continue your journey. Love from Marian, Phil and all the family.

  5. Dear Kerry and family
    Sincere condolences to you and your family and thank you so much for opening your hearts and sharing your wonderful memories of Gordon today
    We shall all miss him greatly, force of nature that he was
    With my very best wishes especially with your rebuild of the property
    Warmest regards

  6. Dearest Kerry, Ab, Eleanor, Kate, Malachi, Jos, Charlie, Gecko, Justin, Brendan, Nick, Sam, Hannah, Matt, David and Robert.
    Thinking of you all and sending my love.
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful celebration of a life lived fully.
    It was lovely to be able to watch the service remotely here in New Zealand this evening and to hear all your stories, anecdotes, poems and memories.
    Haere rā Gordon you were a cherished uncle.
    With love Kamala, Giles, Rufus and Remo

  7. A great man with a huge heart and wonderful smile. His passion for learning only surpassed by his love for Kerry and daughters. We knew him from his days in Rotary and his willingness to help others. It was a privilege to know him and to hear that beautiful mind of his carefully examining so many things, always in search of making a difference. He will be missed by all, rest in peace. Miranda Bain and Kai Saldaneri.

  8. It was such a privilege to have known Gordon. Such a clear thinking, enthusiastic and curious mind. A man of vision and action. His tenure as Director of the Victorian Blood service was such an exciting time. I will remember him with great affection. My deepest sympathies to Kerry and the family.
    Patsy Dunne

  9. Thanks for the opportunity to be part of the service online. I enjoyed hearing much more about Gordon than I’d heard before! May all the happy memories be a source of comfort in the days ahead.
    Love from Dean and Jeannine

  10. Dear Kerry, Eleanor, Brendan, Charlie, Gecko, Abi, Justin, Jos, Malachi, Kate, Nick, Sam, Hannah and Matt,
    My deepest sympathies and thoughts are with you. I will always remember Gordon and treasure the inspiring conversations around the table when I was so warmly welcomed to your home at Chrystobel Crescent. Gordon inspired so many people, and it was wonderful to listen today to so many memories from the amazing array of adventures throughout his life. See you in person soon my dearest El. With lots of love, Tanya Lancefield

  11. Dear Kerry, Ab, El, Kate & families, we were sadly unable to attend but what a wonderful celebration of Gordon’s life. It was a privilege to have been given an insight into his many years of seeking knowledge.
    Love from Ian and Joy.

  12. A wonderful celebration of a life well-lived. Thank you for the opportunity to be able to engage online with family and friends. Our sympathy and love to Kerry, David, Robert and all the family. Thinking of you at this time. Claire Green and family, Hobart Tasmania

  13. A marvellous tribute to an extraordinary member of the family.
    Love to all of you.
    Adam and I were present throughout the service. Thank you.

  14. Being too old to cross the ditch what a great way to say goodbye.
    And how good to see the children participate with poems and readings.
    Gordon would have so proud of them as Kerry will be now.
    Another National Treasure gone when we need them so much.

  15. Thinking of you and the family, Kerry. A wonderful recollection of Gordon’s life – well lived in so many ways.

  16. Whenever we met Gordon he would talk about his great loves: education, medicine and in particular Kerry and family. ‘The girls’. It was a joy listening to him talk about his PhD. He could make history alive and memorable. I always felt that there was no topic he could not talk eloquently about. A smile always on his face; a warm and generous person. Kai Saldaneri who is undergoing an operation today remembers him warmly, a lovely man as they worked together in Rotary. We both take this time to thank him for the many gorgeous thoughts and memories. Rest in peace. Miranda Bain.

  17. This celebration was a was a wonderful memorial for a truly great man. How privileged I was to know and work with him. My thoughts go out to Kerry and the family
    Vale Gordon

  18. Kerry and Family,

    Sorry I couldn’t be with you. But I listened intently.

    This is just to say – what a great celebration of Gordon’s life!

    Again my thoughts are with you.

    Best wishes


  19. Great memories of a fabulous life well lived. Our thoughts are with all the family.

  20. Dear Kerry, Ab, El, Kate & families,

    So sorry I was unable to attend in person. It was a lovely Service & I’m thinking of you all.


  21. Gordon was a wonderful colleague particularly during our project in the Middle East. He was a kind and thoughtful mentor and provided valued support, always with a smile and twinkle in his eye. It as always a pleasure to speak to him when he was back on campus pursuing his studies and academic interests.

  22. A generous man and scholar; a polymath. Always had time for a chat. While we both studied the medieval, we also had a mutual interest in opera; I still have his DVD on Carmen. He even beamed into my book launch on April 1 from his hospital room, with a follow up email chat on April 2. A great man, sorely missed. Till we meet again, Gordon.

  23. Gordon will be missed by many. A great loss to the community and the medical fraternity. Our sincerest condolences to Kerry and family.
    Adriaan and Jan Adolph and family

  24. great respect for his progressive management at Melbourne Red Cross Blood Bank from a hospital blood bank manager.

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