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Allan Leslie Whatley

Allan Leslie Whatley

17th June 1934 - 14th May 2023


Allan passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family

at Arcare Castlemaine on 14th May 2023, aged 88years.

Dearly loved husband of Lynette, loving father of Simon, Andrew, Jason and Fiona.

Father in law of Michele, Jacquelyn, Renee and Peter.

Much loved Pa to Jessica, Laura, Emma, Cameron, Matthew, Fletcher, Jasper and Piper.

Great Grandpa to Oscar, Stella, Charlie, Finn, Olivia (Dec.) Eli, Matilda and Tahlia.

'May the winds of love blow softly, and whisper for you to hear,

that we will love and remember you, and forever keep you near.'


We had an interesting journey with lots of lovely family and friends.

Sleep tight my love and thank you.

Your Loving Wife, Lyn.


Now at peace.

Loving father of Simon, the best father in law to Michele and special pa to Emma and her partner, Jack.

Tough until the end. We will miss our conversations and of course, the Pa jokes. 


In loving memory to a wonderful father, Pa and Great Grandpa.

Love Always from Andrew, Jacquelyn, Jessica, Murray, Oscar, Stella, Laura, Larry, Charlie and Finn.

Our days will be poorer for your passing, but we have been so blessed to have you in our lives. 

Forever in our hearts.


You made life beautiful by unselfish deeds, generous thoughts for others needs,

happy, smiling, always content, and respected where ever you went.

You were a father, father in-law and pa to us all, we all love you and talk about all the memories we had with you. 

You are now out of pain and at peace. 

Rest in peace 

Jason, Renee, Cameron, Kylie, Matthew, Makayla, Konor and Jaimee

Great grandpa to Olivia(dec), Eli, Matilda and Tahlia.


With tears we saw you suffer Dad, we watched you fade away, 

our hearts were slowly breaking as you fought so hard to stay.

You did not want to leave us, but you did not go alone, 

for part of us went with you the day you were called home.

With all our Love, 

Fiona, Peter, Fletcher, Nina, Jasper, Piper and Deni.


A service to celebrate Allan’s life will be held in the Church of Christ, Blakeley Road, Castlemaine

on Monday 22nd May commencing at 11.00am.

A private cremation will follow.


If you wish to join us at the service via livestream,
please return to the home page of this website and click on the livestream button.
The service will be live approximately 5-10 minutes prior to commencing.


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14 responses to “Allan Leslie Whatley”

  1. Jill Forbes says:

    To Lynne and Family,
    Our thoughts are with you and all the family at this sad time. Allan will be dearly missed such a lovely man.
    Sincerely Jill & Ian Forbes

  2. Castlemaine Secondary College says:

    VALE Allan Whatley
    Former Principal of Castlemaine High School 1984-1989 (now Castlemaine Secondary College), he will be fondly remembered for his contributions to the school and the community of Castlemaine.
    Our thoughts and condolences are with Lyn & his family.
    – Castlemaine Secondary College

  3. Ayron Teed says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time, especially Fiona (pharmacy connection).
    Allan is causing me all sorts of trouble. He was our guest speaker at a CWA meeting a long time ago, and he was saying that in the future schools may become redundant because of the increased use of computers. Well, I agreed with that and tell all my grandchildren that they don’t have to go to school or university. They can learn things on the computer and have lots of spare time to do the things they like. You can imagine what trouble I’m in with my kids and their partners!
    Allan was a great teacher.
    I’m grateful for his influence and care for our children when they were high school students.
    – Aaron Teed

  4. Glenn Ford says:

    Remembering Allan with fondness and pleasant memories as part of the family.
    Condolences to Lynny and the kids.
    Memories are golden!
    Glenn Ford.

  5. Tim Grant says:

    Where to start after a lifetime of friendship and happy times. We have enjoyed so many great times together through sport, holidaying and our families being together.
    We will miss the conversations with the witty twist only Allan could contribute, with a smile and a chuckle.
    Off to the golf course in the sky for a round.
    Thinking of all the family at this time.
    Love always Beryl, Ross, Tim and families.

  6. Bruce Evans says:

    I was lucky enough to meet Allan and play some games of bowls with him when he came and played at Hastings.
    A lovely man.
    My condolences to his family.
    – Bruce Evans

  7. Jean Carmichael says:

    Love and hugs to Lynne and family on the passing of Allan.
    Remembering all the happy times xoxo.
    – Jean Carmichael and family

  8. Tim Cocking says:

    A wonderful life and our thoughts and prayers are with Allan’s extended family.
    My father (Bob Cocking) counted Allan as one of his closest friends for 50 years and my mother (Irene) a great school friend for Lynne. Our families were blessed to spend some great times together. So many special memories. I recall Allan showing my father a text book he had written (my father was also a teacher), and then a year or so later (1978) I fronted up to a typing class in Form 3 and the text book was indeed the very one already at home on our families bookshelf! I am grateful to Allan that I learnt to touch type effectively all those years ago. I recall Allan’s wisdom in so many areas, which I found illuminating when I entered the business world 35 years ago, and, forthright at times, as he provided intelligent commentary on major political and business decisions over the years, my respect only increased. He was also a kind and generous man. I had a week in hospital in 2011 and was blessed by a visit from him, which was a welcome surprise. He knew I was interested in cars, and I remember in 1972 his green XA wagon, with wraparound dash and tinted glass! It was great to share that with him, along with Simon and Andrew. Just 18 months ago he was interested to have a ride in my Tesla, again asking questions that indicated he understood key issues that influence the future. And the need for appropriate education. And to enjoy a joke at times…
    Tim Cocking

  9. Rhonda and Trevor McKay says:

    It was our pleasure to teach at Castlemaine High School when Allan was principal.
    He was a visionary Principal but just as comfortable watering the garden and taking the time to talk to students and staff when they walked by.
    Many thanks to the Whatley family for hosting staff family barbecues at the start of the school year to welcome everyone.
    Good memories.
    Rhonda and Trevor McKay

  10. Jen m says:

    Mr Whatley, Best ever teacher of British history c. 1958/9 at Castlemaine High.
    – Jen M

  11. Merilyn and Bruce McClure says:

    Sorry to hear your sad news on the passing of Allan.
    He lived a great life and will be remembered.
    Our condolences to Lyn, Elaine and families.
    Thinking of you all at this time.
    – Merilyn and Bruce McClure

  12. Flora Hill High School says:

    VALE Allan Whatley.
    Allan was the Education Department’s trouble shooter who came to Flora Hill High School as relieving Principal in 1978, while a new principal could be appointed. In just that twelve month period Allan made significant contributions to the school especially by obtaining funding grants. He distributed money to curriculum areas and to improve the school environment.
    He brought the school up to where it should have been.
    Staff and students remember Whatley Walk as a marvellous improvement to the school grounds.
    – Flora Hill High School

  13. Roz Gill says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you dear Lyn and all your precious family.
    What beautiful loving memories you have which are soooo special and are to be always cherished!!!!!
    Heaps of love and hugs dear cuz.
    – Roz Gill Xoxoxox

  14. Barry and Linda Constable says:

    A fine man and great boss.
    His knowledge and initiative resulted in some big infrastructure achievements at the school and tennis club.
    – Barry and Linda Constable

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Castlemaine Church of Christ
66 Blakeley Road

22nd May 2023 at 11:00 AM

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