Jeff Whitaker’s memorial to be held next month

Jeff Whitaker founded Whitco with his wife Vita in 1995.

Whitco Catering and Bakery Equipment has announced that there will be a memorial for CEO and founder Jeff Whitaker, who passed away on 27 January, after a short illness.

Whitco MD Tony Butler said: “We have been touched by the depth and compassion of the many messages we have received since Jeff’s death. Words such as ‘gentleman’, ‘legend’ and ‘industry giant’ have been typical of the obvious warm regard in which he was held by so many people in our industry.”

The memorial service for Jeff will be held on 22 March at Oundle School Chapel in Milton Road, Oundle, Northamptonshire, followed by refreshments at the school’s Great Hall. The service will begin at 2pm and attendees are asked to be seated by 1.30. Nearby parking will be signposted.

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Whitco said its team is looking forward to sharing stories, celebrating Jeff’s life and career and meeting up with friends and colleagues.

If you would like to attend, please contact Carmela Webb at Whitco (carmela@whitcoltd.com) by 1 March, to notify her of the numbers attending.

Mourners are kindly requested not to send flowers. However, Whitco will be making an announcement about charitable donations in due course.

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