BICKNELL, Ruth Bertha (née Punke)

Born on April 8, 1941. Passed away June 4, 2024.

Passed away peacefully at home on June 4, 2024.

Aged 83 Years.

Dearly loved Wife of Ken (dec)

Beautiful Mother of Shirley.

Cherished sister of Claude Punke, Melba & Karl (dec) Shertler, and Ronesia & Ian Pollard.

Loved by all her nieces and nephews.


A life filled with loving and caring.

Safely now in God’s Care.



Funeral Notice
Rose Chapel, Gippsland Memorial Park. Cemetery Drive, TraralgonView Map
The funeral of Mrs Ruth Bicknell will be held at the Gippsland Memorial Park Rose Chapel, Cemetery Drive Traralgon on MONDAY (June 17th,2024) commencing at 11.00am.

At the conclusion of the service the Funeral will leave for a burial service at the Traralgon Cemetery, Gippsland Memorial Park.

Ruth's service will also be livestreamed.

To view the livestream, please click here.
  1. In loving memory of a wonderful Aunty a great Aunty and a great great Aunty who we will miss always .her warm hugs and gorgeous smile will never be forgotten . Sweet peace is now yours
    Loved sister in law of Albert and Clarice ( both dec) Aunty of marg & Frank great Aunty of Grant Andrea Narelle & Tom and their families our love to Shirley

    Marg Coulthard June 6, 2024
  2. In loving memory of a beautiful soul, so caring and gentle , the best neighbour anyone could have ever wished for .
    Your loving smile and our little chats over the fence will be greatly missed.
    Thank you for loving us.

    Marieetta Calabro June 7, 2024
  3. My sincere condolences to Shirley. Remembering the days at Traralgon Sth & visiting your house, the milo drinks with honey & the fmany flowers that your Mother grew & loved.
    Martha Truin (van Vondel)

    MarthaTruin June 7, 2024
  4. Thank you for being a caring friend to many people, especially my Aunt Mavis Alexander.

    Carolyn Webb June 7, 2024
  5. Deepest sympathy to Shirley for the loss of your beautiful mum.
    I have many fond memories from living next door to your family at Traralgon South. Your beautiful garden, making flower displays for the Traralgon Show, homemade Lemonade, your mum trying to teach me piano and milking the goats.
    A gentle soul that will be missed.

    Rhonda van Vondel-Foley

    Rhonda Foley June 12, 2024
  6. We shall remember Ruth for her joyous personality and warm smile. Always a pleasure to serve her in our shop for many years. Sincere condolences to Shirley, thinking of you at this sad time. Country Care Dry Cleaners

    Shirlee Thompson June 13, 2024
  7. Thinking of you Shirley and the precious time you were able to spend with your beautiful mother. Memories that will never pass away. Sending love and heartfelt sympathy.

    Melba Schertler (née Punke) June 15, 2024
  8. In Memory of a Beautiful Sweet Friend, with a Heart of Gold. Always Happy and Smiling Her Beautiful Smile. Ruth you will be missed by so many. Always Lovingly Remembered. Condolences and Love to Shirley, how lucky you were to have such a Beautiful Mother, who was Loved by so many. Precious Memories will live on in our Hearts always. Jeanne and Harold Lowe.

    Jeanne Lowe June 17, 2024
  9. I have very fond memories of Ruth and greatly appreciate my visits with her .
    My love and sympathy are with those whose loved one has gone on ahead,
    Ruth Clunie

    Ruth Clunie June 17, 2024
  10. Dear Ruth,a caring and kind friend, now safely home. Remembering her kindness to our sister Beryl &Trevor Talbot.
    Love and heartfelt sympathy to dear Shirley and Claude, Melba, Ronesia & Ian and families.
    Your long distant cousins.
    Coral Bird and Yvonne Hutchings

    Yvonne Hutchings June 18, 2024