In Loving Memory
Ruth Williams

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Please join us as we celebrate
the life of Ruth Williams; loving wife of David (dec.)
and mother of Howard, Helen(dec.), Adrian, Judy,
mother-in-law to Cathy & Geoff, adored Grandma
of Sam, Todd, Maddy and Ellie,
and adoring Great Grandmother to Kai.

A Funeral Service to celebrate the life of
Ruth Williams will be held at
David W Bull Pakenham Funeral Home
190 Princes Highway, Pakenham
on Monday 18th January 2021
commencing at 2.00 p.m.
A private cremation will follow.

Due to government restrictions please
complete attendee list upon arrival.

Please click on the link below to view
the Chapel Service for Ruth
which is scheduled to commence at

2.00 p.m. on Monday 18th January 2021.

Click here to view the live stream of Ruth’s service

Should you wish to send your personal condolences
to the family, please leave a message on the
“Leave a condolence” link located on this page.

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  1. Ruthie will always have a special place in my heart (and Alyce and Bryce’s too .)
    Ruthie was an important family member to us and our condolences go out to you all as she was a good and kind presence that will be missed.
    Her kindness will never be forgotten .

    Christine Davern
    • Chris, you were such a big part of Mum’s life and I know she looked upon you as a surrogate daughter. You will always have a special place in our family.
      Judy xx

      Judy Smith
  2. Dear Judy, Geoff, Sam and Todd, Howard and Adrian and families,

    I am so very sad to hear the news of Ruth’s passing. So many years of wonderful memories visiting your family home. Not sure whether I lived more at your place or Judy at mine, but your mum always made me feel like I was at home.
    Try to treasure all the loving memories as they will help to bring a smile in times to come.
    My love is with you all during this time. My mum also sends her love and condolences and was so saddened to hear the news.
    Mum and I will not attend the funeral due to Covid restrictions, but will sit together on her couch and share in the loving tribute via livestream on Monday.
    Thank you for allowing us to share in this day.
    With love,
    Robyn and Andrew Bickers xx

    Robyn Bickers
    • Thanks so much, Robyn, and thanks to your Mum also. I hope you were able to join in the service yesterday. It was lovely knowing so many could be with us, even though they couldn’t be there in person.
      Judy x

      Judy Smith
  3. I’m really sorry to lost ur grandmother Ruth she was kind and happy person to my cosian please my prayers and sympathy to family My pray to family

    Glenn Van Dord

    Glenn Van Dord
  4. Dear Howard,
    I am so sorry that we have lost Ruthie, she sent me a beautiful happy note just before Christmas, finishing with off out for pre Christmas lunch with a group. Sounded her usual happy self doing the things she loved to do.
    We have known each other for many years and it has always been fun meeting up with her, The Guild, the Guild teaching group, Harrietville, we did that together for such a long time, she gave her time happily and always with good humor.
    After she lost your sister and David she was amazing, she managed to pull herself back together and get on with life. All her trips over seas, the Cooking School in France, did it on her own the first time there she met all those Americans, went to visit them and some of them even came here to visit her.
    Then she came to Turkey with me & Pat and it was great to have her with us, she fell in love with the Turkish puddings and the fact that all the evening meals were self serve meaning she could taste as many as she liked.
    I am sorry that we can’t all be together to farewell her but the limit on people attending is there so I will just have to stay home and watch it here.
    We are still living at Trawool, don’t know if you ever pass by now.
    My best regards to you and your brother & sister, I know you will all be feeling your loss, the grand children also.
    My love,
    Virginia Harrison

    Virginia Harrison
    • Thank you, Virginia. You are so right about all of her trips, and I know the one to Turkey was one she really loved. I hope you were able to join the link to the service ok yesterday- we did our best to celebrate her life well.

      Judy Smith
  5. We share in you grief and send our heart felt condolences to you all, as well a virtual hug.

    Ruth was our dearest loving, Sister, Sister-in-law, Aunt and Great Aunt. Although the other side of the world, she always made our lives so much richer. A true inspiration of living life to the maximum and to enjoy every precious minute. We will miss you Ruth.

    Much love to you all

    Frank, Angela and families
    Heather, Frank and families

    Kathryn Beaurain (on behalf of Frank, Gordon, Heather and families)
  6. Sincere condolences to Ruth’s family.
    Your shuttle is now silent and you will be sadly missed by many.
    Farewell Ruthie, RIP.

    Marie Williams
  7. Ruth has been my friend for decades I loved her funny ways. I will miss her as too will many of her friends in the fibre world.
    My thoughts are with her family and friends as they mourn the loss of Ruth.

    Lynne McHutchison
  8. Bob met Ruth when they both attended a cooking class in France. Ruth had a curiosity about the world. Her adventurous spirit took her many places. We were lucky to have had her visit us in Montana and then be able to visit her in beautiful Australia. Ruth was an amazing hostess and we enjoyed meeting her lovely family during our visit. Our hearts go out to all of you. Ruth’s presence enriched everyone she met. She will be missed by all of us fortunate enough to have known her.

    Bob and Joan Egan
    • Hi Bob and Joan, mum was only just talking to me about you and her trip to Montana on Christmas day. She had such good memories of the happy times you shared.
      Judy x

      Judy Smith
  9. Hi Adrian, Cathy, Maddi & Ellie, we are thinking of you all today.

    Sorry for your loss.

    Would’ve loved to have been there but are watching the live stream.

    Couldn’t make the refreshments as the live stream got turned off.

    Lots of love
    The Fraser

    Steven & Deborah Fraser
    • Thanks Steven and Deb

      We keep hearing of more people that watched live stream it means so much to the family

      Like we have been saying we are overdue for a catch-up – see you soon

  10. Dear Judy and family
    Thinking of you all at this time of bereavement. Wishing you all the best.
    Duncan and Terri Arendse

    Duncan Arendse
  11. Jude, a beautiful service for a beautiful lady. I’m sure your mum would have been so proud of you all today. Sending you all much love at this sad time. Anne, Gordon & Gabi. xxx

    Anne Mckenzie
  12. Sending our heartfelt condolences to all the extended family in Australia. We share your loss and will dearly miss ‘our Ruthie’. She was always entertaining and could be relied on to brighten your day. A truly genuine and loving family member. With lots of love from Phil (nephew) , Liz and family in England xx

    Phil and Liz Newport