What a wonderful, deserved tribute to a wonderful woman … the last of the Bickells of that generation. It invoked so many happy memories of the past. Goodbye, and God bless you Auntie Joy, all our love, Anna & Terry xx
What a wonderful service! The memories you shared, the photos and the music reflected her full life, with a loving family.
Sandra and Mick Both say
What a wonderful service! The memories you recalled , the photos and music reflected what a full and happy joy-filled life she shared with her beloved family.
Joy was such a special part of our lives. We have so many happy family memories. She brought a smile to the face of all those who met her, with her sense of humour and sharp wit. She was truly inspirational in the way she met life’s challenges, with dignity and courage. I am so happy I could recently share so many morning coffees and chats. I will miss you so much.xx
Beautiful service and thanks for the stories Mum, Gary and Mike. Will love and miss you always Nanna. Sending lots of love to all the family back home from Finley and Ryan xxx
Joy was a very special person and we have so many great memories of various times spent with her and the family. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends but we can all remember the really good times we have had over the years and so we are very lucky in that respect.
loads of love to you all, Jo, Mike, Paul and Sarah and families xxxx
Thank you all so much for letting us share this very special service, it brought back so many lovely memories of great family times with the Bickel family and Joyce was always at the centre of much of it. Sending loads of love to you all.
Jo, Mike, Paul and Sarah and family xxxx
Such a beautiful service to remember a lovely lady. I’m honored that I got to attend all the way from Canada. I’ll never forget her wonderful hospitality when I was in Australia as a young girl. Joy was so funny, thoughtful and kind, and yes, asking me what I wanted for dinner before my eyes even opened in the morning!
Sending my love to you all.
The name says it all. She was so kind to everyone who descended on the house in St Mark’s Road and I will always remember the fun we all had. The food was wasted on me as I was such a fussy kid but she was happy to serve me up a cheese and sugar sandwich despite her culinary better thoughts. We’re so glad we made the trip to Melbourne last year and met her and all the family. Thanks so much for sharing the funeral proceedings with us, we cried and we laughed as I’m sure she would have wished. Our deepest love goes to all of you. Steve & Sarah
Dear Andy & family, a beautiful, touching service for Joy, you could feel the love & affection surrounding her. Joy radiated a warmth & an interest in everyone.
With love & condolences, thinking of you all, Jill xx
Such happy memories of our dear Auntie Joy, an amazing lady who will be forever in our hearts.
Our special love to you all from
Jenny and Colin and family xx
Some memories from her great grandsons Lindsay and Julian:
She always had the best cookies in her tin and she always let us have one (or two).
We always got to play in her garden.
She was funny and kind.
She always had a smile on her face.
Joy was a remarkable Matriarch — she knew how to keep everyone’s spirits up. I will miss seeing her make Angus and the boys laugh and hearing stories about her weekly outings with Debbie. Looking forward to a belated get together when the time is right. Sending love in the meantime.
I have fond memories of seeing Joy riding her push bike around the streets of Murrumbeena all those years ago and in recent times enjoying a chat with her at Parker family events. A lovely service.
Nanna Joy always had good cookies in her tin and always let us have more than one!
We always got to play in her garden.
She was very kind and always had a smile on her face.
We miss her.
— Love from her great grandsons Lindsay and Julian.
Such a beautiful service for Joy, she would have enjoyed it very much although as Michael said, not the numbers. You all spoke such lovely sentiments and we had a few tears and some laughs as well. Our thoughts are with you all at such a sad time. Joy was a great joy to be around and she will be sadly missed. Love to all the family.
A beautiful celebration of Joy’s life, with so many wonderful memories and stories.
Lots of love to you all xx
What a lovely dignified service and so pleased we were invited to be part of it from the other side of the world. We will always hold close the memories of our lovely Auntie and never forget the times we spent together and the laughter we had. We were so pleased we were able to spend so much time together on your last visit to Kent remembering Oysters at Whitstable and chatting constantly during your stay with us. God Bless.xxxx
Thank you for letting us share in the celebration of Joy’s life ….. it was such a wonderful tribute and it was so lovely to hear about her entire life. Such an energetic, clever, brave and caring lady who will be sadly missed by her family and friends …. I will always hold fond memories of times spent with Joy at the many family celebrations …..always upbeat, fun loving and very proud! Loving thoughts are with you all xx
Wonderful tribute to a truly loved Mum. We will always remember her humour, smile and sense of fun.
What a beautiful service. Thank you for sharing so many lovely stories of Joy’s life, you have brought smiles to our faces as we remember Joy and say our goodbyes. Our thoughts are with all of you today and in the days to follow. Much love to everyone.
Roy, Cheryl & Family xxxx
Joy will be remembered and missed dearly as she was such a great character and loving mother , grandmother and friend to many. Thinking of you all. Love Zeena & Pat
A very beautiful service for a wonderful lady – nice to be able to “be there” whilst “not being there”.
Love to all The Parkers xx
ps. Loved Joy’s beach fashions
A beautiful setvice to a lovely lady
We have fond memories of Joy over many years and send thoughts and love to all the family. We feel privileged and pleased that she was able to join us last Christmas day. Thank you for a lovely farewell.
Sal and Pete
Beautiful service. The Sound of Music at the end was perfect. Our thoughts are with the family. Lin & Steve xx
A lovely service for a special person. Our thoughts are with you all. With love Owen and Deidre.
Beautiful service for a beautiful lady. Thinking of you all xx
Thinking of you Debbie at the sad time. I never met your mother but you used to tell me some funny stories on our drives to and from choir – she seemed a lovely warm person and a strong character. Please pass on to Finley our condolences as well. I’m sure she would have flown home for her grandma’s funeral if she could have.
Lots of love
Pam, Nick and Penelope
Our thoughts and condolences to you and all your family on the passing of joy. I always enjoyed a chat with Joy as she had a sharp memory regarding our lives in Murrumbeena. Rest in Peace.
Auntie “Darling” Joyce will be forever remembered and hold a special place in our hearts. With you and sending all our love from Oxfordshire in the UK, Zoe, Neil, Jan and family. xxxx
Thinking of you all today. Joy was a lovely lady and we feel privileged to have known her.
Glenda and Dave
Our thoughts and love to all the family at this sad time. Joy will always be remembered with much affection and humor. What a great lady. Xx
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