RUHL, Shane Paul

Born on April 21, 1986. Passed away on February 11, 2024.

Devoted and adored father of Nelly-May and Letty-Jaye.
Dearly loved and cherished son of Paul and Annette. Much loved and respected brother and brother-in-law of Stacey and Lincoln, Elisha and Steve, Marli and Kane. Loved uncle of Xantha, Jazlene and Oreylia; Hemi and Cleo; and Stormi.

A passionate truck driver who has been taken from us far too soon. Clever, loyal, daredevil and smart ass are just a few words to describe our son, brother, father and uncle. Keep shining those trucks.

Forever 37.

Love you forever, from your family.

Funeral Notice

Service: Friday February 23, 2024

The Funeral of Mr. Shane Paul Ruhl will be held at St Mary’s Church, Gellibrand Street, Colac on Friday, February 23, 2024 commencing at 11:30am.

The Funeral will leave the Church at the conclusion of the service for the Colac Lawn Cemetery.

For those who are unable to attend, CLICK HERE to view the live-stream.

58 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Heartfelt sympathy to Annette ,Paul and family on the loss of your dear son Shane a lovely young man taken to soon .Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time .From Wendy and Brian Rodda

    Wendy Rodda February 15 2024 3:58 pm
  2. No grief is greater than the departure of such a good man as him.
    May his soul Rest in Peace.
    Ill gonna miss loading your truck mate (LMT909).
    Have a smooth ride legend…
    My Deepest Condolences to the family.💐🙏🏼💜

    Welmar Chavez February 15 2024 6:34 pm
  3. Sending my condolences to Annette, Paul and family. You will be missed by everyone Ruhly. Keep shining trucks up there mate.

    Haylee Norman February 15 2024 7:07 pm
  4. Dear Annette and Paul, our thoughts and prayers are with you on the recent death of your son Shane.Love to you both and Paul’s family at this difficult time.Regards from Bernadette and Peter Nolan 🙏💐

    Bernadette Nolan February 15 2024 7:12 pm
  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with Annette, Paul and family on the sad loss of Shane.
    Shane, we still can’t believe you’re gone. The world seems a bit emptier without your infectious laughter, smile and your incredible kindness.
    Taken way to soon.
    From Stace, Phil, Emily,Haylee and Regan Norman.

    Stacey Norman February 15 2024 7:14 pm
  6. Thinking of you Annette Paul and all your family during this very sad time.
    I cannot imagine your heartache and hope beautiful memories can help you all as you travel this very sad journey.

    Jan and Gordon Wilson

    Jan Wilson February 15 2024 8:17 pm
  7. To Annette, Paul and all of Shane’s family I send my most deepest sympathy. Thinking of you all. Take care.

    Karen Gaylard February 15 2024 9:05 pm
  8. All my love ❤️ to Paul, Annette, Stacey, Lincoln, Elisha, Steve, Marli, Kane and of course Nelly and Letty and your families .
    My heart breaks for you all…
    Shane, I’ll always remember your infectious smile and your kindness, never without a hello and a chat….
    RIP, Shane, yes, forever young, 37…
    Much love and strength to you all ❤️ 💙 💜


    Greg Newton February 15 2024 9:08 pm
  9. Our hearts are broken 💔
    Our precious God Son Shane
    I can’t believe that I will never see your beautiful face again
    How very much loved you are by all of us from when you were born and now forever darling
    Love you my precious one
    Lynie and Bazz XOXO
    Eb, Sienna and Billie XOXO
    Trent and Kirstie XOXO

    Lyn Piera February 15 2024 10:03 pm
  10. Dear Annette, Paul, Stacey,Elisha, Marli and families 👪
    Wrap your loving arms around all your beautiful memories of Shane. Holding them forever in your hearts. Seeing, Shane’s cheeky, ray of Sunshine 🌞, threw this sad journey.
    My heart aches 💔 for all of you.

    Rhonda Garner February 16 2024 10:01 am
  11. Bro💔💔
    My heart aches, I miss you so much.
    Thankyou for being you.
    Stormi will miss her uncle.
    I promise to show Stormi all your selfies with her and tell her many stories about you.

    You were so fucking intelligent, please hand over some of your brains to your sisters now.

    Love you forever
    Your little sis, Kane & Stormi.

    Uncle come back💔🕊️

    Marli February 16 2024 10:13 am
  12. Shano,
    My heart is broken and I’m so lost without already.
    I can’t thank you enough for all the joy and happiness you bought into mine and the kids life.
    Our time was cut so unfairly short but I’m bloody grateful for all packed full seconds of each day we had together.
    You are a once in a lifetime kinda guy and will be so missed always .
    I love you so much. Three squeezes!
    Rest easy ol mate and I’ll see you on the flip side!
    Love forever, your Elly girl xx 💔

    Elyssia Graham February 16 2024 1:50 pm
  13. Dear Annette, Paul and family my heart ♥ felt sympathy to all. Cherish the memories.
    Sandra Grant and John Knight

    Sandra Grant and John Knight February 16 2024 2:27 pm
  14. Deepest sympathy to Annette, Paul and family.
    Thoughts are with you all. Taken too soon ❤

    Love from
    Gretchen Egan and family

    Gretchen Egan February 16 2024 5:59 pm
  15. All my love, hugs and sincere sympathies to Annette, Paul, Stace and families. My heart breaks for you all. 💔
    Treasure all those beautiful memories you have of Shane. He was so very lucky to have such a special family, as you all were to have such a wonderful soul in your life.
    Fly high Shane 💕

    Janine Boyd February 16 2024 6:29 pm
  16. Condolences to Annette, Paul and family from the Colbourne crew
    Taken to soon.

    Spike Colbourne February 16 2024 6:33 pm
  17. Thinking of you Annette, Paul and family on the sad loss of Shane. Precious memories will be in your hearts forever. Lesley O’Neill

    Lesley O’Neill February 16 2024 6:34 pm
  18. To Annette, Paul and family our deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of Shane. Keep those memories close to your hearts. Thinking of you all.💕🌹 Yvonne, Geoff Tanis & family.

    Yvonne Tanis February 16 2024 7:04 pm
  19. It was a pleasure to work with Shane- always great for a laugh and a great owner to manage.
    Our deepest condolences to all his family and friends at this heart breaking time for you all our thoughts are with you
    Rest in peace

    Casey McDonald and team February 16 2024 7:42 pm
  20. Our deepest condolences to Paul, Annette and family. Our hearts are breaking for you. We send our love ❤ to you during this difficult time. Love always Caitlyn, Geoffrey, Harvey, Austen and Miller Knight

    Geoff Knight February 16 2024 8:44 pm
  21. Deepest condolences to Annette, Paul, Stacey, Elisha, Marli, their families and his girls on the sudden and tragic passing of Shane. A special man taken from a special family way too soon. Big hugs and much love to you all. Rest easy Shane.
    Sarah xx

    Sarah Calder February 16 2024 10:46 pm
  22. My beloved Uncle Shane
    I can’t believe you are gone, the world will never be the same without you, without your jokes, without your brains, without you there as my uncle. I will miss you so much and will always love you 💔
    From your Roughnut xo

    Xantha February 17 2024 12:19 am
  23. To Paul, Annette and all of Shane’s family my heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you on what will be an extremely sad and hard time. Keep all your beautiful memories of Shane close to your hearts . Thinking if you all, with love, Jo Jamieson and family 💙💙💙💙💙💙

    Joanne Jamieson February 17 2024 8:41 am
  24. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Ruhl family from Lincoln’s family in St Lucia, USA, China and the UK. Words aren’t enough to express how sad we are for your loss. To Stace, Links and my girls, just remember I’m only a phone call/text away. Offering my shoulders (virtually) if you need to cry and my listening ears whenever you may need them.

    Hugs and kisses

    Neve Alfred February 17 2024 1:10 pm
  25. Heartfelt Sympathy to all Shane’s family, thinking of you all at this very sad time. Nelly and Letty, your dad will always be watching over you and all of his family. Keep him close in your hearts.
    Kathie Clissold

    Kathie Clissold February 17 2024 4:29 pm
  26. There isn’t sufficient words I can express at such a great loss.
    We the Alfred family extend our Sincere condolences and heartfelt love to the entire Ruhl family. Mr & Mrs Ruhl, Elisha & family, Marli & family, Hugs to you Stacey, Links and the girls.

    Hugs and more hugs strength to the entire families .

    Brenda alfred and family.

    Brenda alfred February 17 2024 7:09 pm
  27. Dear Stacey,Links,girls and the entire family my sincere condolences 🙏 to all of you so sorry for your loss. You are all in in our thoughts and prayers may God gave each one of you faith and strength to take one day at a time 🙏 💔 😢
    May he Rest in peace 🙏 ❤️ 💙
    Sending hugs from the UK
    Sandy ,Gavin,Lisa,Dane,Anita,Orin and they kids

    Sandy February 17 2024 7:11 pm
  28. To the Ruhl family,
    Our deepest sympathies are with you at this time and beyond.
    May you take comfort in the company of your loved ones and keep living on in memory of Shane.
    To Lauren, Nelly and Lettie,
    My heart breaks for you all, especially both of Shane’s little girls. May you continue to make your dad proud xx

    Rebecca Gaylard/Murray February 17 2024 9:55 pm
  29. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire Ruhl family. extremely sad and hard time for you guys. We are sending lots of hugs 🫂 🤗 💜 ❤️ and love to you all. We pray your strength in this difficult and hard time.

    Damion, Latoya, khaeleam, kharter Daisy-Mae, Daisa-Rae.

    Damion & Latoya Darlington February 17 2024 9:59 pm
  30. Paul, Annette, Stacey, Elisha & Marli, thinking of you all in the sudden loss of Shane. May all your beautiful treasured memories of Shane help you in the days/months/years to come. Sending you all much love ❤️ & hugs 🤗 🌺💙

    Barb Tucker

    Barb Tucker February 17 2024 11:29 pm
  31. Condolences to Paul & Annette & family. So sad. Shane Rip ya legend may you shine,down on your loved ones love from Sandra, Brad & Jenny Ruhl.

    Jenny February 18 2024 10:55 am
  32. Dear Annett, Paul n family.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this very
    sad time. Condolences to you all
    Loretta n Mick Roache

    Mick Roache February 18 2024 1:12 pm
  33. To Annette, Paul and family.
    Thinking of you all and sending our sincere condolences.
    Raelene and Brian Schultz.

    Raelene Schultz February 18 2024 8:31 pm
  34. Paul, Annette and family, our thoughts are with you all.
    Rest in peace mate.
    Love from Michael, Jenni and all the Mercuri family.

    Michael Mercuri February 18 2024 10:32 pm
  35. To Paul Annette and family, we were shocked and saddened to hear of your tragic news, may you find comfort in the knowledge that we’re all feeling your pain, our deepest sympathy goes out to you.💔
    Graham and Helen Alsop

    Graham and Helen Alsop and family February 19 2024 9:24 am
  36. To Annette, Paul your family and Shane’s family.
    Sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you all in a most sad and difficult time. May you all find comfort and peace amongst family and friends.
    Leanne and Darryn Monaghan and families 🍃🍃🍃

    Leanne Monaghan February 19 2024 2:25 pm
  37. To Annette and Paul and all the family 👪 members thinking of you all at this sad time on the loss of Shane. Sincere 😢 condolences 🙏 from all the boys at genua brothers rest in peace Shane

    Vince genua February 19 2024 5:22 pm
  38. To Paul , Annette & family.
    Condolences to all at this very sad & tragic time.

    Carolyn & John Sinclair

    John & Carolyn Sinclair February 20 2024 3:30 am
  39. To Annette, Paul and all the family,
    Deepest sympathy. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Jenny and GraemeMissen

    Jenny Missen February 20 2024 8:40 am
  40. Paul, Annette and family.
    Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you at this terribly sad time.
    We only knew Shane for a short time, but his lovable character will stay with us forever.
    Birdsville will not be the same without him.
    Karl & Grace Sundholm

    Karl Sundholm February 20 2024 9:39 am
  41. To Annette, Paul and all the family, please accept our sympathy and condolences at this very sad time.
    Ian, Deb McCoombe and family.

    Debbie McCoombe February 20 2024 3:53 pm
  42. Our deepest sympathy to Annette, Paul and families at this sad time.
    Gary and Barb. 💙

    Barb O’Dowd February 20 2024 6:31 pm
  43. Our heartfelt sympathy Annette Paul and family

    Lyn and Maurie Oates and family February 20 2024 10:02 pm
  44. My sincerest heartfelt condolences and sympathy to Annette, Paul and extended families at this very saddest, tragic and most difficult time.

    May you all find much comfort, peace and support amongst family and friends.

    I am feeling your pain, praying for your peace and comfort and send you my warmest hugs and bouquets of love. ♥️xoxo♥️

    ‘When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know’. ~ Unkown

    Rest In Peace Shane. ♥️🥀♥️🥀♥️🥀♥️🥀♥️

    Carol Smit

    Carol Smit February 21 2024 11:42 am
  45. To Paul and Annette and family, our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. What an absolute tragedy for everyone who knew and loved Shane. Sending our love and condolences.
    Linda and Tony

    Linda Herron and Tony Callahan February 21 2024 12:11 pm
  46. To Paul, Annette and family,
    Our sincere sympathy to you all on the loss of your cherished son Shane.
    Judy and Ian Foley

    Judy Foley February 22 2024 7:18 pm
  47. Sincere condolences to Annette, Paul and all of Shane’s family.
    Fond memories of Shane’s early days in transport when his passion for making horsepower and all things shiny was evident.
    We will keep making a mile for you. Rest peacefully.

    Martin Dow and Carmel O’Brien

    Martin Dow February 23 2024 8:14 am
  48. Sending all my love to Stacey, Marli and the entire Ruhl family on the tragic loss of their beloved brother, son, dad and uncle x

    Georgia Kavenagh February 23 2024 9:25 am
  49. To Annette & family, Elisha, Steve, Remi & Cleo, sending our love and sympathy to you all on the tragic loss of your son, brother and uncle. Janet & Noel Quigley xx

    Janet Quigley February 23 2024 10:26 am
  50. Sending our love and condolences to you all at this very sad time, you are in our thoughts. From Beano, Helen and the Pearce family xx

    Helen Pearce February 23 2024 10:37 am
  51. Dearest Stacey and family

    May peace and comfort find you all during this difficult time. We are very saddened to hear of your recent loss. We are thinking of you and your family as you celebrate your brother’s remarkable life and the memories you shared. “When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know.”
    We are here for you,
    Dane, Lisa, Xavier and Zaharah-Mia

    Lisa Bisnouth February 23 2024 10:45 am
  52. To Our dear neighbours Paul and Annett, our harts go out to you, parents should not witness the loss of their children. We had the privilege of seeing your children grow as ours have. Take care. Max & Assunta Arnott and family.

    Max Arnott February 23 2024 1:35 pm
  53. Some wonderful times we shared together always with a laugh and that cheeky smile.
    Deepest sympathy to your family who all adored you and who you adored just as much.
    Thinking of you!

    Cassie February 23 2024 2:23 pm
  54. To Annette, Paul and families,
    Sending our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts are with you all at terribly sad time.
    With love Tara and Matt Downie xx

    Tara Downie February 23 2024 2:36 pm
  55. To Annette, Paul, Stacey, Elisha, Marli and families and Shane’s girls,
    our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Hold on to your memories and let them ease your pain. So sorry we couldn’t be there today to share your pain.
    Lots of love Erik and Margaret Ruhl. XXX

    Erik Ruhl February 23 2024 10:36 pm
  56. I didn’t know Shane but what I witnessed when I drove home into Beeac, was the most heart warming sight I’d seen in a long time… bob tails as far up the Main Street you could ever want see 🚚!! I’m sure he’d be looking down on you all and smiling.. quietly impressed 👍
    He’d obviously touched many hearts and many people in his short journey ,& bless you all for celebrating his life 💞
    Especially the burn outs in front of the pub😂 and the air horns on your departure 🙏
    Take care on your journey ahead.. sadly without him 😔

    Julie February 23 2024 10:37 pm
  57. Dear Annette, Paul and to your extended families,
    We’re sending our sincere condolences to you all on the tragic passing of your precious Shane.
    Thinking of you.❤️

    Pauline Cowan February 24 2024 1:40 pm
  58. My condolences to Annette Paul and families on the loss of Shane from Linda Landgren

    Linda Landgren February 25 2024 4:01 pm

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