MILES, Raymon George William ‘Ray’

Passed away December 20, 2023.

Surrounded by his loving family, Ray passed away peacefully in Mildura, aged 76 years.

Loved and loving partner of Coral.

Much-loved father and father-in-law of Nicole, Peta and Nick, Kelly and Clay, Janelle and Geoff, Bronwyn and Mike, and Stephen.

Adored ‘Granny’ of Melissa, Louise, Jordan, Madison, Alexander, Austin, Olivia, Hannah, and Louis; great ‘Granny’ to Grayson.

Funeral Notice
Murray Pines Lawn Cemetery Deakin Avenue, Mildura South Vic 3501View Map

Family and friends of the late Mr. Ray Miles are respectfully informed that his graveside funeral service will be conducted at Murray Pines Lawn Cemetery, Deakin Avenue, Mildura South, on Wednesday January 10, 2024, at 10:30am.

Watch Ray's Graveside Service here
  1. Deepest sympathy to Coral and all the family.
    Ray was a true legend, many great memories of time spent together at 80 Mile catching mice 🐁 and avoiding snakes 🐍.
    Finally gone fishing 🎣 with Bill – the Wongan Boys..
    So sorry to say goodbye.
    Teresa & Roy Watkins x

    Roy & Teresa Watkins December 22, 2023
  2. Deepest sympathy to Coral and Ray’s families. Sorry I cannot attend the funeral but are thinking of you all.
    Friend of many years of Lesley and Bob Glover(deceased)

    Lesley Glover December 23, 2023
  3. Deepest sympathy to Coral and all the family . It was a long battle and being a true Digger,fought till the end. A great mate,friend and comrade. Will remember all the good times. RIP GD, Wendy Cox.

    Graeme Cox December 23, 2023
  4. So sorry to hear that Ray had passed Coral
    He was Mr Eighty Mile Beach. Such a great man. The Beach community will never be the same without him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Coral and family

    Kath and Kim Roberts December 27, 2023
  5. To a Very Special Partner,
    When God was making partners as far as I can see,
    He made a special soulmate especially for me
    He made a perfect gentleman, compassionate and kind
    With more love and affection than you could ever wish to find
    He gave my darling partner a heart of solid gold
    He gave me wonderful memories only my heart can hold
    He was someone I could talk to that no one can replace
    He was someone I could laugh with till tears ran down my face
    Next time we meet it will be at heaven’s door,
    When I see you standing there, I won’t cry anymore
    I’ll put my arms around you and kiss your smiling face
    Then the pieces of my broken heart will fall right back into place
    I’m missing you so much my LOVE, my Long Time FRIEND & MATE
    From your Loving Partner CORAL

    Coral - Partner December 29, 2023
  6. I met Ray years ago when he and my mum came to my home in Ohio. He was so excited to visit that mum and he drove down from 80 Mile Beach to Geraldton WA. They left their caravan at friends. In their rush to make it to Perth to fly out for the States mum discovered Ray had forgotten her suitcase. He had only his own. When in Ohio I was the tour guide. I drove Ray and Mum to various attractions around Ohio but the one place Ray felt at home was sitting in a lawn chair with a fishing rod in hand. He enjoyed fishing the neighbors pond. He caught 3 huge catfish. Besides the fishing Ray enjoyed his outing to another neighbors farm where they were in the middle of harvesting corn. The neighbor didn’t know what to make of Ray when he arrived to pick him up, here was this happy Aussie guy dressed in true Aussie style, t-shirt, shorts and thongs. It was the footwear that the neighbor was staring at. But in Ray’s happy go lucky way they were of for a day in the fields. Ray is being missed by all off our family members, both his girls and my mum’s 3 kids and grandchildren. I know that Ray is going to keep living in my heart , as I have wonderful memories of him and was able to have an enjoyable time with Ray and Mum this pass October. I miss you but understand it was your time to go and rest with Jesus. Your step-daughter Bronwyn

    Bronwyn L Leonardi December 30, 2023
  7. Our deepest sympathy to Coral and family on the loss of Ray.
    What a battle he fought to the end as was his style.
    We have fond memories of times at 80 Mile over many year’s.
    Ray was a driving force in the fundraising and establishment of the Eighty Mile Beach War Memorial in honour of those who fought and died for the freedom and lifestyles we enjoy today..
    RIP now Ray
    Col, Jo Lewis and Family

    Col Lewis December 31, 2023
  8. Our thoughts are with his wife Coral who’s love, care and support has been amazing and to the the family he loved.
    Much loved son of Alec and Eva Miles deceased.
    We have many special memories especially of our.
    childhood on the farm at Wongan Hills.
    From his sisters Lyn and Pamela and their families.
    May you now rest peacefully.

    Pamela Bassula December 31, 2023
  9. My sympathies to Coral and all family members on their sad loss.
    I have many fond memories, which will never leave me, of growing up in Kondut with Ray.

    Brian Gould December 31, 2023
  10. Memories of a Special Step-Dad
    There are no words to express
    What you meant to us
    And for being the dad
    You did not have to be
    A beautiful person
    With a wonderful heart
    And we miss you so much
    Since we had to part
    We may have not been
    Related by blood
    But you loved us more
    Then anyone could
    We’ll treasure the memories
    And we’ll not feel sad
    Because we were so lucky
    To have the perfect Step-Dad
    I’ll always remember our chats about the books you were reading over morning tea every Thursday and the manicures, pedicures and haircuts I gave you.
    Rest in peace
    Love always your Step-Daughter and Step-Son-In-law
    Janelle and Geoff.

    Janelle Macdonald January 1, 2024
  11. Dear Grandpa,
    One quite day the angles came and took grandpa far away but in the stillness of the night we could almost hear him say. “Dear children, I will miss you. You all mean so much to me but Jesus called me to his side in Heaven I will be. A lace in God’s great beauty. No tears or earthly cares. Only peace and joy forever, and love beyond compare. So remember all the good times, don’t think about the sad times. Treasure all the special moments through the years we’ve always had. And if you trust in Jesus I can promise you all this and more, you will get a hug from grandpa someday on Heaven’s golden shores.
    Love and missed always your grand children
    Alex, Austin, Olivia and your Great Grandson Grayson

    Janelle Macdonald January 1, 2024
  12. Our thoughts are with his wife Coral who’s love, care and support has been amazing, and to the family he loved.
    Much loved son of Alec and Eva Miles, deceased, of Wongan Hills.
    We have many special memories, especially of our childhood on the farm at Kondut, from his sisters Lyn and Pamela and their families.
    May you now rest peacefully.

    Pamela Bassula January 2, 2024
  13. Ray was a valued member of Charlie Company 3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment on active service in South Vietnam 1967-68. Rest in Peace Soldier Your Duty Done.
    From all the boys of Charlie Company.

    Ken McGowan January 2, 2024