MILES, Raymon George William ‘Ray’
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
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
Deepest sympathy to Coral and all the family.December 22, 2023
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
Deepest sympathy to Coral and Ray’s families. Sorry I cannot attend the funeral but are thinking of you all.December 23, 2023
Friend of many years of Lesley and Bob Glover(deceased)
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.December 23, 2023
So sorry to hear that Ray had passed CoralDecember 27, 2023
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
To a Very Special Partner,December 29, 2023
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
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 BronwynDecember 30, 2023
Our deepest sympathy to Coral and family on the loss of Ray.December 31, 2023
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
Our thoughts are with his wife Coral who’s love, care and support has been amazing and to the the family he loved.December 31, 2023
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.
My sympathies to Coral and all family members on their sad loss.December 31, 2023
I have many fond memories, which will never leave me, of growing up in Kondut with Ray.
Memories of a Special Step-DadJanuary 1, 2024
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.
Dear Grandpa,January 1, 2024
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
Our thoughts are with his wife Coral who’s love, care and support has been amazing, and to the family he loved.January 2, 2024
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.
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.January 2, 2024
From all the boys of Charlie Company.