Lorraine McMillan (née De Silva)
  • 67 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 23, 1948
  • Date of passing: Apr 20, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Brisbane, Australia
Those we love don't go away; they walk beside us every day.

Lorraine passed away on April 20, 2016, after a long battle with renal failure and all the associated health issues that come with it. She fought long and hard and bravely, but in the end she contracted peritonitis and simply could not fight her way out of it. The doctors who took care of her on her last night said that she went quickly and that she was in no pain.

Lorraine requested that there be no funeral; her ashes will be buried at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia, in the near future. 

All of us will feel her loss, but we can take some consolation in the knowledge that she no longer suffers and that she is at peace.

The following poem was found written in one of Lorraine's recent notebooks; I'm not sure where she heard it, but it obviously struck a chord with her and she wrote it down. I share it now with you, on her behalf.

May your spirit soar in freedom
From the pains that gripped so tight
May you find the peace you searched for
As you wandered alone in the night

May your tortured mind be clear and calm
And your tender heart be warm
You have no need for strength now
There will never be another storm

May the music of the angels 
Be the sweet sounds that you hear 
As you are rocked in heaven's cradle
May you never shed another tear 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Ingrid Bullock on 23rd August 2016

"I'm playing "Be Happy" ... it so reminds me of our friend/mother/daughter/sister, Lorraine - miss her cheeriness xx"

This tribute was added by Jocelyn Broughton on 23rd August 2016

"The photo of Lorraine is the one I remember Lorraine by in Hong Kong - always had a laugh or two with her.  Sad we never met up again"

This tribute was added by Sweeny Keuneman on 23rd August 2016

"Lorraine, remembering you today with much love and knowing that you are being gently cradled forever.  Happy birthday my friend."

This tribute was added by Jennifer De Silva on 23rd August 2016

"Remembering Lorraine on her birthday"

This tribute was added by Sweeny Keuneman on 22nd May 2016

"We will remember fondly her unique sense of humour and her ability to laugh at just about everything including herself. We also admired her prowess with the written word and we looked forward to her long and informative emails. Despite her trials with her health, she maintained a positive outlook. May she rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Arun Warszawski on 21st May 2016

"Thinking of Lorraine and all who are with us now across the world."

This tribute was added by Jenny Warszawski on 21st May 2016

"Grateful and moved that you were there at our children's wedding.
I light a candle with a sweet memory of you"

This tribute was added by Ann Hubon on 21st May 2016

"Thinking of you and Tara this morning Lorraine. Tara, it was wonderful to see the photos of your Mum. I especially love the ones taken at your wedding, she was so excited. A lovely lady now at rest. Annie"

This tribute was added by Nicola Partridge on 19th May 2016

"Will miss the music YouTube videos and subtitled film recommendations Lorraine sent to me. Wished we had lived closer to her and my children had had the opportunity to meet her - they would have loved you, Lorraine!  Nic x"

This tribute was added by Jocelyn Broughton on 16th May 2016

"Lorraine and I shared a fun flat in Hong Kong"

This tribute was added by Therese Carnie on 15th May 2016

"Lorraine's wacky sense of humour will always be what she is remembered for and her ability to laugh at everything, including herself.
Miss you dearly."

This tribute was added by Jennifer De Silva on 15th May 2016

"She will always be remembered - she is now at rest.  She was remembered by many at the Lindsay Past Pupils Association AGM on Saturday 7th May,"

This tribute was added by Deborah Soper on 15th May 2016

"Such beautiful photos such lovely memories thinking of you"

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Tara McMillan


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