- 67 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 23, 1948
- Date of passing: Apr 20, 2016
- Place of passing:
|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
"I'm playing "Be Happy" ... it so reminds me of our friend/mother/daughter/sister, Lorraine - miss her cheeriness xx"
"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"
"Lorraine, remembering you today with much love and knowing that you are being gently cradled forever. Happy birthday my friend."
"Remembering Lorraine on her birthday"
"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."
"Thinking of Lorraine and all who are with us now across the world."
"Grateful and moved that you were there at our children's wedding.
I light a candle with a sweet memory of you"
"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"
"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"
"Lorraine and I shared a fun flat in Hong Kong"
"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."
"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,"
"Such beautiful photos such lovely memories thinking of you"
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