MILES, Lorraine Joy (nee Allan)

November 1, 1950 – December 21, 2020

Lorraine died peacefully at home with her family, after a brief battle with cancer.  She was predeceased by her parents, Muriel and William Allan, and two of her brothers, Bill and Bob. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Bob; her daughter Lisa (Steve) Gilchrist; her son Robbie Miles; and two wonderful granddaughters, Bree and Macy.   She is also survived by her brother Dick (Pat); her sisters-in-law, Joy and Val; her cousin Jim Townend (Linda); and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews.

After working in the Provincial Court for 30 years, Lorraine turned to volunteer work, her favourite was coaching with Special Olympics, a commitment she loved.

Lorraine was a very caring, kind person and made lifelong friends wherever she went.

Lorraine was taken from us too quickly but her memory will last forever by all those who knew her.

A time to celebrate Lorraine’s life will take place when we are able to meet and be together.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Special Olympics Calgary (

Arrangements by Lawrence (Larry) Slywka, Cochrane Country Funeral Home.

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  1. On December 23, 2020 at 7:04 pm Nancy and Jack Said:

    Aunt Lorraine was a very special lady and she will be greatly missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Nancy and Jack

  2. On December 23, 2020 at 8:01 pm Wendy Allan Said:

    Aunt Lorraine was a beautiful soul. She will be sorely missed. My heartfelt condolences to Uncle Bob, Lisa, Robbie and Macy and Bree.

    May time soften your sorrow and the memories you shared brighten your hearts.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers as always.

    Love Wendy

  3. On December 23, 2020 at 8:06 pm Maggie Said:

    Dear Bob, Lisa, Steve & the Girls & Robbie, sending you all our heartfelt condolences at this very sad time, we are so very sorry to hear this. Lots of love & hugs to you all. She was a very special Lady.
    Dave & Maggie Stasiak…xo❤️

  4. On December 23, 2020 at 8:19 pm Krista & Rod Beegan Said:

    Bob, Lisa and Robbie…..Thinking of you all and sending BIG hugs ♥ Krista & Rod Beegan

  5. On December 23, 2020 at 9:31 pm Elizabeth Miles Said:

    Dearest Lorraine, you will be missed by all of us who were lucky enough to have had you in our lives. My deepest sympathy to her beloved family,
    Robert, Robbie, and Lisa.

  6. On December 24, 2020 at 5:18 am Mellisa miles Said:

    Lorraine was one of the most kindest and most happiest and wonderful woman I had the pleasure to know even on the rainy day she would just smile it was Contagious I loved every minute that I had with her and Robert Robbie and Lisa from sleepovers to the holidays and out camping to New Years. I love very much uncle Robert and I’m sorry Robbie and Lisa I love you all and I’m so very sorry to you all and whatever you need or to talk just whatever dad and me are hear and I just don’t even know what to say I’m just so sorry it’s the most horrible year for all of us So again were here if you ever need anything please don’t hesitate to call I love you guys all so much and I’m so so sorry.

  7. On December 24, 2020 at 12:34 pm Barry and Judy Lyons Said:

    Bob, Lisa,Robbie and family
    Barry and I are heartbroken to hear of Lorraine’s passing. She was a gentle soul who never had a bad word to say. She will be missed by so many. Our thoughts are with you all. Much love Judy and Barry

  8. On December 24, 2020 at 1:46 pm Barb Cowley Said:

    Bob, Robbie, Lisa and family, my sincere condolences to you all.

  9. On December 24, 2020 at 6:06 pm Jan & Orville Bereska Said:

    Dear Bob, And Family.
    We are saddened by this news and want you to know that we are thinking of all of you and praying for peace and comfort in knowing that you had this wonderful lady in your lives . She was special and caring. Our condolences, Jan and Orville Bereska

  10. On December 24, 2020 at 9:04 pm Ann Verboven Said:

    My sincerest condolences to you all during this difficult time.

    Ann Verboven

  11. On December 25, 2020 at 1:42 pm Doris Lebel Said:

    My heart is broken for Lorraine, that her life was cut so short. I can not express the sympathy I feel for Bob, Lisa and Robbie; my heartfelt condolences for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of time spent with Lorraine, and with Bob and Lorraine. She loved her family fiercely, she was so proud of Lisa and of Robbie and her grand daughters. I am so grateful to have had a friendship with Lorraine and I am thankful for the warm and pleasant memories. I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful woman.
    with love Doris

  12. On December 25, 2020 at 2:24 pm Miles lorraine Said:

    Fond memories of Bob, Lorraine and Robbie’s visit to the Isle of Wight. Our thoughts are with you and Lisa, Steve and the girls. With our love Sylvia, Pauline and families xxx

  13. On December 25, 2020 at 8:06 pm Richard Spalding Said:

    A wonderful Lady, a wonderful friend who always greeted me with a huge hug and a kiss on the cheek. She will be sorely missed by me and by my family. Deepest condolences to Bob and Robbie, my friends!
    Bon voyage Lorraine.

  14. On December 26, 2020 at 7:37 am Ken Grove Said:

    I was saddened to read of Lorraine’s passing.
    May your heart soon be filled with wonderful memories as you celebrate a life well lived.
    Take care…..

  15. On December 26, 2020 at 9:44 am Derrick McCormick Said:

    I am so sorry to her of the passing of Lorraine. I remember her as a kind sweet lady willing to help everyone. Stay close to your family Bob as they will give you strength to carry on. Time will make you stronger but you will never forget.
    Take care my friend

  16. On December 26, 2020 at 10:45 am Ted & Lily Heynen Said:

    We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Lorraine. She was an amazing person. We wish the family much strength at this most difficult time.

  17. On December 26, 2020 at 12:47 pm Rene and bruce Said:

    Dear Bob Lisa Robbie may you find comfort in remembering the beautiful soul Lorraine is with twinkling eyes and contagious smile. She touched the lives of so many in her life that was cut so short. Words cannot express how much she will be missed. Our sincerest condolences to you and all of your family .

  18. On December 26, 2020 at 1:37 pm Rick and Shirley Garbutt Said:

    Bob and family.
    So sorry for your loss. Our condolences.

  19. On December 26, 2020 at 2:01 pm Bill and Ruth Gentle Said:

    Goodbye beautiful Lady, may your journey home into the Arms of Our Lord be a safe one. You will be missed by so many of us…..especially that infectious laugh. May you Rest In Peace Eternally.

  20. On December 26, 2020 at 2:05 pm (Judge) Gary Cioni Said:

    Sad to hear of this premature passing. I spent her 30 years out of my 44 wears working with her. Always cheerful and efficient to help the busy Courts run smoothly. A valued and senior staff member. Rest In Peace. P

  21. On December 26, 2020 at 6:22 pm Bob, Donna, Paul and Jenna Oldridge Said:

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of a dear friend, and fellow volunteer. Lorraine was a kind and gentle person and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bob, Robbie and Lisa and family.

  22. On December 27, 2020 at 6:17 am Gerry Dilschneider Said:

    My deepest condolences, Bob. You and your family are in my prayers. Peace, brother.

  23. On December 27, 2020 at 8:57 am Roy and Maureen Styba Said:

    So sorry to hear of Lorraine’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..

  24. On December 27, 2020 at 9:16 am Valerie allan Said:

    Dearest Bob,Lisa,Robbie ,Steve and the darling little girls. My heart was broken as I learned of Lorraine’s sudden illness and her passing so soon. She was the most devoted wife and mother. Lorraine was the sister to us all and kept us all together. She will be missed by so many and remembered so lovingly. Sending heartfelt condolences for this terrible loss.
    Sister in love. Val.

  25. On December 27, 2020 at 5:44 pm Hall Family Said:

    Dear Bob, Lisa and Robbie

    Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Lorraine. Always a positive spirit and someone who lit up a room with her presence.
    Carol, Jamie and David Hall

  26. On December 27, 2020 at 7:53 pm Sarah McCarthy & Family Said:

    We were shocked and saddened at Lorraine’s sudden passing.Lorraine and Bob greatly influenced our Sarah’s life for which we are very grateful.She was a very gentle and kind person.Bless all of you.
    Sarah,Sharon and Kevin McCarthy

  27. On December 29, 2020 at 10:11 am JACKY & Larry Yasman Said:

    Heartfelt condolences to your family on the passing of Lorraine. She was a wonderful, special friend who will be sorely missed. Love from the Yasman family.

  28. On December 29, 2020 at 7:58 pm Catherine Jeffery Said:

    So sad to lose my dear friend Lorraine. She was always so loving and caring and such a great mom and friend. I will miss our birthday lunches. So many memories to treasure. Sending love and condolences to Bob, Lisa, Robbie and the whole family.
    Love Cathie (O’Neill) Jeffery

  29. On December 29, 2020 at 8:12 pm Dave & Bonnie Matley Said:

    Dear Bob and Family,

    Bonnie and I were deeply saddened to hear of Lorraine’s passing. Please accept our condolences Bob, our thoughts are with you.

    Dave & Bonnie Matley

  30. On December 29, 2020 at 8:20 pm Salvatore, Franca,Maria,Frank,Gino Migliarese Said:

    Our most sincere condolences to your family from ours. Our prayers are with you.

  31. On December 30, 2020 at 3:21 pm Annette Said:

    Heartfelt condolences Bob, Robbie, Lisa and family
    I was saddened to hear of Lorraine’s sudden passing. I have great memories of our many years on our special education school bus route. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  32. On December 30, 2020 at 7:44 pm Soren Christiansen Said:

    So sorry to hear Rob. Beth and I send our heartfelt condolences to you, Lisa and Robbie. Don’t hesitate to call or anything will see you soon and our thoughts are with you.

  33. On January 3, 2021 at 6:46 pm Al and Monique Neish Said:

    So sorry to learn of Lorraine’s passing. Lorraine was such a nice lady always smiling and laughing. She will be missed. Our sincere condolences to Bob, Lisa and Robbie.
    Al and Monique

  34. On January 8, 2021 at 9:22 am Tony Heals Said:

    Dear Bob, Robbie, Lisa and family
    Lynda and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Lorraine’s sudden passing.
    We only knew Lorraine for a very short time, but her wonderful warmth and personality will remain with us always. Our most special memory of spending time with you all on Pender Island and the wonderful welcome and hospitality she provided and memories made will never be forgotten.
    Our heartfelt sympathy to you all.
    Love Tony and Lynda

  35. On January 9, 2021 at 11:55 am Mary Ann Heals Said:

    Dear Bob and family
    Although I didn’t have the opportunity of meeting Lorraine when she came to England with you, our love and heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family at this very sad time.
    Love Mary Ann, Tony and all the family

  36. On January 23, 2021 at 12:52 pm Joy Allan Said:

    It’s been a month since Lorraine passed away, and I’m still in disbelief that she is no longer with us. Lorraine was the sweetest, most positive caring person I’ve ever known, and we are all going to miss her terribly. She was like a sister to me, and my thoughts are with Bob, Robbie, Lisa, Steve , Bree and Macy as you deal with your grief. We will all have many special memories of our times with Lorraine, and of her smiling face and beautiful personality. She was definitely one of a kind!
    Love, Joy

  37. On February 7, 2021 at 1:17 pm Masaye Tanaak Said:

    Dear Bob, Robbie, Lisa and Steve,

    I will cherish and remember the time spent with gentle, kind, compassionate and friendly Lorraine. Her middle name “Joy’ exemplifies her energetic spirit. I shared many hours with Lorraine and Robbie (and Bob) at Special Olympics functions, especially curling events over the many years of coaching. Her smile and affectionate laugh always lit up any area she entered. I extend sympathy and condolences.

    With sympathy,
    Masaye Tanaka SO curling coach

  38. On July 9, 2021 at 8:14 pm Colynn (Red) Kerr Said:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Lorraine’s passing, as I envision her as the vibrant girl and young woman of my memories, as we grew up together in the community of Ramsay. Lorraine sat in front of me in Junior High and was very kind while I wore a huge bandage on my face to treat an infected pimple (you can imagine how embarrassing THAT was for a teenager!). We honour her memory best by embodying her best qualities. Smile and treat everyone you meet with kindness.