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STERE. Wayne Arthur Stere   -   85, of Newcastle, passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.


He was born in East Zorra Township, Oxford County on June 8, 1937, eldest son of the late Irvin and Lucinda Stere (Albrecht).

Wayne retired from Hutton Transport in 1994 after working for 33 years as a driver, dispatcher and Operations Manager.
He enjoyed the annual Pike Lake fishing excursions with his brothers, bird watching, art, reading, card games, and of course cheering on his beloved Leafs.


He was a committed volunteer driver for the Canadian Cancer Society and Community Care Durham for over 25 years.


He is survived by his wife, Jeanne whom he married on June 11, 1960; his four children, Greg (Nancy), Lori (Lorne), Roger (Laura) and Darryl (Susan); his six grandchildren, Alison, Nicholas, Jacob, Jordan, Michael, and Matthew; younger brother Gary, sisters-in-law Ann Habel, Margaret Habel, Winne Habel, Connie Dammeier and brother-in-law Doug Dammeier.


Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his father-in-law Wilfred Habel and mother-in-law Rita Habel (Wagner), brother Claire, sister Marjorie Kalbfleisch, brother Robert, and sister Brenda (in infancy); sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rosie Stere (Claire), Jim Kalbfleisch (Marjorie), Betty Stere (Robert), Jean Stere (Gary), John Habel (Ann), Robert Habel and wife Jean, Gerald Habel (Margaret) and Howard Eichler


At this time we are asking for guests to be family only.


All other visitors are encouraged to login to the Newcastle Facebook to view the service via livestream. The service will appear on the funeral home Facebook page just before service time.  At the family’s request visitors attending in person are encouraged to follow Covid Precautions.  Arrangements with the Newcastle Funeral Home.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Durham Region Hospice or Bowmanville Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.