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Gordon Stere

Gordon James Stere

Wednesday, January 21st, 1942 - Monday, September 28th, 2020
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Stere, Gordon James:

It is with very heavy hearts that the family of Gordon James Stere announce his peaceful passing on Monday, September 28th at the age of 78. Gord was born and raised in Tavistock, Ontario and attended Waterloo Oxford District High School where he made lifelong friends.
Gord is survived by his wife and best friend of 54 years, Karon. His spirit will carry on in his three children, Jason (Jill), Darryn (Crystal) and Angela (Jim Murphy). He was adored by his grandchildren Mitchell (Meaghan), Carter, Danica, Josie, Elyse, Ryan, Carl, Jack and Lauryn. Sadly he had yet to meet his new great- grandchild, Renee. He is also survived by sisters, Mary (Paul Zehr) and Linda Huber. He will not be forgotten by his many relatives, friends and co-workers who have so many good memories of times spent together.
He was predeceased by his parents, Aaron and Magdalena, brother Gerald, sister, Elsie Luelo (Carl), parents-in-law, Harold and Gloria Reinhart.
Anyone who knew Gord was blessed to learn many valuable lessons from him. He had an artistic and creative talent that kept his hands busy for decades....painting, pottery and woodworking. You name the craft or art and he probably tried it. Gord was a master cook before it was even ‘chic’ and it did not matter whether it was over the stove or over a campfire. His happy place was ‘nature’ and the cottage at Sauble was his place of refuge.
Gord was also a dedicated employee for many years in the automotive industry
Nothing pleased Gord more than to spend time with family, help with a project or task of his children or brag about his grandchildren. He provided a strong foundation for their growth and instilled so many important values and ethics from his Mennonite upbringing. He will be greatly missed by so many, however he is now breathing freely.
Private cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at 5618 Township Rd. 3, Guelph. Arrangements entrusted to the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street Kitchener, 519-749-8467.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation - Respiratory Program would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
Visit, www.henrywalser.com for Gord's memorial.
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Gil & Ginny Eichler

Posted at 10:32pm
Our deepest sympathies to Karon and all the family. We always enjoyed our visits with Gord. He was always interested and interesting. He will be missed.
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Rob Huber

Posted at 02:23pm
We will miss you Uncle Gord. I have very fond memories at your cottage and fishing with you and the family.
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Michael Frey and Tara Duguid

Posted at 09:57pm
Dear Jason and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May memories bring you comfort, as you weather this storm.
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Jill (Huber) and Tyson Stroeder

Posted at 07:42pm
Planting a tree in memory of Uncle Gord. I know he loved nature so much! Thinking of you all during this time.
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Lois (Kurtz) Ingram

Posted at 02:15pm
Karon and family......we were so sad to hear the news of Gord's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
I was very lucky to work for Gord @ Autohaus Waterloo...my first full time job out of school. I'll always remember what a wonderful boss he was. He always greeted me with a smile every morning! He was a very gentle and patient man who taught me a great deal and he gave me guidance with room to grow. I have very fond memories of my time there.
It was nice to see him & Karon a few times over the years later in life and have lovely chats with him about his family, of whom he was very proud. A life well lived with many talents and a positive impact on so many people. He will be dearly missed.
Rest well Gord.
Lois (Kurtz) Ingram and Mike Ingram
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