STARES – Ernest (Ernie)

Born on November 15, 1936. Passed away February 15, 2021.

Passed away peacefully at Latrobe Regional Hospital, on Monday the 15th of February 2021, aged 84 years. Beloved husband of Rhona. Loved father and father-in-law of Andrea and Julian (dec), Sharon and Lance, Paul and Stacey. Cherished Grand dad of Chenelle, Blake and Sam, Sherriden, Emily, Thomas, Kynan, Bodhi.


You worked so hard for those you loved,

You always did your best,

You fought until you could no more,

and now you are at rest.

Sadly missed.





Funeral Notice
Saint Mary's Anglican Church 6-8 Latrobe road, MorwellView Map
The Funeral Service and Committal for Cremation for Mr. Ernest (Ernie) Stares will be held at Saint Mary's Anglican Church, 6-8 Latrobe Road Morwell on TUESDAY (February 23, 2021) commencing at 10.30 am. A Service to celebrate Ernie’s life will be live streamed

To view the live streaming, click here.
  1. Our sincerest and deepest condolences to all the family

    Kent, Rosie and Lloyd

    Rosa Vodden February 16, 2021
  2. Saddened to hear of the passing of your dad, Sharon. I remember meeting your mum and dad up at school.
    My condolences to you and all of your family.
    Barb Furnell

    Barbara Furnell February 17, 2021
  3. Dearest Rhona, Andrea, Sharon & Paul & your families,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, with the sad loss of your wonderful husband & father. Ernie was a gentleman,. He will be lovingly remembered.

    Love Ray & Bernice, Julie, Greg, Peter, John, Mark, Trevor & Sarah Linton & our families.

    Linton Family February 17, 2021
  4. Ernie was a true gentleman who always stopped for a friendly chat & showed interest in the family.
    Our sympathy to Rhona, Andrea, Sharon, Paul & families.
    Lyn,Trevor, Elodie & Marnie Ryan

    Lyn Ryan February 18, 2021
  5. Condolences to Rhona and family on the sad passing of Ernie.
    Remembering our fun night as new friends in Yackandandah many years ago.
    Carol & Trevor Huffer.

    Carol Huffer February 18, 2021
  6. Condolences to the Stares family, Ernie was a lovely man always up for a chat. Fond memories of our days living in Hiam Crt neighbours for many years. Much love Sharon & family. Louise & the Goldsbroughs x

    Louise Law February 18, 2021
  7. Despite his immense struggles with his physical health Ernie always had a cheerful greeting and a big smile whenever you met him. My thoughts are with Rhona, Andrea, Sharon, Paul and your families. Rest in peace Ernie. Lesley Schulz.

    Lesley Schulz February 18, 2021
  8. We are thinking of you all and remember Ernie fondly. He was always up for a chat. Always smiling. Love and Hugs.

    Irene February 18, 2021
  9. Deepest sympathy to Rhona and family from members of the C.G.O.A.R.N. Group.

    Pauline Prowse. February 18, 2021
  10. Sadly missed.Our deepest sympathies to all the family from Dennis and Jean Turner

    Dennis Turner February 19, 2021
  11. Ernie .Wonderful memories of Morwell West.
    Pat correa
    Our thoughts are with Rhona and her children . Over the years you never changed always had a smile and could hold a great conversation about anything and every thing You will be sadly missed
    Pat & Trevor Correa

    Patricia & Trevor Correa February 21, 2021
  12. Ernie – SEC work colleague and friend.
    Deepest sympathy to Rhona and family.
    Always a smile and a quirky response.
    David Roberts

    David Roberts February 22, 2021
  13. Sincere condolences to Rhona & family. Ernie always had a smile & wave over all those years we lived in Wallace St
    Howard Williams

    Howard Williams February 22, 2021
  14. Our thoughts are with you Rhona and family following the passing of Ernie. He overcame many hurdles over the past few years, but always retained his warm smile and friendly manner. He has earned his rest.

    Warm wishes to you all.

    Dawn and Grant Cowley.

    Dawn and Grant Cowley February 23, 2021
  15. Dear Sharon and family,

    Treasure all your wonderful memories. Thinking of you all,


    Robyn Krause February 23, 2021
  16. We will miss you dearly we have many happy memories collected over the years that will never be forgotten rest in peace love Gloria and Pamela

    Gloria and Pamela February 23, 2021
  17. To the entire Stares family our deepest condolences to you all,. Our thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time. Ernie was such a gentleman and it was a pleasure to have known him and worked with Ernie many moons ago. Will miss this lovely man. Mary Bilic, Joe (Baja), Julia.

    Mary Bilic February 23, 2021
  18. Our warmest thoughts are with you all, as you farewell your beloved Dad and Grand-dad. May your precious memories grow more cherished as these difficult days pass. We will see you soon to share a cuppa and chat, take tender care.
    Love your friends, Eileen. Peter and Mitchell Leigh.

    Eileen Leigh February 23, 2021