From the time I met June and Barry - on my first trip to Australia - they made me feel as if I had known them forever. They were so kind, welcoming and easy to get along with. I really enjoyed their company whether it be watching a film on TV or on day trips out. June was a wonderful hostess - I felt completely at home with her. She was also a great cook - I particularly remember her tasty and very cheesy macaroni. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to know her - she will sadly missed.
June, or Daphne, or Mrs Sterling as she was known to us young fellers in the 60s and 70s, was without doubt the easiest-going and most likeable mum around. Whenever I went around to ride my bike with Bill - sorry, Warren - or is it Waz - (What is it with you Sterlings? Nobody seems to call any of you by your real names!), she was invariably in the kitchen getting ready to feed the family, often with Granny there as well, or relaxing in front of the TV with Mr Sterling / Barry / Roy. She was the source of Bill's easy-going nature and sharp wit. She was always there to patch us up after coming of the bikes in the TAFE car-park. She perfected the art of rolling her eyes at Bill's smart %$#%'ed comments, and whenever she worked tuckshop at Marcellin College, I could always depend on Mrs Sterling to put plenty of Vegemite on my roll. Thanks for everything Mrs Sterling - I'll miss you.