A lifetime resident of the area, Bernie Markell passed away at the Carefor Hospice in Cornwall, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. He was 66.
Bernie was born in Matilda Township, on April 2, 1948, to his parents Robert and Maude Markell.
He was educated in local schools and worked at Cardinal Starch before health problems forced him to retire at an early age.
Bernie liked to wheel and deal and fix things. He enjoyed going to yard sales, fishing, playing poker and watching wrestling and old westerns on television.
Bernie is survived by his children Steven (Elizabeth) of Morrisburg, Chris (Darlene) of Williamsburg, Scott (Angie) of Morrisburg, Tony of Morrisburg and Darryl (Karen) of Morrisburg.
He will be fondly remembered by 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Sharon Markell (nee Martin), his grandson, his great-grandson, his parents Robert and Maude Markell, his sisters Nellie Hitsman and Flossie Markell and his brothers Charlie, Sid, George, Art, Brian, Robert and Carl Markell.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Friday, May 9th at 1 p.m., with Rev. Janet Evans officiating.
Interment will follow at Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston. Pallbearers were Steven Markell, Darryl Markell, A.J. Markell, Pam Bullard, Kyle Markell and Tyler Lanoue.
Donations to the Carefor Hospice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.