Carl John George Marklevitz, of Stratford, passed away in his 93rd year on Friday, February 18, 2022, at Greenwood Court, surrounded by his family. Carl is survived by his true love and best friend Gwen (MacPherson) Marklevitz, his wife of 72 years. Loving father of Terry Marklevitz and Lynne Taylor. Proud grandfather of Stephen Marklevitz, Kaitlin Hutchings, David Marklevitz, and Brock Taylor. Great grandfather of Calum, Lila, and Chloe.

Carl is a brother-in-law to Bonnie McClevis as well as Jim and Mary MacPherson all of Stratford. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Louisa (Ringel) Marklevitz, brother Lloyd and daughter Carla at birth.

He followed his father into the dairy business, owning the Chesley Creamery, partnered in creating then running the Four Way Milk Products in Tara, and eventually became a provincial dairy inspector until his retirement in 1988.

He was a life long Lutheran and choir member of St Marks Chesley and then Zion Stratford. Besides his family and his church, Carl had many passions that filled his life and widened his circle of friends; historic cars, fishing, woodworking and cottage life at Lion’s Head to name a few.

The family would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Greenwood Court for the unfettered care and compassion shown to Carl and all of us over these last days and years.

“With their last breath, those we love do not say goodbye – for love is timeless. Instead, they leave us with a solemn promise that when they are finally at rest in God, they will continue to be present to us whenever they are called upon.” (Ed Hays)

In keeping with Carl’s wishes cremation will take place and a private family interment will take place in Chesley Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice through the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St, Stratford. 519.271.7411.

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      Stratford, Ontario N5A 5T7

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