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John MARKUS

John Markus, the former owner of Markus and Son Construction, passed away peacefully at the Brockville hospital on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at the age of 70. He was surrounded by the love of his family during his final moments. John, a resident of Pembroke, was a beloved father to Ryan Markus and a loving Opa to his “Grand Treasures” Kaylee and Kennedy Markus. He was also a dear brother to Mary Kathryn Giles, James David Markus, and Virginia Louise Walsh. John had a special place in his heart for his nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Sadly, he was predeceased by his parents, HAMOR Louis Markus and Mary Isobel O’Brien, as well as his infant brother Francis and dear friend Sabine. He is survived by his stepmother Beverly Fox-Markus. John will be greatly missed by his “little brother” James Woito, as well as many cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Life for John Markus will take place on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at Murphy Funeral Home in Pembroke. Visitors will have the opportunity to pay their respects starting at 10 a.m., followed by sharing cherished memories at 11 a.m. A lunch will be provided after the service. In memory of John, the family kindly requests donations to the Grind in Pembroke, a cause that was close to his heart. Further information can be found at https://thegrindpembroke.ca/donate. Condolences, tributes, and donations can also be made at http://www.murphyfuneralhome.ca.

In summary, John Markus was a dedicated business owner and a cherished family man. Throughout his life, he touched the lives of many with his love, generosity, and kind spirit. He leaves behind a legacy of cherished memories and will be forever missed by those who knew him.

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