Surrounded by his family, Jeffrey Markle of Waterloo, Ontario passed away at home on July 29, 2021, at the age of 58 following a short battle with cancer.
Jeff met his soulmate, Sheri Markle (Faulds), in 1993 and they were married in 1996.
He and Sheri cultivated a loving family with two adored children, Erin and Ben. Together, they created a welcoming home – and safe space for friends and loved ones.
Entrepreneur, avid fisherman, and gifted (according to him) hockey player, Jeff will be remembered for his honesty, quick wit, charismatic smile, and dependability.
For more than a decade, Jeff worked in the geothermal field attaining an unparalleled knowledge of geothermal technology and making significant contributions to the industry.
In 2007, Jeff founded Markle Heating & Cooling, a flourishing Waterloo area business specializing in both commercial and residential heating and cooling systems. He built the business around open and honest relationships with his customers. One could always count on Jeff and his team with any last-minute service requests.
Jeff could also be found supporting many local breakfast and lunch establishments as these were always considered an important part of his workday.
In the winter you would find Jeff in the corner of a rink proudly cheering on Erin and Ben in their sporting endeavors or providing hockey tips to Erin’s boyfriend, Steve. He also maintained an up-to-date ranking of the top 5 snack bar French fries from across the province.
Jeff was a truth teller. He said it with startling brutality – often hilarious – but never self-serving – and always infused with a deep sense of justice. Generous, forthright, loyal, and supremely reliable, Jeff was the very definition of good friend and he will be missed by his numerous hockey teammates and the crew from the Sons of es Motorcycle Club.
Jeff is survived by his in-laws Ian and Marlene Faulds, and his brother and sister-in-law, Chris and Jenn Faulds, all of Waterloo.
He is also survived by his siblings Karen Markle of Kemptville, Ontario; Ted Markle and Sue Brooker of Oro-Medonte, Ontario; and Laura Markle and Rick Coughlin of Halifax, NS. Jeff is also survived by his father, Bernard Markle of Kitchener, Ontario and his mother, Judy Oatway, of Kemptville, Ontario.
Jeff is also survived by a plethora of well-loved nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
Jeff may be gone, but his spirit remains irreverent, indomitable, eternal.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for a memorial visitation on Thursday August 5, 2021 from 6-9 p.m. at the Graham Giddy Funeral Home 617 King Street N, Waterloo ( 519-888-7700). Due to covid -19, please register your attendance, wear a mask and respect social distancing. A memorial service will take place on Friday August 6, 2021 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Cremation has already taken place. A reception following the service will be held at The Knights of Columbus Centre, 145 Dearborn Place, Waterloo, ON.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, due to Jeff’s love for organized sports, donations be made to kidsportcanada.ca/ontario/kitchener-waterloo/ or a youth sport of your choice. For online condolences and to make a donation please visit www.grahamgiddyfh.com
Thursday July 29th 2021
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Jeffrey Markle Thursday July 29th 2021..
Décès pour la Ville:Fergus, Province: Ontario