In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Harold Francis Machan


Leading Stoker, V51365, RCNVR


Born: 08 Apr 1923, Kamsack, Saskatchewan


Died: 22 Sep 1997, Regina, Saskatchewan


MACHAN, Harold Francis - was the middle child to Francis M. & Mary Machan.  He had an older sister, Helen and a younger brother Gary. Harold served in the RCNVR during the Second World War and served in HMCS SAULT STE MARIE as a Sto 1c and L/Sto.  He married Mabel A. Dukes on January 9th 1947 and they bought a home in the Regina area where they resided until his passing. They had been married over 50 years and 8 months when Harold passed.


Mabel and Harold had four children: Beverly, Shirley, Harley, and Douglas. For most of his life he worked for the Canadian National Railroad (CNR) as a locomotive machinist. His love of trains started at an early age as his father was a train conductor for the CNR. His youngest son Douglas also worked for CNR as a railroad engineer out of Regina. Harold is buried in the Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery in Regina, SK.


Ships served in:

HMCS SAULT STE MARIE - Harold is listed on the nominal roll for SAULT STE MARIE dated 15 Nov 1943 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR


Stoker Harold Machan

Mabel & Harold Machan - 1980s


Helen, Gary and Harold Machan




Photos and information on Harold Machan courtesy of Corinne Karpinski



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