They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Lee William Makarsky


Leading Writer, V44967, RCNVR


Born: 03 Oct 1912, Winnipeg, Manitoba


Died: 02 Sep 1945, Lake Washington, near Seattle, Washington, USA


Book of Remembrance


MAKARSKY, Lee William, L/Writer, V44967, RCNVR, died - 02 Sep 1945, MIRAMICHI - Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Makarsky; husband of Kathleen M. Makarsky, all of Winnipeg. 


L/Writer Makarsky died when the car in which he was a passenger went through a guard rail and into Lake Washington. The car, which was being driven by a US Naval rating, was stolen and being pursued by the police.  L/Writer Makarsky is buried in the Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, MB.


Ships served in:

HMCS DISCOVERY - Enlisted 10 Aug 1942. Commenced Active Service 19 Oct 1942

HMCS YORK - Served in YORK 23 Oct 1942 - 02 Jan 1943 as a Writer, RCNVR

HMCS BURRARD - Served in BURRARD 29 Aug 1943 - 10 Apr 1944 as a Writer and L/Writer, RCNVR.  Rated L/Writer 01 Feb 1944

HMCS CHATHAM - Served n CHATHAM 11 Apr 1944 - 08 Nov 1944 as a L/Writer, RCNVR

HMCS MIRAMICHI - Served in MIRAMICHI 09 Nov 1944 - 12 Jun 1945

HMCS BURRARD - Drafted to BURRARD (for leave only) 13 Jun 1945 as a L/Writer, RCNVR





(LM01-LM02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2  (LM03) Report of Death



Second World War Casualty Index