Larry Machan of Monkton, passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. He was 76.
Larry was the president of Machan Construction Ltd. which he owned and operated with his brothers. Larry enjoyed going for drives with his friends to Goderich Harbour to watch the big ships and touring through the pits and enjoyed getting to Tobermory to ride the Chi-Cheemaun. He spent plenty of time drinking a warm Canadian and was greatly interested in going to the Ritchie Bros. Auctions.
Larry was the beloved husband of Wanda (Davey) Machan, whom he married in 1971 and the loving father of Sandra Machan and Tom Crowley and Tammy Machan and John Newbigging. He was the dear son of Aldeen Machan, brother of Bonnie Golightly and friend Phil Hudson, Fay Machan and Bob Mayberry, Gord and Joanne, Robert (Whitey), Russ, Gerald (Sam) and Roy and brother-in-law of Elroy Davey, Sheila and Jerry Burrows, Nancy Steinbach and Jim McIlwain, Tom and Teresa Davey, Delbert and Kim Davey, James and Cindy Davey and Brent Davey. Larry will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and good friend Ronnie Hood.
He was predeceased by his father Lloyd (Pud) Machan, brother Harvey (Hub) Machan, father and mother-in-law Alvin and Margaret Davey and brothers-in-law Wayne Golightly and Bill Steinbach.
Visitation was held at Machan’s Pit on Wednesday, Aug. 5, followed by the service to celebrate Larry’s life at 1:30 p.m. Interment was in North Logan Cemetery, Monkton.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Stratford General Hospital Foundation - Chemo Unit is appreciated by the family.
Arrangements were entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood.