He was born in Balm, Alberta, Canada on Nov. 27, 1926. He held dual citizenship and moved to the United States at the age of 16. Mac joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. He fought in World War II and the Korean War, retiring after serving 20-plus years defending the country he loved.
On Mar. 23, 1957, he married the love of his life, Virginia Temler, and her two children, Fred and Ginger, in Philadelphia, PA. In 1958, Mac was transferred and moved with his family to Southern California. Upon retiring from the Navy in 1964, the family moved to their current address on Antioch Road in Sams Valley. He went to work for Medford Steel for 17 years, finally retiring at age 65, after 12 years with TJ Vickers (now Eaton).
Mac enjoyed spending quality time with his family. He faithfully attended his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and local fairs. Hunting, fishing, camping and card games were a few things he enjoyed with family and friends.
Mac is survived by his wife, Virginia McShane,, of Sams Valley; five children, Frederick (Betty) Temler, of Dufur, Ore., Virginia “Ginger” (Karl) Branum, of Medford, Reginald “Reg” Jr (Michelle) McShane of Amity, Ore., Leland McShane of Sams Valley, Heather (Dave) Crum, also of Sams Valley, 20 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Verle Bell and family from Mayerthorpe, Alberta, Canada.
A private graveside service was held at Antioch Cemetery on Dec. 3, followed by a celebration at the family home. Donations may be made to Asante Hospice of the Rogue Valley or the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society.