Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Southwest Manitoba Lake Named after Veteran, War Amps Advocate

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Southwest Manitoba Lake Named after Veteran, War Amps Advocate

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Lake named after veteran, War Amps advocate

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WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government has named a lake in honour of Second World War veteran and amputees advocate Cliff Chadderton.

Chadderton Lake is located in the Duck Mountains in southwestern Manitoba.

Chadderton was born in Fort William, Ont., attended the University of Manitoba, worked for the Winnipeg Free Press and played hockey with the Winnipeg Rangers.

A grenade during the war cost him his right leg, which prompted him to devote much of his life to helping veterans through the War Amps organization.

Under his direction, the War Amps expanded to include child amputees.

Chadderton died three years ago at the age of 90.

"Let us also never forget those who fought for our country and for our freedoms," Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox said in a release Wednesday. …

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