A lake in southwest Manitoba has been named in honour of a Second World War veteran and advocate for war and child amputees.
Chadderton Lake was named Wednesday during a ceremony at the Manitoba legislature in honour of Cliff Chadderton.
“Let us also never forget those who fought for our country and for our freedoms,” said Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox.
“Extraordinary Manitoban, Cliff Chadderton, lost his right leg in battle and spent the majority of his post-war life advocating for amputees and veterans. We are eternally grateful and pleased to honour his sacrifice in this way.”
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. He enlisted with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles at the age of 20 when war broke out in 1939.
Chadderton Lake is located in the Duck Mountains.