ANAVETS Shoulder to Shoulder

March 2014

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Keith Jones (September 2013) Member At Large Rose Rosenberger (7 October 2013) Honorary President, Sir Winston Churchill Unit 3 Howard G. Clarke (October 2013) Member, Sir Winston Churchill Unit 3 Jack Stapleton (14 November 2013) Member, Barrie Unit 365 Frank Latour (22 November 2013) Member, Sir Winston Churchill Unit 3 Michael McCutcheon (4 December 2013) Member, Sidney Unit 302 RCN 1965-1967 Linda McLean (December 2013) Member, Barrie Unit 365 LA Reginald Baldwin (5 December 2013) Member, Assiniboia Unit 283 RAF 1943-1947 George Arthur Ross (8 December 2013) Member, Barrie Unit 365 Ralph Woodstock (3 January 2014) Member, Sidney Unit 302 Norm Lemay (5 January 2014) President, Lakeview Unit 262 Myrtle Steckly (9 January 2014) Member, Stratford Unit 261 LA Clifford John (January 2014) Past President, Sidney Unit 302 Carl Olof Person Smith (11 January 2014) Member, Sidney Unit 302 WWII In Memoriam "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM." Watch and listen: FLOWERS O' THE FOREST War aMPS MoUrNS PaSSINg of ClIff CHaddErToN (1919 –2013) I t is with great sadness that The War Amps announces the death of Cliff Chadderton, 94, who served as the Association's Chief Executive Officer until 2009. He died 30 November 2013. "Cliff was a truly remarkable advocate who dedicated his life to protecting the interests and rights of veterans and their families," said Chairman of The War Amps Executive Committee Brian Forbes, who had the privilege of working with Mr. Chadderton for over 35 years as Association Solicitor and as his personal Legal Counsel. Known to Canadians simply as "Mr. Veteran," Cliff Chadderton was recognized both nationally and internationally as an influential developer of innovative programs and services for war, civilian and child amputees, and as founder of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program. "Cliff was an inspirational leader of the veterans' community in Canada and once he took on a crusade, his tenacity and determination were legendary," said Mr. Forbes, noting that his first priority in all the initiatives that he led was to ensure that veterans and their families attained deserved compensation and benefits for the disabilities they suffered in the defence of their country. A D-Day veteran, Mr. Chadderton lost part of his right leg in October 1944 while in command of a company of The Royal Winnipeg Rifles battling for the Scheldt Estuary in Belgium and Holland. Following the war, he held several positions in The War Amps before his appointment as Executive Secretary (later Chief Executive Officer) of the Association in 1965. He was also Chairman and, at the time of his passing, Honourary Chairman, of the National Council of Veteran Associations (60 member groups). In recognition of his work, he received numerous awards, including Companion in the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, induction into the Canada Veterans Hall of Valour and the Terry Fox Hall of Fame, Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honour of France, the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation, the Royal Bank Award for Canadian Achievement and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. SHoUldEr To SHoUldEr 31 SHoUldEr To SHoUldEr 31

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