WINNIPEG, Nov. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox announced today that a Manitoba lake has been named for late War Amps leader Cliff Chadderton as part of the province's long-time policy of naming geographic features after war casualties. Chadderton Lake is located in the Duck Mountains in southwest Manitoba. "This honour is a fitting tribute to a proud Manitoban who served his country in such an exceptional manner both during and after World War II," said Brian Forbes, Chairman of The War Amps Executive Committee, who had the privilege of working with Cliff Chadderton for over 35 years as Legal Counsel to The War Amps. "Cliff lost his leg during the war while with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and then devoted the rest of his life to improving the lives of veteran amputees, as well as all amputees across Canada," said Mr. Forbes. "In addition to continuing the many programs he established, The War Amps is also ensuring that his legacy is preserved by expanding our Advocacy program so that, in addition to war amputees, the interests of all amputees are protected." Annelise Petlock, a graduate of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, now works with Mr. Forbes as Program Manager for Advocacy. "As a continuation of Cliff's lifelong work, the Advocacy Program is a crusade for reform through which we navigate and address the bureaucratic barriers and misunderstandings often confronted by amputees in society," she said. 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 CHAMP Program.