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The Royal Canadian Legion Expresses its Condolences Upon Hearing the News of the Passing of Cliff Chadderton

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/02/13 -- The Royal Canadian Legion is deeply saddened by the passing of Major (Ret'd) Cliff Chadderton, CC, O.Ont., OStJ, CLJ, CAE, DCL, LLD and expresses its most sincere condolences to the Chadderton family and friends.

"Our hearts and prayers go out to Nina and her two children, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren," says Dominion President, Gordon Moore, upon hearing the news. Chadderton was from Thunder Bay (Fort William), ON, whose career highlights include being a former journalist, World War II Veteran, former Chief Executive Officer of the War AMPS and founder of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program.

"There can be no doubt that the care of Veterans was always at the forefront of our organizations' mutual concern. The Legion cares for all Veterans and Cliff leaves behind an amazing legacy," says Moore. "The War Amps will be a strong and vital organization for decades to come thanks to the work of Chadderton and all the staff there now," adds Moore. For this reason, Veterans from all wars and age groups mourn the loss of this distinguished Veteran and fighter for Veterans' rights. He will be missed by all members of the Legion.

About the Legion

Established in 1926, the Legion is the largest Veterans service organization in Canada with more than 320,000 members. Its mission is to serve all Veterans including serving Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police members and their families, to promote Remembrance and to serve our communities and our country.

The Legion's Service Bureau Officers can assist and represent CAF members Veterans, RCMP members and their families regarding disability claims or related issues with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board (VRAB).

In communities across Canada, it is the Legion that perpetuates Remembrance through the Poppy campaign and Remembrance Day ceremonies, With more than 1,450 branches, The Legion supports programs for seniors, Veterans housing, Long Term Care, youth leadership, education, sports, Cadets, Guides and Scouts. We will Remember Them.

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