Vic Wadman grew up in Keewatin, before volunteering to serve during the Second World War in Europe.

"Almost whole Europe is occupied by Nazi Germany. German army can reach key cities in Soviet Union Leningrad, Moscow, Stalingrad and demoralize Soviet Union. A crucial battle of WWII begins (Battle of Stalingrad). On western part of Europe Allies countries are prepared to Normandy landing, liberation of France and attacking Germany," it says on the web site for the Royal Canadian Hussars.

Wadman served from 1942 to 1946, which includes the battles following the D-Day invasion at Normandy. He was wounded in action in Rouen, France, before returning to Canada. He received the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, Voluntary Service Medal and Bar, Defence Medal, and the Long Service Medal.

In his retirement years, he returned to Kenora, where he was an active member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12. Along with service on the executive, he was also instrumental in renovations to the building, especially the upstairs hall and club room.

A father and grandfather, he passed away last month at the age of 94.

A graveside service will take place in early summer of 2019 at the Lake of the Woods Cemetery.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

We will remember them.

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