Robert (Bob) Duplessis of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, was born on April 10, 1922. He served with the Black Watch Regiment and fought in Normandy, France, where he was severely wounded. His injuries resulted in the amputation of the fingers on his right hand.
Upon his return to Canada, Mr. Duplessis joined The War Amps Montreal Branch and served as President. He was a dedicated supporter of the Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program and attended numerous CHAMP seminars over the years, where he shared his experience and positive outlook with child amputees and their families.
Mr. Duplessis remained an active member of the Black Watch Regiment and took part in various commemorative events, including the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. He also regularly visited veterans residing in Ste. Anne’s Hospital in Quebec.
In recognition of his dedicated service to The War Amps, he was awarded the Honorary CHAMP Membership.
Mr. Duplessis passed away on July 23, 2011.
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