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Bert Steinhoff

1925-2017

Bert Steinhoff

Albert (Bert) Steinhoff was born on October 2, 1925, in Southampton, Ontario. He enlisted with the Canadian Army in September 1943 when he was only 17 years old and served as an Infantryman with the 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards. In December 1944, he was injured when he stepped on a Schu-mine while serving in Italy, resulting in the loss of his right leg below the knee.

Mr. Steinhoff returned to Canada and later went onto join The War Amps Waterloo-Wellington Branch in 1966, serving as President. He appeared in a video called War Amps Legacy along with a member of the Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, demonstrating the Association’s philosophy of “amputees helping amputees.” He lived this motto by attending many CHAMP seminars in Ontario over the years to mentor child amputees and their families.

Before he retired, Mr. Steinhoff worked for Canada Post. He also held a licence allowing him to be theatre projectionist.

Awards:

  • Meritorious Service Membership, The War Amps
  • Honourary CHAMP Membership
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

From The War Amps, he received the Meritorious Service Membership and Honourary CHAMP Membership for his dedication to the Association. He was also the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Mr. Steinhoff passed away on September 27, 2017.

Awards:

  • Meritorious Service Membership, The War Amps
  • Honourary CHAMP Membership
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal