A coulee along Pipestone Creek has been named after a soldier from Lebret.
The recognition, honouring Lance Corporal Wilfred Jordens, comes through the GeoMemorial Commemorative Naming Program.
That program honours Saskatchewan people who served the country or province.
Since it began in 1947, nearly 4,000 geographical features across Saskatchewan, such as lakes, hills and valleys have been renamed.
Jorden’s nephew Tom notes there’s a special significance to this.
“The farm that he grew up on, that’s where this coulee that’s been named after him, that’s where it’s located,” he said. “And that farm is still in our family.”
Jordens, born in 1896 in Lebret, joined the Armed Forces in 1915 and served with the 28th Batallion, Canadian Infantry-Saskatchewan Regiment. He died in 1917 at the age of 21.
“It’s a great honour for the family. I was quite emotional about it actually because it’s been a long time coming.”