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Furlong offers family of slain woman spot in torch relay

One member of Wendy Ladner-Beaudry’s family has been offered the chance to run in the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay in her memory.

One member of Wendy Ladner-Beaudry’s family has been offered the chance to run in the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay in her memory.

John Furlong, VANOC CEO, wrote to the family last week to offer a spot in the relay, Ladner-Beaudry’s husband, Michel Beaudry, wrote in Whistler’s Pique Magazine.

Furlong said he hoped the gesture would have some “special meaning,” adding that he would never forget Wendy, according to the column.

Furlong came to know the 53-year-old mother of two through the B.C. Games and through her volunteer work with VANOC.

He said the committee put aside the spot in the Torch relay because Ladner-Beaudry was actively involved in sports. Ladner-Beaudry was found murdered on a jogging trail in Pacific Spirit Park on April 3.

 
 
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