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BBQ pays tribute to murder victim

By: Jonathan Migneault - Sudbury Northern Life

 | Jul 26, 2014 - 5:29 PM |
Members of Nickel City Roller Derby, and the Iron Sirens ladies motorcycle riding club, hosted a barbeque Saturday in honour of murder victim Sheri-Lynn McEwan. The barbeque helped raise funds for the Sudbury Women's Centre. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Members of Nickel City Roller Derby, and the Iron Sirens ladies motorcycle riding club, hosted a barbeque Saturday in honour of murder victim Sheri-Lynn McEwan. The barbeque helped raise funds for the Sudbury Women's Centre. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.

Participants raised funds for the Sudbury Women's Centre in honour of Sheri-Lynn McEwan

Members of Nickel City Roller Derby, and the Iron Sirens motorcycle riding club, paid tribute to murder victim Sheri-Lynn McEwan with a barbeque and roller derby bout Saturday.

To honour McEwan, the barbeque, held in the Giant Tiger parking lot on Lasalle Boulevard, doubled as a fundraiser for the Sudbury Women's Centre, a referral agency that offers legal clinics and a number of outreach programs for women in need.


“We can't think of a better way to come together and do this,” said Sandy Francis, an officer with Iron Sirens, an motorcycle club for women.

McEwan, 40, was found seriously injured in an Estaire home on Oct. 7, 2013, and later died of her injuries. Police have not made any arrests related to the murder.

Her husband, Terry Boyle, was found dead in the same home on Oct. 27. Police did not suspect foul play in his death.

“We still have no answers,” said Crystal Larose, McEwan's friend and a member of both the Sister Slag roller derby team and Iron Sirens. “I think everyone is waiting for closure.”

McEwan was also a member of the roller derby team, but Larose said motorcycles were her first love.

Before she died, they had discussed joining the Iron Sirens club together. The opportunity never came.

Larose said it was important for her to keep McEwan's memory alive, nearly a year after her death. That was her husband's last wish at her funeral, before his own untimely death.

“It's all about Sheri-Lynn today,” Larose said.
Jonathan Migneault

Jonathan Migneault

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