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