Canadian Hall of Famer Coe-Jones dies at 56
Dawn Coe-Jones, the Canadian Golf Hall of Famer who won three times on the LPGA Tour, died Saturday after an eight-month battle with cancer. She was 56.
Fellow former Canadian LPGA Tour player Gail Graham, Golf Canada and The Legends Tour said Saturday that Coe-Jones died at a hospice near her home in Tampa. She was diagnosed with bone cancer this year.
“On behalf of the entire golf community we are deeply saddened by the passing of Dawn CoeJones,” Golf Canada CEO Scott Simmons said in a statement. “Dawn was a tenacious competitor, a mentor and friend to so many of her peers and a proud ambassador for Canadian golf throughout her distinguished career. As we mourn her passing and send our most sincere condolences to family and friends, the golf and sport community come together in celebrating her outstanding legacy.”
From Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, CoeJones played on the LPGA Tour from 1984 to 2008. She won more than $3.3 million and had 44 career top-10 finishes.
“Dawn touched so many people,” said Graham, who played alongside CoeJones at Lamar University and on the LPGA Tour. “She was always the one who worried about others.”