Cana­dian Hall of Famer Coe-Jones dies at 56

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

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.”

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