Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the horrible, and still unbelievable murder of someone who was an amazing mother, friend, wife and person – Wendy Ladner-Beaudry. Friends and family gathered in Pacific Spirit Park, where she died to pay our respects, honour Wendy’s memory and comfort each other that one day, whoever committed this senseless crime will be brought to justice. The police assured everyone present that this case remains front and centre for them and that they will never give up until it is solved.
The Ladner family is offering a $30,000 reward for new information leading to the arrest and charge of this person or persons.”
The offer expires June 3. No previous reward has been offered in the case.
“There are no words strong enough to describe this stealing of a life, this crippling heartbreak,” Wendy’s sister Nancy Ladner Edmonds told a large gathering of media at a press conference held on a trail at the park entrance.
Wendy’s scrabble group, in conjunction with the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society and the Vancouver Park Board are dedicating an outdoor games table in memory of Wendy and the table will sit beneath a lovely cherry tree on the grounds of the Kerrisdale Community Centre for all to enjoy. The Centre has committed half of the money needed for this project and the scrabble group is raising the rest of the money: $3,500. If you’d like to help to honour and remember Wendy in this way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or send a cheque to Vancouver Park Board c/o Wendy Ladner-Beaudry-In-Memory Fund, 2099 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, V6G 1Z4
Wendy will always be missed.