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article imagePat Burns' widow robbed hours after funeral

By Lynn Curwin     Nov 30, 2010 in Crime
Montreal - The morning after the funeral for former NHL coach Pat Burns, his widow discovered that someone had broke into her car and stolen several items.
The silver 2009 Volkswagen Touareg belonging to Line Burns had been parked a few blocks from the Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral in downtown Montreal for the funeral on Monday, and was left overnight.
Someone smashed one of the vehicle’s windows to gain entrance, and then took 30 autographed hockey jerseys, destined to be auctioned to raise funds for an arena in Stanstead, Que., which had recently been named after Burns, as well as several other items.
"There's two suitcases with clothes belonging to Pat Burns and his wife," the CBC quoted Montreal police spokesperson Const. Anie Lemieux as saying. "There's a Movado watch for men. There's also family pictures, credit cards, iPad, jewelry belonging to his wife."
A blanket the former coach had used during his palliative care was also taken, and thieves had gone through his wallet.
Burns, who had first been a cop, later coached the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils. He died from cancer on Nov. 19.
Police are asking anyone with information on any of the objects to call Info-Crime Montreal at (514) 393-1133.
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