Dawn Coe-Jones, a member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame who helped blaze a trail for Canadian women on the pro tour, has died of cancer. She was 56.
Golf Canada said Saturday that Coe-Jones died at a hospice near her home in Tampa, Fla. She had been diagnosed with bone cancer earlier this year.
The native of Lake Cowichan, B.C., played on the LPGA Tour from 1984 to 2008. She won more than US$3.3 million on the circuit with three victories and 44 career top-10 finishes.
“Dawn was a great competitor and role model for over 25 years on the LPGA Tour,” said Canadian Golf Hall of Famer Sandra Post. “Her happy and positive attitude towards life will be missed by all that knew her.”