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Author Topic: Tracey Maunder - Calgary - October 31, 1992 - Age 26 - Murdered - Calgary  (Read 25191 times)

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broken, how did the birthday party go? Is your grandson a teen?  Is this Tracey's son? How is he doing?  She was so young when she passed, wasn't she? Sometimes I feel like we don't get to know those that are missing or lost. I always enjoy learning about them because we hear so much about the perps, but its the beautiful lives lost that we need to honor and spend our breath on.

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my grandson turned 31, and it is a celebration yet to happen, bunches of unforseen happenings!!  but we will make it happen, thankyou for asking

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Re: Tracey Maunder - Calgary - October 31, 1992 - Age 26 - Murdered - Calgary
« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2012, 07:35:19 PM »
To the maunder family, I as in the Szabo family was very sad to hear about Tracey,
having been out of the country for some time, I knew Tracey and her little sister Susie, I don't like the way  the media or anybody else portrays
Tracey's lifestyle at the time. It's not important , what is important is that she was fun to be around as her sister, and that the world lost a nice person,a sister,a mother, and a child. I know it's late but I have to say that people around the world
still feel sad and hurt by this. God speed our prayers are with you all.  G.SZABO

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Re: Tracey Maunder - Calgary - October 31, 1992 - Age 26 - Murdered - Calgary
« Reply #48 on: October 18, 2012, 02:13:19 PM »
Hello G Szabo?  I know only 2 Szabo's they were from Bowness, nonetheless I wanted to thank you for voicing your concerns and sharing in our grief.
Susanne (Susie)

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Re: Tracey Maunder - Calgary - October 31, 1992 - Age 26 - Murdered - Calgary
« Reply #49 on: October 18, 2012, 06:43:24 PM »
Hello Suzanne? Yes this is George, My brother Ron, both lived in Bowness and still live & work in Calgary. I can't begin to  know how you feel as well as your family.
I hope this letter finds you well and that this month will be kind to you. My thoughts
are with you, and your family. G.

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Re: Tracey Maunder - Calgary - October 31, 1992 - Age 26 - Murdered - Calgary
« Reply #50 on: October 22, 2012, 06:22:02 AM »
It's nice to hear from you George. I would love to talk to both you and Ron, send me an email off line please trixietrickerton@hotmail.com
thanks,
Susanne

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Re: Tracey Maunder - Calgary - October 31, 1992 - Age 26 - Murdered - Calgary
« Reply #51 on: October 26, 2012, 07:18:40 AM »
Today marks the day that I reported my sister Tracey missing. October 31st is her birthday which also marks the day 20 years ago that her body was found.  We were supposed to share our life triumphs and happiness; sadness and losses together...you are forever in my thoughts, I love you dearly.
As always your favorite little sister.
Susie

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Re: Tracey Maunder - Calgary - October 31, 1992 - Age 26 - Murdered - Calgary
« Reply #52 on: October 26, 2012, 09:42:09 AM »
Many of us are with you all in thoughts and prayers Susie. :'(

I wonder if police have gotten DNA samples from evidence off Tracey? Luc Gregoire was on the loose and since the murders stopped when he was apprehended, he seems a good bet for more than what he is attributed for. I am also wondering whether life means life for him or whether he served a third of his sentence. As vicious as he is, I hope the parole board didn't cave to him.

eta: from the article posted a page back:

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While he is not eligible to apply for early release, he is reportedly seeking escorted temporary absences.

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Escorted absences are most often granted to inmates for compassionate reasons, family visits, or personal development and community service designed to prepare them for release.

As violent and vicious as he is, it hardly seems likely he will get his way. It wouldn't take much for a person like this to overpower a guard and the way I see it, head straight for a victim. He really needs to have dangerous offender status although that doesn't mean he will be off the streets either.
Please, keep after the police to do DNA testing and keep this monster off the streets.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2012, 09:48:35 AM by SAP »

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Luc Yoland Gregoire was granted escorted passes, sadly.


Sex killer granted escorted passes.  This article is 2013 (Calgary Herald)
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/city/story.html?id=232b48e5-239f-4695-a784-92f7286998c8


Jason Van Rassel, Calgary Herald
Published: Thursday, March 07, 2013

The man who killed and raped a Calgary convenience store clerk in 1993 is now able to leave prison on temporary passes to visit his family.

The Parole Board of Canada recently granted Luc Yolande Gregoire a series of four escorted temporary absences, allowing him to leave prison accompanied by a correctional officer.

Gregoire, now 53, abducted Lai-lanie Silva as she worked a night shift at a 7-Eleven store on Rundlehorn Drive N.E.

The decision to grant Gre-goire any freedom - even temporarily - has angered Silva's eldest sister, who believes the killer remains a danger to society.

"Do they really think they can keep an eye on him? There's always a way he could escape," Nina Silva said Wednesday.

Gregoire is serving an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years - a milestone he still has not reached.

The parole board said Gre-goire is neither eligible nor ready to venture into the com-munity alone, but said he has shown signs of progress and could benefit from the family visits.

"Your case management team indicates you accept total responsibility for your involvement in the offences resulting in your life sentence," the parole board said in its written decision, translated from French.

"The board notes you are adequately supervised and your escorted absences will provide a new avenue of therapy."

After abducting Silva, he strangled and raped her before dumping her body in a ditch along 80th Avenue N.E. - an area that was at the edge of the city back then.

Homicide investigators arrested Gregoire after a surveillance team saw him trying to dispose of a bag containing Silva's belongings.

Gregoire refused to tell investigators the location of Silva's body, which was found the next day by a passerby.

"On pronouncing sentence, the judge described your actions as the most barbaric and revolting he had ever seen. The victim had numerous violent injuries on her body, was strangled and sexually assaulted afterward," the parole board wrote.

Numerous psychological assessments on Gregoire over the years have diagnosed him with personality disorders and sexual deviance.

The parole board noted Gregoire spent most of his time behind bars resisting treatment and racking up institutional charges for misconduct and drugs.

But the parole board said Gregoire's attitude began to change in 2007, following the death his father.

"You weren't capable of going to his funeral because your negative behaviour while incarcerated would have required you to be escorted by armed guards, with shackles on your feet and hands. You didn't want to impose that situation on your family," the parole board wrote.

Since then, Gregoire has enrolled in substance-abuse and sex-offender treatment, and his behaviour has improved to the point where he has been transferred to a minimum-security institution.

The parole board's decision doesn't specify if Gregoire will be restrained during his escorted passes, saying only he will be under "close supervision" of a correctional officer.

He will be allowed four visits within the next year, each with a maximum duration of 11 hours.
 

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Sad, isn't it, that Lai-lanie Silva can't receive escorted passes to see her family.

Why does this continue?

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There are no words that I can express to you of how thankful I am for your willingness to help my family. I wish I could have told you personally how grateful I am, and to let you know that you have made a difference and helped us heal a little more. I'm so very sorry you and your family have had to feel the pain and anger of not knowing on top of this terrible injustice. It can tear you apart if you let it. I wish you could know the difference you've made in our lives. Although I feel there is never 'closure', only acceptance, you've helped us get there and for that I will be forever grateful.
Thank you so much. You've touched my heart.
Rebecca

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I've been thinking of Tracey and some of these other ladies this past week and wondering where police are with these cases or if they are on a back burner. There is absolutely nothing further on the Net. Perhaps family members could approach journalists to do a piece in the Calgary newspapers and hopefully jog some memories.