It has been a year now since Nadine was slain. Her family is honoring her memory. May justice come soon, and the killer be caught. This family needs closure. R.I.P. Nadine
Nadine Robinson-Creary has helped unite her community ? a year after she was murdered.
The Edmonton woman, who was active in her church, had always wanted to organize a community event.
So relatives held a barbecue at the Beulah Church of Jesus Christ Saturday afternoon in honour of the slain nurse, said her brother, Kevin Robinson.
?We?re just following through on what she wanted to do? Kevin said. ?Even in her death she helps us be better people.?
Robinson-Creary, 36, was found dead in her home on July 20, 2006.
Her murder is unsolved and police have never released a cause of death, even to her family.
Robinson-Creary?s best friend, Ingrid Woolaston, said it is frustrating and upsetting not to know who killed her or how she died.
Robinson-Creary had reconciled with her husband, Wayne Creary, shortly before she died.
The two had been separated for 13 years after just over a year of marriage.
Creary told the Sun in an interview last summer that he had nothing to do with his wife?s death.
Kevin, 25, said he hasn?t spoken with Creary in months but wouldn?t make an issue of his presence if he decided to come to the barbecue.
Father Vinton Robinson disagreed, saying he would not welcome Creary to the event.
The family is certain that Robinson-Creary?s murder will be solved but Kevin said he will not have closure until that time.
?I know it?s going to be (solved). It?s just a matter of time,? said Kevin.
?It?s not that big of a mystery,? said Vinton. ?They just don?t have all the necessary evidence.?
Family, friends and co-workers described Robinson-Creary as a quiet, compassionate and kind woman.
?You just wanted to be around her,? said Woolaston, adding that Robinson-Creary possessed a sweetness that was contagious.
Her mother, Antoinette Robinson, said she never had to worry about her younger children when Nadine, older than her siblings by more than a decade, was taking care of them.
?She called her youngest sister, (Kendra), her baby,? she said.
Kendra, 20, said the family might make the community barbecue an annual event in memory of Robinson-Creary. [