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maryroseww

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Allan Waugh (1945-2014) Unsolved Murder
« on: November 06, 2014, 05:12:26 PM »
Allan Waugh was a husband, a father, a grandfather (Papa), a great-grandfather, a brother, an uncle and a friend. My dad was born in New Brunswick but he lived and worked in the Yukon since 1966. He was married for 44 years to Lin Waugh and they raised 5 children together. He was a respected welder, working on many jobsites through-out the Yukon. Community members would often bring him a welding job because they knew that they could count on him to help them.

Allan was murdered in his own home in Whitehorse, Yukon, sometime during the night of May 30, 2014.

If you have any information, even if you think that it might not be important or you think that the police might already know about it, please pick up the phone to call the RCMP at (867) 667‐5555.

Someone somewhere knows what happened. How do we break this circle of silence?  Why are people unwilling to provide tips to the police that could solve a murder?

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Re: Allan Waugh (1945-2014) Unsolved Murder
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2014, 11:49:32 AM »
Maryrose.  I am so sorry for your loss.  Since Allan worked, earned money, could it have been robbery?
Were rumours floating around that he kept large sums in his home?

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Re: Allan Waugh (1945-2014) Unsolved Murder
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2014, 12:04:50 AM »
So very sorry for you lose.  wondering if you have any thought or any ideas we can all do what we can to see if we come up with something

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Re: Allan Waugh (1945-2014) Unsolved Murder
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2014, 12:01:39 PM »
Maryrose.  I am so sorry for your loss.  Since Allan worked, earned money, could it have been robbery?
Were rumours floating around that he kept large sums in his home?

JB

Thank you - it has been a real shock and our family is still trying to deal with everything. My dad was retired at the time and only did work out of his backyard. The RCMP are looking into the robbery theory but are keeping all details to themselves until they are ready to arrest the person/persons involved. We know there is a lot of rumours but very few are willing to come forward with information. We are asking community members to share rumours with the RCMP because where there is smoke there is sometimes fire.

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Re: Allan Waugh (1945-2014) Unsolved Murder
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2014, 12:16:46 PM »
So very sorry for you lose.  wondering if you have any thought or any ideas we can all do what we can to see if we come up with something

Thank you, it has been really hard. You are helping right now by talking about his murder. We have had meetings with community members, delivered flyers door to door and have knocked on a few doors ourselves. We know that someone somewhere knows what happened. We want people to talk about what happened and to come forward to the RCMP with whatever rumours that they have heard.

My dad helped a lot of people over his lifetime. All we are asking is that anyone with information regarding this crime help his family by breaking the silence. Talk to the RCMP and help to bring his murder(s) to justice.


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Re: Allan Waugh (1945-2014) Unsolved Murder
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2014, 06:21:25 PM »
Maryrose, Oh my what a shock this must have been to you and your family.

Whitehorse has a population of around 27,000 people, surely the RCMP will be able to find out.  People do talk in amongst themselves, and hopefully it will leak out as to who is responsible.

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Re: Allan Waugh (1945-2014) Unsolved Murder
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2014, 04:03:30 PM »
Suspicious house fire and death hit Kwanlin Dun hard


Jesse Winter Wednesday June 4, 2014
Alistair Maitland/Yukon News


Police are investigating the death of Allan Waugh, a 69-year-old man who was found dead in his home on Friday morning. Foul play is suspected in his death, but there is no danger to the public, police said.

And on Saturday night, a home in the McIntyre Subdivision was gutted by what appears to be a deliberately set house fire, leaving between four and eight people without shelter.

When police arrived to the fire scene around midnight, the house was already engulfed in flames. A vehicle in the driveway was also destroyed, but everyone managed to get out safely and no one was hurt.

“It’s been an extremely difficult weekend for everyone,” said Kwanlin Dun Chief Doris Bill.

The victims of the house fire lost everything in the blaze.

“In some cases people were pulled from the house without their shoes. They lost absolutely everything,” Bill said.

The RCMP is investigating the inferno, which has been deemed “suspicious.”

In the meantime, the Kwanlin Dun government is coordinating a donation drive to help the fire victims replace what they lost. Donations can be dropped off at the community’s potlatch house on McIntyre Drive.

“We’re providing support for family. We’ve looked at emergency housing and we’re identifying a place for them to go in the meantime. This is the first house fire we have had where we’ve lost a house in the community,” Bill said.

The death of Allan Waugh is also hitting the community hard, she said.

“We’re dealing with a lot of trauma right now. It’s a very sensitive situation,” Bill said.

“We’re providing counseling and support wherever it’s needed. It’s really affected a lot of people, including our young people. Some of them were really traumatized by this,” she said.

In a release, the RCMP said they believe that some members of the community still have information about Waugh’s death they have not brought forward. Bill urged anyone with anything that could help to come forward either to the First Nation government or the RCMP. The government also held a community meeting Monday night with the RCMP to address the issue.

“Our concern is community safety at this point. We’re urging anyone if they have information to please come forward. They can bring it to our justice director, Jeanie Dendys, or the RCMP,” Bill said.

Yukon’s last homicide was in August 2010.


http://yukon-news.com/news/suspicious-house-fire-and-death-hit-kwanlin-dun-hard/

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Re: Allan Waugh (1945-2014) Unsolved Murder
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2014, 02:11:05 PM »
All I want for Christmas #justice4AllanWaugh


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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2014, 07:35:02 PM »
Maryroseww, I too am very sorry to hear about your loss. This is a really difficult time of the year, too. My thoughts and energies go to you and your family now and in the new year.

I am wondering if you might be able to gain a writer's attention this holiday season. Talk about what it meant to have your father around in the past holidays. You mentioned that your father has helped so many people. Perhaps you can share his giving spirit with the reporter. And, in the same vein have a plea to the public that reminds them that good people perpetuate goodness during their lives, and one life - such as your fathers - means less goodness. While bad people perpetuate bad and when they get away with it, there is a propensity for more to occur. Then ask that if anyone has any information, even what may seem remotely connected, or rumored, to share (even anonymously through crime stoppers, if need be) so your family can at least have peace this holiday season and the community can be a bit safer. It would mean a lot to you.

The joy of your father's gift of giving to others will warm our hearts, and the concern for doing what's right is in line with the holiday spirit. Perhaps that may in some way bring investigators the lead they can follow through on - a gift to the authorities, in a way.

Sending you a hug. Look for those brights spots in every day. They exist and sometimes they help us to put one foot in front of the other and get through tough times.

Concerned

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Re: Allan Waugh (1945-2014) Unsolved Murder
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2015, 01:13:19 PM »
Waugh Family plea to the public
We appreciate the love and support that we have received from the community, our friends, and family members (including our friends and family in Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick). We were devastated by our dad’s death and the tragic way that he was taken from us. This March we would be celebrating dad’s 70th birthday. Our family still waits for closure and we can’t get there without your help.

These are a few ways that we remember our dad; Allan Waugh was a loving caring person who worked hard his whole life and he taught his family to stay together. He wore many hats in his life. He was a loving husband and a grieving widower. He was a caring father who spent his free time with his kids and his grandchildren. He was a brother who daily missed his family and homestead in New Brunswick. He was a dad and uncle who enjoyed taking his sons and nephews out hunting. He liked to work in his yard to fix vehicles, build trailers, create barbeques and do odd jobs for his neighbours and friends. Dad was a gardener. He took pride in his garden in the back yard, as well as the one down at camp (Atsua Ku). He often had the grand kids involved in planting seeds and harvesting. He cared deeply about all those who crossed his path. Dad was a man who loved the simple things in life. His life revolved around his wife and they were never far from each other. When she died suddenly in 2012, dad was devastated. He never recovered.

Sometime during that night, at the end of May 2014, our dad was taken away from us. We do not have the details but, the police believe that he was murdered.

Our family is still waiting for answers on the death of our Dad/Pappa. The police are working to solve this crime, but they need information. We urge members of the Whitehorse community to please come forward with any information they may have in regards to the events surrounding his death. This past several months have been quite difficult for his children, grandchildren, sister, brothers and friends, knowing that he was taken from us so suddenly and we are left wondering “why?” Why and how could this happen? We continue to be hurt with each day that goes by and wonder why those that have information do not come forward.  Please, if you have any information, bring it to the RCMP.
Contact information for RCMP: 667-5555
Contact information for the Waugh family: familyofalwaugh@gmail.com

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Re: Allan Waugh (1945-2014) Unsolved Murder
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2015, 05:58:55 PM »
#JUSTICE4ALLANWAUGH
Join Allan’s family as they drum through the streets of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation community in Whitehorse, Yukon.

One year has come and gone, the family of Allan Waugh want to remind everyone that they are still here and they are still searching for answers on the death of their Dad, Pappa, brother, uncle, and friend. Please join the Waugh family as they drum through the streets of the KDFN community. Help make a statement and show support as they continue to search for answers.

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015 AT 10:00 AM
MEET AT ELIJAH SMITH SCHOOL PARKING LOT ON HAMILTON BLVD.

The Waugh family can be contacted by email at familyofalwaugh@gmail.com
As always, the RCMP can be contacted if you have any information to share with them about the events that led to Allan’s death.
(867) 667-5555

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Re: Allan Waugh (1945-2014) Unsolved Murder
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2015, 06:58:37 PM »
Maryroseww
I can't be there in person, however I can in spirit and will be with you and your family as you drum for justice. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and I hope that someone will talk. ((((((hugs))))))

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Re: Allan Waugh (1945-2014) Unsolved Murder
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2015, 07:07:29 PM »
Distance is a factor with me.  I pray that the family will find justice in this year, 2015.

Someone will talk - and it will be the truth, not rumour.

God Bless you.

JB

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Re: Allan Waugh (1945-2014) Unsolved Murder
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2015, 03:07:46 PM »
Thinking of you all Maryrose, that you find justice for Allan.

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« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2016, 10:52:19 PM »
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/allan-waugh-murder-whitehorse-family-1.3895215

2 years later, family of murder victim Allan Waugh still looks for answers
Waugh's death in his Whitehorse home, in May 2014, remains unsolved
By Cheryl Kawaja, CBC News Posted: Dec 13

The relatives of Allan Waugh, who was murdered in Whitehorse more than two years ago, are hoping Yukon's new Crime Stoppers tip line will help lead to answers in the unsolved case.

On the morning of May 30, 2014, the 69-year-old Waugh was found dead in his home in Whitehorse's McIntyre subdivision. Police ruled it a homicide, and appealed to the community for any information.

Waugh's relatives say they're still waiting.

"Our family is looking for answers. We don't know the circumstances of his death, and it weighs heavily on our minds," said Waugh's daughter, Rosemary Waugh-Wilson.

"Now that it's the holidays, we're feeling the loss all the more."

Her family has canvassed door-to-door, asking for information, and has put out an appeal through social media. They're also hoping the Crime Stoppers tip line will "encourage someone to come forward and give us answers," Waugh-Wilson said.

She says she's grateful to the RCMP, the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, elders and friends for their ongoing support. She says it's been a hard couple of years for her family.

The RCMP major crimes unit is also renewing the call for any information that may help in the Waugh case.

"There is someone out there who knows what happened to Allan," said RCMP Cpl. Mark Caswell in a release. "We strongly urge anyone with information on his murder to come forward and do the right thing."

All tips to the Crime Stoppers line — 1-800-222-8477 — are anonymous.