The funeral for Pat Burns goes from bad to worse

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • November 30, 2010 - 3:02 PM

Stensation found this in the Winnipeg Free Press, which he reads daily.

Pat Burns had barely been laid to rest when thieves smashed into his car and stole some of his family's most cherished possessions.

The hockey coach's widow discovered items including signed hockey jerseys from every NHL team, family photos, and a designer men's watch were missing from the ransacked car.

Even bedsheets from a hospital's palliative-care unit were missing in the theft, committed just hours after Burns' funeral on Monday. He died Nov. 19 after a long battle with cancer.

Police say the thieves knew exactly whose belongings they were stealing.

"They went through his stuff," said Const. Anie Lemieux of the Montreal police, noting Burns' wallet was in the car.

"The person who left with the shirts and everything knows that this is Pat Burns' stuff."

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