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Marathon organiser Cann remembered fondly

The road running community is mourning the death of Trevor Cann, the Bermuda Half Marathon Derby committee vice-president.

Cann, a father of two who competed in the race on numerous occasions, took ill at his family's home in Sandys last Thursday and was admitted to King Edward Hospital where he died the next morning.

The son of Berwyn Cann, the Bermuda Half Marathon Derby co-founder, Cann was aged 57.

Gina Tucker, the Bermuda Half Marathon Derby committee president, said: “We are very sad and shocked because he was due to come to a committee meeting this week.

“He was very excited about the race coming out of the east next year probably more than all of us. For him that was a big thing, so he was making sure that we were prepared for that. He was the one on the committee that knew the run better than anybody else because he has run it so many times as an athlete. So he will be sorely missed as a committee member and as a friend because he was like a distant cousin or brother as our parents were on the committee for so many years together.

“We extend our condolences at this time and he is definitely in our prayers.”

Asked where will her organisation go from here, Tucker said: “We will at first take time out to celebrate his life on Friday and once that is done we will determine exactly what's next in terms of ensuring what he brought to the committee will still have that aspect included on the committee.

“We may be seeking a new committee member in that regard, but definitely first and foremost we will be taking time to celebrate his tremendous life on this earth.

Sending her condolences: Gina Tucker, the Bermuda Half Marathon Derby committee president

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Published December 09, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated December 09, 2014 at 11:02 am)

Marathon organiser Cann remembered fondly

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