Sad news - Barbara Ann Scott has passed away (Threads merged)

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Judy, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Judy

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    I have no details but it was just announced on the news. She is from my hometown so this is a sad loss.
     
  2. DaveRocks

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    :( RIP Barbara Ann Scott.
     
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  3. AYS

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    Oh no, that is really sad news. :( RIP, so sorry to hear this. :(
     
  4. manhn

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    Oh, a true icon of the sport has left us. RIP, Ms. Scott. My condolences to her family and friends.
     
  5. kylet3

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    Oh dear goodness that's such a tragedy. She really was the kindest, sweetest woman you could ever want to meet and the sport is so much better off for having her as an ambassador. She will be greatly missed.
     
  6. Norlite

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    Very sad news. My very first pair of skates were endorsed by her, had her name ingraved on the blade. I remember my mother explaining to me who she was. This would have been around 1962 or so.

    Rest in peace Ms. Scott.

    And thank you.
     
  7. Maofan7

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  8. The Accordion

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    :( Oh that is such sad news. R.I.P. beautiful lady and ambassador for figure skating.
     
  9. Cheylana

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    Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. RIP Barbara Ann Scott, a true figure skating legend.
     
  10. Maofan7

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    Here is an article on her passing from the Ottawa Citizen. It reads:-

     
  11. Really

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    Every time I saw her at a Canadian skating event, she was the epitome of class and grace. Her passing is a great loss to Canada and skating.

    RIP
     
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  12. Scrufflet

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    I was hoping you were wrong and had misheard but then I read the article above. A lot of heavy hearts in the skating world tonight.
     
  13. julieann

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    How terribly sad :( RIP
     
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    Rest in peace* what a beautiful person she was.
     
  17. bardtoob

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    A true legend. Canadian Champion, North American Champion, European Champion, World Champion, Olympic Champion, and the first woman to perform the 2Lz in international competition ... Then 20 years later she was recognized as an accomplished equestrian. She made good use of her time :)
     
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  18. Garden Kitty

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    A true loss - she was an incredibly gracious and lovely woman. A wonderful representative for her country and her sport and a legend in skating.
     
  19. marion853

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    Lovely woman & great Canadian ambassador to the skating world. She will be greatly missed. RIP.
     
  20. Habs

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    How sad. :(

    What a lovely, classy and gracious woman she was. She was a wonderful ambassador for the sport and for Canada.
     
  21. Maofan7

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    Here is a more extensive article from the Ottawa Citizen on her passing, plus a CBC article

    A very sad day
     
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  22. BigB08822

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    Oh no! I won an autographed picture of her from Manleywoman! May she RIP.
     
  23. bardtoob

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    ^ lucky.
     
  24. genevieve

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    RIP to Barbara Ann Scott, and (((hugs))) to Canadian skating community for their loss
     
  25. MR-FAN

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    :( RIP. A great ambassador for her sport and her country.
     
  26. Vash01

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    RIP Barbara Ann Scott.:(
     
  27. Ozzisk8tr

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    How very sad. I must say it is so wonderful that so many comments come from all over the world from people from all walks of life (okay, we all love figure skating). What a wonderful accomplishment not only to have won an Olympic gold medal, but to have won the hearts of millions. Then to retain that respect for decades after through grace, humility and giving back. What a wonderful woman she was. R.I.P.
     
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    How sad :( I couldn't believe my eyes at this thread's title. May she rest in peace.
     
  30. floskate

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    What terribly sad news to wake up to. RIP Barbara Ann Scott. What a legend she was and what a legacy she leaves. A sad day for the sport, and for Canada who have lost a true sporting icon. :(