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

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

  1. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

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    RIP.
     
  2. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    RIP BAS
     
  3. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Such a sad loss :( RIP, Barbara Ann Scott. A skating legend & great ambassador for the sport.
     
  4. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    Ah...A true champion on and off of the ice.
     
  5. ioana

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    She was such a class act and will be missed. RIP.
     
  6. clarie

    clarie Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh, she was a true Canadian icon, and introduce many a little girl into the sport she loved. I remember seeing her perform when I was 4 or 5 yrs old, and desperately wanting "fancy" skates after that. Rest in Peace lovely lady!!!
     
  7. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

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    Barbara Ann was a skating legend but she was also a truly lovely and gracious lady. When she returned to Ottawa in August for the opening of the Barbara Ann Scott Gallery at City Hall she took time to chat with people, pose for pictures, and sign autographs as she had always done. I was fortunate to chat with her briefly at a small tea held at her "beloved Minto" (Skating Club) then and she seemed the same as every other time I had met her. She made a lovely speech at the tea and ended it with something like "see you next time". Who could have dreamed that she would be gone so soon! RIP
     
  8. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    So sad. May beautiful Barbara Ann Scott RIP.
     
  9. kittyjake5

    kittyjake5 Well-Known Member

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    Sad news indeed. Barbara was a such a beautiful woman with a beautiful soul.
    RIP
     
  10. fsfan22

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    RIP :(

    This is the same video attached to the CBC article above from the CBC archives ... it's a great video that sums up her life up to the broadcast date of 1964.

    (may be only viewable in Canada - I'm not sure)
     
  11. FantAsia

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    RIP Barbara Ann Scott
     
  12. Debrah

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    Cdn Nationals won't be the same...Sad news, she was a wonderful and charming role model/ambassador for skating and likely would have been very pleased to learn of Osmond's golden international performance debut before she passed; I had the good fortune to meet her in person, she will be greatly missed. RIP.
     
  13. skatesindreams

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    What a loss...what a legacy!

    She loved and served the sport for a lifetime.
    That love radiated and spread to everyone she touched,

    RIP, to a great champion and greater lady.
     
  14. masofs

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    Oh no! She will be missed! Rest In Peace. :(
     
  15. Twilight1

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    Sad to read this. :-(
     
  16. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

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  17. quartz

    quartz it's just love and miracles out of nowhere

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    How sad to open up fsu and this is the first thing I see. She was truly a magnificent athlete, Canadian and human being. And she could rock a beaded gown too! RIP to a lovely lady.
     
  18. sbanet

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    A figure skating legend, R.I.P.

    Here is a short but really nice clip of Ms. Barbara Ann Scott skating with Michael Kirby, part of the Hollywood Ice Revue "The Show with the Stars", circa 1953:
     
  19. Mozart

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    Yesterday was a horrible day :( 2 amazing Canadian women died :( Raylene Rankin, of the Rankin Family aso died at age 52 from cancer :( I'm sad about the lose of these two
     
  20. skatesindreams

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  21. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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    Thanks Maofan for putting up the link. One of my favorite podcasts ever. She was so gracious, and as PJ Kwong said, surprised anyone would be interested in her story! A great legend who had a remarkable and full career and life. RIP.

    She gave me one too to keep for myself. I cherish it.
     
  22. skatesindreams

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    It's one of my favorite interviews, manleywoman.
     
  23. WildRose

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    Kurt Browning on Twitter:
     
  24. Judy

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    I think she is was such a gracious and giving woman who never forgot her roots in Ottawa and always, always was giving back to the skating world and to our city. She had tried for a while to donate her skating memorabilia and Ottawa kept delaying it but it was done in August when she visited (likely due to her failing health).

    I will miss her smiling face which always lit up a room.
     
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  25. DFJ

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    I hadn't heard. What sad news for Canadian figure skating. She was gracious, beautiful...no words, everything good. :(
     
  26. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

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    Judy - she was originally scheduled to be here in Ottawa in July for the opening of the gallery at City Hall. Her trip had to be delayed as she was recovering from a hospitalization. I'm so pleased that she was able to make the trip and to see her precious items in their rightful place. She showed great humour and her usual humility on that trip. I'm sure no one expected that we would lose her so soon.
     
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    RIP Barbara Ann Scott...RIP
     
  28. sequins

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    RIP lovely lady, you will be missed.
     
  29. snoopysnake

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    I will always have fond memories of seeing her at Worlds in Calgary, dressed in her beautiful suits, in a different color every day, always set off by her lovely platinum hair. Actually, the first time I spotted her was boarding the connecting flight in Toronto. As I walked through first class to get to my seat in coach, I saw her and realized, "Wow, that's Barbara Ann Scott!" I really felt that was the beginning of that Worlds for me. She was indeed, first class.
     
  30. pollyanna

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    Oh no! Such sad news. :( She was a great champion and very much a lady.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart, manleywoman, for getting that podcast before it was too late. We owe you a great debt of gratitude.

    RIP Barbara Ann Scott. You are a legend and you will be missed.